The founder of transparency organisation, Wikileaks released a statement upon the release of over 500,000 diplomatic cables dated back to 1979, which compactly reveals how CIA was essentially responsible for creating the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
The timing of release coincided with the sixth anniversary of Wikileaks “Cablegate” release, which exposed the plots of the underbelly of U.S. empire. Adding 531,525 new diplomatic cables to the Wikileaks’ already voluminous Public Library of U.S. Diplomacy, the latest release was known as “Carter Cables”.
In a statement released in concert with the release of “Carter Cables”, Julian Assange mapped out how the events of 1979, began a series of events that ultimately culminated in the rise of ISIS.
“If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it,” said Assange.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 28, 2016
Assange lays the reality that a joint venture by the CIA and Saudi Arabian government resulted in the setting up of roots of modern Islamist terrorism. This venture was set up to create a “Mujahideen” force to fight against the Soviet Union which resulted in the creation of Al-Qaeda.
Julian Assange is not alone in his claims. According to a poll by the Express, the enormous majority of the people understand that US foreign policy created ISIS. Subsequent attacks on 9/11 and invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq directly led to the rise of ISIS, Assange says.
“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,” said Assange.
Assange reveals exactly how militant Islam was nurtured by the CIA and Saudi government as a mean of dethroning the communist Afghani government, which had asked Soviet assistance in combatting Islamic terrorism.
“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.”
“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,” said Assange.
In addition to the rise of global militant Islam, the latest release also includes cables regarding the election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister.