American Senator Rand Paul says the US government is involved in training and arming ISIS terrorists and its allies that have caused havoc in Syria and Iraq. The Republican Senator from Kentucky said had it not been for American support, ISIS would not be spreading terror in Iraq today. In the photo, ISIS terrorists are seen shooting and killing civilians dumped in a ditch in Tal Afar in Iraq.
2014-06-23, 08:49 DST
The eruption of violence in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) led by the new terrorist poster boy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has sent shock waves in the region. Numerous questions have been asked about the group’s backers and how it has made such spectacular gains against the US-trained Iraqi army.
It is well known that the archaic Saudi regime has been the principal sponsor of terrorist groups in the region. American senator Rand Paul has now accused the US government of arming ISIS terrorists in Syria and funding its allies despite Washington expressing hypocritical concern about its murderous activities in Iraq.
The Republican Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul made the remarks on NBC News’s ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday June 22. He said the US regime has been funding ISIS allies and supporting the terrorist group in Syria.
The ISIS made its mark as the most ruthless terrorist group in Syria by murdering civilians as well as members of rival terrorist gangs, essentially out-terrorizing them. The US has been funding, arming and training these murderous thugs for years in Syria.
“They're emboldened because we've been supporting them … It could be Assad [could have] wiped these people out months ago,”
“They're emboldened because we've been supporting them … It could be Assad [could have] wiped these people out months ago,” Senator Rand Paul told NBC.
“I personally believe that this group would not be in Iraq and would not be as powerful had we not been supplying their allies in the war.”
There have been widespread reports that the CIA has been training terrorists at a secret base in Jordan to carrying out terrorist activities in Syria. This has gone on since 2012. According to reports there are between 200 to 1000 American Special Forces and CIA operatives involved in such terrorist training.
American allies Britain and France are also involved in such illegal criminal activities while publicly claiming to be supporting democracy and the rule of law.
The British news agency Reuters and the Guardian newspaper have reported CIA training of terrorists for launching operations in Syria. More recently, the independent news website, WND, has carried similar reports.
The ISIS mutated from the Islamic State of Iraq, a group that emerged in 2005 in Iraq and was then led by the Jordanian Musab al-Zarqawi. When he was killed by the Americans in 2006, the group went into decline but its fortunes were revived with the US-Saudi-zionist conspiracy against the government of Bashar al-Asad in Syria.
The Americans had already released their prize possession, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (real name Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarrai) in Iraq. Al-Baghdadi was in American custody from 2005 to 2009 and was held at Camp Bucca after the torture and rape scandals of Abu Ghraib were exposed.
It is widely believed that the Americans are using al-Baghdadi—and this is borne out by his activities in Syria since his release—to advance the American agenda in the region.
With funding from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and logistical support from Turkey—all staunch US allies—the ISIS has emerged as the most ruthless terrorist group. The foreign sponsors have no favorites; whether it is al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra or ISIS, they are interested in results.
ISIS has been able to deliver, at least in Iraq, hence the showering of largesse upon its thuggish members. The American Senator Rand Paul also reiterated in his NBC interview that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were funding the terrorist group.
“We should prevent [ISIS] from exporting terror but I'm not so sure where the clear-cut American interest is,” Paul added.
Meanwhile, the Rahbar of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in a speech on June 22 that there should be no American involvement in Iraq and that the government, people and the ulama were quite capable of dealing with the seditionists.