As I reported, the Russians have maintained that Turkey and America were behind the creation of ISIS and that Turkey was continuing to fund and support the group even now. This was laughed off as rhetoric and propaganda; but I said, at the time, that it made sense.
It makes sense, considering the people that have suffered the most from ISIS’s attacks and military actions. They have hurt Syria--Turkey’s old rival--and the Kurds. Now, the administration and Clinton had something to gain from ISIS rising to power, as well.
The administration wanted to see the last tyrannical dictator deposed from the Middle East. The administration had either begun or supported the overthrow of every secular government in the region. And the region has been burning since.
So when Trump said that this was all the Administration’s fault, everyone shrugged it off as ranting and childish name calling.
“No,” Trump replied. “I meant, he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.”
And if it was not for Judicial Watch, we might still not know that Trump was right.
That opposition, at the time spearheaded by Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), soon morphed into the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, ISIS.
The report appears to have originated from U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Iraq, well before their intelligence product was tarnished by political interference from top commanders in 2014 aimed at diminishing the threat from ISIS.
Here’s what the report, originally stamped SECRET, actually says:
AQI, through the spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), Abu Muhammad al- Adnani… is calling on the Sunnis in Iraq, especially the tribes in the border regions (between Iraq and Syria), to wage war against the Syrian regime…
Opposition forces are trying to control the eastern areas (Hasaka and Der Zor) adjacent to the Western Iraqi provinces (Mosul and Anbar), in addition to neighboring Turkish borders. Western countries, the Gulf States and Turkey are supporting these efforts… [emphasis mine]
There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in Eastern Syria (Hasak and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want…
This proves that both America and her allies are responsible for the creation of the Islamic State. You might say it is an accident of history, an unintended consequence of trying to do the right thing. I would say that it was done with the best analysis and eyes wide open. They knew they were dealing with a snake. They should not now act surprised when they get bit.
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