DAESH („Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant“) (updated March 2018)

DAESH („Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant“)

۞۞۞ 1986 ۞۞۞


Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change

Declassified CIA document, July 1986




۞۞۞ 2002 ۞۞۞

U.S. considers dividing Iraq into three separate states after Saddam is gone.
by Gary D. Halbert; October 2002


۞۞۞ 2003 ۞۞۞

• Breaking the silence – Truth and lies in the war on terror
by John Pilger; 2003



• Doctrine of Joint Psychological Operations
Joint Publications 5-35; September 2003



•Israel’s Strategy after the Iraq War
by Maj. Gen. Ya’akov Amidror (Institute for Contemporary Affairs founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation); April 2003


1949-1958, Syria: Early Experiments in Covert Action
by Douglas Little, May 2003

۞۞۞ 2004 ۞۞۞

• Israelis ‚using Kurds to build power base‘
by Gary Younge, June 2004


۞۞۞ 2005 ۞۞۞

• The Zarqawi Phenomenon
by Dahr Jamail; July 2005



• British undercover operations in Iraq
By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; September 2005



• Dividing our enemies
by Thomas H. Henriksen (Joint Special Operations University and the Strategic Studies Department); November 2005



Devile’s game: how the United States helped unleash fundamentalist Islam.
By Robert Dreyfuss
Holt Paperbacks, 2005, New York
ISBN-10: 0-8050-8137-2

۞۞۞ 2006 ۞۞۞

• What the Iran ’nuclear issue‘ is really about
by Chris Cook; January 2006



• The next act. Is a damaged administration less likely to attack Iran, or more?
by Seymour M. Hersh; November 2006


۞۞۞ 2007 ۞۞۞

• The Redirection. Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?
by Seymour M. Hersh; March 2007



• Traitors, charlatans, or patriots? Meet Iranian Ahmad Chalabis, Ayad Allawis, Curveballs, and the separatists.
by Muhammad Sahimi, 2007



Political Islam in the Service of Imperialism

by Samir Amin

Monthly Review; Volume 59, Issue 07; December 2007



General Wesley Clark: The US will attack 7 countries in 5 years
see also:
Seven Countries in fives years
General Wesley Clark

۞۞۞ 2008 ۞۞۞

• Unfolding the future of the long war. Motivations, prospects, and implications for the U.S. Army
by Christopher G. Pernin, Brian Nichiporuk, Dale Stahl, Justin Beck, Ricky Radaelli-Sanchez (RAND Corporation); 2008


۞۞۞ 2009 ۞۞۞

• Aufstandsbekämpfung und Besatzungskrieg. Die Entwicklung asymmetrischer Kriegführung durch den Westen
Raul Zelik; 2009



• Our terrorists
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; October 2009



• Which path to Persia? Options for a new American strategy towards Iran.
by Kenneth M. Pollack, Daniel L. Byman, Martin Indyk, Suzanne Maloney, Michael E. O’Hanlon, Bruce Riede (The Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution). June 2009



• Jumpin‘ Jack Verdi, it’s a gas, gas, gas
by Pepe Escobar; October 2009


۞۞۞ 2010 ۞۞۞

• A user’s guide to the crisis of civilization. And how to save it.
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; 2010



• The imperial anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s drug-running terrorists and the “arc of crisis”
by Andrew Gavin Marshall; Part I – Part III; 2010





• The Iraq war – part I: The U.S. prepares for conflict, 2001. Talking points for Rumsfeld-Franks meeting in November 2001 outline policy makers’ aims for the conflict and postwar rule of Iraq
September 2010


۞۞۞ 2011 ۞۞۞

• Iraq’s last patriot
by Anthony Shadid; February 2011



• The US-Al Qaeda Alliance: Bosnia, Kosovo and Now Libya. Washington’s On-Going Collusion with Terrorists
by Prof. Peter Dale Scott; July 2011



• Everything we’re doing now was planned before 9/11
by Washington’s Blog; June 2011



Political Islam: A Marxist analysis

by Deepa Kumar; International Socialist Reviwe; 2011
Part one: http://isreview.org/issue/76/political-islam-marxist-analysis
Part two: http://isreview.org/issue/78/political-islam-marxist-analysis


Preparing the Chessboard for the “Clash of Civilizations”: Divide, Conquer and Rule the “New Middle East”
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; 26 November, 2011

۞۞۞ 2012 ۞۞۞

• Kurdistan: The Next Flashpoint Between Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Revolt
by Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah; August 2012



• Information report, not finally evaluated intelligence. 14-L-0552/DIA/287-293
Department of Defense; August 2012



• Al-Qaeda’s specter in Syria
by Ed Husain; August 2012



• Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent
by Glenn Greenwald; October 2012


۞۞۞ 2013 ۞۞۞


US has secretly provided arms training to Syria rebels since 2012
By David S. Cloud and Raja Abdulrahim; June 22, 2013
Die USA führen seit 2012 ein geheimes Waffen-Training für syrische Rebellen durch
Luftpost. Friedenspolitische Mitteilungen aus der US-Militärregion Kaiserslautern/Ramstein; 22.6.2013




What’s good for the Kurds looks good for Israel
by Norman Bailey; August 2013



• Yinon’s Revenge? A Panoramic of Chaos in the Arab World
Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; August 2013


۞۞۞ 2014 ۞۞۞

• Surprising ties between Israel and the Kurds
by Ofra Bengio; 2014




• The Red Line and the Rat Line
Seymour M. Hersh on Obama, Erdoğan and the Syrian rebels
April 2014



• Wake Up and Smell the Oil: The Grass-Roots Struggle Against the Oil Plunder in Iraq
by Eddie J. Girdner; April 2014



• ‘We’re All Cheneyites Now’
by Todd E. Pierce; April 2014



• Iraq: Falluja’s Faustian Bargain
International Crisis Group
Middle East Report N°150; April 2014



• Who won Iraq? Lost dreams, lost armies, jihadi states, and the arc of instability
by Tom Engelhardt; June 2014



• America’s covert re-invasion of Iraq
by Tony Cartalucci; June 2014



• Sunni caliphate has been bankrolled by Saudi Arabia
by Robert Fisk; June 2014



• The arc of ISIS: Western ‘regime change’ rouses the masses with new brand of terror
by Shawn Helton, July 2014



• Israel would welcome Kurdish state
July 2014



• Wiping out the christians of Syria and Iraq to remap the Mid-East: Prerequisite to a clash of civilizations?
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

Part I; July 2014


Part II: August 2014



• Oil and Erbil
by Steve Coll; August 2014



• ISIS: A short history. The terrorist group’s evolution from fervid fantasy to death cult
by Bobby Ghosh; August 2014



• The Other Iraq Reality: Shiite Militias besieging Sunni Towns
By Erin Evers, HRW; September 2014



• Follow the money; Follow the oil. How the West created the Islamic State
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed; September 2014



• Transcript: President Obama’s speech outlining strategy to defeat Islamic State
September 2014



• Council on Foreign Relations: Syrian Rebels Need Al-Qaeda Now
by Aaron Nelson; September 2014



• The Geopolitics of World War III
September 2014



• The End of Democracy as we knew it
by Bernd Hamm; September 2014



• The return of fascism in contemporary capitalism
by Samir Amin; September 2014



• Real US motives behind bombing ISIL
September 2014



• UN Security Council Resolution 2178: Security Council unanimously adopts
resolution condemning violent extremism, underscoring need to prevent travel,
support for foreign terrorist fighters
September 2014



• US’s ‚Coalition of the Guilty‘ part of Iraq, Syria problem
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; September 2014



• Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria
by Tony Cartalucci; September 2014



• The chronicle of chaos. Once more, into the quagmire
by Jason Hirthler; October 2014



Beyond The Islamic State: Iraq’s Sunni Insurgency
by Sinan Adnan with Aaron Reese
Institute for the Study of War; October 2014



• From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”
by John Pilger; October 2014



America’s „Terrorist Academy“ in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders
By Mike Whitney; October 6, 2014

• Das Modell Rojava
Elke Dangeleit; October 2014



• Kampf um Kobanê, Ausnahmezustand in der Türkei und Internationale Solidarität
Von Errol Babacan und Murat Çakır; October 2014



• The Kobani riddle
by Pepe Escobar; October 2014



• The secret stupid Saudi-US deal on Syria. Oil gas pipeline war. The Kerry-Abdullah secret deal
by F. William Engdahl; October 2014



• Building a Better Syrian Opposition Army: The How and The Why
by Kenneth M. Pollack (Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution); October 2014



• Obama’s secret deals with Saudi Arabia & Qatar. What’s behind lower gas-prices and the bombings of Syria and of Eastern Ukraine: Obama represents U.S. & arabic aristocracies, against those of Russia & Iran
by Eric Zuesse; November 2014



• The Gangs of Iraq. Marauding pro-government militias are using the fight against the Islamic State as a pretext to destroy Sunni Arab communities across the country.
by Tirana Hassan; November 2014



• The war in Rojava: The US and Turkish roles in the battle of Kobani (I)
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; November 2014



Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links

By David L. Phillips; Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights; November 9, 2014



The war in Rojava: Kobani’s fall is a prerequisite to an invasion of Syria (II)
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya; November 2014



• The Sunni Revolution and the Outburst of Community Divisions in Iraq
by Arthur Quesnay; December 2014


۞۞۞ 2015 ۞۞۞

• Charlie Hebdo
by Paul Craig Roberts; Januaray 2015



• Who profits from killing Charlie?
by Pepe Escobar; Januaray 2015



• Category Archives: Major ‘terrorist’ events
by Elias Davidsson



• Category Archives: ‘False Flag’ terrorism
by Elias Davidsson



• The West’s Help to Islamic Jihadists
by William Blum; January 2015




• Der Irak im Vielfrontenkrieg. „Islamischer Staat“, irakischer Aufstand und das Erbe der Besatzung
Von Joachim Guilliard; 27. Januar 2015



• Today’s Top 7 Myths about Daesh/ ISIL
by Juan Cole; February 2015



• Body Count. Casualty Figures After 10 Years of the »War on Terror«. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan
IPPNW German, Pysicians for Social Respopnsibility, Pysicians for Global Survival; March 2015



• Israel’s Future Vision of the Middle East
Wayne Madsen; March 2015



• President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to Russian media
March 2015



• Islamic State is the cancer of modern capitalism
By Nafeez Ahmed; March 2015 23:49 GMT



• The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim World
By Nafeez Ahmed; April 2015



• How the Pentagon is hiding the dead. The secret campaign to undercount the ‘war on terror’ death toll in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Latin America
By Nafeez Ahmed; April 2015



• Die Blindheit der Europäischen Union gegenüber der Militärstrategie der USA
By Thierry Meyssan; April 2015




• Unworthy victims: Western wars have killed four million Muslims since 1990
By Nafeez Ahmed; April 2015



Dateline: Turkey’s Double Game with ISIS
By Burak Bekdil; Summer 2015




The Killing of Osama bin Laden
Seymour M. Hersh
London Reviews of Book; Volume 37; May 2015
‚Lines Drawn on an Empty Map‘: Iraq’s Borders and the Legend of the Artificial State
by Sara Pursley, June 2015
Part 1
Part 2


Deconstructing Syria: A new strategy for America’s most hopeless war
By Michael E. O’Hanlon; June 30, 2015


Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision” and Defends Accuracy of 2012 Memo
by Brad Hoff; August 6, 2015


“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. The Infamous “Oded Yinon Plan”.
By Israel Shahak
Introduction by Michel Chossudovsky; September 06, 2015
A Look at the Army of Conquest, a Prominent Rebel Alliance in Syria
By Ben Hubbardoct; October 1, 2015
What Is Russia Bombing in Syria?
By Aron Lund; October 2, 2015
Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels
By Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt; October 9, 2015
World Between War and Peace
By Vladimir Putin; October 22; 2015
(Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club; Full Speech and Transcript)
A Special Relationship. The United States is teaming up with Al Qaeda, again
By Andrew Cockburn; December 2015
The Saudi-Hosted “Opposition Talks” Fiasco
By Mike Whitney; December 11, 2015
Criticism of Hersh’s new piece fails to understand what really happened
By Moon Of Alabama; December 21, 2015
Russia Plays a Winning Syria Game at the United Nations. Russian diplomacy achieved a trio of Security Council Resolutions over the last month which give Russia a decisive advantage
By Alexander Mercouris; December 22, 2015
Security Council ‘Unequivocally’ Condemns ISIL Terrorist Attacks, Unanimously Adopting Text that Determines Extremist Group Poses ‘Unprecedented’ Threat
November 20, 2015
Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2253 (2015), Security Council Expands Sanctions Framework to Include Islamic State in Iraq and Levant
7587th Meeting (PM)
Decmber 17, 2015
Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2254 (2015), Endorsing Road Map for Peace Process in Syria, Setting Timetable for Talks
7588th Meeting (PM)
December 18, 2015
The ‘anti-imperialist’ who got Libya wrong serves up the same failed analysis on Syria
By Stephen Gowans; December 24, 2015

۞۞۞ 2016۞۞۞

Military to Military
Seymour M. Hersh on US intelligence sharing in the Syrian war
London Review of Books; Vol. 38 No. 1 ; January 7, 2016
pages 11-14
Sarin in Syrien
von Norman Paech
Ossietzky Heft 1 und 2 – 2016
U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels
By Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo, January 23, 2016
A Special Relationship
The United States is teaming up with Al Qaeda, again
By Andrew Cockburn
January 2016
Die polit-ökonomische Dimension des Syrien-Krieges.
David X. Noack; IMI-Analyse 2016/03; Februar 2016
Will Geneva talks lead right back to Assad’s 2011 reforms?
By Sharmine Narwani; February 10, 2016
Primakov Lecture by Henry A. Kissinger at the Gorchakov Fund in Moscow
February 2016
Why the Arabs Don’t Want Us in Syria
They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries—for oil.
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; February 22, 2016
The Obama Doctrine
The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.
By Jeffrey Goldberg; April 2016
Ahrar ash-Sham: Die »syrischen Taliban«
Die Verbündeten der Nusra-Front bieten sich dem Westen als Partner an
Guido Steinberg; WP-Aktuell 2016/A 28, April 2016
Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel
The New Obsever, by TNO Staff
May 22, 2016
A four-point strategy for defeating the Islamic State
By Michèle Flournoy and Ilan Goldenberg; July 2016
Energie, Krieg & Frieden
Dr. Daniele Ganser
Vortrag gehalten am 30.5.2016 in München
Was von Kriegen übrig bleibt.
Karin Leukefeld, Markus Matzel; 2016
Making a Killing: The 1.2 Billion Euro Arms Pipeline to Middle East.
An unprecedented flow of weapons from Central and Eastern Europe is flooding the battlefields of the Middle East.
by Lawrence Marzouk, Ivan Angelovski and Miranda Patrucic; July 27, 2016
Reporter von BalkanInsight haben riesige Waffenlieferungen aus Staaten in Südosteuropa und auf dem Balkan in die Kriegsgebiete in Syrien und im Jemen aufgedeckt.
Ein Riesengeschäft: Für 1,2 Milliarden Euro Waffen in den Mittleren Osten geliefert. Ein beispielloser Strom von Waffen aus Mittel- und Südosteuropa hat die Schlachtfelder im Mittleren Osten überschwemmt.
Luftpost. Friedenspolitische Mitteilungen aus der US-Militärregion Kaiserslautern/Ramstein; 29.08.16
Western Charity: The Selling, Trading and Weaponization of Syria’s Children
By Diane Mantzaris; July 24, 2016
The day before Deraa: How the war broke out in Syria
By Steven Sahiounie; August 10,2016
Die Verantwortung des Westens für das Elend im Mittleren Osten
Karin Leukefeld; 11. August 2016
The Kurdish Question Then and Now
by Samir Amin; October 2016
The Aleppo / Mosul Riddle
by Pepe Escobar; October 2016
Deutschland mitverantwortlich für das Blutvergießen in Syrien
von Zlatko Percinic, 18.12.2016

Der schmutzige Krieg gegen Syrien: Washington, Regime Change und Widerstand

Autor: Dr. Tim Anderson. Übersetzung aus dem Englischen: Jochen Mitschka und Hermann Ploppa

Liepsen Verlag, Marburg, 2016





The Dirty War on Syria

by Professor Tim Anderson, 2016





Illegale Kriege: Wie die NATO-Länder die UNO sabotieren. Eine Chronik von Kuba bis Syrien

Autor: Dr. Daniele Ganser

Orell füssli Verlag,  2016

۞۞۞ 2017۞۞۞

Political Science’s “Theory of Everything” on the 2016 US Election
David Chibo; January 19, 2017



Syrian War Propaganda at the Oscars
by Rick Sterling; February 24, 2017


New Declassified CIA Memo Presents Blueprint for Syrian Regime Collapse
by Brad Hoff, February 14, 2017
EMORANDUM FOR: The President Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation
Two dozen ex-U.S. intelligence officials urge President Trump to rethink his claims blaming the Syrian government for the chemical deaths in Idlib and to pull back from his dangerous escalation of tensions with Russia. April 11, 2017
A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences
By The Saker. April 11, 2017
The latest US cruise missile attack on the Syrian airbase is an extremely important event in so many ways that it is important to examine it in some detail. I will try to do this today with the hope to be able to shed some light on a rather bizarre attack which will nevertheless have profound consequences. But first, let’s begin by looking at what actually happened. …
Die Vereinten Nationen in den Händen der Kriegstreiber
Das Völkerrecht und die Unparteilichkeit der Vereinten Nationen sind in großer Gefahr.
von Peter Frey. Mai 2017

„Das Bild der Organisation für das Verbot chemischer Waffen (OPCW) als glaubwürdiger, unabhängiger Organisation, die der Neutralität verpflichtet unparteiisch den Einsatz von Chemiewaffen untersucht, trügt. Sie hat sich von der US-imperialen Politik und deren Verbündeten samt anderen Institutionen der Vereinten Nationen zum willfährigen Handlanger globaler Machtgruppen formen lassen, die ganze Regionen in das Chaos stürzten. Die Entwicklungen in Syrien sind exemplarisch hierfür. …“


Teil 2
Teil 3

Sarin, investigations, refutations and vested interests

By Michael Jansen; May 03,2017



Unser Krieg gegen Syrien
Syrien geht uns alle an, es ist unser Krieg, der dort tobt.
von Susanne Holsteiner
20. Juni 2017
Der Tiefe Staat, die Rattenlinie und ein Inside Job
Medien und Politik lügen beim Thema Syrien wie gedruckt. Oder übersehen das Wirken des Tiefen Staates im Hintergrund.
von Peter Frey
4. Juli 2017
Die Schlacht um Mossul
Der Irak zerrissen durch den Krieg gegen den „Islamischen Staat“, interne Konflikte und äußere Intervention
von Joachim Guilliard
Juli 2017
Revealed: The Pentagon Is Spending Up To $2.2 Billion on Soviet-Style Arms for Syrian Rebels
by Ivan Angelovski and Lawrence Marzouk
12 September 2017

Das Ende ist erst der Anfang. Warum der Islamische Staat noch lange nicht besiegt istvon Susanne Kaiser

Internationale Politik 5, September-Oktober 2017, S. 30 – 37




Die Lügen der „Weißhelme“
Die sogenannten Weißhelme helfen nicht, sondern inszenieren und verbreiten Propaganda für den Krieg gegen Syrien.
von Jens Bernert
14. November 2017
Die kurdische Perspektive im Großen Spiel: Ein gefährlicher Grat in Syrien
von Karin Leukefeld
27. November 2017
Why Are Trump’s Troops Training ISIS Terrorists?
By Eric Zuesse
December 30, 2017

۞۞۞ 2018۞۞۞

Vorne-Verteidigung der westlichen Wertegemeinschaft in Syrien
Peds Ansichten
Februar 2018
Resisting Calls to ‘Do Something’ About Syria
By Caitlin Johnstone
February 28, 2018
Auflistung: Israelische Militäraggressionen gegen Syrien von 2012 bis 2018
Von Rainer Rupp
16. Februar 2018
Kriegsschauplätze in Syrien – Was wir über die östliche Ghouta, Afrin und das Euphrat-Tal wissen sollten
Von Karin Leukefeld
2. März 2018
„Lasst uns Syrien aufteilen!“
Ein diplomatisches Dokument entlarvt den US-Plan für Syrien. Exklusivabdruck aus der libanesischen Tageszeitung Al Akhbar.
Von Mohammad Ballout und Walid Scharara
Deutsche Bearbeitung durch Rubikons Weltredaktion
3. März 2018


Deutschland im Krieg. Die Bundesrepublik beteiligt sich an den Völkerrechtsverbrechen gegen Syrien.
Von Jens Bernert

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