Sunni Muslims commit more terrorist acts worldwide than any other group. For example, the National Counterterrorism Center’s 2011 Report on Terrorism found that:
Sunni extremists accounted for the greatest number of terrorist attacks and fatalities for the third consecutive year. More than 5,700 incidents were attributed to Sunni extremists, accounting for nearly 56 percent of all attacks and about 70 percent of all fatalities. Among this perpetrator group, al-Qa‘ida (AQ) and its affiliates were responsible for at least 688 attacks that resulted in almost 2,000 deaths, while the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan conducted over 800 attacks that resulted in nearly 1,900 deaths. Secular, political, and anarchist groups were the next largest category of perpetrators, conducting 2,283 attacks with 1,926 fatalities, a drop of 5 percent and 9 percent, respectively, from 2010.
(Thankfully, the percentage of Muslim terror attacks in the U.S. is relatively small).
Saudi Arabia is the center of the Sunni branch of Islam. It is also the center of the most violent and radical sect of Islam … the “Wahhabis” (also called “Salafis”). But the U.S. has long supported the Madrassa schools within Saudi Arabia which teach radical Wahabi beliefs.
For example, American political leaders have been very close to Saudi (i.e. Sunni) leaders for decades:
Obama is no different:
Indeed, (1) the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 and former Head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and (2) a former 6-year congressman and MSNBC talk show host have both said that – even if the Saudi government was behind 9/11 – we need Saudi oil too much to do anything about it.
Our backing of the most violent branch of Sunni Muslims has had real consequences:
- Our backing of Sunnis in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia led to 9/11*
- Our backing of Sunni extremists in Chechnya led to the Boston bombings
- Our backing of Sunni extremists throughout the Middle East and North Africa has led to the persecution of Christians and Jews
And McClatchy interviewed an Al Qaeda terrorist fighting against the Syrian government – with U.S. backing – as saying:
When we finish with Assad, we will fight the U.S.!
Do you still doubt that the U.S. is supporting Sunni terrorists?
The U.S. National Security Adviser admitted that the U.S. created, organized and armed the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan – including Bin Laden and his lieutenants – to fight the Soviets. The Mujahadeen are predominately Sunni. The Mujahadeen eventually morphed into Al Qaeda, which is a Sunni organization.
In addition, the American government has supported:
- Al Qaeda Sunni terrorists in Libya and Mali
- Sunni terrorists in Chechnya
- Sunni MEK terrorists in Iran
- Al Qaeda Sunnis in Bosnia
- The brutal Sunni government in Bahrain as it crushes its majority Shia population whenever it pushes for democratic reform
The New York Times reports this week:
In Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, rebels aligned with Al Qaeda control the power plant, run the bakeries and head a court that applies Islamic law. Elsewhere, they have seized government oil fields, put employees back to work and now profit from the crude they produce.
Across Syria, rebel-held areas are dotted with Islamic courts staffed by lawyers and clerics, and by fighting brigades led by extremists. Even the Supreme Military Council, the umbrella rebel organization whose formation the West had hoped would sideline radical groups, is stocked with commanders who want to infuse Islamic law into a future Syrian government.
Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.
Do you get it?
The government has taken away our liberties and destroyed our prosperity in order to fight an endless war on terror. Americans have become the most spied upon people in history. Never-ending war has destroyed our economy.
And yet the government has been arming, funding and otherwise backing the very terrorists who are carrying out the biggest percentage of terror attacks.
As we noted last year:
In the name of “fighting Al Qaeda or associated forces” or those who “support” those bad guys, the U.S. government has authorized:
- Assassinating people anywhere in the world without due process or even a legal charge . . .
- including U.S. citizens living on American soil
- Torturing people . . .
- including Americans living on American soil
- Labeling virtually any American as a “terrorist“
In other words, the government has shredded our constitution and destroyed our freedom and liberties in order to fight Al Qaeda and associated forces.
People who believe that we’re in a “new post-9/11 reality” should remember that everything happening now started before 9/11, and that current U.S. policy towards the Middle East and North Africa was determined many decades ago. It’s not just the Neocons who planned this strategy. Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser helped to map out the battle plan for Eurasian petroleum resources over a decade ago, and Obama is clearly continuing the same agenda.
Sadly – by any measure – the U.S. causes much more terror than we prevent … all to justify our geopolitical goals.
* The question of false flags is beyond the scope of this post.