Aaron Nelson | The Pontiac Tribune
More than four in five citizens of Syria and Iraq believe the United States is responsible for the rise of ISIS, according to new research from an ORB/IIACSS survey.
Who Created ISIS?
Damascus, Syria — A major crisis with the potential to spark World War 3 has been unfolding in slow motion before our eyes.
Two years ago, the Middle East braced for another war led by the U.S. — with plans to “drop bombs of peace” on a foreign country to remove another dictator’s regime — and this time, it was President Bashar al-Assad of Syria’s turn.
When the U.S.-allied Syrian rebels were caught using sarin gas against civilians, several independent news outlets successfully presented a counter-narrative to the corporate media’s endless stream of war propaganda.
With the American people discovering the truth about the Syrian rebels, ideas proposed by the establishment — like sending U.S. troops or providing air support to militants allied with al-Qaeda, were no longer appealing to the public.
The new media revolution crushed Washington’s narrative, members of British Parliament rejected a government motion on military action in Syria (the first time in history), and the New York Times even published an article from Vladimir Putin himself.
“Most of the arms we’ve given to the so-called moderate rebels have wound up in the hands of ISIS, because ISIS simply takes it from them, or it’s given to them, or we mistakenly actually give it to some of the radicals,” warned US Senator Rand Paul in 2014.
At the time, U.S. congressmen Justin Amash suggested that US officials could technically be arrested under section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA for providing weapons to terrorists.
Amash was right.
- In September 2014, the Washington Post confirmed that ISIS obtained “significant quantities” of U.S.-manufactured weapons.
- In October 2014, a video released by the SITE Intelligence Group revealed the U.S. delivering weapons to ISIS by airdrop.
- In November 2014, an article published by the New York Times (currently an Http error) warned that weapons made in the USA and meant for the Iraqi army were being — you guessed it, funneled to ISIS.
- In June 2015, Reuters reported that U.S.-made weaponry fell into the hands of ISIS (again, live link taken down from the web) — including 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, at least 40 M1A1 main battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, and as many as 52 M198 howitzer mobile gun systems, plus small arms and ammunition.
U.S. officials said the CIA has trained and equipped nearly 10,000 fighters sent into Syria over the past several years — meaning that the agency is spending roughly $100,000 per year for every anti-Assad rebel.” — Washington Post, June 2015.
Unless you go by the name of “Dick Cheney” (who exclusively blames President Barack Obama), you likely already understand how the “War on Terror” itself has contributed to the rise of Islamic extremism the world has experienced since 9/11.
To the surprise of anti-war activists everywhere — America’s long-term foreign policy objective in the Middle East ran into a brick wall, highlighting the deep mistrust of Western intelligence reports following a decade of lies surrounding the Iraq war.
For the first time since the Cold War, Russia officially became a problem.
Without enough public support, the campaign to bomb Syria abruptly ended — and six months later the sudden emergence of ISIS took the world by storm.
More than 80% in Syria, Iraq Blame America for ISIS
The U.S. claims to only be arming the ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria.
However, the leadership of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has stated that they regularly carry out joint operations with Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. Until last year, ISIS was an official branch of Al-Qaeda.
A 7-page Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document dated to August of 2012, recently released under a Freedom Of Information Act request, successfully predicts their actions would create a group like ISIS.
It was predicted by the DIA that “ISI (Islamic State in Iraq) could also declare an Islamic State through its union with other terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria” and that “there is a possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria.”
This is exactly what transpired with the declaration of the Islamic State. This was exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.
This document was classified as “secret” and distributed to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the DIA, FBI, CIA, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, Central Command, and other agencies.
According to the new research from an ORB/IIACSS survey, the majority of Syrians and Iraqis oppose coalition airstrikes against ISIS.
81% of Syrians blame the United States for the creation of ISIS, 85% in Iraq, and more than two-thirds of both countries prefer the life they had in 2013.
In Syria, just 21% prefer life now to what life was like under the full control of Bashar al Assad, and previous Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki is considered to be a driving force in the creation of ISIS by 71% his own people.
Half of Iraqi citizens believe that “getting rid of ISIS is not possible without solving the problems in Syria.”
Johnny Heald, the survey taker’s Managing Director (ORB International) said:
“These results show that the situation on the group for ordinary Syrians and Iraqis is deteriorating. This data and other qualitative insight suggest to me that some kind of concerted effort to undermine ISIL needs to gather momentum. The current airstrike campaign lacks majority support in both countries, while opinion in both countries prefers a political rather than military solution to the crisis. What also seems clear is that both Iraq and Syria can not be dealt with in isolation, that ISIL will not be defeated in Iraq without jointly solving the Syrian challenge”.
In July 2014 Time magazine published a piece mocking Iranians for believing in “conspiracy theories” about the creation of ISIS. Major General Hassan Firoozabadi, Chief of Staff of Iran’s armed forces, was quoted as saying that ISIS “is an Israel and America movement for the creation of a secure border for the Zionists against the forces of resistance in the region.”
Earlier this week, in a rare interview, Syrian President Bashar Assad answered questions about terrorism, the refugee crisis, who created ISIS, and Western propaganda.
On the cause of the Syrian civil war:
“It was the Iraq war in 2003 when the United States invaded Iraq. We were strongly opposed to that invasion because we knew that things were moving in the direction of dividing societies and creating unrest. And we are Iraq’s neighbors.”
“Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual.”
On ISIS and terrorism:
“Our enemy is enjoying enormous support in various countries, from which people came to fight alongside the terrorists. As for the army, it’s almost exclusively made of Syrians.”
On anti-ISIS US-led coalition:
“We have no veto on any country provided that it has the will to fight terrorism and not as they are doing in what is called “the international coalition” led by the United States. In fact, since this coalition started to operate, ISIS has been expanding. In other words, the coalition has failed and has no real impact on the ground.”
On the Syrian refugee crisis:
“If you are worried about , stop supporting terrorists. That’s what we think regarding the crisis. This is the core of the whole issue of refugees.”
“Can you feel sad for a child’s death in the sea and not for thousands of children who have been killed by the terrorists in Syria?” al-Assad said, referring to images of a dead Syrian boy that shocked the world. “And also for men, women, and the elderly? These European double standards are no longer acceptable.”
On coordination with the US:
“There’s not a single coordination or contact between the Syrian government and the United States government or between the Syrian army and the US army.”
On cooperation with Iran:
“The relationship between Syria and Iran is an old one. It is over three-and-a-half decades old. There is an alliance based on a great degree of trust. That’s why we believe that the Iranian role is important.”
Assad said he would resign if the people of Syria demanded it in a democratic process, adding he would not step down only because of pressure from the U.S., the U.N., or any other outside power.
He accuses the United States of “willful blindness” over Syria’s role in the fight against ISIS.
Earlier this month the image of 3-year-old boy’s lifeless body on a Turkish beach shook the minds of the West.
This is what war looks like.
The same people who label critical thinkers as “conspiracy theorists” have been quick to spread the most extreme theories of all — when it suits their world view.
Recently, they’ve adopted one which involves an international plot by ISIS to infiltrate the West by dressing up as Syrian refugees to sneak past the NSA’s global surveillance grid.
This week, even the Pope warned of a “danger” that ISIS could use the ongoing refugee crisis to infiltrate Europe. UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been warning the same since last year.
Speaking to Nick Ferrari, Farage argued that Europe is making one of the “biggest mistakes in history,” stating:
“Islamic State have said they will use this tide of humanity across the Mediterranean to embed thousands of their jihadist fighters into Europe. They mean it.”
“At the oment, the UN estimates there are 59million people in the world who are displaced by conflicts and wars of some kind.”
“I’m not against doing what we can to help people who are in camps in Turkey and Lebanon.”
“But for Europe to have opened its doors unconditionally, I think could prove to be one of the biggest mistakes in history.”
Israel is literally building a wall.
Media Manufactured Reality
Zbigniew Brzezinski admitted on CNN that the U.S. literally created Bin Laden and the other originators of “Al Qaeda” in the 1970s to fight the Soviets.
Brzezinski told Al Qaeda’s forefathers – the Mujahideen:
“We know of their deep belief in god, that they’re confident that their struggle will succeed. That land over there is yours, and you’ll go back to it some day, because your fight will prevail, and you’ll have your homes, your mosques, back again, because your cause is right, and god is on your side.”
Hillary Clinton has admitted to the same.
History is said to repeat itself. You should have already known who created ISIS.
World War 3 is upon us. It has been unfolding in slow motion for years.
The only question now is who will get blamed.
The powers that be would rather tip the board than lose the game. They’d rather take us to war than to take the blame.” — StormCloudsGathering
It won’t be long until the rumors of pro-Assad Russian troops on the ground in Syria are confirmed. This nightmare scenario looks like it could be our new reality.
Moscow is actively sending technical and logistical support to the Assad regime.
On Thursday, Reuters reported that the Syrian military was using new types of air and ground weapons — supplied by Russia.
“The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely,” the military source for Reuters said in response to a question about Russian support. “We can say they are all types of weapons, be it air or ground.”
“People are fleeing Syria, first of all, because of military actions … from atrocities of terrorists – we know they are committing brutalities there, and destroying cultural heritage,” said Vladimir Putin on Tuesday at the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
“It is necessary to set aside geopolitical ambitions, drop so-called double standards, the policy of direct or indirect use of separate terrorist groups for achieving own goals, including removing the governments and regimes,” Putin explained at the summit in Tajikistan.
“I’ll let comments speak for themselves on that,” the State Department spokesman Kirby countered. “We don’t want to see the Assad regime getting any support.”
“Is Iraq better off without Saddam Hussein, and with a democracy? Yes, they are,” Kirby answered.
But when asked about Libya and other places, he suddenly cut the reporter off. “I’m not going to answer any more questions on this from you.”
This article doesn’t even begin to explore the crisis in Ukraine.
So, who created ISIS? The writing is on the wall.