How the U.S. Is Allied with ISIS & Al Qaeda


Eric Zuesse

The United States is allied with Sunni Moslem aristocracies (and therefore with Sunni-headed nations), against Shia Moslem aristocracies (and therefore also against Shia-headed nations). Sunni aristocracies provide the huge ($1 million and larger) financial donations that sustain ISIS, Al Qaeda, and other jihadist armed movements, commonly called “terrorists.” 

Islamic terrorism is virtually entirely a phenomenon of Sunni Islam, and the U.S. is allied with the aristocracies that fund it. 

The only major Shia organization that is even slightly comparable to those Sunni terrorist organizations is Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon and answers to Shia Iran; but, as wikipedia has noted: 

“The Gulf Cooperation Council,[15] Canada,[16] and Israel[17] have classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, though in 2015 an assessment from the U.S. director of National Intelligence removed it from its list of terror threats.[18] The European Union and New Zealand have proscribed Hezbollah’s military wing, but do not list Hezbollah as a whole as a terrorist organization.[19][20] “

The Gulf Cooperation Council, Canada, and Israel, are all, like the Sunni aristocracies are, U.S.-allied, not Russia-allied. They all want Hezbollah to be thought of as if it were like Al Qaeda, etc., so as to be able to hide the U.S. aristocracy’s alliance with the very same aristocrats who are funding global jihad, but they know that it’s just a lie. They know that global jihadism is essentially just a Sunni movement, which has its roots in the U.S.-Saudi alliance backing of the Mujahideen guerillas in Afghanistan during 1979-1989, as part of the West’s war against communism, which war now turns out to have been actually, in the real intent of the U.S. aristocracy, a still-ongoing war against Russia, because America’s NATO military alliance has continued on, long after the U.S.S.R.’s Warsaw Pact military alliance dissolved and ended entirely in 1991. Every single moment of NATO’s continued existence beyond that moment in time has been a clear indication that America’s aristocracy hope actually to conquer Russia – that anti-communism was, for them, just an excuse for their war to conquer the U.S.S.R., a war which is now raging hot again in the very bloody Ukrainian anti-Russian coup and follow-on Ukrainian civil war, and with preparations on both sides for an outright nuclear war between NATO and Russia. Because it’s all based on lies.

Islamic terrorism is allied with the U.S., not with Russia. (Russia experiences it in places like Chechnia.) Sunni extremists were even key U.S.-Saudi tools in weakening Russia and ending the U.S.S.R. This (and especially the Saudi aristocracy’s funding of Al Qaeda) is the reason why the U.S. White House refuses to allow the blocked 28 pages of the U.S. Senate’s Feinstein terrorism/torture report to be made public. The U.S. White House is, and has been at least since 2000, and maybe even before that, controlled by the U.S. aristocracy, no longer by the public. The U.S. Federal Government is, already, a dictatorship – actual rule by the country’s aristocracy or “oligarchs” – no authentic democracy anymore. This is a scientifically proven fact. Democracy in this country is now merely mythological, whatever the case might possibly have been before (when there were unfortunately no rigorous scientific studies yet regarding the question).

Sunni Islam is comprised of the Wahhabi variety and its offshoots, and it is comparable, in the Christian context, to fundamentalist or literalist Christianity, the extremist form of its own faith. That’s what the U.S. has been allied with after 1945.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is negotiationg with Iran about far more than Iran’s nuclear program. Iran is the world’s leading Shiite Muslim nation, just as America’s ally since 1945 Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading Sunni Muslim nation; and there is a global conflict between Shia and Sunni Islam, just as there had been in the past a global conflict between Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity. Even within the same religion, history is full of very bloody and lengthy wars between contending sects. It’s rather normal.

Above all: Iran is Shia, and has therefore been allied with Russia, the country that Obama’s Administration (including Kerry) are seeking to destroy. An inevitable part of Kerry’s negotiations with Iran is to turn Iran against Russia; it would be a geostrategic sea-change.

In the Arabic world, the standard variety of Islam is Sunni; and all of the royal families are Sunni, even in Shiite Bahrain, where the Sunni al-Khalifa family basically imprison the public, who are Shia, in their country, and they do it with American military support, so that without the U.S. there would be no Sunni dictatorship in Bahrain, at all. The al-Khalifas pay U.S. ‘news’ media to not cover the barbaric means they employ to subdue their population. The United States is no friend to democracy; it often imposes dictatorship, and Bahrain is the best example of this, because it is so brutal. However, the mirror-image of that on the Russian-allied side is in the Shite-led Sunni-majority nation of Syria. The only difference is that, if the Alawite Shiite dictatorship in Syria gets overthrown, it will be replaced by Sunni terrorists – which would be far worse. But that’s what Obama evidently wants – if he is to be judged by his actions and not by his words.

On Wednesday, March 18th, Iran’s Fars News Agency headlined “Iraqi Commander: Tapped Communications Confirms US Aids to ISIL,” and opened as follows:

A commander of Iraq’s popular forces disclosed that wiretapping of ISIL’s communications has confirmed the reports that the US planes have been airdropping food and arms supplies for the Takfiri terrorists.

“The wiretapped ISIL communications by Iraqi popular forces have revealed that the US planes have been dropping weapons and foodstuff for the Takfiri terrorist group,” Commander of Iraq’s Ali Akbar Battalion told FNA on Wednesday.

He noted that tapping on ISIL disclosed the terrorist group’s regular contacts with the US army, and said, “They exchanged sentences like if they would have a share of the ammunition dropped near (Spiker Military Base) or responses such as ‘you will also receive your share’.”

“The US forces by dropping weapons and ammunition for ISIL, specially in Yassreb, Al-Ramadi and near Spiker Base in Hay al-Qadessiya have provided a lot of help to the ISIL,” he added.

Many similar reports by Iraqi officials and forces have surfaced in the last few months.

In February, an Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that the US airplanes still continue to airdrop weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL terrorists.

On March 2nd, I headlined “Obama Prioritizes Weakening Russia, Over Weakening ISIS,” and linked to a news report from Michael Snyder the day before, titled “Is Barack Obama Actually Trying to Help … ISIS … Take Over Syria?” which concluded in the affirmative, because the air-drops of weapons were specifically into areas that were firmly under the control of ISIS. I placed this into the broader context of Obama’s overriding foreign-policy objective: weakening or even destroying Russia.

So: the U.S. President is not only dropping bombs onto some ISIS positions, but is dropping weapons onto others – so that they can in turn fire weapons to weaken the Shiite Assad in Syria and the Shiite regime in Iraq.

George W. Bush was allied with Sunni aristocracies, and so is Barack Obama. That’s because Sunni aristocracies, like the American aristocracy, aim, above all, to destroy Russia.

The only Russia-friendly Sunni dictator was Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi; and, as Hillary Clinton proudly and joyously said of him after bombing to hell his forces, “We came, we saw, he died.”

On 17 April 2014 in the London Review of Books, Seymour Hersh bannered “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” and he reported that after eliminating Gaddafi, the Obama Administration arranged to transfer from Libya into Syria the Libyan sarin that the Obama Administration claimed Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria had created and fired during 19 March 2013 onto the Syrian village of Khan al-Assal, and which gas-attack Obama was trying to use as a ‘justification’ for bombing Assad’s forces in the Syrian civil war – which a proposal from Russia caused to be canceled.

Although the United States Government pretends to be opposed to terrorism, the United States Government is also the global leader in militarily supporting the aristocracies that fund terrorism; and is, in the final analysis, more of a friend than a foe of terrorist organizations, because Russia is allied with the Shiite side in the Sunni-v.-Shiite conflict, and the U.S. is allied with the Sunni side – the side that sponsors terrorism and that supplies almost all of the actual terrorist fighters.

This explains a lot of the inconsistencies and absurdities in U.S. Government allegations about terrorism and its causes.

The U.S. is a crucial sponsor of terrorism, but only in the shadows, because our aristocracy provide the military muscle that retains in power the Arabic aristocrats who – also in the shadows – actually finance terrorists (and who pay them very well, it seems).

What the U.S. Government alleges in international relations today has just about as much reason to be believed as did the statements by Adolf Hitler’s German Government about international relations during the 1930s and ‘40s; and the U.S. actually has adopted and refined many of that Government’s propaganda-tactics. As a consequence, the predominant view that the American public has of what’s happening in international matters is dangerously false. It will benefit the few at the very top, each one of whom knows personally virtually every other one – and whose lawyers are constantly dealing with each other to negotiate the details – and whose deals are almost always made in private, even deals that determine which politician will be backed and become a government official, and which particular office that he or she will hold. Hiring the top executives, who hire all other people, at the think tanks, and at the ‘news’ media, shapes the way the public sees public affairs, and it also shapes their votes. These things can be arranged – and they are arranged; they are manipulated.

The world’s richest 0.7% own 13.7 times as much as the world’s poorest 68.7%. They spend enough of it buying controlling interests in the significant ’news’ media and endowing tax-free foundations and think tanks, so that the ‘authoritative reality’ will be what they want it to be; and, when the public sees it and believes it, politicians will likeliest win who don’t contradict the aristocratically shaped ‘reality.’

And this is the reason why, at least in the United States, aristocrats control the Government. It’s not mysterious; it’s just secret. It’s the way things actually are, rather than the way they are propagandized to be. The actual government isn’t publicly seen. 

And what are the people at the top actually like? Scientific studies find that successful people tend to be bad. The people at the top tend to be psychopaths. And, of course, psychopaths tend to be very good liars.

So: it all makes sense, when you stop to think about it. But unfortunately, few people do.


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity, and of Feudalism, Fascism, Libertarianism and Economics.

  • Southernfink

    Another quality article~!

    Call it circumstantial – many will have heard or read about weapons and supplies being air dropped to Daesh.

    The US has announced that she has lost another weapon stash, not so far away either – Compromised & gone’: Pentagon lost $500mn of weapons, equipment in Yemen – draw your own conclusions.

    • cettel

      Thanks for noticing that. Quality is my obsession.

      • Southernfink

        You’re welcome – I quite appreciate these informative articles – good information isn’t always easy to find.

        You recently mentioned how some sites were not willing to post the various articles on offer, myself & others have no objection to reposting EZ articles, where is a good source to find these, email me if you like.

        I recently included a link to one here however, they might be better if posted in their entirety.

        • cettel

          Oximity picks up my articles directly from rinf. If that’s an okay way for you, too, then fine; otherwise, please inform me how to reach you via email. You can reach me at this six-letter pseudonym at, or else answer here by providing your email address.

          • Southernfink

            Perhaps the easiest way would be to post a comment below the article where I posted a link to, here I can reply via email.

          • cettel

            Okay, so, I’ll mention that by “this six-letter pseudonym,” I meant “cettel” and so now you can email me directly, since I gave you the address.

          • Southernfink

            All good – around two hours ago I’ve send you a ”first point of contact” size of email was 623 B

    • russputin

      Interestingly the Daesh brand name is only weeks old and we are already using it, in an attempt to rebrand from Mujahadeen, Taliban, Al-Qiada, ISIS, ISIL, IS.

      Next will be Depech Nuke!

      • Southernfink

        Not weeks, a lot longer.

        What’s that – a red herring?

        • russputin

          Daesh? How come in all the news, in all the bars, it never stepped into mine? aka new brand name Mr Connected :-)

  • Judge Jones

    Anyone in the US Government that is providing aid to these murders, is responsible for thousands of innocent people being raped, tortured, and killed and should face a Judge and Jury for what they have done.

    • usmcmailman

      FAR WORSE is when “They” face The Lord . And “They” WILL !

  • Joseph James

    Amazing article.
    Lot of real fact and source link.

  • usmcmailman

    Simple really, The U.S. Administration is MORE EVIL than ISIS or Al-CIAda !

  • John Little

    Um… wait…

    Hezbollah is NOT a terrorist organization?

    Have you perchance talked to any Lebanese Christians on that subject?

    Seriously, folks. You gotta keep your heads out of the sand on stuff like this.

    John Little

    • cettel

      I wish you could read. This is what I said:

      The only major Shia organization that is even slightly comparable to those Sunni terrorist organizations is Hezbollah, which is based in Lebanon and answers to Shia Iran; but, as wikipedia has noted:

      “The Gulf Cooperation Council,[15] Canada,[16] and Israel[17] have classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, though in 2015 an assessment from the U.S. director of National Intelligence removed it from its list of terror threats.[18] The European Union and New Zealand have proscribed Hezbollah’s military wing, but do not list Hezbollah as a whole as a terrorist organization.[19][20] “

      The Gulf Cooperation Council, Canada, and Israel, are all, like the Sunni aristocracies are, U.S.-allied, not Russia-allied. They all want Hezbollah to be thought of as if it were like Al Qaeda, etc.,

    • tayyar2

      Yes dingbat, I have. Xtian leader Michel Aoun formed his Tayyar Party in ALLIANCE with Hezbollah over a DECADE ago in disgust at the killers like Xtian Samir Geagea who had militias that beheaded people- and is allied with ZIONISTS. Parents are Lebanese.
      So do some research. Better yet, email a Lebanese Xtian- over half hate Israel and support Hesbollah protecting them from the jews theft of their water and land.
      Your god is not Jesus, but AIPAC, and you sold yourself like Judas to the traitors who killed him. 2000 and Useful idiots still asleep

      • John Little

        Oh dear, you HAVE been drinking the Kool-aid. I’ve LIVED in the Middle East. And, I’ve had to deal with these people. On both sides.


        This kinda thing is why America is going down. You did it to yourselves, guys. You really did.

        John Little

        • Tayyar2

          Dumb dick, I am Lebanese and grew up there, and if you think you know MY country better than I do? Up yours. Your just another arrogant American and stupid Useful Idiot for the Zionist liars. Go away

  • william mony

    America has become Babylon the great. Now we see what basis the final world government, the beast, will not only behave, but how it treats its citizens.

  • Patrick Adrien Varencaus

    Why am i not surprised ?

  • I cannot recall how many daily sorties the Us was making in order to defeat enemies in say Vietnam, or Iraq; many, many hundreds, best I recall…

    A dozen daily sorties, or so, to defeat the Daesh enemy? Seriously? And, why has the area of Daesh control in Syria expanded since the bombing campaign started? WTF?

    Another excellent piece from “cettel!”

  • I cannot recall how many daily sorties the Us was making in order to defeat enemies in say Vietnam, or Iraq; many, many hundreds, best I recall…

    A dozen daily sorties, or so, to defeat the Daesh enemy? Seriously? And, why has the area of Daesh control in Syria expanded since the bombing campaign started?

  • Tooutthere

    The government will not ever admit that it’s own CIA created this new “enemy” called ISIS and that the very concept defies all logic and that it was manufactured as a reason for eternal wars and profit. What is more shameful however is the gullibility of the public. This is the real shame.

  • russputin

    You know we need to stop this false narrative and start talking about real solutions to take us out of this criminal chaos and into a sustainable future.

    The path through chaos is a dead end, but if we all speak with truth, we can achieve an enduring solution that will take us to the next level of humanity, which is sustainable and true.

  • Stibbs11

    All of the above is the result of serious planning by one group, set to take over.
    The CIA banking scandal exposed by Brad Berkenfeld in 2011? .or again by another Swiss banking informant in 2014?… Proven fraud at the highest baking levels in Switzerland, exposed by Scott Bennett, Brad Berkenfeld, And Snowden who collaborated while teamed up. Search Scott Bennett and Kerry Casidy at youtube, know the truth, spread the truth.