ISIS, the mystery terrorist group that conveniently sprung up in the Middle East right after John Kerry could not get his Syria bombing campaign approved…even with the help of doctored Youtube clips.
Now the US, and its coalition partners (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan) are fighting ISIS in Iraq and “ignoring” ISIS in Syria…perhaps hoping (some might even say nudging) the Islamic State in Syria do the dirty work of ousting Assad and paving the way for Qatari gas to cross over to Europe.
And then we have these headlines, as reported by Sputnik News Agency…
American and Israeli military advisors were arrested while aiding Islamic State terrorists in Iraq.
Shocking news? Not really when you consider how obsessed Kerry and his Saudi masters are with removing Assad.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrested four foreign military advisors from the United States and Israel who were aiding the Islamic State, Iranian Tasnim News Agency reports.
Three of the arrested military advisors are dual citizens of the United States and Israel, while the fourth advisor is from a Persian Gulf country, Iraq’s Sarma News Agency said.
The foreign military advisors were captured in a headquarters, from where the Islamic State organized its military operations in Iraq’s Northern Province of Nineveh.
The arrests were made during the Operation, codenamed “The Sting of a Scorpion”. A number of other Islamic State fighters have been killed during the assault. The detained foreign advisors have now been transferred to Baghdad.
The Saker blog adds some more insight to the cozy, but complicated, US/ISIS relationship:
Iraqi Special Forces said they have arrested several ISIL’s foreign military advisors, including American, Israeli and Arab nationals in an operation in Mosul in the Northern parts of the country.
The Iraqi forces said they have retrieved four foreign passports, including those that belonged to American and Israeli nationals and one that belonged to the national of a Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) member-state, from ISIL’s military advisors.
The foreign advisors were arrested in a military operation in Tal Abta desert near Mosul city.
Last year, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Mossad of training ISIL terrorists operating in Iraq and Syria.
Alexander Prokhanov said that Mossad is also likely to have transferred some of its spying experiences to the ISIL leadership, adding that Israel’s military advisors could be assisting the Takfiri terrorists.
Prokhanov said ISIL is a byproduct of US policies in the Middle East.
ISIL is a tool at the hands of the United States. They tell the Europeans that if we (the Americans) do not intervene, ISIL will cause you harm,” he said, adding that Iran and Russia are the prime targets of the ISIL.
“They launched their first terror attack against us just a few days back in Chechnya,” he said, stressing that the ISIL ideology has got nothing to do with the Islam practiced in Iran and some other Muslim countries in the Middle East region.
Prokhanov said the United States and Israel are one and the same when it comes to supporting a terror organization like the ISIL.
ISIS…an American tool to keep vassal states in check? They also scare up a number of people stateside as well. Perfect excuse for piling on more NSA’like surveillance onto US citizens.
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