The following is the latest commentary from America’s most well-known political prisoner worldwide, Mumia Abu Jamal. All credit goes to Mumia as well as to Noelle Hanrahan for regularly recording these radio commentaries, which are available online at PrisonRadio.org.
When the ISIS group cracked the news several weeks ago, it stunned millions of Americans who wondered, “Where did this come from?”
The media, performing their function of servant to the corporate state, just as they did in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003, simply distributed audio from the Pentagon and politicians.
Few went deeper.
One had to search hard to find the truth – that ISIS was armed, paid and equipped by the U.S. And moreover that ISIS, like al-Qaeda, was a tool of U.S. Grand Strategy, a strategy designed decades ago to win the grand prize of the world: oil.
Consider this: In South Africa during the height of the anti-Apartheid Movement, the white nationalist party tried to spark a third way, a war between the majority Zulus and other African tribes. This would leave the nationalists as the only viable side to run the country.
They failed, but they tried.
Now consider this: Since the dawn of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the U.S. played an outer role and an inside role. Outwardly it sought stability. Inwardly, they lit the match of instability by arming, paying and instigating the hardest core of the so-called terrorists to make life in Iraq as hellish as possible.
Their objective? To make real a neo-con dream to shatter Iraq into three pieces: Kurdish, Shia, and Sunni.
The Kurds would get their state; the Shia would get their “liberty” from Sunnis; and Sunnis would emerge far weaker than ever in a millenia.
The Kurds would get the Lion’s share of oil wealth. And the U.S. would get oil access, this time free of reliance on the Saudis.
With Iraq shattered the Israelis would be strengthened and reinforced.
The U.S. created a monster so they could crack the world and lap up the crude,
good to the last drop.
From Imprisoned Nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.