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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Assad: ISIS Was Created in Iraq, ‘Under the Supervision of the Americans’

Sure Assad is a Thug
  • Just because Assad is a thug does not mean he is not telling the truth.
  • I have blogged over and over asking where ISIS is getting their weapons and funding?  Russia and Iran are arming Syria.  Both the London Telegraph and the New York Times reported about the mountains of weapons being airlifted into Syria.  ISIS is also spelled C-I-A.

(CNS News) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was created in Iraq in 2006 “under the supervision of the Americans,” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told French television in an interview broadcast on Monday.

With the civil war in its fifth year, Assad presented a customarily defiant face in the interview with France 2 TV, denying using chemical weapons or “barrel bombs” against his foes, denying that Iranian troops were fighting in support of his regime, and accusing the West and regional Arab states of supporting the infiltration of terrorists into Syria.

Asked whether he had helped ISIS to emerge in order to present himself as “a shield” against the terrorists, Assad bristled.
ISIS was created in Iraq in 2006 under the supervision of the Americans,” he said, according to a transcript provided by the official SANA news agency. “I wasn’t controlling Iraq. The Americans controlled Iraq, and ISIS came from Iraq to Syria, because chaos is contagious.”
(The Syrian leader was alluding to ISIS’ origins:  Jordanian Sunni militant Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi renamed his jihadist group al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and then Islamic State of Iraq in 2006. With its expansion into Syria, the group’s name changed in 2013 to ISIS/ISIL, a move that sparked a split with al-Qaeda and its official Syria-based affiliate, the al-Nusra Front.)
“When there is chaos in Syria, ISIS came to Syria,” Assad said. “Before ISIS came al-Nusra Front, which is al-Qaeda, and before that you had the Muslim Brotherhood. They all represent the same grassroots for ISIS to come later.”
Going back to the origins of the civil war in Syria – which began in March 2011 with citizens demanding more political freedom – Assad said that from the early weeks of the conflict “the terrorists infiltrated the situation in Syria with the support of Western countries and regional countries.”
He accused the French government and others of “supporting those jihadists that they called moderate opposition.”
The people who are supported now, who have Western armaments, they became ISIS, they were supported by your state [France], and by other Western states,” he said.

‘Not serious’
Assad was scathing of the U.S.-led military coalition’s campaign of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq, saying it was neither serious nor effective.
He said his own forces carry out ten times the number of missions against the terrorists than a coalition of 60 countries. “Is that serious?”
And the other proof is that ISIS has expanded in Syria, in Iraq, in Libya, in the region in general. So, how can you say that it was effective? They’re not serious, that’s why they don’t make any help to anyone in this region.”
“The coalition against terrorism cannot be formed by countries who support the terrorists at the same time, so we don’t care whether they attack it in Syria, or Iraq, or both, as long as they support the same terrorists at the same time.”
Declared U.S. policy is to support, train and equip fighters affiliated with the mainstream Syrian National Coalition, to better enable them to fight the terrorists and defend themselves against the regime.
But jihadist groups of various stripes have also been among the most effective anti-Assad fighters, and some enjoy support from elements in Turkey and the Gulf states.
Assad reiterated his view that there is no “moderate” opposition to his rule.
“They said they’re going to arm the moderate opposition. Can you tell me what is it, where it is? We don’t see it.”

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