Hillary Clinton’s emails have revealed many things to us, from NATO’s motivations to destabilize Libya to Bush’s “pact of blood” with Tony Blair to invade Iraq, or her knowledge of ethnic cleansing going on in Libya. It is ironic that the emails of such an establishment figure, together with WikiLeaks and the Freedom of Information Act, have so clearly unveiled the man behind the establishment’s curtain.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media has not had much to say about these revelations, and the only scandal that seems to matter (ironically) is the revelation of possible state secrets… that people should be furious about the secrets not being secret, and ignore the fact that these secrets themselves reveal terrible things about our leaders.
Now, thanks to the emails, we know that the US State Department has worked together with “don’t be evil” Google to foster the downfall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (and thus directly or indirectly the rise of ISIS and thus the sex-slavery and immigration woes that we like to grouse about).
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 19, 2016
President of Google Ideas Jared Cohen wrote an email, sent on July 25 2012, to the US State Department about a tool his company had created.
“Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool on Sunday that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” Cohen wrote.
“Our logic behind this is that while many people are tracking the atrocities, nobody is visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition,” he continued.
“Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria. I’ve attached a few visuals that show what the tool will look like. Please keep this very close hold and let me know if there is anything [else] you think we need to account for or think about before we launch. We believe this can have an important impact.”
The US government, the al-Jazeera mainstream media and the IT-gate-keeper Google, all working together, promote dissent in a country where at least one of them was aware would eventually be taken by extremist jihadists… “Don’t See Evil” might be a better motto for these three wise monkeys.
The email was sent to three American officials: deputy chief of staff for Clinton, Jake Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Alec Ross, a senior Clinton adviser. Sullivan forwarded the email to Clinton, noting that it was “a pretty cool idea.”
Before the Syrian civil war, in June 2010, Cohen and Ross traveled to Syria to ostentatiously “test” the freedom of the Internet there. “This trip to #Syria will test Syria’s willingness to engage more responsibly on issues of #netfreedom,” tweeted Ross.
An email sent on September 24, 2010, however, reveals that Ross’s and the Google exec’s motivations were far from pure:
“When Jared and I went to Syria, it was because we knew that Syrian society was growing increasingly young (population will double in 17 years) and digital and that this was going to create disruptions in society that we could potential harness for our purposes.”
These “purposes” are already well-known, thanks to WikiLeaks’ release of a US diplomatic cable and Judicial Watch’s US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document, then classified as “secret,” dated 12th August, 2012. Combining those two sources, we know that the US government was actively plotting the destabilization of Syia – and that they knew very well who they would have to support to get their wish.
From the WikiLeaks cables, we know that the US government wanted to exploit weaknesses in Syria to promote unrest and regime change:
“We believe Bashar’s [Bashar-al-Assad, Syrian President] weaknesses are in how he chooses to react to looming issues, both perceived and real, such as the conflict between economic reform steps (however limited) and entrenched, corrupt forces, the Kurdish question, and the potential threat to the regime from the increasing presence of transiting Islamist extremists. This cable summarizes our assessment of these vulnerabilities and suggests that there may be actions, statements, and the signals that the USG can send that will improve the likelihood of such opportunities arising.”
PLAY ON SUNNI FEARS OF IRANIAN INFLUENCE: There are fears in Syria that the Iranians are active in both Shia proselytizing and conversion of, mostly poor, Sunnis. Though often exaggerated, such fears reflect an element of the Sunni community in Syria that is increasingly upset by and focused on the spread of Iranian influence in their country through activities ranging from mosque construction to business.”
Analyzing Judicial Watch’s documents, Zero Hedge points out that the US was well aware of the type of opposition it was supporting in Syria, as well as the probable end result:
“The Salafist [sic], the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” the document states that “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support the opposition,” while Russia, China and Iran “support the [Assad] regime…“
al-Qaeda in Iraq, by the way, renamed itself after a string of successes in Syria. It now calls itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ISIL.
“…the Pentagon document explicitly forecasts the probable declaration of “an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.” ”
WikiLeaks had previously taken note of Google’s track-record of service to the State Department in a book titled When Google Met WikiLeaks.
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