Skip to comments.'CIA created ISIS', says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables
Posted on 05/03/2017 7:47:28 PM PDT by TigerClaws
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.
On the sixth anniversary of the first infamous "Cablegate" by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of sensitive US files, on November 28 2010, it has expanded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new diplomatic cables from 1979.
In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as "Carter Cables III", Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.
He said: "If any year could be said to be the "year zero" of our modern era, 1979 is it."
Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to plough billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to tackle the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda.
This, in turn, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the creation of ISIS.
Speaking about how 1979 shaped current global events, Mr Assange said: "In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world.
"The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan."
He said at this point Osama bin Laden left his native Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to support the Afghan Mujahideen.
He added: "The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.
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"The 1979 current of Islamification spread to Pakistan where the US embassy was burned to the ground and Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed.
"The Iranian hostage crisis would go on to fatally undermine Jimmy Carter's presidency and see the election of Ronald Reagan.
"The rise of al-Qaeda eventually bore the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, enabling the US invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq and over a decade of war, leaving, at its end, the ideological, financial and geographic basis for ISIS."
The election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister and the Three Mile Island nuclear incident are some of the incidents during the year cited by Assange.
I can’t fault Assange’s assessment.
So not surprised by possibility.
Agree completely that 1979 was a watershed year that impacts us to this very day.
Democrat are a plague.
The IC forms a SEPERATE COUNTRY that makes war upon the USA, which is occupied.
Agree. For some reason we still haven’t learned the lessons of 1979.
The CIA also created what would become AQ to defeat the Soviets.
Problem with .gov-paid Mercs, cut off their paychecks and they become free-agent Mercs.
Not to mention many are insane to one degree or another. That’s my honest assessment of many them. I wish I were exaggerating.
Hate to say it, but I think he is correct.
As I recall, it was Soviet Russia that invaded Afghanistan in 1979, not the US.
Assange deserves the F###ing medal of honor for this.
I believe that ALL SECRETS should have a SHELF LIFE and the only medicine for a government ran FOR AND BY the peoples is DIRECT SUNLIGHT to drive out the monsters.
Carter - Pakistan got nukes...
Clinton - Norks got nukes...
Obama - Iran got nukes...
I sense a pattern...
Well, duh, Mr. Assange, everyone is aware of what came about from arming the Muhajadeen, but at the time the Soviet Union was our number 1 enemy. Today’s friends or distant acquaintances that our government has to deal with or chooses to deal with due to certain circumstances, could be tomorrow’s enemies and viceversa.
We are friends with Germany and Japan, at one time we were at war with them. Situations and things change all the time, a government can’t be paralyzed because the people they are forced to befriend or even friends may turn into enemies in the future.
Friends is a relative term when it comes to nations and governments.
Mr. Assange, nothing else to write about?
This has been out there for a while, but without validity of these cables
And now Trump wants to put him in jail after praising him during the campaign. What comes around goes around mr. Trump. The Dems that you seem to like now want you in jail. At this point I would not bet against them.
Predates Hillary, McCain and McMullin’s meddling.
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