|Anthony Freda Art|
In 2014, it is an unfortunate reality that many members of the general public are unable to discern reality from fiction. Constant programming and propaganda from Hollywood entertainment and mainstream news has finally reached the point where the fictional scenarios unfolding in television dramas and movies produced by the culture industry blend with the reality in which the average person lives to such a degree that the general public can scarcely distinguish the two.
Indeed, the entire sequence of world affairs, politics, and human progression has become a fictional narrative. This carefully crafted narrative is unfortunately one that the world’s population eagerly digests and regurgitates upon command. Facts are not facts but scientifically inserted stage props. Rewritten history and false perceptions are the setting while politicians, “leaders,” and celebrities are nothing more than actors in the script.
From time to time, however, when the possibility arises that the viewing audience may be alerted to the fact they are living in a falsely constructed narrative, that narrative must be edited, changed, or tweaked so as to avoid the exposure of the film.
Just such an edit of the narrative may have occurred with the recent reports coming out the mainstream Western media and Saudi outlets suggesting that the Caliph himself, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (aka Caliph Ibrahim) was killed in an American airstrike in Iraq that took place days ago.
According to reports by CNN, itself a thoroughly discredited organization particularly in the area of the Syrian crisis, Khaled al-Obeidi, Iraq’s Minister of Defense, stated that Baghdadi had been wounded in an airstrike that took place in Mosul on Friday November 7. Obeidi also stated that Baghdadi’s deputy, Musallem al-Turkmani had been killed in the strike.
However, the Iraqi Interior Ministry is saying that Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike that took place on Saturday in the town of al-Qaim, which is located about 250 miles away from Mosul.
The spokesman for Iraq’s Prime Minister stated that his office has no confirmation of these statements as of yet.
The Pentagon, while confirming that airstrikes had taken place in both Mosul and al-Qaim, also stated that it had no confirmation of Baghdadi’s status.
A tweet sent out from an account that is allegedly associated with ISIS expressed a desire for Baghdadi’s speedy recovery, but analysts (admittedly associated with US intelligence) such as Flashpoint Partners, are suggesting that the tweet is a fake.
So, with two different reports coming from two different offices involving two different airstrikes on two different cities on two different days, one is forced to wonder exactly how the same man can be wounded twice in two different airstrikes 250 miles away from each other? Was he wounded in the first airstrike and then escaped to join another convoy where he was wounded again? If so, he is quite the physical specimen, albeit very unlucky, and Iraq has quite the interstate highway system.
Or, more likely, he wasn’t wounded at all.
In fact, the story provided by the Iraqi government is so questionable that even CNN “experts” are forced to display some skepticism.
With all of this in mind, one would be justified in wondering whether or not the recent attempt to paint Baghdadi as being killed or, at least critically wounded, is actually an attempt to eliminate an actor whose role as a Western intelligence asset was becoming more and more visible and whose very presence on the national stage threatened to reveal the levels to which American intelligence agencies, NGOs, and politicians were involved with al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations in Syria and around the world.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an Iraqi who joined Al-Qaeda to fight against President Saddam Hussein. During the U.S. invasion, he distinguished himself by engaging in several actions against Shiites and Christians (including the taking of the Baghdad Cathedral) and by ushering in an Islamist reign of terror (he presided over an Islamic court which sentenced many Iraqis to be slaughtered in public). After the departure of Paul Bremer III, al-Baghdadi was arrested and incarcerated at Camp Bucca from 2005 to 2009. This period saw the dissolution of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, whose fighters merged into a group of tribal resistance, the Islamic Emirate of Iraq.
On 16 May 2010, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named emir of the IEI, which was in the process of disintegration. After the departure of U.S. troops, he staged operations against the government al-Maliki, accused of being at the service of Iran. In 2013, after vowing allegiance to Al-Qaeda, he took off with his group to continue the jihad in Syria, rebaptizing it Islamic Emirate of Iraq and the Levant. In doing so, he challenged the privileges that Ayman al-Zawahiri had previously granted, on behalf of Al-Qaeda, to the Al-Nusra Front in Syria, which was originally nothing more than an extension of the IEI.
Also remember that, although Baghdadi served as a good bogeyman for some time, his close connections and personal meetings with Senator and Chairman of the IRI, John McCain, recently became part of the national debate.
After all, it was Baghdadi who was photographed meeting with John McCain inside Syria after the latter illegally entered the country to meet with terrorists and terrorist supporters. McCain’s photo-op is proof that some people are more equal than others. While any other American would be immediately imprisoned and possibly tortured as a result of their connections to terrorism, John McCain is rewarded with the title of U.S. Senator and the label of “war hero.”
While John McCain has proven his disloyalty to the United States time and time again – from his scuttling of Congressional inquiries into the existence of American prisoners of war in Vietnam to the support for obvious terrorists overseas, the mainstream media has consistently given him a pass on his treasonous behavior.
Baghdadi is not the only terrorist friend of John McCain, of course, as the Senator has personally met with Salem Idriss, commander of the terrorist Free Syrian Army and Abu Sakr, the Farouq Brigade cannibal of heart-eating fame.
Without going into too much detail regarding the nature of NGO involvement, false flag terror, and John McCain’s treachery, it is entirely plausible to suggest that Baghdadi was simply written out of the public script – whether in real life or in the fiction realm of mainstream news – in the same manner that Anwar al-Awlaki was eliminated after he his role as terrorist handler and Western intelligence agent was played out. Remember, like Baghdadi, Awlaki’s role in the handling of a number of various terrorists and terrorist attacks, as well as his infamous dinner at the White House, were becoming more and more well-known in the public discourse. With his death, that focus shifted to other variations of minutia and triviality.
Of course, it is also possible that Baghdadi has not been written off of the script and will return for a cameo role as terrorist bogeyman in the very near future.
It remains to be seen whether or not the recent claims of Baghdadi’s wounds will be used to erase the slowly emerging revelations of the connections between NGOs, politicians, intelligence agencies, and international terrorism or whether it will simply become a blip on the radar screen allowing Baghdadi to continue serving in his role as a bogeyman for a while longer. Whatever the outcome, we can bet that it will only be part of the overarching narrative in the fictional world of mainstream media and false reality.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.