Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria
With the release of over 100 previously classified pages of Department of Defense documents by Judicial Watch, President Obama’s policies in the Middle East are again called into question. Among the issues mentioned in the documents was the threat posed by ISIS. While the President initially dismissed their strength in public, the Department of Defense painted a sharply contrasting picture in private. As reported by Fox News:
“Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a ‘JV team,’ a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed.
The report warned the continued deterioration of security conditions would have “dire consequences on the Iraqi situation,” and huge benefits for ISIS — which grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
‘This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI (Al Qaeda in Iraq) to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi,’ the document states, adding ‘ISI (Islamic State of Iraq) could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.’”
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