Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the following statement yesterday:
“You (the United States) and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East…who created Islamic State? America … America’s claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie.”
Iran’s Supreme leader went on to claim that Iran has proof that the US did indeed create ISIS.
As I wrote last year, there is overriding evidence that this is indeed true.
Department of Defense documents that have been declassified in the last year confirm that the Obama administration encouraged the flow of weapons into the moderate rebel groups in Syria, knowing they would eventually fall into Jihadists. This worked well as it helped grow an independent Sunni state in Eastern Syria and Western Iraq. Of course, when this state, later to be renamed ISIS refused to play by the rules, the game had turned dangerous. Far worse was the West’s Sunni Caliphate than Assad or Iran. Now to destroy the Frankenstein they built, the USA is forced to work with its sworn enemies.
Furthermore, it was Qatar and Obama’s willingness to work with Qatar’s leaders in helping to sow chaos that makes the current conflict between the Saudis and their allies and Qatar, Turkey, and Iran so interesting. The theory has been that the Obama administration sought to create a new Al-Qeida that would pave way for a Muslim Brotherhood run Sunni Middle East, it has been Russia, Iran, and Turkey that has benefited most from the chaos.
Instead of an anti-Iran Sunni caliphate, the Iranians have used the chaos to reach the borders of Israel. Turkey has attempted to use the chaos to wipe out the Kurds, who have successfully repelled Erdogan’s advances. In fact, one can see a pattern far more sinister at play. Obama, knew that the chaos could be used to give a now friendly Iran the ability to create real stability in the Middle East.
What about the DOD document above? For Obama and his pro-Iranian advisers, the reasons are not important. They understood the DOD had their own reasons to build ISIS. Obama only had to encourage it in order to use its creation to give Iran the go ahead to create their version of “stability” in the Middle East.
Iran, their proxies, and Russia are now in control of the Northern Levant, a situation no one thought possible a few years ago. ISIS became Obama’s perfect foil to give the Shiites what they always wanted. The Middle East Obama handed Trump on January 20th became a region in chaos, whose only savior appeared to be Iranian hegemony.
Trump is Dismantling Obama’s Chaos Creation
President Trump understood that ISIS was a dual creation of NATO, mainly the US and Turkey, which is why he has spent weeks demolishing the ISIS network with serious bombing missions, which Obama never meant to carry out. More than this, the Trump administration is actively arming the Kurds to destroy ISIS, no matter the consternation felt in Turkey. There is no question ISIS is going down. The only question is if Obama’s true master plan, that of Iranian control in the region can rolled back or not.
With that, the Ayatollah is correct, but it is his country who has truly benefited from the America’s 44th President’s misguided world vision.