posted on Sep, 9 2014 @ 12:09 AM
a reply to: MrSpad
Not really. It existed on the internet since like 08 or so, but ISIS didn't really exist as a physical group until the Syrian war. That is where the
group had a plethora of radicals to organize. That is where Saudi Arabia and the west armed them. They have in theory been around since before
Baghdadi's release from Gitmo, but in reality they came into existence during the Syrian war, maybe small underground factions were born in Libya.
Either way we armed them, and they haven't been in physical existence since before the Libyan war for certain (which bled right into the Syrian war).
Before that they were a radicalism concept online.