(Article by M.A. Hussein) September 5, 2014 2:59 pm
General Thomas McInerney recently acknowledged in an interview on Fox News that the United States in fact helped to build the terror group and would-be Caliphate, known as the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). This admission that “we helped build ISIS” comes from an honest look at the fact that the group obtained weapons directly from the United States
When Fox asked General McInerney what he thought of the idea of arming so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels McInerney said that the U.S. policy on Syria, and Iraq had been a failure.
“We backed I believe in some cases, some of the wrong people and not in the right part of the Free Syrian Army and that’s a little confusing to people, so I’ve always maintained….that we were backing the wrong types.”
To be clear, many of the rebels fighting the Assad regime in Syria are in fact “the right types.” But for some reason, the United States has time and time again backed what McInerney admits were “the wrong” rebel factions: those aligned with ISIS, and in some cases, ISIS itself.
During the interview, the two discussed a Bret Baier Fox News special what was purported to “show some of those weapons from Benghazi ended up in the hands of ISIS – so we helped build ISIS.”
Whether you agree with his policies across the board or not, it is worth acknowledging that Senator Rand Paul openly suggested that the truth behind what was going on in Libya was an illicit arms smuggling program, which trafficked weapons to terrorists in Syria.
“I’ve actually always suspected that, although I have no evidence, that maybe we were facilitating arms leaving Libya going through Turkey into Syria,” Paul said in an interview with CNN. He added that he was “never quite understood the cover-up — if it was intentional or incompetence”.
In addition to ISIS obtaining weapons from Libya, Aaron Klein was told by Jordanian officials that, many members of ISIS were in fact trained by the United States at a secret base in Jordan in 2012.
The official stated that “dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.”
If you believe this needs to be headline news, then help SPREAD THE WORD about how ISIS rose to power so quickly, with so much Western funding and weaponry backing them up.
(Article by M.A. Hussein)