Tuesday, September 13, 2016
ISIS is in many respects a project of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s outlawed Baath party, but now with a different ideology. Former agents or officers of Saddam Hussein’s regime dominate its leadership… They represent a battle-hardened and state-educated core that would likely endure (as they have done through US occupation and a decade of war) even if the organization’s middle and lower cadres are decimated. The head of security and intelligence for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, Masrour Barzani, tells the story of a frustrated would-be suicide bomber who screamed at his captors: “I was just 10 minutes away from being united with the Prophet Muhammad!” “They think they’re winners regardless of whether they kill you or they get killed,” says Barzani. “If they kill you, they win a battle. If they get killed, they go to heaven. With people like this, it’s very difficult to deter them from coming at you. So really the only way to defeat them is to eliminate them.”
Probably for the first time in military history since the Japanese kamikaze squadrons of World War Two, suicide bombers are used by IS not only for occasional terrorist spectaculars but as a standard and common battlefield tactic. Virtually all IS attacks begin with one or several suicide bombers driving explosives-rigged cars or trucks at the target, softening it up for combat squads to go in. So much so that the “martyrdom-seekers” have been called the organization’s “air force”, since they serve a similar purpose. Formidable though that is, IS as a fighting force is much more than a bunch of wild-eyed fanatics eager to blow themselves up. For that, they have Saddam Hussein to thank.
“The core of IS are former Saddam-era army and intelligence officers, particularly from the Republican Guard,” said an international intelligence official. “They are very good at moving their people around, resupply and so on, they’re actually much more effective and efficient than the Iraqi army are. That’s the hand of former military staff officers who know their business.” “They are very professional,” adds Masrour Barzani. “They use artillery, armoured vehicles, heavy machinery etc, and they are using it very well. They have officers who know conventional war and how to plan, how to attack, how to defend. They really are operating on the level of a very organised conventional force. Otherwise they’d be no more than a terrorist organisation.” The partnership with the ex-Baathists, going back to Zarqawi’s early days in Iraq, is clearly a vital component in IS success.
Iraqi Ba’ath Party Members From Saddam Hussein’s Iraq Years Now Run ISIS How Many In Florida? ISIS BIO: TERROR GROUP ISIS began with Suni beheading madman Abu Musab al-Zarqawi the leader of al-Qaeda in ,it morphed into the Islamic State of Iraq and currently into ISIS. In January 29th, 2009 the Tampa Tribune run a story called”Florida prepares for Iraqi refugee influx“, how many of these “refugee’s were former Ba’athist military and intelligence officers from the era of Saddam Hussein. In 2012 Two Ba’ath Party members who escaped to the USA as “refugees” arrested in terror case. Iraqi Refugees and Used Car Dealers Waad Alwan and Muhamad Hammadi Charged With Shipping Arms to Al Qaeda in Iraq, There Are a Lot of Iraqi Used Car Dealers In Tampa Fl. The Sunni group ISIS won a series of military victories, helped by former Ba’athist military and intelligence officers from the era of Saddam Hussein, the former Iraqi autocrat. Saddam-era officers have been a powerful factor in the rise of Islamic State, in particular in the Sunni militant group’s victories in Iraq last year. Islamic State then out-muscled the Sunni-dominated Baath Party and absorbed thousands of its followers. The new recruits joined Saddam-era officers who already held key posts in Islamic State. Of Islamic State’s 23 portfolios – equivalent to ministries – former Saddam regime Baathist officers run three of the most crucial: security, military and finance, according to Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi analyst who has worked with the Iraqi government.
Ba’athists began collaborating with al Qaeda in Iraq – the early incarnation of what would become Islamic State – soon after Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003. Saddam had run a brutal police state. The U.S. occupation dissolved the Baath Party and barred senior and even middling party officials from joining the new security services. Some left the country, others joined the anti-American insurgency. But then the Baathists and jihadists disagreed over who should be in charge. Many ex-Baathists struck an alliance with the U.S. military and turned on the jihadists. By 2014, the Ba’athists and the jihadists were back to being allies. As Islamic State fighters swept through central Iraq, they were joined by the Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order, a group of Baathist fighters.
Even with the influx of thousands of foreign fighters, almost all of the leaders of the Islamic State are former Iraqi officers, including the members of its shadowy military and security committees, and the majority of its emirs and princes, according to Iraqis, Syrians and analysts who study the group. They have brought to the organization the military expertise and some of the agendas of the former Ba’athists, as well as the smuggling networks developed to avoid sanctions in the 1990s. In Syria, local “emirs” are typically shadowed by a deputy who is Iraqi and makes the real decisions, said Abu Hamza, who fled to Turkey last summer after growing disillusioned with the group. He uses a pseudonym because he fears for his safety. “All the decision makers are Iraqi, and most of them are former Iraqi officers. The Iraqi officers are in command, and they make the tactics and the battle plans,” he said. “But the Iraqis themselves don’t fight. They put the foreign fighters on the front lines.”
Ba’ath Party Structured As Nazi Party, Ba’ath Party Members Escaped to USA and Become Used Car Dealers in Bowling Green and Tampa Supporting Terrorists in Iraq. BAGHDAD, Feb. 15 (UPI) — The outlawed Ba’ath Party of Iraq is a totalitarian power akin to the Nazi Party of Germany under Adolf Hitler, said chief election overseer Ahmad Chalabi. “Just like the Nazi party they practiced genocide and they killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and they promoted war just like the Nazi party in Germany as a way to solve crisis and international problems and the crimes they committed in Iraq,” Chalabi, a Shiite, told Press TV. Like the Nazi and Communist parties, the Ba’ath party is organized through small cells in a rigid hierarchy. Members are expected to devote their life to the party. In Iraq, would-be members pass through four stages even before becoming a full member: supporter, sympathizer, nominee and trainee. Currently, there are about two million Iraqis in these categories. The system requires passing successfully a series of tests, so full members of Saddam’s Baathist organization are the most hardened and fanatical of his supporters.
January 29th, 2009…”Florida prepares for Iraqi refugee influx“. The U.N. has referred more than 42,000 Iraqis for resettlement in the United States, most all are not vetted, most come to Florida where the climate is similar to Iraq. The majority are placed in South Florida, while Tampa Bay is the second largest area for resettlement.
LA TIMES, July 18th, 2011 Iraqi refugees in U.S. rechecked for terrorism links. In a far-reaching inquiry, authorities are rescreening more than 58,000 Iraqi refugees living in the United States amid concerns that lapses in immigration security may have allowed former insurgents and potential terrorists to enter the country (Ba’ath Party), U.S. officials said. The investigation was given added urgency after U.S. intelligence agencies warned that Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq and Yemen had tried to target the U.S. refugee stream, or exploit other immigration loopholes, in an attempt to infiltrate the country with operatives.
October 23rd, 2011….Iraq Arrests Ba’ath Party Members. Security forces arrested over 170 people suspected of belonging to the now-outlawed Ba’ath Party. Mass arrests took place across the country. Some of the detainees were former military personnel and others may have once belonged to the party. During the Saddam era, moving forward politically meant joining the party, regardless of personal beliefs. Baghdad has long blamed an underground Ba’ath Party movement for many of its problems.
Monday, Feb. 27th 2012….FBI : Iraqi Used Car Dealer in Ky. terror case bragged about past. FBI Special Agent Chris Faber quoted 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi as saying he didn’t know how many explosives he had placed in Iraq because “By God I didn’t count them.” “I mean, I used to do two or three operations a day in Baghdad and I used to do every day in my neighborhood,” Hammadi said. Hammadi faces 12 charges, including perjury and attempting to send material support to a known terrorist organization. His trial is scheduled for July 30. Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges in December and is to be sentenced April 3. The search warrant, approved Jan. 25 and obtained by The Associated Press as a public record, gives details of recorded conversations between Hammadi, 30-year-old Waad Ramadan Alwan and the confidential source from late 2009 through early summer 2011 in Bowling Green.
Ba’ath Party members escaped to the USA as “refugees”. Iraqi Refugees and Used Car Dealers Waad Alwan and Muhamad Hammadi Charged With Shipping Arms to Al Qaeda, There Are a Lot of Iraqi Used Car Dealers In Tampa Fl. Two Iraqi nationals who came to the US as refugees were arrested in Kentucky on charges that they conspired to provide money, weapons, and other support to Al Qaeda in Iraq, federal officials announced on Tuesday. Before he was granted refugee status in the U.S. and settled down in Bowling Green, Ky., Waad Ramadan Alwan was allegedly a sniper and skilled bomb maker who targeted U.S. forces and bragged that his “lunch and dinner would be an American.” Alwan is one of two Iraqi refugees who the Justice Department had been charged with participating in an alleged plot to send cash, explosives and Stinger missiles to Iraq for use against Americans. When asked how men who actively fought against the U.S. in Iraq could have been allowed in the country, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information, said the case demonstrated that there were “specific gaps” in refugee vetting procedures before 2010, with thousands of them ending up in Florida.
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