ISIS Unveiled


The Covert Origins of ISIS [UPDATED 9.03.14]

28.Aug.2014 | SCG

… This story makes more sense if we start in the middle, so we’ll begin with the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. … Prior to the U.S. and NATO backed intervention, Libya had the highest standard of living of any country in Africa. … Libya is now widely regarded as failed state … .

CIA was actively working to help the Libyan rebels topple Gaddafi (along with) airstrikes that Obama ordered against the Libyan government. However, little was said about the identity or the ideological leanings of these Libyan rebels. (They included) jihadist militants from Iraq (who) were part of what national security analysts commonly referred to as Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Remember Al-Qaeda in Iraq was ISIS before it was rebranded. …

With the assistance of U.S. and NATO intelligence and air support, the Libyan rebels captured Gaddafi and summarily executed him in the street, all the while enthusiastically chanting “Allah Akbar”. …

Libyan armories were looted, and massive quantities of weapons were sent by the Libyan rebels to Syria. … Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh released an article in April of 2014 which exposed a classified agreement between the CIA, Turkey and the Syrian rebels to create (a) covert network used to channel weapons and ammunition from Libya, through southern turkey and across the Syrian border. … It was at this time that jihadist fighters from Libya began flooding into Syria as well. …

The majority of the weapons that Washington were sending into Syria was ending up in the hands Jihadists. For two years the U.S. government knew that this was happening, but they kept doing it. …

(Washington insisted) that U.S. support was only being given to what they referred to as “moderate” rebel forces.  (But) in an interview given in April of 2014, (the Free Syrian Army) FSA commander Jamal Maarouf admitted that his fighters regularly conduct joint operations with Al-Nusra. Al-Nusra is the official Al-Qa’ida branch in Syria. … (And) in June of 2014 Al-Nusra merged with ISIS at the border between Iraq and Syria.

So to review, the FSA is working with Al-Nusra, Al-Nusra is working with ISIS, and the U.S. has been sending money and weapons to the FSA even though they’ve known since 2012 that most of these weapons were ending up in the hands of extremists. …

(Returning to June of 2014, it was then that) ISIS made its dramatic entry, crossing over the Syrian border into Iraq, capturing Mosul, Baiji and almost reaching Baghdad. … Massive quantities of American military equipment were seized during that operation. … Yet for some reason Washington didn’t even TRY to stop them. U.S. military doctrine clearly calls for the destruction of military equipment and supplies when friendly forces cannot prevent them from falling into enemy hands, but that didn’t happen here. ISIS was allowed to carry this equipment out of Iraq and into Syria unimpeded. The U.S. military had the means to strike these convoys, but they didn’t lift a finger, even though they had been launching drone strikes in Pakistan that same week. …

ISIS is extremely useful. They have essentially done Washington dirty work by weakening Assad. … Since ISIS largely based in Syria, this gives the U.S. a pretext to move into Syria. Sooner or later the U.S. will extend the airstrikes into Assad’s backyard, and when they do U.S. officials are already making it clear that both ISIS and the Syrian government will be targeted. That, after all, is the whole point. … (See, Why We’re There)

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