Editor’s Note: Author Patrick Henningsen is on point here about the double edged nature of the War on Terror. The Taliban were covertly-backed Western allies against the Soviets long before they became ‘the number one threat to Western civilization.’ More recently, al Qaeda members and extremists were knowingly aided in the campaigns against Gaddafi in Libya and Assad in Syria.
Openly allied with al Qaeda and using them to project further threats, the Pentagon/NATO forces are not planning on permanently destroying the mid-east threats … they are far too useful in continuing conflict and hyping terrorism. Thus, if this coordinated series of large scale prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan weren’t Western aided, they were surely quietly cheered, even as media headlines put embassies on notice for a supposedly looming threat from al Qaeda terrorists…
There have been many prison breaks in these parts throughout this perpetual GWOT, and many have indicated help from inside the prison. Questions were raised, for instance, about the 2005 prison break in Afghanistan from a high security detention center inside Bagram Air Force base. How did four top al Qaeda operatives manage to escape amid a base crawling with American forces? Indeed.
The West and their Gulf allies are playing both sides of the terror coin now
21st Century Wire
August 5, 2013
Over the course of a week, three separate and unlikely terrorist jail-break events coincided across three separate regions. As we predicted last week on both the UK Column Live show and the Pete Santilli radio show, these events are now being used as the pretext for a new elevated global terror threat level – triggering the closure of many US and UK embassies in the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.
Coincidence? We don’t think so…
The US says it will now keep 19 of its embassies in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, over fears of a possible militant, or terrorist threat.
“In recent days, US officials have said they have received significant and detailed intelligence suggesting a possible attack, with some clues pointing to the al Qaeda terror network…”, but how many times have we heard that one before?
The first prison break happened on July 22, as more than 500 inmates were sprung from two different prisons in Iraq. Al Qaeda claimed credit for the operation which managed somehow to take out 120 Iraqi guards and SWAT forces in attacks in Taji, north of Baghdad, and the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
Five days later on July 28, bumbling security spokesman Mohamed Hejazi admitted to the Libya Herald that some 1,200 prisoners escaped during the weekend from the Kuayfia detention center in Benghazi.
The third bust out then took place the following day on July 29, as Taliban and al Qaeda operatives descended on the city of Dera Ismail Khan and walked out with 250 Pakistani Taliban prisoners held there, but not before killing 12 policemen and cutting the throats of four Shi’ite prisoners on the way out.
On each occasion, local authorities believe that there may have been a degree of ‘insider’ help.
All in all, this epic string of jihadi jail-breaks has let loose over 2000 alleged terrorists and militant gunman for hire.
Could all three of these well-timed jail-breaks been accomplished with precision without the help and support of intelligence agencies like the CIA, MI6 or Mossad? We don’t think so…