The Department of Defense recently released a document from 2012, about the same time as the attacks in Benghazi, should shock everyone. The documents should be running on the front page of every newspaper and at a different time or with a Republican president they would have been.
According to these documents, it was worth it to the administration to let them grow in order to isolate Assad and to have a proxy war with Iran and Russia. It appears to still be the tactic. It was a tactic by the incompetents Obama hired.
The goals of the document were:
“Development of the current events into a proxy war: with support from Russia, China, and Iran, the regime is controlling the areas of influence,” to quote the document.
Harness opposition forces which later became ISIS.
“If the situation unravels, there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist [or Sunni Islamic reform movement] principality in Eastern Syria, and that’s exactly what the supporting powers of the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion,” according to the heavily redacted document. The Salafists became ISIS.
This isn’t an invention, check the links. the Sentinel reported the rumors of this in 2012. No one cared. One of the Sentinel writers wrote about it again on December 8th.
ISIS running wildly around Iraq and Syria is what Obama wanted and willfully executed and is still executing.
We need to leave Assad in place and butt out. As soon as Assad is gone, something worse would take over. Many believe it will be ISIS.
Obama knew ISIS was coming.
The Obama war against IS/ISIS/ISIL is a sham and nothing he is dong to stop ISIS makes sense.
A Dept. of Defense report from December 5th shows the number of air strikes made on ISIS that day was 11 in Syria and 12 in Iraq; other dates are similar.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on November 20th:
“U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike.”.
WaPo reported that the only explanation Iraqis can think of, why we don’t eliminate ISIS, is that America is in cahoots with them.
Judicial Watch obtained recentl declassified documents under a court order, including a Defense Intelligence Agency document revealing that the rise of ISIS was anticipated—and desirable—to help pressure Assad to step down.
The August 12, 2012 DIA report states:
“THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA …, AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…” [Para. 8C]
The report also shows the “moderate” Syrian rebels we supported in 2012 were primarily terror groups:
“THE SALAFIST, THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND AQI [Al-Qaeda In Iraq] ARE THE MAJOR FORCES DRIVING THE INSURGENCY IN SYRIA TODAY” [Para. B.]
But why the obsession with toppling Assad?
Obama has said his unseating must lead to an “inclusive” government, a word the WH also used as he pressed Egypt’s Mubarak to step down, and used after he unleashed military force to force out Libyan dictator Qaddafi. Read that as “inclusive of the Muslim Brotherhood,” which stands to play a dominant role in a new government, as it did in Egypt and Libya. All three dictators were secular and had banned the Brotherhood, an organization Obama has favored abroad and at home.
Last year, GulfNews.net revealed that “The President personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) in 2010, ordering an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood and other ‘political Islamist’ movements, including the ruling AKP in Turkey…”
The conclusion was, “the United States should shift from its longstanding policy of …support for ‘stable regimes’ even if … authoritarian, to a policy of backing ‘moderate’ Islamic political movements.”
Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood is not moderate: its general strategic goal is to destroy America from within.
Also, the fabled “moderate Syrian rebels” we support have fought alongside known terror groups like Jabhat al-Nusra, the arm of al-Qaeda in Syria: the Investigative Project reported, in May, 2014 that “Cooperation between the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, continues even as the FSA tries to obtain more American arms.”
WND revealed that “Syrian rebels who would later join … ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials,” even though they were first vetted for links to terror groups, they said. “The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.”
Moreover, evidence indicates that the U.S.-backed FSA worked directly with ISIS, in 2013.
Read more on the link below.