posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 08:35 PM
a reply to: Mikeyy
ISIS has been around since the 90's, there was no break away faction. There are many factions in Syria, the key ones being the FSA, Al Nusra, ISIS and
the Syrian armed forces. The FSA are the ones Obama armed and trained, but that didn't work out so well.
It's a convoluted mess, Assad's forces often turned a blind eye when it came to ISIS, as they were successfully dealing with the FSA. Despite being
'moderate' the FSA have also teamed up with Al Nusra to hold lines against ISIS.
Also, Obama didn't need to stage an uprising, it happened all by itself in multiple middle east countries, like Egypt and Libya. Syria has been in
turmoil for a long time.
Don't forget the likes of Russia either, they've been entrenched with Syria for a long time, wielding their influence on the down low.
Oh and Iran, they took in a whole bunch of top Al Queda guys who went on to join ISIS when the US went in to Afghanistan, Iran let them stay as long
as they didn't carry out terrorist attacks in Iran...
But yeah, Obama caused all this.