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Official PA daily accuses US of plotting the "dismantling of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon"

Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist and former editor in chief of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     "I have not found any text confirming that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in her book Hard Choices, had written that ISIS was a US pawn, and that Washington was supposed to have recognized it [the Islamic State] last year, right after it was declared. But this does not negate the fact that Washington is behind many of the disasters [plaguing] the Arab region. Over a decade ago, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright indicated, in an article, the existence of elements in the Arab region that could be made to fight one another in a way that would serve US interests, and that there was no need for direct US military intervention. After her, Condoleezza Rice introduced [the concept of] what is referred to as 'creative anarchy.' Later, in 2006, former CIA director James Woolsey spoke of the need to create an Islam suitable for the West, and later, to cause Muslims to fight each other, at which point the West would overrun them and defeat them.

There are many proofs of US involvement in the present disasters in the region, and the present plot is that of dismantling - that is, the dismantling of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Egypt was supposed to have been dismantled, and at present this is happening to Yemen and several Gulf countries, parallel to the establishment of a Kurdish state in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria.

And there is no better proof of this than the fact that [while] Washington rejected Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's calls for intervention against ISIS when it started to threaten Baghdad, it [the US] did intervene when ISIS began to threaten Iraqi Kurdistan.

ISIS, the perpetrators of atrocities and the groups that hoist the banner of religion seem to be raising their weapons in sync with Washington, and fight the US verbally, but in practice are killing their enemies. Is this a coincidence, or was it planned ahead of time?"
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ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) - is an unrecognized state and jihadist group that has conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria. It has declared itself a Caliphate, thereby claiming religious authority over all Muslims; its goal is to bring much of the Middle East, including Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Cyprus under its control.

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