But the corporate-owned U.S. media ignores that the U.S. and others, such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia, have been arming, funding and training members of ISIS since 2007.
ISIS, which has seized huge land masses using U.S. weapons abandoned by fleeing Iraqi soldiers, has seized huge blocks of land in Iraq and neighboring Syria. The group has also earned widespread condemnation for the videotaped beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Joel Sotloff, as well as mass executions of captured Iraqi soldiers. Read more...
ISIS “Made in USA”. Iraq “Geopolitical Arsonists” Seek to Burn Region | Global Research
...the US goal in the region was never “stability” and surely not “moderation.” As early as 2007, sources within the Pentagon and across the US intelligence community revealed a conspiracy to drown the Middle East in sectarian war, and to do so by arming and funding extremist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda itself. Published in 2007 – a full 4 years before the 2011 “Arab Spring” would begin – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s New Yorker article titled, “”The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” stated specifically (emphasis added):Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from ‘Syria Rebels’ -- News from Antiwar.com
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there were a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted they were going to carefully vet everyone who got those weapons.For Many Iranians, the ‘Evidence’ Is Clear: ISIS Is an American Invention - NYTimes.com
You know who got a lot of those weapons? ISIS. Just as everyone predicted would happen, once the arms were smuggled into Syria, they quickly ended up spread out among rebel factions, both pro-US and not, and a new report shows massive amounts of ISIS armament was actually stamped “Property of US Govt.”
Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS | AlternetISIS, Iranian leaders have been saying for a long time, is made-in-the-U.S.A., a tool of terror intended by the world’s superpower to divide and conquer the energy-rich Middle East and to counter the growing influence of Iran in the region.Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has often said that he believes ISIS was created by the United States as a way to regain a foothold in Iraq and to fight President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, an ally of Iran.“We have evidence, we know,” he told an audience of clerics last week, without elaborating.Ayatollah Khamenei reminded them that Al Qaeda — a creation of the Central Intelligence Agency, Iran has said — and the Taliban were, in the eyes of Iranian intelligence, devised by the West as a counterweight to Iran.“There is no doubt that these movements are created by Western powers and their regional agents,” Mr. Khamenei has insisted.