The Syrian government is directly responsible for creating Daesh (ISIS)*, US special representative for Syria engagement James Jeffrey has alleged.

“The Syrian regime produced ISIS,” the diplomat said, speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday. “The elements of ISIS in the hundreds, probably, saw an opportunity in the total breakdown of civil society and of the upsurge of violence as the population rose up against the Assad regime, and the Assad regime, rather than try to negotiate or try to find any kind of solution, unleashed massive violence against its own population.”

“That created a space for ISIS to recruit people; to protect people to some degree, ironic as it sounds, from the depredations of the Assad regime; and very soon, ISIS had an army of 35,000 troops and had seized big chunks of both Iraq and Syria,” Jeffrey said.

Later in the press conference, Jeffrey appeared to contradict himself, recalling that al-Qaeda in Iraq, the direct precursor to Daesh, was actually started in Iraq.

“ISIS’s predecessor under the same leader, [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi, al-Qaeda in Iraq, was almost completely defeated when I was in Iraq…But it was able to regenerate itself because there was no long-term strategy in either Syria or Iraq, but particularly in Iraq at the time, because that’s where we were focused on, to ensure the enduring defeat of these elements,” the diplomat said.

Daesh’s predecessor, al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), was formed in 2004, soon after the US invasion of Iraq, which caused the country to descend into chaos as a number of terrorist groups, warlords and militia groups waged guerrilla warfare against the central administration, US forces, and each other for control of their territories.

No US Aid for Reconstruction

Calling Syria a “pariah” state, Jeffrey stressed that neither Washington nor “most of the rest of the international community that typically provides reconstruction funds” would do so “until we see a great deal more progress” in Syria.

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Earlier this year, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad estimated that Syria’s reconstruction could cost up to $400 billion and take 10-15 years to complete.

US Will Stay in Syria After Daesh is Gone

Noting that the US and its allies expect Daesh’s holdings in Syria to be mopped up “in a few months'” time, Jeffrey admitted that the US military presence also supports other, “secondary” goals, including countering alleged Iranian “malign activities” and demonstrating a US “interest in achieving a political solution by the various ways we have, not just diplomatic but security and military, through economic tools and other assets that we have and that we’re deploying in this conflict”.

Accusing Iran of “contributing greatly” to Daesh’s rise in 2013 and 2014, the US diplomat said that any resolution to the conflict will require their withdrawal. “Technically, the Syrian government invited them in; we expect the Syrian government to ask them to leave.”

Damascus has repeatedly urged US forces to end their illegal presence in Syria, and have alleged that the US anti-Daesh mission was never about fighting terrorism.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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Never read so much bollocks in my life lol.

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It’s demeaning to mankind that such people exist.

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The criminal calls the victim guilty.

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Yeah right, the whole world believes you completely – NOT.

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He speaks for the American ears that swallow everything fed too them . He doesn’t give a rats a… about what the rest of the world thinks. If they don’t like America can always bomb them until they do.

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@Peter Wallace, I totally agree to You. He justifies the internally unpopular US presence to the US electorate.

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Typical US clown spewing out verbal diareah. What a load of c**p!

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IS was created by US actions. People who lost their position in live by the US invasion of Iraq joined the Jihadi and made them dangerous. Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haji_Bakr = Spiegel’s research. Then the US/KSA oil war on Syria destabilized Syria and opened a window of opportunity for IS. The US and “Friends of Syria” provided the weapons for IS. They funded and armed their “legitimate” rebels. And CAR (Conflict Armament Research) reports have shown how fast the spread from “vetted” mercenaries of the US – to outright terrorists (in US eyes) was.

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– and it mekes me sickwell of cause you’re right – and it makes me sick how that simple and plain-to-see truthis evaded by our mass media: are we really so much manipulated by the transatlantics?

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ISIS has been directly created by the USA and Saudi Arabia. Hillary Clinton did manage that.

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@felipe, not directly created. But the US administration had been warned of the outcome I described by EU politicians and US services. The US knew that this would happen. They carry full responsibility to have acted against UN’s A/RES/2625(XXV). The US weapon deliveries transgressed other treaties too. CAR (Conflict Armament Research) report “…many of these transfers (of weapons and ammo) have violated the terms of sale and export agreed between weapon exporters – primarily EU Member States – and recipients in Saudi Arabia and the United States. These are clear cases of diversion, whereby government recipients have broken end-user agreements…”

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It is documented that the creation of ISIS was planned by Hillary Clinton and other members of the former US Admin.

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@felipe, Where? Cite texts or links. Please.

IMHO they meant that they knew that giving to the vetted Jihadi would leak to Qaeda and may split them eventually. Aid continued to flow when they knew it leaked to IS. No more.

p.s. I documented mine sufficiently so that You could check.

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You may read that in publications of WikiLeaks.

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Where? I could not Google with Your links keywords or text strings.

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Perhaps I’m an electronic troll by myself.

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@felipe, NO my friend. You write text. Not like some here that only repeat one single phrase. We both are real and no paid trolls. Trump said what You claimed about Obama & Killary during his election campaign. I can also find something like I claimed in the old “independent” news pointing to Wikileaks. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-leak-wikileaks-saudi-arabia-qatar-isis-podesta-latest-a7355466.html But as AFAIR and know all that goes no further than to the point that they wanted the KSA and Qatar to fund fundamentalists knowing that the links of these Jihadi would make sure that IS and Qaeda would get weapons and funds also. But… Read more »

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I cannot understand what’s the problem googling “WikiLeaks”.

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@felipe, no problem but they do not verify Your claim.

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774

One clearly states: Kurdish troops will fight IS with US help. Not that IS is founded by US.

But AFAIR US turned a blind eye to their allies funding fundamentalists.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/hillary-clinton-emails-leak-wikileaks-saudi-arabia-qatar-isis-podesta-latest-a7355466.html

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Don’t ask me for the number of the documents, because it has been many of them and it’s some years ago. In the context also exists an Interview with J. Assange. “Kurdish troops fight IS with US help”, maybe. But also IS fights the kurdish troops with US help and in Afghanistan, IS gets in with US help to fight the taliban and create chaos, protecting the regime of the narcotrafficants.

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@felipe, ok that forgetting is my problem too. But I try to bookmark essential things. AFAIR “Julian Assange said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS…” Which the CIA did. In 2016 a paper wrote as headline: ‘CIA created ISIS’, says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables. That is as far as I can RE-google now. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/737430/CIA-ISIS-Wikileaks-Carter-Cables-III-Julian-Assange p.s. But IMHO we can agree about that the US/CIA actions created both Qaeda and IS. That are documented historical facts to me. But for me “US created IS” means “US founded IS”. Which sounds not so implausible… Read more »

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HEY UNITED STATES ALWAYS TELLS THE TRUTH ONE PRIME EXAMPLE WMD IN IRAQ WE ALL KNOW HOW HONEST THEY WERE ABOUT THAT.ANYONE BELIEVES ANYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF WASHINGTON IS A MORON.

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Wrong Pus Face Jeffreys. You invented, funded, and managed ISIS. Truth is slowly being revealed. Note if Jeffreys used Damascus Soap he would not have pus-filled sores upon his face.

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JEFFERY’S IS A TOTAL s**t HEAD–The US started the war in Syria and trained and paid extremest Daesh / al-Qaeda to destroy and bulkinize Syria. The US Israel and Saudi Arabia are the terrorist countries who support and fund the terrorist organizations.

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madhouse Washington lunatics attract lunatics its a natural law look at the third Reich

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ISIS began in Fallujah, Iraq – not Syria. ISIS was comprised of fundamentalist militants from Iraq, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. They received cooperation by the Israelis, the US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE. This was PLANNED – not incidental. ISIS pillaged whole Syrian towns and executed/raped the residents. In other words, saying Syrians joined ISIS to protect Syria from their secular, sovereignly-elected president is total bs. Syrians fled their homes as refugees due to ISIS. You actually think they would join the group that uprooted them?

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ISIS began in Fallujah, Iraq – not Syria. ISIS was comprised of fundamentalist militants from Iraq, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Libya. This was PLANNED – not incidental. ISIS pillaged whole Syrian towns and executed/raped the residents. Syrians fled their homes as refugees due to ISIS. You actually think they would join the group that uprooted them?

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As an American I apologize further ridiculous words of that man, we need to get out of Syria and let them rebuild their country.

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As far as I can tell, not one member of the United States’ State department attended the Press conference of 19 June 2014 held at the New York headquarters of the United Nations. That press conference followed the Syrian Presidential election of 3 June 2014. (See “Syria’s press conference the United Nations doesn’t want you to see” (20/6/2014) at https://candobetter.net/SyriansVotedForPresidentBasharAlAssad and http://www.globalresearch.ca/syrias-press-conference-the-united-nations-doesnt-want-you-to-see/5387795 with embedded 53 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1582&v=ZnFQd4wBXnk ) If, as James Jeffrey alleges, “the Assad regime … unleashed massive violence against its own population”, then surely any spokesperson from the U.S. State Department could have, on that day, easily… Read more »