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2016 Election Media Terrorism

Was Trump Right That Obama and Hillary were “Founders” of ISIS?

Written by Philip Hodges

Trump has found himself in hot water again with the media, but that’s only because the media is on the opposing team. They don’t exist to report facts. They exist to control the narrative. They exist to give Americans their politically correct opinion. And for now, they exist to beat Donald Trump down to make way for a Hillary presidency by constantly manufacturing Trump’s scandals, and completely ignoring true scandals perpetrated by Hillary Clinton.

Trump recently said that President Obama was the “founder” of ISIS. Hillary, he called the co-founder.

“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” Trump said in a campaign speech earlier this week. “He is the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS. And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”

From CNN:

Trump was asked by host Hugh Hewitt about the comments Trump made Wednesday night in Florida, and Hewitt said he understood Trump to mean “that he (Obama) created the vacuum, he lost the peace.”

Trump objected.

“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS,” Trump said. “I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.”

Immediately, the media jumped on his words, particularly on the word founder. Various “fact-checkers” have “debunked” Trump’s “false claim.”

The truth is that there is a lot more truth in Trump’s statement than the media and Hillary would ever dare to admit. In fact, the way I see it, the media’s the one in damage control now, not Trump. They want to hammer home to their viewers that the U.S. government had nothing to do with the creation of Al-Qaeda or ISIS.

But the fact is, without the U.S. government’s ever-meddling foreign policy, those terrorist organizations would likely have never grown to the size they are now. They would be dead broke and struggling to recruit new members. But now, they’re a multi-billion-dollar industry, thanks in part to President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Years before Osama bin Laden was our archenemy, he was our ally to whom the U.S. provided funding, training, manpower and weapons in order for his team of Mujahedeen to help accomplish our geopolitical goals. In fact, the CIA labeled this group of recruits placed under bin Laden’s leadership “Al-Qaeda,” or “The Database.”

Al-Qaeda and ISIS wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for the U.S.’s covert funding of it. Our foreign policy demands a credible enemy to justify our presence in the Middle East. Al-Qaeda has worked wonderfully, and ISIS is even better.

Even Hillary Clinton admitted in 2009 to this funding:

“I mean, let’s remember here: The people we are fighting today we funded 20 years ago, and we did it because we were locked in this struggle with the Soviet Union…

“They invaded Afghanistan, and we did not want to see them control central Asia, and we went to work, and it was President Reagan, in partnership with the Congress, led by Democrats, who said, ‘You know what? Sounds like a pretty good idea! Let’s deal with the ISI and the Pakistani military, and let’s go recruit these Mujahedin! That’s great! Let’s get some to come from Saudi Arabia and other places, importing their Wahhabi brand of Islam, so that we can go beat the Soviet Union!’

“And guess what? They retreated, they lost billions of dollars, and it led to the collapse of the Soviet Union. So there’s a very strong argument, which is: It wasn’t a bad investment to end the Soviet Union, but let’s be careful what we sow, because we will harvest.”

Here’s video of her statements:

Then, in 2012, Hillary’s State Department backed terrorist organizations to try to topple Assad’s government in Syria. According to a leaked memo between the State Department and the Pentagon, obtained by Judicial Watch: “The Salafist [sic], the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria. The West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support [this] opposition, while Russia, China and Iran ‘support the [Assad] regime.’”

AQI eventually morphed into what we know today as ISIS. Watch this short documentary on the origins of ISIS:

Interestingly, those militant groups that have reigned in the Middle East for decades function not so much as terrorist organizations, but more as U.S.-backed controlled opposition forces. As long as they get adequate funding and military supplies, they will continue to recruit new members, go on terrorist rampages throughout that region, destabilizing nations and necessitating (so they say) Western involvement either through covert funding or military presence.

The geopolitical engineers strike the perfect balance between engaging ISIS and Al-Qaeda terrorists in combat on the one hand, and giving them financial support on the other. We don’t want to wipe them out completely, because then we wouldn’t have an excuse to be there. And we can’t let them take over the region completely, because the U.S. wants to be the ones in control. There has to be that balance to keep this war a vicious cycle; ongoing and never-ending.

 

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