Award-Winning Journalist Ben Swann on the Origins of ISIS

Video report: Ben Swann on the origins of ISIS: A product of Direct US Action

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In the report, Swann discusses how:

  • Politicians and media, with good reason, are not telling you the truth about where ISIS comes from and how it arose.
  • High US figures have said ISIS will be an excuse to keep the US at war for another thirty years (the US already having been waging war for more than 90% of its entire history).
  • ISIS arose out of an Iraq that has been ravaged by the US for decades.
  • However, Swann notes, even with Saddam gone and Iraq destroyed, creating conditions in which militant groups thrive, ISIS still couldn’t have arisen without:
  • The US and its allies giving weapons/training to the Free Syrian Army rebel group, which, as was known, supplied ISIS with its fighters and those very US weapons.
  • ISIS was then able to cross back into Iraq and again grow stronger, due to huge stocks of military equipment the US left sitting unguarded in Iraq, even when the US knew ISIS fighters were capturing that equipment.
  • The US continues to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Free Syrian Army, knowing it is one of the biggest suppliers of fighters and weapons to ISIS.  (The US is also openly aiding groups such as the “Islamic Front” in Syria.)
  • In addition to direct US attacks against Iraq, as the report documents, the US in fact helped install Saddam Hussein and helped him wage a war of aggression against and gas Iranians and Kurds, and has previously aided other Islamic groups such as the Mujaheddin.
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  • jadan

    The US ( in collusion with Israel ) seems to be pursuing a divide and conquer strategy in the Islamic world of the ME. Iraq was a target because of the pan-Arabism of Saddam and his consistently hostile posture towards Israel. Prior to WWI, the Moslem world was ruled by one caliphate or another, a unifying political structure since the time of Mohammad. The ME of today is the post-Ottoman Empire designed by non-Arabs who created separate nations from a pan-Arab identity. US/Israel is doing all it can to prevent a new Caliphate from emerging from the chaos. The great success of ISIS is the answer to the imperial onslaught. A new caliphate means the end of Israel and the US imperial mentor. The US did not created ISIS. It created the terrible conditions that allows a new Caliphate to come to the rescue and destroy the infidel presence that has brought nothing but chaos and misery to the Islamic world.