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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
Wikipedia confirms many of the claims in OP.. the man spent 11 years training in 5 different counterterrorism programs. Seems like it did a whole lot of good! /sarcasm
This is disheartening
n August 2014, the Washington Post reported that fighters who had been trained by Western forces, including the U.S., in Libya had found their way to terror groups at the beginning of the Syrian conflict:
Some European and Arab intelligence officials also voiced their worries and frustration about what they call the mistakes the United States has made in handling the uprisings in Arab states. “We had, in the early stages, information that radical groups had used the vacuum of the Arab Spring, and that some of the people the U.S. and their allies had trained to fight for ‘democracy’ in Libya and Syria had a jihadist agenda — already or later, [when they] joined al Nusra or the Islamic State,” a senior Arab intelligence official said in a recent interview. He said that often his U.S. counterparts would say things like, “We know you are right, but our president in Washington and his advisers don’t believe that.” Those groups, say Western security officials, are threats not only in the Middle East, but also in the United States and Europe, where they have members and sympathizers.
the Sunni Awakening[ISIS] still remains very hostile to the Iraqi government, and the government sees the Awakening as a bigger threat than al-Qaida.
Biden would take this to the next step and encourage the Sunnis to form their own region[Caliphate]
[Obama's] strategy had given ISIS time to consolidate its control, train terrorists, and embed operatives in Western countries.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: roadgravel
I agree, I guess arming terrorist by the US and coalition partners in Syria is not a big example of how wars and terrorism is keep alive and well.
Even going as far as waving bans on our existing laws when it comes to aiding terrorist trying to topple governments in other countries.