The United States and its allies have encouraged the spread of the ISIL terrorist group in the Middle East to create a “perpetual war” in the region and advance the American military-industrial complex, a geopolitical commentator in Missouri says.
“This is what ISIS is all about, this is the reason that ISIS exists, because we’re going to be able to make a lot more arms sales to a lot more actors in the Middle East,” said Dean Henderson, an author and columnist at Veterans Today, using another acronym for the terror network.
He made the comments as the United States has quietly started delivering promised weapons for Iraqi troops from a $1.6 billion fund approved by Congress last year, Pentagon officials said.
The US Defense Department said long-awaited equipment from the Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF) started being delivered about two weeks ago and was moving as fast as possible.
And more arms were on the way, Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Elissa Smith said. "This is the first of several planned unit equipment issues for the coming weeks."
“This is a big part of the reason why ISIS exists, it’s about perpetual war; the military industrial complex has to have new markets, has to make money, so they have to keep things in the Middle East unstable,” Henderson told Press TV on Saturday.
“The CIA created ISIS, [which is] funded by the Saudis, in cahoots with the Israelis, for the reason of creating another war in Iraq,” he added.
“They’re using ISIS to reflate the US and global economy and keep the military-industrial complex alive and also there’s just some strategic aims they have in Iraq, where they are trying to split the country in three parts for the oil,” Henderson said.
ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have been engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
The US and its allies have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria since last year.
Observers say while the US and its allies claim they are fighting against terrorist groups like ISIL, they in fact helped create and train those organizations to affect their policies in the Middle East.