Veterans Today, and its founder Gordon Duff, have shown a pattern of spreading disinformation and therefore VT cannot be relied upon as a trustworthy site.
IN 2014, a “report” was published claiming that ISIS/IS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is really a Jew and “Mossad agent” named “Simon Elliot” or “Elliot Shimon,” and that IS is a CIA or “Zionist” project that aims to destabilize the Middle East further so that Israel can benefit from US intervention. This report’s claims have no explicit basis in fact; circulating such “reports” dilutes real criticism of Jews and harms the nationalist cause.
Here is the text reproduced on the Veteran News site:
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called “Caliph,” the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.
Simon Elliot (Elliot Shimon) aka Al-Baghdadi was born of two Jewish parents and is a Mossad agent.
We offer below three translations that want to assert that the Caliph Al-Baghdadi is a full Mossad agent and that he was born Jewish father and mother:
The real name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is “Simon Elliott.”
The so-called “Elliot” was recruited by the Israeli Mossad and was trained in espionage and psychological warfare against Arab and Islamic societies.
This information was attributed to Edward Snowden and published by newspapers and other Web sites: the head of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has cooperated with the U.S. Secret Service, British and Israel to create an organization capable of attracting terrorist extremists from around the world.
Source: Radio ajyal.com
Another source corroborates this statement, the site Egy-press:
With photo support, an Iranian media discovers the true identity of the Emir Daash, a trained Zionist agent.
Iranian intelligence discovered the true and full identity of the Emir Daash, which is known under the name Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi; his real name is Elliot Shimon. Its role in Mossad secret agent in the Zionist espionage. His false name: Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim Al Al Badri Arradoui Hoseini.
The plan: get into the military and civilian heart of the countries that are declared as a threat to Israel in order to destroy to facilitate thereafter, the takeover by the Zionist state on the entire area of the Middle East in order to establish Greater Israel.
Here are the borders of the Zionist project, the “Greater Israel” or “Eretz Israel” for short.
These facts confirm the first that came out a few days ago, confirming that the Caliph Rolex is sent to Israel to sow chaos in neighboring countries the Zionist entity. Please note that EIIL announced it a few days ago that, to want to now take the “barbarians Jews”, a reference to Zionists besiege Gaza.
Practice! Having devastated the area of Israel, it will now allow the Americans and the Israelis to show the fingers as bloody terrorists to shoot at faster to defend the Zionist state, while the same let them proliferate and act with impunity for over two months now. Prepare a project they probably from the famous Arab Spring with the destabilization of Iraq, Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Mali (among others). Clever!
Following “aijyal.com” takes you to an Arabic site. This first source is not a direct link to an article or document. This would seem to be very important, since this first reputed source is supposed to support the claim that al-Baghdadi’s real name is Simon Elliot and that he was recruited and trained by Mossad to lead ISIS/IS in order to spread chaos in the region, with the aim of strengthening Israel’s geopolitical position relative to her neighbors.
Following “Egy-press” takes you to an Arabic language website’s home page. Unfortunately, as with the first source, there is no document, article, or paper for this source.
The claim that Edward Snowden discovered that al-Baghdadi was a Mossad agent and that ISIS/IS is a Zionist project is simply a well-circulated rumor. There are no documents, articles, or research published to even ground this claim. I did a general Internet search – one for “Edward Snowden” and “al-Baghdadi” and another with “Islamic State” – and found that this claim started as a rumor in 2014, neither substantiated nor based in fact.
The pillars of the “Veterans Today” report – the links to aijyal.com, Egy-press, and Snowden – are unfounded. “Veterans Today” is an unreliable source, in any event.
There are further aspects of the “report” and their “translations” that do not survive scrutiny. The repetitive nature of the claim is one: Pseudoscientific claims often rely on the purported conclusion as a premise in its own argument: The claim that al-Baghdadi is really a Mossad agent named Simon Elliot is repeated over and over again. And because media does lie and because Israel has benefited from past events, such as 9/11, reinforces the claim.
Furthermore, the use of images in this case is a clever but ultimately unfounded premise in the argument. The claim has been made that al-Baghdadi reappears in various pictures that circulate online: In one picture, “Simon Elliot” is shown sitting with McCain. In another, he is standing behind McCain. In yet another, he is shown sitting with a woman in what appears to be a night club. Many other pictures, of other ISIS/IS agents, also circulate online.
Two real images of al-Baghdadi in his youth appear in the article titled, The Believer. They are shown side-by-side. If you examine a close-up still image of al-Baghdadi from his 2014 sermon, you can see similarities in facial structure that are genuine, unlike the images that purport to show al-Baghdadi with McCain and with a woman, both of which are as unlike to one another as either is to any given still image of al-Baghdadi at his sermon.
One such structural similarity is his right eyebrow; in both images, the right eyebrow is seen to dip down toward the nose, a feature that is clearly visible in close-ups of al-Baghdadi at his 2014 sermon. In any event, there is no genuine evidence to back up the claim in the “Veterans Today” report, and the use of superficially similar images, which themselves show two clearly distinct persons, is insufficient to support the “report’s” conclusions.
Nationalists are “dual bound” in their obligations: 1) They are obligated to pursue the vital interests of their nation and 2) are obligated to pursue the objective interests of their race or civilization. The aim to identify and reveal Jewish and Zionist intricacies is an integral part of the project of any nationalist in Europe or the West. But we lose ground with the public when we advance claims that ultimately do not hold up to the light of severe scrutiny.
Notice the fluctuations in nationalist claims about ISIS/IS, for example. At one point, ISIS/IS disavowed an immediate objective to defeat Israel, which some then used to suggest that it was indeed a Zionist project. Recently, ISIS/IS has affirmed in videos that a central goal of it is the defeat of Israel and the liberation of Palestine. This forces the nationalist who insists on the Mossad/CIA claim to then shift his premises to uphold his conclusions.
In any event, there is no need for ISIS/IS to even be a Mossad/CIA project in order for it to serve Zionist aims. The claim that ISIS/IS is a Zionist project is analogous to claims that Hitler was a Zionist agent, simply because World War II benefited Zionism. The motive to disentangle Jewish and Zionist lies must not be so open-ended, however, that it gives rise to claims that some phenomenon which benefits Zionism must be its handiwork.