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Monday, June 05, 2017

We finally know what Hillary Clinton knew all along – US allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funding Isis

There is a bizarre discontinuity between what the Obama administration knew about the jihadis and what they would say in public

It is fortunate for Saudi Arabia and Qatar that the furore over thesexual antics of Donald Trump is preventing much attention being given to the latest batch of leaked emails to and fromHillary Clinton. Most fascinating of these is what reads like aUS State Department memo, dated 17 August 2014, on the appropriate US response to the rapid advance of Isis forces, which were then sweeping through northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

At the time, the US government was not admitting that Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies were supporting Isis and al-Qaeda-type movements. But in the leaked memo, which says that it draws on “western intelligence, US intelligence and sources in the region” there is no ambivalence about who is backing Isis, which at the time of writing was butchering and raping Yazidi villagers and slaughtering captured Iraqi and Syrian soldiers.

The memo says: “We need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to Isis and other radical groups in the region.” This was evidently received wisdom in the upper ranks of the US government, but never openly admitted because to it was held that to antagonise Saudi Arabia, the Gulf monarchies, Turkey and Pakistan would fatally undermine US power in the Middle East and South Asia.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've known this for years so what do we do as a nation? We sign an agreement with the Saudis to supply them with weapons. We deserve whatever it is that Islam, Saudi Arabia, Iran whomever wants to do to us at this point. We're so f****"* stupid to look out for everyone else the whole time knowing the want to wipe us out

Anonymous said...

I wish you folks would get a grip and understand there is no one ISIS to fund. These groups switch allegiances daily. Same folks we fund today as allies could be ISIS next month.

Anonymous said...

They are funding ISIS in name only.
They get the money from Mossad and CIA.
The intelligence agencies work for the international bankers and use illegal drug proceeds to fund terror against the populations.

The goal is control over our lives.
Not money. These people print the money and create debt out of thin air.
They want control over our lives.

American Tragedy II said...

What a load of crap. Hillary was working WITH ISIS and other terrorist groups while SecState.

Anonymous said...

344
You are saying the same thing as 220 but you don't realize it.
Funny how the world really works.
It really is simple, but we have been convinced it is complicated.