More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path.
Phi Beta Iota: The CRS report is superb on the facts in relation to the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) if one assumes they are an autonomous entity. It falls severely short in failing to inform Congress on the culpability of elements of the US Government (CIA, State, Pentagon), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey as well as Israel, Qatar, and Iraq, in creating ISIS, nurturing ISIS, and protecting ISIS.
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It could have been a scene straight out of “Dr. Strangelove” when President Vladimir V. Putin stepped into the Russian Ministry of Defense’s brand new, three-tiered, multibillion-dollar control center this week, for a war briefing that had its fair share of movie-like pageantry.