The CIA and Jihadist terrorists: a generational partnership.
1. An excerpt from, "YPG Commander: Kurds in Syria ‘Deserve’ US Support" by Mutlu Civirogly, Rudaw, July 3, 2014:
To understand the latest attacks by ISIS in Iraq, you have to understand the background as well. ISIS was shaped by some powers about a year and a half ago to carry out their plans in Syria. ISIS isn’t a random Al-Qaeda organization. We have intelligence on them. There are documents that we acquired. There are also the statements taken from members we captured. When we put all these pieces together, we reached to the conclusion that ISIS was directed under the command of some intelligence services and their agents to implement the policies of certain states in Syria. The most recent developments, as well as what occurred earlier, prove that our theory is correct.The fall of Mosul was an international conspiracy, for sure. The intelligence agencies of the governments of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Britain, France, and others were involved in planning this Jihadist-Baathist takeover from behind the scenes. Some Iraqis also conspired with them, whether for financial or political reasons.
A city like Mosul or some other cities in Iraq aren’t the types of places that a group can take overnight. It’s clear there have been preparations underway for a long time. There are various forces behind these preparations and behind those who launched these attacks. It’s impossible for a city like Mosul to fall under a group’s control without the intelligence apparatuses of international powers knowing it’s happening. Thousands of armed people get together, transfer their heavy artillery and move forward to attack a city like Mosul. It’s illogical that no one was aware of this. Mosul and Kirkuk constitute only one part of these attacks. These are attempts to divide the region in a different way. These are attempts to turn people, cultures, societies, beliefs and groups against each other. These are the attempts to drag the Middle East into a civil war — to have fighting and to create a quagmire. This will serve the interests of international powers, beginning with the arms trade.
When they fought us, ISIS was using Turkey’s borders without the objecting of Turkish army and authorities; they were treating all of their wounded militants in Turkish hospitals. Some may say this is an allegation. However, we have official documents in our hands backing what I am saying. One of the ISIS commanders in our captivity said he was treated at Ceylanpinar Public Hospital for nine days.
But the fall of Mosul also has to be attributed to a massive failure of the Iraqi army, which was due to a combination of factors, including corruption at high-levels, politicization of military leadership by Maliki, and the lack of will of mainly Shiite divisions to fight in defense of a Sunni majority city. Residents of Mosul prior to these events said that the Iraqi army was emotionally unattached to them, and that they acted more like an occupying force that treated them like trash.
But Mosul could have been saved. There are reports that Maliki was warned by Mosul's governor, some of his own commanders, and the Kurdish Peshmerga about the threat to Mosul from Syria-linked radical Islamist militants but he rejected these warnings, as did the US. So both Baghdad and Washington only have themselves to blame for not acting sooner to stop ISIL. They allowed this problem to grow; the US and its allies did so willingly and knowingly for their own reasons; and Maliki did it because he is a tunnel-visioned, incompetent, stubborn dumb ass who has too big of a head for his own good.
This joke of a leader only offered conspiracy theories in the wake of the collapse of his army when he should have taken the oppourtunity to place blame on his own shoulders and taken a bit of the responsibility. Still, the funding and arming of ISIL in Syria was not his doing, and he warned a year ago that the chaos and violence in Syria would have a big impact on his country.
2. An excerpt from, "Jarba insists Iran behind rise of ISIS" by Misbah al-Ali, The Daily Star, July 4, 2014:
Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad Jarba said that the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) represented a serious threat to the entire Arab region and called on the international community to provide the opposition with weapons.
In a sit-down interview with The Daily Star in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Jarba stressed that the SNC’s position on ISIS “has been clear since day one: This is a tool being used by the Iranians and the Syrian regime, and it does not hesitate to murder, slaughter, and terrorize.”