The Origins of ISIS

I read a very good article in the Guardian today by Seumas Milne entitled “Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq”.

I find it especially interesting that these things have not been said more often and from more sources. After all, anyone who follows coverage of the news will have accumulated much of this information over time. Haven’t we all? Perhaps one problem is the short term memory that comes from world news overload. We forget what we have already heard and then it is easy to fail to join the dots and see the bigger picture.

It was just yesterday that I watched the video in a post with the long title of “Someone Finally Explained How ISIS Was Created, and it Will Make You Question Everything” that chimes with the contents of the article in the Guardian.

In the video Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS and takes a particularly USA viewpoint that he claims has already been long forgotten by American media. Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the United States government or by “direct” action. Watch it and make up your own mind.

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