More than eighty one percent of Syrians believe the U.S. and its allies are behind the creation of the Islamic State terrorist organization, a recent survey found.
Conducted by analysis firm ORB International, the survey questioned 1,365 Syrians throughout the country on matters relating to the Islamic State and also the nation’s in progress turmoil.
“81% of Syrians polled… believe that ISIS is a foreign/American made group,” the survey states.
The poll’s conclusions are unsurprising given both comments and the general sentiment from residents within the Middle East in lightweight of the Islamic State’s continuing advance across the region.
Just last June, a Wall Street Journal newsman speaking with Iraqi refugees in Baghdad found a growing number of residents believed the U. S. was directly supporting ISIS terrorists after multiple U.S. weapons airdrops reportedly fell into the hands of jihadists in 2014.
“We don’t have any trust in Americans anymore,” said prominent lawmaker Alia Nusseif. “We now think ISIS is being used as a tool by America to divide and weaken Iraq.”
Regardless of whether or not Western powers created ISIS as some claim, Pentagon documents recently uncovered by political watchdog Judicial Watch discovered that the U.S. deliberately used al-Qaeda and different radical teams to destabilize Syria – resulting in the increase of the Islamic State.
“According to the recently declassified United States of America document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of this strategy, and warned that it may destabilize Iraq,” Insurge Intelligence writer Nafeez Ahmed wrote. “Despite anticipating that Western, Gulf state and Turkish support for the ‘Syrian opposition’ — which included al-Qaeda in Iraq — could result in the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the document provides no indication of any decision to reverse the policy of support to the Syrian rebels.”
During an interview with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, retired general officer Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), openly admitted that the policy of supporting terrorist groups was a “willful decision” of the Obama administration.
“I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision,” Flynn said.
Despite clearly having a job in Irak and Syria’s destabilization, Western governments still justify further intervention overseas within the name of fighting ISIS terrorists.