The infamous photo of Senator John McCain posing smilingly with Sunni jihadis in Syria fighting Bashaar al Assad may be worse than previously thought, as it now seems one of the militants present may have been ISIS leader Al- Baghdadi. McCain was in Syria to show US support to the groups, that he assessed to be- and thereby legitimizing them. The US president was alerted about his trip and his mission was to show American support for the jihadis. Later, ISIS members reportedly bragged about having their picture taken with McCain.
In other words: US supports ISIS’ and other militants’ fight against Assad while on the ground inside Syria, but when the same fighters cross the border into Iraq, they become enemies of the US? The same McCain now speaks for arming the Iraqi army against ISIS and the very groups US supported in Syria.
“McCain was photographed with General Salim Idris, who was later expelled from the group because he was seen as too moderate. The new leader of the group is General Ibrahim al-Douri, who was the Vice-President of the Revolutionary Council under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He was supposed to be the successor to Hussein, and looks like this goal may still be reached.”
In other words, US overthrew Saddam Hussein, for some years later to support and help his successor to power in Iraq?
McCain said upon returning to the US, when speaking about “the good guys” in the Middle East:
“Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January 2014. “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar, and for our Qatari friends,” the senator said once again a month later, at the Munich Security Conference. McCain was praising Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then the head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence services and a former ambassador to the United States, for supporting forces fighting Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham had previously met with Bandar to encourage the Saudis to arm Syrian rebel forces.
In other words, when one conciders that a number of sources report that ISIS is funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others, are we to believe McCain actually praises the organization for its work?
In the case of the McCain photo, it seems true that a picture may say more than a thousand words.
In a surprising development, it appears that the group known as ISIS (The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) may have actually been trained by the United States government.
According to a report published in Reuters, the Syrian rebel group was trained in Jordan over the last two years by US government officials and military experts. If this is true, it would shed a very interesting light on what is the actual agenda of the United States government in a country where they profess to be seeking stability.
According to the article, it was not known whether those doing the training were direct members of the US government or if they worked for a private firm, but the main focus of the training was on anti-tank weaponry. The report continues to point out that 200 men were trained at the facility and that over 1200 will be added in a plan to prepare to free Syria from the rule of President Bashar Al-Assad. Besides the American trainers, it is reported that French and British advisors were present as well to aid in the training.
According to Jordanian intelligence sources, it is reported that the program is designed to create 10,000 fighters who will exclusively be a part of the ISIS group. ISIS is now responsible for the unrest occurring in Northern Iraq, and it would be quite ironic if the United States was actually responsible for the training that is now being used to destabilize the Iraqi nation.
The plan appears to have been designed to train 10,000 “moderates” of Islam in the hope that they would follow American interests in the region. Arizona Senator John McCain even paid a visit to the group during training to show his support for the group, and to demonstrate the support of the US government for their cause. McCain was photographed with General Salim Idris, who was later expelled from the group because he was seen as too moderate for them. The new leader of the group is General Ibrahim al-Douri, who was the Vice-President of the Revolutionary Council under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He was supposed to be the successor to Hussein, and looks like this goal may still be reached.
Al-Douri has been on the US most wanted list since just shortly after the second Gulf War began, but many inside the United States government thought he was dead. This is clearly not the case. Most disturbing is that he seems to have a huge war chest at his disposal, which has come from US allies, including Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. These are all Sunni based countries which support the ISIS group.