‘CIA created ISIS’, says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.
By Jon Austin
PUBLISHED: 06:38, Tue, Nov 29, 2016 | UPDATED: 10:37, Tue, Nov 29, 2016
On the sixth anniversary of the first infamous “Cablegate” by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of sensitive US files, on November 28 2010, it has expanded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new diplomatic cables from 1979.
In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as “Carter Cables III”, Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.
He said: “If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it.”
Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to plough billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to tackle the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda.
This, in turn, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the creation of ISIS.
Speaking about how 1979 shaped current global events, Mr Assange said: “In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world.
“The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan.”
He said at this point Osama bin Laden left his native Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to support the Afghan Mujahideen.
He added: “The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.
Other events of the year included in the cables are papers on the Irish Republican Army (IRA), who in 1979 killed Lord Mountbatten, cousin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, and the Iranian hostage crisis, which saw 66 Americans taken hostage after 3,000 Iranian students raided the US embassy in Tehran.
Mr Assange added: “In 1979 it seemed as if the blood would never stop.
“Dozens of countries saw assassinations, coups, revolts, bombings, political kidnappings and wars of liberation.”
The Carter Cables III bring WikiLeaks’ total published US diplomatic cable collection to 3.3 million documents.
මහජන ව්යාපාරවල වැඩකටයුතු කරන සෑම කොමියුනිස්ට්වාදියෙකුම ජනතාවගේ මිතුරෙකු වනවා මිස ඔවුන්ට ඉහළින් සිටින ලොක්කෙකු නොවිය යුතුය.
– මාඕ සේතුං
Every Communist working in the mass movements should be a friend of the masses and not a boss over them, an indefatigable teacher and not a bureaucratic politician.
– Mao Zedong
Chile: Almost 10,000 People Arrested in Four Months of Protests
In addition to the total number of detainees, the NHRI noted that some 1,100 children and adolescents were arrested.
Chile’s National Institute of Human Rights (NHRI) released Wednesday a new report revealing the number of people arrested in the country over the popular protests is increasing.
Chile: Harsh Protests Against the Return of the Santiago Mayor
Based on observations officials from the NHRI made in the police headquarters, the report shows that from Oct. 17 to Feb. 3, at least 9,794 people were arrested.
“In addition to the total number of detainees, the NHRI noted that some 1,100 children and adolescents have been arrested. The report includes complaints, in some cases, of torture, severe mistreatment, and sexual violence, ” the Head of the NHRI Rodrigo Bustos said.
Cities with the highest number of arrests are the capital Santiago, Antofagasta, Copiapo, and Concepcion, according to the NHRI.
“What has worried us the most, is that in all these cities, where the compliance with the basic rights of persons deprived of liberty is not respected, there are more than 1,000 detainees registered,” Bustos added.
Additionally, police figures of all the detentions since October, when the anti-government protests started, reach a total of 21,911 people.
More than half of the arrests are said to be due to crimes of public disorders, followed by crimes of looting, which represent 23.7 percent of the arrests.
Massive demonstrations against the Chilean government and his right-wing president Sebastian Piñera began in Santiago on Oct. 14 due to a 30-cent increase in the subway fare.
While this measure was revoked by Piñera, social unrest increased in magnitude as the Chileans began to question “30 years” of neoliberal policies, which have implied a systematic withdrawal of economic and social rights for millions of people.
Since the start, the response of the security forces has been internationally condemned for its blatant disregard of human rights. Currently, prosecutors are investigating a number of deaths in the context of the crisis, including assassinations by the military and police forces.
70° anniversary of the Victory of The Chinese Revolution – Poster
චීන විප්ලවයේ ජයග්රහණයේ 70 ° සංවත්සරය – පෝස්ටරය
Italy january 2020 – let’s work together for an International Conference of mlm parties and organisations in the world against revisionism, opportunism and pretty bourgeos leftism masked by ‘maoism’
To organize the proletariat and mass resistance to internal reactionaries wars and, when the imperialist war advances, make serious determined preparations, to transform it into revolution; to build the militant and fighting forces of the masses to respond to state repression and fight fascist groups; to direct and pave the way for a true revolutionary struggle to overthrow imperialism, its states, its governments and establish the proletarian power.
This battle, to be fought in each country, demands, in the current international context, an international view, international links, a common battle at the international level of the proletariat and the oppressed peoples. ..
ඉන්දියාව – ඉන්දියාවේ කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂය (මාඕවාදී) රාමනා සහෝදරයාට උත්තමාචාරය!
India – PCI (Maoist) Hommage to comrade Ramanna!
පිලිපීනය: මාඕවාදී ගරිල්ලෙකු රැඳවුමෙන් පලා යයි.
නව මහජන හමුදාවේ බ්රහස්පතින්දා රාත්රියේ උතුරු සමාර් හි අල්ලෙන් රඳවාගැනීමේ මධ්යස්ථානයේ සිට පලා විත් තිබේ. මාඕවාදී ගරිල්ලෙකුවන අල්ජොන් ටමොයන්ග් මිනී මැරීම සහ ප්රචණ්ඩත්වය ගිනි අවි සහ වෙඩි උණ්ඩ භාවිතා කිරීම පිළිබඳ සාමාන්ය නීතිය යටතේ චෝදනා ලැබූවෙකි. පිලිපීනයේ නැගෙනහිර විශ්ව විද්යාලයේ අපරාධ විද්යාව පිළිබඳ ශිෂ්යයෙකු වූ ඔහු අත් අඩංගුවට ගනු ලැබුවේ මාර්තු 28 මාඕවාදීන් 50 දෙනෙකු විසින් වික්ටෝරියා පොලිස් ස්ථානය වැටලීමේ අසාර්ථක ප්රයත්නයේදීය. එහිදී ගරිල්ලා භටයින් තිදෙනෙකු මරණයට පත් විය.
පිලිපීනයේ නව මහජන හමුදාව පිළිබඳව වාර්තා වැඩ සටහනක්
ලෝකයේ ඉතා ස්ථාවර සහ දිග්ගැස්සුණු මහජන යුද්ධයක් පවතින රටවල් වලින් එකකි පිලිපීනය. එහි නව මහජන හමුදාව පිලිපීන කොමියුනිස්ට් පක්ෂයේ නායකත්වය යටතේ ජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් සහ ලෝක නිර්ධන පංති සමාජවාදී රාජ්යයක් වෙනුවෙන් සටන් වදිමින් සිටී. මෙම දෘෂ්ය පටය හරහා දිගහැරෙන්නේ ඒ විරෝධාර අරගලය පිළිබඳ වෘත්තාන්තයයි.