QUORA QUESTION: IS THE U.S. RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING ISIS? BY QUORA CONTRIBUTOR ON 12/25/16 AT 4:10 PM europe.newsweek.com
We didn’t set out to create ISIS, but we screwed up so bad that the emergence of ISIS or something equally bad was inevitable.
ISIS trail of Terror | Is ISIS a Threat to the U.S.? – ABC News
Is ISIS Part of Al Qaeda? read our deep dive on ISIS and get answers to the most … ISIS can trace its history directly back to the Sunni terrorist organization al … The Iraqi government and much of its military officer corps are mostly made up of …
ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?
By Tim Lister, CNN
Updated 11:25 PM ET, Thu June 12, 2014 cnn.com
“…What are its origins?
In 2006, al Qaeda in Iraq — under the ruthless leadership of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — embarked on seemingly arbitrary and brutal treatment of civilians as it tried to ignite a sectarian war against the majority Shia community.
It came close to succeeding, especially after the bombing of the Al-Askariya Mosque, an important Shia shrine in Samarra, which sparked retaliatory attacks.
But the killing of al-Zarqawi by American forces, the vicious treatment of civilians and the emergence of the Sahwa (Awakening) Fronts under moderate Sunni tribal leaders nearly destroyed the group.
Nearly, but not quite.
When U.S. forces left Iraq, they took much of their intelligence-gathering expertise with them.
Iraqi officials began to speak of a “third generation” of al Qaeda in Iraq. ..”
ISIS: A Short History:
The terrorist group’s evolution from fervid fantasy to death cult Bobby Ghosh Aug 14, 2014 theatlantic.com
“..By 2004, Zarqawi’s campaign of suicide bombings across Iraq had made him a superstar of the international “jihadi” movement, and won the endorsement of bin Laden himself. Zarqawi now joined his group to bin Laden’s, rebranding it al-Qaeda in Iraq, or AQI. (It is also sometimes called al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, but don’t confuse that with AQIM, which refers to the Algerian franchise, al-Qaeda in the Maghreb.)
Soon, however, Zarqawi’s targeting of civilians created misgivings among the core al-Qaeda leadership. In 2005, bin Laden’s right-hand man, Ayman al-Zawahiri, wrote a letter chiding the Jordanian for his tactics. Zarqawi paid it no heed. Last year Zawahiri likewise took ISIS’s new leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to task for his excessive ferocity—and was again ignored….
ISI/ISIS: First Iraq, then Syria
By 2011, when the U.S. troop withdrawal was complete, AQI was being run by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and had morphed from a largely foreign to a largely Iraqi operation. Baghdadi himself, as his name suggests, is local. The absence of foreigners made it easier for the Sons of Iraq and their kin to ignore previous resentments against the group. There was also another rebranding: AQI was now better known as the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISI.
Baghdadi took Zarqawi’s tactics and supercharged them. The Shiites were still his main targets, but now he sent suicide bombers to attack police and military offices, checkpoints, and recruiting stations. (Civilian targets remained fair game.) ISI’s ranks were swelled by former Sons of Iraq, many of whom had previously been commanders and soldiers in Saddam’s military. This gave Baghdadi’s fighters the air of an army, rather than a rag-tag militant outfit…”
history channel documentary – ISIS: State of Terror – Islamic State
Published on Oct 10, 2015
history channel documentary – ISIS: State of Terror – Islamic State..
In 2014, ISIS shocked the world with their brutality and the speed with which they took a large swath of Iraqi and Syrian territory. One year later, most countries, including the United States, are still trying to figure out what is driving this group and how best they can be defeated.
Enemies of ISIS?
“Published on Jan 26, 2016
Do you know how to live Inside I-S-I-S Documentary
The Story of Al-Tawhid Brigade: Fighting for Sharia in Syria Author Sahib Anjarini Posted October 22, 2013 al-monitor.com
“.. The al-Tawhid Brigade was founded on July 18, 2012, through the merger of a number of armed groups in the countryside north of Aleppo, which is adjacent to the Turkish border. Tawhid later joined the “Revolutionary Military Council in Aleppo and its countryside,” which is led by Col. Abdul Jabbar al-Aqidi. It was a purely organizational council and didn’t have its own forces on the ground. Tawhid also played a key role in forming the Aleppo Sharia Council in an alliance with Jabhat al-Nusra and the Ahrar al-Sham Movement. But Jabhat al-Nusra later withdrew from that council.
Tawhid’s formation is mainly linked with a decision to make opposition gunmen enter Aleppo. Accurate accounts confirm that the decision was at the behest of Turkey directly. According to the accounts, Turkish intelligence coordinated with the head of the Military Security branch (then Mohammed Mefleh) to facilitate the entry of the gunmen to Aleppo and that Tawhid be the first organized armed faction to enter the city via the so-called al-Furqan battle on July 20, 2012.
-Free Syrian Army
Syrian Opposition Factions in the Syrian Civil War Cody Roche Documenting the Syrian Revolution [م/د] Aug 10 medium.com
“..The Syrian rebellion began in early March 2011 as a protest movement demanding an end to corruption, political liberalization and economic reforms. Unlike similar uprisings throughout the Arab world, Syria’s government remained cohesive, focused and largely intransigent, launching a bloody crackdown that killed thousands of protesters and other civilians. The deployment of the Syrian Arab Army, in addition to various paramilitaries of significant local variation (generally called “shabiha” by the Opposition) intensified the crackdown, and caused the conflict to militarize. From around April 2011 to Summer 2012, the SAA experienced a massive wave of desertions and defections, losing approximately half its active personnel, as soldiers refused to fire on demonstrators and otherwise suppress their countrymen. These defectors, estimated to number between 30–40k, formed the nucleus of the armed Opposition, which emerged in June 2011 and became organized enough to declare the “Free Syrian Army” in August…”
Why Syria’s Bashar al-Assad is still in power Middle EastNews4 October 2016 aljazeera.com
“…A new clique of business owners began forming under Assad’s neoliberal policies. Benefiting from the regime’s crony capitalism, these families often lived in major cities and held close family or social ties to the Assads.
They concentrated ownership of major telecommunications, energy and construction industries among a sliver of no more than 200 people, according to some estimates. In 2011, the Financial Times estimated that Assad’s cousin, Remi Makhlouf, owned up to 60 percent of the national economy.
Though media narratives often maintain that Assad’s support comes from his Alawite sect, today many of the regime’s core backers reside in this generation of technocrats – some of them Sunnis – who found economic prosperity under his regime.
Beyond this super elite is also a swath of medium-sized business owners and merchants. Many of them had also seen their livelihoods improve under Assad, and had no interest in changing the status quo when the uprising began…”
Syria: Witnesses Describe Alleged Chemical Attacks August 21, 2013 5:42PM EDT hrw.org
Government Should Give UN Investigators Immediate Access
“Published on Feb 19, 2015
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*agenda for war?
Neutral Perspective: War is “evil” and “good”?
“Published on Jan 7, 2015
The US has created a new overseas task force to deal with ISIS, called the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. It’s to be lead by Army Lieutenant General James Terry and has a logo – other than that, the Pentagon is releasing few details. The Resident discusses.
Here Is The Proof: “CIA Created ISIS” By conspiracyclub –
May 18, 2015 conspiracyclub.co
“…However, little was said about the identity or the ideological leanings of these Libyan rebels. Not surprising, considering the fact that the leader of the Libyan rebels later admitted that his fighters included Al-Qaeda linked jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8407047/Libyan-rebel-commander-admits-his-fighters-have-al-Qaeda-links.html
These jihadist militants from Iraq were part of what national security analysts commonly referred to as Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Remember Al-Qaeda in Iraq was ISIS before it was rebranded.
With the assistance of U.S. and NATO intelligence and air support, the Libyan rebels captured Gaddafi and summarily executed him in the street, all the while enthusiastically chanting “Allah Akbar”. For many of those who had bought the official line about how these rebels were freedom fighters aiming to establish a liberal democracy in Libya, this was the beginning of the end of their illusions. Prior to the U.S. and NATO backed intervention, Libya had the highest standard of living of any country in Africa. This according to the U.N.’s Human Development Index rankings for 2010. ..”
ISIS : A CIA Creation to Justify War Abroad and Repression at Home 314
By VC on October 10, 2014 vigilantcitizen.com
“…Ever since the creation of democratic nations – where public opinion somewhat matters – the political class is faced with a dilemma: War is needed to gain power, riches, and control, but the general public has a tendency to be against it. What to do? The answer was found decades ago and is still used successfully today: Create an enemy so terrifying that the masses will beg their government to go to war.
This is why ISIS exists. This is why the beheading videos are so “well-produced” and publicized worldwide through mainstream media. This is why news sources regularly come up with alarmist headlines about ISIS. They are used to serve the best interests of the world elite. The current objectives are: Sway public opinion to favor the invasion of countries in the Middle East, provide a pretext for “coalition” intervention across the world, and manufacture a domestic threat that will be used to take away rights and increase surveillance. In short, ISIS is yet another instance of the age-old tactic of creating a terrifying enemy to scare the masses…”
Turkey and Israel Are Directly Supporting ISIS and Al Qaeda Terrorists In Syria
U.S. Allies Support the Terrorists We’re Supposedly “Fighting”
By WashingtonsBlog informationclearinghouse.info
Putin Tells Everyone Exactly Who Created ISIS from youtube.com
“Published on Oct 1, 2015
Here’s something you probably never saw or heard about in the west. This is Putin answering questions regarding ISIS from a US journalist at the Valdai International Discussion Club in late 2014. ”
US Company Hiring Mercenaries To Kill ISIS; Starting Pay $500K/yr – NRTV, from youtube.com
A U.S. company is hiring mercenaries to kill members of ISIS. Starting pay is five hundred thousand dollars a year. Stay tuned.
Phoenix, Arizona company Horner G6S Mercenary Incorporated, or simply G6S, which has known ties to the U.S. military, is now OPENLY hiring the general population for the specific purpose of killing those affiliated with the Islamic State. The company is offering a starting pay of half-million dollars per year regardless of your background or history. The only requirement is your desire to kill members of ISIS. Lots and lots of them. ”
*see Global Epidemic?: Greed for…
Is A Mercenary Army The Answer To ISIS In Syria?
Ben Levin , Zach Toombs
6:17 PM, Oct 13, 2014 kshb.com
Taking the fight to ISIS: American mercenaries training to fight terrorists abroad , from youtube.com
Start at: Published on May 28, 2015
“American mercenary groups have been training and preparing to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) abroad, looking to push back the extremists where they say that the US government has failed. Maria Finoshina reports from Homestead, Florida on a group of private mercenary fighters who are organizing to support people facing the threat of ISIS in the Philippines, and explores their motivations in depth.”
*note: guy said U.S. interest in war is the oil and not civilian interest
Blackwater Founder Pushing for Mercenaries In ISIS Fight! , from youtube.com
“Published on Oct 11, 2014
Erik Prince, founder and former CEO of the notorious security contractor Blackwater, says the Pentagon should hire a mercenary corps to fight ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
“Friday the 13th Paris France Massacre” (November 2015)
9 Reasons the Terrorist Attacks in Paris Could Be a False Flag Event
Saturday, November 14, 2015 2:59
“…WOW! In the second video, adding fuel to the fire that Paris might have been a false flag, is the who’s who of the intelligence world that was just in Paris. CIA Director Brennan Met With French Secuity Chief Before Paris Attacks – Report | 13 Nov 2015 | The White House correspondent for French television network Canal+, Laura Haim, reported an interesting tidbit during a live report with MSNBC’s Brian Williams Friday evening. Haim stated that Central Intelligence Agency director, John O. Brennan, recently met with his counterpart, French intelligence (DGSE) director Bernard Bajolet. The French equivalent of MI6 and CIA is the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure. [See: CIA-GW Intelligence Conference: Panel on The Shared 21st Century International Mission –GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security 29 Oct 2015 Panel on “The Shared 21st Century International Mission” featuring CIA Director John Brennan, former UK MI6 Chief John Sawers, Director of the French Directorate for External Security Bernard Bajolet, and former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaacov Amidror. Held as part of the 2nd Annual Ethos and Profession of Intelligence Conference, co-hosted by the Central Intelligence Agency and the George Washington University. Held on October 27, 2015…
4.) Gunmen connected to ISIS, gunmen connected to Syria – Along with the very convenient and immediate statement by an allegedly arrested suspect that he was from ISIS, we also have screams of a shooter that “This is for Syria!” This gives us all the information that we need regarding the motivation of the alleged attackers. They are from ISIS. They hate the French because the French are “attacking” ISIS and because somewhere in France in a very darkened corner, under the sofa, there are freedoms. ISIS hates freedoms. This is quite coincidental considering the fact that a Russian airliner was recently bombed, allegedly by ISIS – at least according to the West.
5.) The timing of the event – Aside from the obvious connotations derived from the attacks occurring on Friday the 13th, the Paris massacre has taken place shortly before a major climate summit that was set to take place in France. The French government was expecting massive protests they alleged could potentially become violent, by activists opposed to globalization and energy austerity. Interestingly enough, France had already planned to impose border controls starting on November 30th in anticipation of the U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Paris “because of the terrorist threat or risk of public disorder.” Needless to say, there will be no massive protest now considering the fact that 2015 France resembles the 1943 version of itself more than anything else.”
Paris Terror Attacks: Blowback or False Flag? France Declares a State of Emergency
By Stephen Lendman
Global Research, November 14, 2015 globalresearch.ca
“…Friday Paris attacks were either blowback for Western wars on Islam or a state-sponsored false flag. Odds strongly favor the latter. Western history of false flags for subsequent planned events suggests it.
On September 20, 2001, George Bush lied to Congress and the public, claiming America was attacked because we are “a beacon of freedom.” The attackers were “evil. This is civilization’s fight.” He suppressed Washington’s direct responsibility for what happened, perhaps complicit with Israel’s Mossad.
The aftermath of 9/11 is clear – endless US-led imperial wars, a phony Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), an assault on fundamental human and civil rights, police state harshness replacing them, an America unfit to live in.
Will France and other European countries become more belligerent and repressive than already in response to Friday’s incident?
Were Washington and perhaps Israel’s dirty hands involved in what happened?
Daesh (ISIS/ISIL/IS) is such an easy target to blame. It’s simple getting most people to believe it unquestionably.
The Big Lie repeated often enough works the same way every time. ISIS is the new “Enemy Number One.” Its creation by Washington and use as proxy foot soldiers is suppressed.
Was Friday’s Paris incident prelude to something similar planned for New York, Washington, and/or other US cities?..”
Paris Attacks False Flag: Unbelievable Crisis Actor Saved By Cell Phone = BULLSHIT!
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Political author Gearoid O Colmain discusses the Paris attacks with RT International
*a “friend” this evening who is in the special forces of another country told me about the proxie war that is going on. As the guy on the video says, they are trying to “divide” and have us “fight against each other”->see Deep thought: This is how the “devil” is trying to divide us?
=>Which claims by ISIS are true and false?
What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack? May 24, 2017·7:00 AM ET npr.org
“…It’s a simple, frequently recurring phrase: “The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.” But it raises some questions: Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it’s true, what does “responsibility” actually entail?..
Joscelyn said he can’t think of an example of an outright false claim by ISIS in the U.S. and western Europe. There are plenty of exaggerations — on death tolls, for instance — and the statements shouldn’t be assumed to be true. (For instance, the ISIS claim for the attack on a concert in Manchester didn’t describe a suicide bomber, and had slightly inflated numbers of the dead and wounded.)…
What does it mean for a claim to be “unconfirmed”?
Needless to say, investigators won’t just take the Islamic State at its word when it claims responsibility. They’ll look for statements by the attacker, communication with ISIS online, evidence that the attacker consumed Islamic State propaganda — “real connective tissue,” Joscelyn said.
It can take weeks to get sense of ISIS’ involvement, and months for the full picture of what happened to be uncovered by authorities. That work is necessary not just to confirm an ISIS link, but to determine what kind of link it is.
That’s why early reporting will say that ISIS “claimed responsibility,” but stories published later might note that the group either “carried out” or “inspired” an attack.
Does Isis really ‘claim every terror attack’? How do we know if a claim is true? Samuel Osborne |
Thursday 4 May 2017 13:27 BST| independent.co.uk
Trump wrongly labels Manila shooting a terror attack (philstar.com) | Updated June 2, 2017 – 10:05am philstar.com
“…MANILA, Philippines — US President Donald Trump incorrectly and prematurely labeled the attack on a hotel and casino complex in Manila as an act of terror.
“It is really very sad as to what’s going on throughout the world with terror,” Trump said at the White House before announcing that the US was leaving the Paris climate accord. “Our thoughts and our prayers and with all of those affected.”
The Philippine National Police said that there was no indication of terrorism and suggested that the motive could have been robbery.
According to the police, the English-speaking suspect was found dead with his rifle on the fifth floor of the Resorts World Manila complex. The gunman apparently killed himself.
The suspect took P113 million worth of gambling chips which were found in a bag he was carrying.
ISIS reveal identity of their ‘lone wolf’ gunman in Manila who killed 36 after police insisted he was just a ‘white gambler’ with a vendetta against casino By Rachel Burford and Julian Robinson for MailOnline
Published: 08:35 EDT, 2 June 2017 | Updated: 14:18 EDT, 2 June 2017 .dailymail.co.uk
“…ISIS fanatics have again claimed responsibility for an attack on a Manila casino that left dozens dead – despite police declaring almost immediately that it was a robbery gone wrong.
At least 36 people were killed last night after a ‘white, English-speaking’ masked gunman attacked a casino in Manila, stole £1.7million ($2.3million) worth of betting chips and set fire to tables before he ‘burned himself to death’.
It is understood many of the victims were women who suffocated due to smoke inhalation as crowds battled to get to the exits.
The Philippines is battling ISIS and the terror group claimed responsibility early on for the attack – but national police were quick to insist that the deadly raid was a robbery gone wrong.
However, ISIS has today insisted for a second time that the attack was carried out by one of its jihadists named Abul-Khayr al-Arkhabili.
Japanese tourists shot dead in Philippines, bodies cut into pieces and thrown into sea Ananya Roy,International Business Times 14 hours ago (6.5.17) yahoo.com
‘…Two Japanese tourists taking a boat ride around islands in southwestern Philippines were allegedly shot dead, and their bodies cut into pieces and thrown into the sea, local officials said.
The tourists were reported missing since 30 May and authorities initially suspected the role of Abu Sayyaf militants, who are known for abducting foreign tourists…”
Is US Setting Up a Proxy War Against Russia in Syria?
US Wants Russia ‘Fighting ISIS,’ But Only on Its Terms
by Jason Ditz, September 15, 2015 news.antiwar.com
With that, the US opposition to Russia becomes more apparent, and sets the stage for a proxy battle by “US allies,” predominantly the al-Qaeda-led Islamist bloc, and the Russian-backed Syrian government, for the right to be the official internationally endorsed face of the war against ISIS, with Syria as the prize.”
Killed ISIS Commander’s Cell Phone Shows Direct Ties To Turkish Intelligence, By Justin King @Justinkingnews | December 28, 2015 mintpressnews.com
“Baghdad, Iraq – An ISIS commander was killed in Salahuddin province and his body was searched. A cell phone retrieved from the corpse revealed messages from Turkish intelligence services proving the NATO country was providing security for ISIS militants when they traveled between Turkey and Iraq. This is the second NATO country implicated in assisting ISIS troops. The first was Canada.
Turkey and the ISIS share two enemies: President Assad of Syria and the Kurdish people. This incident comes on the heels of the Turkish Air Force shooting down a Russian plane engaged in operations against the Islamic State. Ten days ago, Turkey invaded Iraq briefly. It sent its troops to within a few hundred miles of where the phone was recovered. Turkish artillery has also rained shells down on the Kurdish community of Kobane….”
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