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Top U.S. military official: Our Arab "Allies" support ISIS

Member of Senate Armed Services Committee Agrees

Republished from Washington's Blog (16/9/14), Global Research (17/9/14); In-depth Report: Syria: NATO'S next war?

America's top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – just admitted in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing what we've been saying for months ... America's closest allies are supporting ISIS:

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R), SOUTH CAROLINA, MEMBER OF ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE: Do you know any major Arab ally that embraces ISIL?

GEN. MARTIN DEMPSEY, CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: I know major Arab allies who fund them.

GRAHAM: Yeah, but do they embrace them? They fund them because the Free Syrian Army couldn't fight Assad. They were trying to beat Assad. I think they realized the folly of their ways.

Maybe a good start for defeating ISIS would be to stop funding them and their BFFs?

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The following was posted to a discussion about the renewed Iraq conflict on Professor John Quiggin's forum discussion web-site:

The reason that the supposedly anti-Western ISIS has been able to grab so much of Syria is that over 170,000 Syrians have died since March 2011 at the hands of foreign terrorists armed and paid for by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey and their allies. In spite of the terrible toll and the destruction The Syrian Army is still winning because they have the support of the Syrian people. This is confirmed by a press conference (includes 52 minute video) of 20 June 2014. In that press conference four observers verified that the Syrian Presidential elections of 7 June in which Bashar al-Assad won overwhelming support of Syrian people, both at home and abroad, were conducted fairly.

One reason Syrians are fighting so hard is they have witnessed, since 1990, the scale of the crimes committed against neighbouring Iraq as a result of (1) two illegal invasions in which Australia participated and (2) illegal sanctions in which Australia also participated. The sanctions deprived sick Iraqi children of medicine and starving Iraqi children of food. The death toll was at least many hundreds of thousands. One estimate puts it as high as 3.3 million. One of may who has testified to the criminality of these wars and sanctions is former United States Attorney-general Ramsey Clark.