Obama, Morsi, Plunge Middle East Into Chaos

This week, President Obama announced that US “intelligence estimates” conclusively prove Syria has been using chemical weapons.

The US will now supply weapons and ammunition to Syrian rebels, the Washington Post says are, not just al-Qaeda “affiliates” but working to destabilize and “Balkanize” Iraq as well, “In an audio message posted online, the speaker identified as Baghdadi insists that a merger he announced in April with Syria’s al-Nusra Front, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, to create a cross-border movement known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will go on.

Al-Nusra is an al-Qaeda affiliate that has emerged as one of the most effective rebel factions in Syria.”

The US has also decided to leave F 16 jets inside Jordan after recent military exercises ended. However, despite calls by Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi for a “no fly zone” over Syria, President Obama has stated such an endeavor is “not in the best interest of the United States.

He should have added “at this time.”


Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves as he arrives at a rally called for by hardline Islamists loyal to the Egyptian president to show solidarity with the opposition in Syria, in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 15, 2013. (AP / Egyptian Presidency)
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi waves as he arrives at a rally called for by hardline Islamists loyal to the Egyptian president to show solidarity with the opposition in Syria, in a stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, June 15, 2013. (AP / Egyptian Presidency)

Morsi, this week, called for a holy war on Islam’s Shia sect, which makes up nearly 40% of the Muslim population of the Middle East. Morsi referred to Shia Muslims as “unclean” and called for the extermination of what would constitute the majority of the population of Iraq, Iran, large portions of Kuwait, Azerbaijan, Yemen, Nigeria, Ghana, Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and a dozen other nations.

Morsi called for Egyptian “fighters” to begin a war on Syria, Iraq and Iran, a war that coincides with the expansionist goals of “Greater Israel” and the rogue elements of the CIA.

Last week, Morsi was also heard to call for military action against Ethiopia over a hydroelectric project he says is intended to divert the Nile River and turn Egypt into a barren wasteland.

Analysts cite Morsi’s recent behavior as both “bizarre and unstable,” indicating desperation at his inability to cope with domestic problems that seem to be moving inexorably toward a renewal of widespread domestic confrontation against the Cairo government.

Morsi has yet to address his failure to follow up on his promises to support Gaza after Israeli attacks in November 2012. Both Morsi and Turkey’s Erdogan have, in actuality, moved closer to Israel and given that nation a free hand in continuing its use of cluster bombs and chemical munitions on Gaza’s civilian population.


Obama’s claim that the Assad government in Syria has used chemical weapons is clearly a response to pressure placed on Washington by the powerful AIPAC/Israeli lobby.

AIPAC has orchestrated a nearly endless barrage of real or contrived “scandals,” sometimes carrying over Bush era crimes and blaming Obama, sometimes inventing them, such as the IRS “scandal,” and others, such as the Snowden revelations.

Snowden’s “whistle blowing” has allowed Americans to learn of the decade old communications interception program authorized by congress, exhaustively funded and publicly lauded by the American people who, after 9/11, jumped at every chance to sacrifice freedoms and privacy for the promise of “security” that no longer seems as attractive as it may once have.

AIPAC’s ability to control, not just the entire Republican Party but key members of Obama’s own party and America’s press as well is believed to have pushed Obama into his high-risk position in Syria, one likely to bring the US into confrontation with Russia.

America, now offering limited military aid to a rebel organization proven to have, not just ties to terrorists but to have little backing among the Syrian people, is leading the United States toward potential humiliation.


Most embarrassing is the inability of the US government to present “findings” to the United Nations.

Colin Powell holding a model vial of anthrax while giving a presentation to the United Nations Security Council, February 2003. Source: Wikipedia.org
Colin Powell holding a model vial of anthrax while giving a presentation to the United Nations Security Council, February 2003. Later he recognized that it was a false evidence. Source: Wikipedia.org

“That ship has sailed,” with the United States long discredited after the barrage of fabricated intelligence presented to the General Assembly by General Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. I recently discussed this with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Powell’s Chief of Staff.

In 2006, Col. Wilkerson stated, “My participation in that presentation at the UN constitutes the lowest point in my professional life. I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community and the United Nations Security Council.”

Where the US has been unable to publish any of its “proof,” on March 24, 2013, broad evidence, testimony, video, scientific evidence, citing widespread use of chemical weapons was presented to the United Nations.

The media has censored all reporting on this.


The US is currently “running” special operations teams inside Jordan and Turkey. These groups gather intelligence that is fed to them by rebel groups operating inside Syria.

Operating inside Syria are CIA teams, not “employees” as such but private contractors working for Black water, who pass on information fed to them by Israeli and French intelligence.

Both the Israelis and French have been manipulating US intelligence in order to push the US into declaring a “no fly zone” over Syria.

One would be advised to note that both Israel and France have huge stocks of biological and chemical weapons.

Israel has used chemical weapons and illegal cluster munitions along with DU (Depleted Uranium) against the civilian population of the occupied territories for many years.

The broader cabal, Israel, Britain, France, Turkey and now Egypt’s intent hasn’t been to weaken Syria as much as to push the US into an armed confrontation with Russia, intent on weakening US influence in the region.

The US is no longer the trusted ally to the world’s criminal elites it had been during the Bush administration. America has to be “taken down a peg or two.”


In 1999, the Project for a New American Century, a Neocon “front” group for the Israel lobby in the US, planned the overthrow of the US government, a rigged election, a “stacked” Supreme Court to certify it and death threats against family members to prevent any repercussions.

At the same time, the invasion of Iraq was planned as a stepping-stone to conquering Iran.

To facilitate this, the 9/11 attacks were drawn up, operational groups formed, insurance and real estate transactions insuring massive profits for those involved were put into motion and, of course, as we are seeing again today in similar moves against Syria.

What is recognized throughout the Middle East is a carefully organized and orchestrated move toward religious war, siding Wahhabis and Israel, aided by western intelligence agencies and the world oil, and banking cartels, against not just Shia Muslims.

A broader move is afoot, an attempt to create a cross border monolith, a marriage of al-Qaeda, Wahhabism and Zionism that, combined with a new Ottoman Empire as envisioned by Turkey’s Erdogan, will put an end to democratic aspirations on the part of any people’s in the Middle East.

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, a combat infantryman, and Senior Editor at Veterans Today. His career has included extensive experience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, defense technologies or acting as diplomatic representative for UN humanitarian and economic development efforts. Gordon Duff has traveled to over 80 nations. His articles are published around the world and translated into a number of languages. He is regularly on TV and radio, a popular and sometimes controversial guest. ORIENTAL REVIEW thanks the author for his kind submission. The article was originally published by Press TV.

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  1. Gulam Mitha

    The US and EU are putting the devil’s fear in the hearts of the leaders of sunni muslims, predominantly Turkey, Egypt, Saudis and Qataris. The fear is that the shias from Syria, Iran and Iraq (as mentioned in the article) are about to rise and once again dominate the sunnis. The US and EU are telling the sunnis that Iran is developing the N- bomb to gain power over them and once again rule the ME region.
    Going back in history, the Ommeyad Quraish tribes who ruled from Damascus, Egypt and Baghdad caused havoc for minority shias in the region but eventually the shias gathered and revolted against the sunni tribal rulers. The shias then ruled the region from Egypt to Iran. Now sunnis have the fear of the N devil and are suppressing the shias in Syria, Iraq and Iran (Pakistan too has a strong shia population and makes up 20% of the population).
    These current ME rulers – corrupt to the hilt- hail from the same Quraish tribes of Saudi Arabia. The Quraish were the enemies of Prophet Mohammed. Mohammed routed them in many battles and finally subdued them and got the warring tribes on a common platform of Islam as ordained in the Holy Quran. Shia and sunni split from the mainstream Islam came nearly 40 years after Mohammed’s demise.
    Iraq has come to its senses about how the US fooled them into the invasion. Syria’s concern is that it might get trapped into the same situation as Iraq. Iraq would be trapped if Syria falls and Iran would be boxed by sunnis on all sides if Syria falls. Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah are the crescent that makes up shia stronghold. They’re not threatening sunnis but the US and EU are giving this perception to them.

    I just provided a simplistic flavor of what is my opinion based on historical facts. The Americans and these corrupt Arab tribes drunk with their oil wealth don’t understand that they’re about to stir up a great war. Thanks to the Chinese and Russians, the war so far has been prevented. Lets see if they can succeed in the longer run.

  2. Gordon Duff should not be featured on Oriental Review. He makes a lot of stories up

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