By Jubin Katiraie
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.
But where did ISIS come from?
Who were its maker and instigator?
From what date did its organizational structure expand?
These are questions that should not be buried with the death of al-Baghdadi because ISIS’s godfather is still alive.
One way for Iran’s government to cause confusion is to draw off the minds with a conspiratorial interpretation of events so that his destructive behaviors are hidden and the people don’t realize the truth.
One such case relates to the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
A reality about the ISIS is the aid of the Iranian government and its role to help the head of ISIS escape from Iraq’s prison. The Iranian government is trying to cover up this fact, and it has no desire for it to be talked about or uncovered.
ISIS, whose Godfather is sitting in Iran and which is the product of the cooperation of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and under the auspices of the Iranian government in Tehran, committed numerous crimes against the peoples of the region as well as citizens of various countries around the world. All of them from the Iranian Government to Bashar al-Assad and al-Maliki have heavily used ISIS’s crimes to continue their rule and divert attention from the main root of terrorism, the Iranian government and the mullahs in Iran.
The official reaction of the Iranian government:
The Iranian state-run television on 27 October 2019 reacted to al-Baghdadi’s death in a very telling way. It announced with frustration: “The US operation against ISIS was carried out while the Syrian army was trying to capture Idlib and arrest and interrogate al-Baghdadi.”
This is while the Iranian government said that ISIS was destroyed by the efforts of Syria, Iraq, and Iran, especially the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Qods Force, Qassem Suleimani.
By Iran’s claim, in such circumstances, the United States turned this burned card into a political and propaganda show. But apart from all these points, Iran’s government is heavily angry about what happened.
Reuters reported that Iran’s Communication Minister announced that the death of Al-Baghdadi “wasn’t an important act.”
Ali Rabiei, former deputy head of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence asked with sadness and jealousy that the US troops must leave Syria and deliver it to Iran.
Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, claimed that ISIS had been destroyed by the youth of Iran (IRGC soldiers), but the Americans “put up one of these cards for their own internal use every time the election comes, and in our opinion it was not a big act” … “because ISIS was defeated by us and the countries of the region”, he explained.
Much is said about the relationship between ISIS and the Iranian government, but the propaganda machine of Iran and the pro-Iranian appeasers within the Western media have never allowed this relationship to be presented to the public, especially to Western taxpayers, as it existed.
ISIS was for the Iranian government a thorn in the side of the Arab Spring and for the liberation and progressive movements of the region, a knife that you would never, under any circumstances, cut itself.
ISIS was a gift for the Iranian Government. On 23 November 2017, Revolutionary Guards Chief Mohammad Ali Jafari, was quoted by the state-run news agency Fars, calling for the expansion of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Middle East due to ISIS’s presence in the political arena. He said:
“We might say at first that when a threat comes up, it has to be confronted first … this is not true … for example, the forming of ISIS, when it was on forming it had to be strangled from the beginning… This is not true at all… It was not clear that this was the right decision, due to the formation of ISIS and the events that took place in the region within the past four to five years, the reality is that the fight with the ISIS has effects, this front of resistance, the organizing of the people of the region in Syria and in Iraq and other forces that came from other countries to fight ISIS have developed a strong front.”
The summary of his remarks is that it was not right that ISIS should be destroyed at the beginning. Stretching the war gave the Iranian government the opportunity to spread its systematic meddling in Syria and Iraq under the cover of combatting ISIS and organize its terror groups in both countries.
On 24 November 2017 Mohammed Ali Mousavi Jazayeri, Friday prayers leader in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, completed what Mohammad Ali Jafari didn’t say: “Some 10,000 Basijis from Iraq… 10,000 men from Afghanistan, Pakistan and… an international Islamic army was built there. Command and intelligence of the movement were carried out by General Soleimani, and from Iran, about 2,000-3,000 men were there.”
This is exactly what the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Khomeini said at the beginning of his dominance: “This is true that when everywhere a revolution starts contrary to the path of Islam, and when someone wants to do something and a group will do something, it’s true that it will drag you there; you will go and there you will extinguish that sedition.”
The revelations of former Iraqi Minister of Justice Hassan al-Shamari reveals even more:
Leaders known as ISIS escaped with the help of Quds Force, a part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’. Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki finished this and freed them from the Abu Ghraib Grand Prison. He formally announced that arrangements were made for freeing prisoners from Abu Ghraib Prison (which included Abu Bakr Baghdadi and his aides) with some foreign hands, in cooperation with some government officials affiliated with the same foreign agent, to activate something called ISIS in Syria, fearing the Americans, to stop pressurizing Nuri al-Maliki and his faction.
The former Iraqi Minister of Justice emphasized: “High-level government figures, with the participation of security forces responsible for the security of Abu Ghraib and al-Taji prisons in Baghdad, have facilitated the escape of al-Qaeda elements and leaders to increase its role in Syria and to frighten the US from the Syrian crisis.”
Asharq Al-Awsat international Farsi Version: ISIS leaders flee Abu Ghraib prison