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Congress benefiting from fight on ISIL: Former CIA analyst

The only people who will profit from wars in Iraq and Syria “are the arms manufacturers and the arms dealers and the Congress”, says McGovern.

US Congress and arms dealers will only benefit should fights continue against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria, says Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst.

The only people who will profit from wars in these two countries “are the arms manufacturers and the arms dealers and the Congress who gets a portion of the arms sales,” McGovern told Press TV on Sunday.

He made the comments when asked about warnings issued by top US officials that military operations against the ISIL in Iraq and Syria may drag on for more than three years.

According to NavyTimes, the officials said that US mission on the Syrian side of the border could finally involve a no-fly zone or even some American boots on the ground.

On March 4, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he cannot "assure anyone that this will be over in three years or that the campaign will be completed in three years".

However, McGovern said that the notion does not make sense when all American commanders in the area believe victory will not be achieved militarily.

“US commanders in the area for the last 10 years have been saying victory is impossible in a military sense. What needs to be done is political accommodation,” he said, adding the idea that “we need more troops on the ground.. makes no sense at all”.

The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, control large parts of Syria's northern territory.

In June last year, ISIL sent its militants into Iraq, seizing around one-third of the territory of the country. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.  

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