Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Truth in Media: Origin of ISIS

In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that 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.

This 12 min info packed video summarises the rise of ISIS and is very close to the mark - pointing out that arms have flowed knowingly to the extremists during the course of the Proxy War in Syria.

The central (and excellent) point is that ISIS was a result of direct US action in the region, not inaction. ISIS supply lines to countries, like Turkey, were never addressed, let alone, shut down. Complicity in proxy wars is a crime. If the mainstream media has not covered this issue they are either incompetent or corrupt (especially when we consider the US corporate media's connections to the defence establishment and the political propaganda about the 'War on Terror').

(A slight correction, the 2009 date cited in the video seems wrong. The conflict in Syria began in early 2011.)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, November 18th, 2015.]

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