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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Mercenary bastards THEY are, eh?
    There's probably a significant number of ISIS terrorists who fall under the definition of a mercenary.
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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Roger that! It's kinda infectious amongst humans, certain types.

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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Source in the OP is garbage.

    Some commentators have alleged Al-Monitor follows the agenda of the Iranian and Syrian governments and Hezbollah[6][7]...

    Daniel himself is said to have been a close friend of Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem when the latter was Syria's envoy to the U.S.[8]
    Al-Monitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And "former official" is also a BS source. There are plenty of former officials with Alzheimer's.

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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    And he had a turn around of motives; people do it all the time.
    A career CIA officer claims in a new book that America is losing the war on terror, in part because of the invasion of Iraq, which, he says, distracted the United States from the war against terrorism and further fueled al-Qaida’s struggle against the United States. The author, who writes as “Anonymous,” is a 22-year veteran of the CIA and still works for the intelligence agency, which allowed him to publish the book after reviewing it for classified information.
    In an interview with NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, he calls the U.S. war in Iraq a dream come true for Osama bin Laden, saying, “Bin Laden saw the invasion of Iraq as a Christmas gift he never thought he’d get.” By invading a country that’s regarded as the second holiest place in Islam, he asserts, the Bush administration inadvertently validated bin Laden’s assertions that the United States intends a holy war against Muslims.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5279743/ns...ing-wrong-war/
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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    A career CIA officer claims in a new book that America is losing the war on terror, in part because of the invasion of Iraq, which, he says, distracted the United States from the war against terrorism and further fueled al-Qaida’s struggle against the United States. The author, who writes as “Anonymous,” is a 22-year veteran of the CIA and still works for the intelligence agency, which allowed him to publish the book after reviewing it for classified information.
    In an interview with NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, he calls the U.S. war in Iraq a dream come true for Osama bin Laden, saying, “Bin Laden saw the invasion of Iraq as a Christmas gift he never thought he’d get.” By invading a country that’s regarded as the second holiest place in Islam, he asserts, the Bush administration inadvertently validated bin Laden’s assertions that the United States intends a holy war against Muslims.


    CIA officer claims U.S. fighting wrong war - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams | NBC News
    Ten years ago. I know the author.
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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Source in the OP is garbage.


    Al-Monitor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And "former official" is also a BS source. There are plenty of former officials with Alzheimer's.
    "The Washington Post's Max Fisher has called Al-Monitor "an invaluable Web-only publication following the Middle East."[3] Ian Burrell of The Independent, in January 2013, called Al-Monitor "an ambitious website that pulls together the commentary of distinguished writers from across the region."[4] In 2014, the International Press Institute awarded Al-Monitor its Free Media Pioneer Award, stating that Al-Monitor's "unrivalled reporting and analysis exemplify the invaluable role that innovative and vigorously independent media can play in times of change and upheaval".[5]"


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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    "The Washington Post's Max Fisher has called Al-Monitor "an invaluable Web-only publication following the Middle East."[3] Ian Burrell of The Independent, in January 2013, called Al-Monitor "an ambitious website that pulls together the commentary of distinguished writers from across the region."[4] In 2014, the International Press Institute awarded Al-Monitor its Free Media Pioneer Award, stating that Al-Monitor's "unrivalled reporting and analysis exemplify the invaluable role that innovative and vigorously independent media can play in times of change and upheaval".[5]"
    Al-Monitor can eat a crap. Get a real source.

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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Al-Monitor can eat a crap. Get a real source.


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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    A career CIA officer claims in a new book that America is losing the war on terror, in part because of the invasion of Iraq, which, he says, distracted the United States from the war against terrorism and further fueled al-Qaida’s struggle against the United States. The author, who writes as “Anonymous,” is a 22-year veteran of the CIA and still works for the intelligence agency, which allowed him to publish the book after reviewing it for classified information.
    In an interview with NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, he calls the U.S. war in Iraq a dream come true for Osama bin Laden, saying, “Bin Laden saw the invasion of Iraq as a Christmas gift he never thought he’d get.” By invading a country that’s regarded as the second holiest place in Islam, he asserts, the Bush administration inadvertently validated bin Laden’s assertions that the United States intends a holy war against Muslims.


    CIA officer claims U.S. fighting wrong war - NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams | NBC News
    Reminds me of the story of the Muslim scholars who went to see Dubya. The story goes that they were telling him about the differences between the Sunni and the Shi'a, and his reply was along the lines of, "What does that matter? They're all Muslim."

    And Sun Tzu turned over in his grave. So much for knowing one's enemies....
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    Re: Former CIA officer says US policies helped create IS

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Reminds me of the story of the Muslim scholars who went to see Dubya. The story goes that they were telling him about the differences between the Sunni and the Shi'a, and his reply was along the lines of, "What does that matter? They're all Muslim."

    And Sun Tzu turned over in his grave. So much for knowing one's enemies....
    The story is false.
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