However, is it possible that the very rebels fighting against the US-backed government in Iraq were trained by American forces in an effort to strengthen the Free Syrian Army’s rebellion against Assad in Syria? Back in March of 2013, Reuters reported that the German magazine Der Spiegel published an account by organizers of the Syrian rebellion claiming that US trainers, some wearing uniforms, were seen providing anti-tank training in Jordan to anti-Assad forces. Though the article mentioned that the training program was meant to exclude radicals that might turn against locals in Jordan, it is challenging to run background checks on everyone who joins a rebel group. Also, individuals who seemed ideologically moderate at one time could later on join a group like ISIS, especially considering its escalating momentum.
In January of 2014, a rift formed between members of the Syrian rebellion and ISIS, largely over tactics. However, ISIS has been successful in its military campaign against the Iraqi government, and this has led its ranks to grow. It’s difficult to know whether the rebels allegedly trained by the US in Jordan have since joined ISIS, but The Washington Post is reporting that ISIS just released a new propaganda video touting its American-style military tactics. The video not only shows a capable military force with mature training, but it also contains footage of rebel fighters using an anti-tank guided missile system.
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
The Obama administration was DEFINITELY aiding militants in Jordan for the conflict in Syria.
And now, it would appear Obama is prepared to take whatever action he sees fit without congressional approval:
originally posted by: TDawgRex
a reply to: Antipathy17
I guarantee you that Russia and Iran are laughing their ass off. They picked a side while the west tried to play both sides...and now it's biting them in the ass.
originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: TDawgRex
After all of the corrupt, illegal things this administration has done, and attempted to cover up with the lamest, most unbelievable lies imaginable, I don't think they are the least bit afraid of anyone uncovering the truth.
Our potus has repeatedly broken the law and flaunted it in the face of the entire world.
the checks and balances that were put in place to stop such rabid, rampant misuse of power are not being implemented by those we chose to represent us.
How is that any different from Republicans creating Al Qaeda to fight against Russia?! They got a lot of Americans killed, ISIS hasn't killed any Americans that I've heard of.
Jimmy Carter’s National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on CNN that the U.S. organized and supported Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.
Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs ["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You therefore played a role in this affair. Is that correct?Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979. But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
But … America’s alliance with the Afghan Islamists long predated the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and had its roots in CIA activity in Afghanistan in the 1960s and in the early and mid-1970s.