Yesterday, I discussed the fact that many of the same ISIS insurgents in Iraq are men who were fighting against the Assad Regime in Syria. We provided them monetary aid and weapons. Now they are our enemy on the battlefield, but it gets worse.
I don't think many of our readers will be surprised, but we trained many of these men as well. Aaron Klein, reporting for WND, now tells us that many of these rebels were trained by the U.S. at a secret facility in Jordan.
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.
The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.
The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.
In February 2012, WND was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country's northern desert region.
That report has since been corroborated by numerous other media accounts.
Last March, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Americans were training Syrian rebels in Jordan.
Why does it seem that every time we become involved in fighting a terrorist organization, it later comes to light that we provided training, weapons or financial aid to them? Here are some highlights from the Der Speigel report as reported by Reuters:
Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it said were participants and organisers.
Spiegel said it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were from the army but said some wore uniforms. The training focused on use of anti-tank weaponry.
Some 200 men have already received such training over the past three months and there are plans in the future to provide training for a total 1,200 members of the "Free Syrian Army" in two camps in the south and the east of the country.
Britain's Guardian newspaper also reported that U.S. trainers were assisting Syrian rebels in Jordan. British and French instructors were also participating in the U.S.-led effort, the Guardian said on Saturday, citing Jordanian security sources.
Keep in mind that this was happening long before we began to overtly aid the Syrian Rebels. Most of the "nation building" was happening long before the story in Syria exploded onto the scene as front page news.
WND further reported that, according to a Shiite source in contact with a high official in the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the Obama administration has been aware for two months that the al-Qaida-inspired group that has taken over two Iraqi cities and now is threatening Baghdad also was training fighters in Turkey.
The source told WND that at least one of the training camps of the group Iraq of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria, the ISIS, is in the vicinity of Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, where American personnel and equipment are located.
He called Obama "an accomplice" in the attacks that are threatening the Maliki government the U.S. helped establish through the Iraq war.
Obama an accomplice?
We can't be talking about the same President who has filled key administration positions with Muslim Brotherhood members, can we?
Yesterday, Chris Carrington offered the opinion that World War III is not going to start in Iraq, Ukraine or Syria, but that we are already fighting it. Chris believes that World War III is Islam's war against Christianity and that it is already here.
I would say that assessment is almost on the money, but that it goes a little further. I think Islam is at war with anything that isn't real Islam. That can be Christians, Jews, the West or even those who don't practice the right type of Islam.
They will oppose anyone who stands in their way.
There will be no peace in the minds of Muslim purists until the whole world bows to Allah.
Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim who claims to be Christian. Perhaps the greatest proof of that is in the simple fact that the Muslim world does not accuse him of apostasy, which is punishable by death. There is a huge clue in that. Apostasy is simply not overlooked. Even the "leader of the free world" would be a target if it was believed that he had left Islam.
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