more than 100 pages of formerly classified documents from the U.S.
Department of Defense and the State Department.
documents obtained through a federal lawsuit, revealed the agencies
earlier views on ISIS, namely that they were a desirable presence in
Eastern Syria in 2012 and that they should be “supported” in
order to isolate the Syrian regime.
U.S. intelligence documents not only confirms suspicions that the
United States and some of its coalition allies had actually
facilitated the rise of the ISIS in Syria – as a counterweight to
the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad- but also
members were initially trained by
members and contractors of the Central Intelligence Agency at
facilities in Jordan in 2012.
of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents declared that
President Barack Obama and his counterparts within the coalition
considered the establishment of aSalafist
eastern Syria in order to further downfall of the Assad regime. “And
this is exactly what the supporting powers to the (Syrian) opposition
want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime,” said the DIA report,
which had been formerly classified until its release. Salafists are
radical Sunnis and an offshoot of the Saudi’s Wahhabi sect.
contents of that document had been promulgated by the Obama
administration to the U.S. Central Command (CENCOM), Central
Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its directorates, as well
as to the State Department and many other related agencies.
intelligence officials had also warned that any further damage caused
civil war might
have an adverse effect on the fragile government in neighboring Iraq.
The intelligence analysis predicted that such a situation could lead
to al-Qaida in Iraq (AQII) returning especially in the Iraqi cities
of Mosul and Ramadi.
DIA report also predicted that ISIS would declare a caliphate through
its affiliation with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria,
including members of what the Obama administration terms “core
al-Qaida” to differentiate it from offshoots such as al-Qaida in
the Arabian Peninsula.
now declassified document appears to confirm that the U.S., the
European Union and other nations viewed Muslim extremists in ISIS as
regime change in Syria.” As a result parts of Iraq have been in
chaos since ISIS began to cross the Syrian border in early June 2014.
documents obtained by Judicial Watch also provide the first official
documentation that the Obama administration was well aware that
weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops —
including members from ISIS, the Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist
terror groups — in Syria. An October 2012 report confirms thatr:
“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped
from the port of Benghazi, Libya to the Port of Banias and the Port
of Borj Islam, Syria. The weapons shipped during late-August 2012
were Sniper rifles, RPG’s, and 125 mm and 155mm howitzers
missiles.” The deadly and shocking attack on the U.S. diplomatic
mission that saw four Americans — including a U.S. ambassador —
slaughtered by jihadists occurred just weeks after the weapons
the downfall and killing of Gaddafi in October 2011 until almost a
year later in September 2012, the desolved Libyan military’s
weapons were stockpiled in Benghazi, Libya. According to the
intelligence report, they were shipped from the port of Benghazi,
to the ports located in Syria. The ships used to transport the
weapons were medium-sized and able to hold 10 or less shipping
containers of cargo, according to the documents obtained by Judicial