Saturday, 12 February 2011

John Bolton - AQ as Nazism

What I'm doing today is doing what I'm doing now: I'm educating a new generation in the CIA that the Muslim Brotherhood was a fascist organization that was hired by Western intelligence that evolved over time into what we today know as al-Qaeda.

Here's how the story began. In the 1920's there was a young Egyptian named al Bana. And al Bana formed this nationalist group called the Muslim Brotherhood. Al Bana was a devout admirer of Adolph Hitler and wrote to him frequently. So persistent was he in his admiration of the new Nazi Party that in the 1930's, al-Bana and the Muslim Brotherhood became a secret arm of Nazi intelligence.

The Arab Nazis had much in common with the new Nazi doctrines. They hated Jews; they hated democracy; and they hated the Western culture. It became the official policy of the Third Reich to secretly develop the Muslim Brotherhood as the fifth Parliament, an army inside Egypt.
Interesting. The entire (long) article is here.

Again, this story was linked to in the notes supporting an article posted at Ryan Dawson's Rys2Sense/Anti-neocons -- they censored my elaborations, and yet the notes supporting the article (posted by a moderator!) say exactly the same thing as I had.

Bolton claims that
Instead of prosecuting the Nazis -- the Muslim Brotherhood -- the British government hired them. They brought all the fugitive Nazi war criminals of Arab and Muslim descent into Egypt, and for three years they were trained on a special mission. The British Secret Service wanted to use the fascists of the Muslim Brotherhood to strike down the infant state of Israel in 1948. Only a few people in the Mossad know this, but many of the members of the Arab Armies and terrorist groups that tried to strangle the infant State of Israel were the Arab Nazis of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Britain was not alone. The French intelligence service cooperated by releasing the Grand Mufti and smuggling him to Egypt, so all of the Arab Nazis came together. So, from 1945 to 1948, the British Secret Service protected every Arab Nazi they could, but they failed to quash the State of Israel.

What the British did then, they sold the Arab Nazis to the predecessor of what became the CIA. It may sound stupid; it may sound evil, but it did happen. The idea was that we were going to use the Arab Nazis in the Middle East as a counterweight to the Arab communists. Just as the Soviet Union was funding Arab communists, we would fund the Arab Nazis to fight against. And lots of secret classes took place. We kept the Muslim Brotherhood on our payroll.
Well, that makes a lot of sense. Saddam Hussein, whilst not Muslim Brotherhood, perhaps, destroyed the Iraqi leftwing and was backed by Washington to do so. So why couldn't they use Islamic fundamentalists seeded with Nazism to do the same? We know they did it in Afghanistan, hiring Osama and the Mujahadeen to oppose Russian/Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (intervention which the Afghan Government itself had requested and the Soviets had resisted, IIRC).

From Wiki
The Afghan government, having secured a treaty in December 1978 that allowed them to call on Soviet forces, repeatedly requested the introduction of troops in Afghanistan in the spring and summer of 1979. They requested Soviet troops to provide security and to assist in the fight against the mujahideen rebels.

In July, the Afghan government requested that two motorized rifle divisions be sent to Afghanistan. The following day, they requested an airborne division in addition to the earlier requests. They repeated these requests and variants to these requests over the following months right up to December 1979. However, the Soviet government was in no hurry to grant them.
That this is called an "invasion" is a complete distortion. It is also the view shared by the rebel forces in Afghan civil war - the same forces that America supported - Osama Bin Laedn and the Mujahadeen - the Muslim Brotherhood, the Nazi connection.

Wiki goes on to say something very interesting about the famous Brezinski interview wherein he is supposed to have made his claims about wanting to give Russia its own Vietnam (in Afghanistan) - apparently Brezinski says the interview never happened. I think this is the first time I have heard that Brezinski denies the interview took place, or that he said those things. Hmmm. Doesn't Chomsky refer to that interview?

Wiki continues:
The anti-communist rebels garnered support from the United States. Former CIA director and current Secretary of Defense Robert Gates wrote in his memoirs From the Shadows that the U.S. intelligence services began to provide financial aid to the rebel factions in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet deployment. On July 3, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed an executive order authorizing the CIA to conduct covert propaganda operations against the communist regime.[29]

Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski allegedly stated in an interview that he claimed was illegitimate and fabricated that the U.S. effort to aid the mujahideen was preceded by an effort to draw the Soviets into a costly and presumably distracting Vietnam War-like conflict. In a 1998 interview[30] with the French newsmagazine Le Nouvel Observateur, Brzezinski recalled: "We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would... That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap... The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, "We now have the opportunity of giving to the Soviet Union its Vietnam War."[31][32] He maintains that this interview is simply untrue and that there were no arms sent to the Afghan insurgents until the week after the Soviet invasion. He suggested that the latter claim is easily verifiable, saying "the records are open!"[33] His claim is supported by the fact that he was never recorded or video-taped making any of these alleged statements by the interviewer. Two declassified documents signed by Carter shortly before the invasion do authorize the provision "unilaterally or through third countries as appropriate support to the Afghan insurgents either in the form of cash or non-military supplies" and the "worldwide" distribution of "non-attributable propaganda" to "expose" the leftist Afghan government as "despotic and subservient to the Soviet Union" and to "publicize the efforts of the Afghan insurgents to regain their country's sovereignty," but the records also show that the provision of arms to the rebels did not begin until 1980
Well, regardless whether that interview is real or not, there is no doubt the US supported Osama Bin Laden and the Mujahadeen - spawn of the old Nazi Muslim Brotherhood.

So, in 3 different places we have evidence of USA supporting anti-communist movements: embracing Nazi-influenced Islamic fundamentalism when necessary (Egypt, Afghanistan rebellion), or secular ultranationalist movements (Iraq - Saddam Hussein, Egypt/Mubarak) as necessary.

We can see from this why the US would have supported Mabarak, whom suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood, along with democracy. It isn't contrary for the US to then support the Muslim Brotherhood in Afghanistan: both serve US interest.

What we have is American intervention - supporting a variety of regimes depending on the local conditions, to protect its own interests and influence - not out of any moral or ethical principle.

This whole narrative makes a lot of sense to me. It's historically accurate, and applies across a range of superficially very distinct and different scenarios. Even present-day Egypt.

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