posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 08:46 AM
I don't think ISIS is a 'US proxy', but i completely and unequivocally believe that many ISIS fighters have received US training in the past.
ISIS has amongst its ranks, many foreign fighters. Fighters who fought in the Libyan revolution; fighters who fought against the allied occupation of
Iraq; fighters who fought in Afghanistan...and i'd wager that there are many more fighters from Africa and Eastern Europe.
What we must keep in mind, is that many of ISIS' fighters have already received some form of military training in the past. Libyan rebels were
trained by the USA and Britain, and many of them travelled to Syria after the downfall of Gaddafi. Syrian rebels have been trained by the USA and
Britain, and many of them have been forced to either flee the state, or pledge allegiance to ISIS, as their power grows stronger. I'm not sure if
many of you know, but the moderate Syrian rebels are all but diminished. The only significant powers fighting in Syria now, are ISIS and the Syrian
Does all this mean that the US has willingly trained terrorists during the Syrian and Libyan revolutions? I don't think so. Many Libyan rebels were
moderate, but either retired from fighting or continued to engage in militant activity in the state (if they didn't travel to Syria). Many Syrian
rebels have either fled the fighting, or pledged allegiance to ISIS. That doesn't necessarily mean that these fighters were always terrorists.
The fact is that the USA needs to update its policies regarding the training of forces which they can't properly control. They've been doing it
since the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, and they have continued to do it ever since.
You can teach someone special combat tactics, but once you release them out into the wild, you thereafter lack control. After receiving combat
training, there is nothing stopping them from pledging allegiance to an enemy faction, and using their recently acquired knowledge to aid in the
efforts against their former teachers.
This is a problem of which i believe the USA is facing. They have trained many rebels from Syria and Libya, and many of them have since joined the
ranks of terrorist outfits. ISIS has no doubt profited of this unfortunate scenario, and i believe that is evident in their combat prowess.