The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley.
“The purpose of creating this group [ISIL] is to have a never-ending war in the region that serves several purposes, obviously, it’s going to break apart the countries and disrupt the people and reduce their ability to stand up to Israel,” he told Press TV on Tuesday.
Kelley went on to say that “the other thing is providing the constant flow of orders for weapons from the military-industrial complex back home, which of course is feeding a lot of money to the senators that are pushing for these wars.”
A new report said the Pentagon is paying monthly stipends to the so-called “moderate” rebels in Syria who are being trained to fight the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
The Pentagon is paying stipends of $250 to $400 to the rebels, said Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith.
Kelley said, “They’ve run out of credible moderate groups because what they have been arming and training now have graduated and moved on to full-fledged ISIL people.”
“The idea of feeding them money like this, that’s definitely something new and it’s a new level of pathetic” move the US is taking, he noted.
“If they do this, it’s going to be a little bit harder to pretend like they didn’t create these people when the time comes that they join the more extreme fighters,” Kelley added.
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