The establishment media reports Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was killed in Syria this week. It’s said al-Adnani was the Islamic State’s number two man. He became infamous after he issued an edict calling on lone wolves to kill Americans an Europeans.
Abu fit the standard CIA template of a jihadi terrorist.
He was a member of Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, the group allegedly formed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the semi-fictional terrorist hyped by the Pentagon during its war against the resistance in Iraq. After al-Zarqawi was supposedly killed in an airstrike outside of Baqubah the group went through number of name changes and became the Islamic State.
In addition to swearing allegiance to al-Zarqawi, al-Adnani was a disciple of Abu Anas al-Shami, a senior leader of Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, later ISIS. Al-Shami was indoctrinated in Saudi Arabia and in the mid-1990s went to Bosnia-Herzegovina. The Pentagon actively assisted sending Muslim Mujahideen to the Balkans as it prepared its effort later in the decade to attack Yugoslavia.
According to the Spectator (September 13, 2003):
From 1992 to 1995, the Pentagon assisted with the movement of thousands of Mujahideen and other Islamic elements from Central Asia into Europe, to fight alongside Bosnian Muslims against the Serbs. …. As part of the Dutch government’s inquiry into the Srebrenica massacre of July 1995, Professor Cees Wiebes of Amsterdam University compiled a report entitled ‘Intelligence and the War in Bosnia’, published in April 2002. In it he details the secret alliance between the Pentagon and radical Islamic groups from the Middle East, and their efforts to assist Bosnia’s Muslims. By 1993, there was a vast amount of weapons-smuggling through Croatia to the Muslims, organised by ‘clandestine agencies’ of the USA, Turkey and Iran, in association with a range of Islamic groups that included Afghan Mujahideen and the pro-Iranian Hezbollah. Arms bought by Iran and Turkey with the financial backing of Saudi Arabia were airlifted from the Middle East to Bosnia — airlifts with which, [Cees Wiebes] points out, the USA was ‘very closely involved.’ (See America Used Islamists To Arm The Bosnian Muslims, The Guardian, April 22, 2002.)
“The war in Bosnia was America’s war in every sense of the word. The US administration helped start it, kept it going, and prevented its early end. Indeed all the indications are that it intends to continue the war in the near future, as soon as its Moslem proteges are fully armed and trained,” writes Peter Dale Scott.
Now largely forgotten, the European media in the mid-90s reported on the participation of the CIA in the operation. This coverage was virtually ignored by the establishment media in the United States.
Abu Anas al-Shami was one of thousands of Islamic radicals sent to destabilise Bosnia. They were undoubtedly unaware of the larger geopolitical game unfolding in the Balkans. And Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was likely not aware that Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad and later the Islamic State were Pentagon black ops, the latter designed, as the Pentagon admitted, to take down Syria and establish an Islamic principality.