posted on Jul, 31 2015 @ 05:51 AM
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
a reply to: MrSpad
ISIS was born in Jordan in 99?
Didnt Islamic state in Iraq and Islamic state in Syria join together in 2013 to become Islamic State in Iraq and Syria thus ISIS?
Or are you referring to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who is from Jordan and fled in 99?
I believe there are some grounds for concern being the US and UK did create rebel groups in Syria to topple Assad and it seems a lot of the munitions
and training that ISIS are using come from the UK and US.
The genesis of ISIS came from Jordan in 99 where they were forced to escape into Iraq, through the war the changed names and became AlQuida in Iraq.
They recruited other radical groups the cause and were joined by a large group a radicals Assad free from his prisons on the promise of amnesty if the
fought the US and later returned to Syria. As the US pulled out of Iraq and the idea of a unity government was tossed aside by the Shia in power they
found new allies in Saddams old officer corps and Sunni miltias. This is how they became a conventional force instead of just a terrorist force.
Meanwhile in Syria the radicals who had left Iraq when the US pulled out found Assad had lied and he tossed them back in jail for short while. The
Free Syrian Army was making strong advances and had a shakey cease fire with other radical groups. Assad again released the radicals in his prison in
hopes that this would cause trouble with the FSA. Which it did. Fighting broke out between the radicals and the FSA and Assad focused his forces on
In Iraq the new coalition hatched a plan to blitz Baghdad. With Iraqi forces dispersed for terror attacks and completely unprepared and not expecting
a conventional attack Iraqs forces melted away.
In Syria radicals who had fought in Iraq now unified with their old allies in Iraq and ISIS as we know it was born. massive caches of Iraqi equipment
was captured and shared. Oil wells and banks captured also gave them key funding. Those early victories brought tons of new recruits from all over.
In time ISIS overextend itself and the forces arrayed against it consolidated and began to fight back. When airstrikes started ISIS lost much of its
mobility and funding sources leaving it in a defensive position on almost all fronts except Assads where his forces keep collapsing and falling
Then much like with Al Quida other groups in other regions began to take the ISIS name. Although their is little coordination and while lost of talk
of global conquest go on, in reality most groups just focus on their local goals. India is a dream but, ISIS is unlikely to have the global reach do