In a shocking revelation, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he has “confirmed evidence” that forces led by the United States in Syria have been assisting ISIS.
As reported by the UK’s Sun newspaper in online editions:
The head of state claims the coalition has given support to terror groups including ISIS and Kurdish militant groups YPG and PYD.
Erdogan said “it’s very clear” the US is supporting terror groups in a damning press conference in Ankara.
He said: “They were accusing us of supporting Daesh (Islamic State).
“Now they give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It’s very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos.”
American-led forced have worked alongside Syrian rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad, but have avoided helping ISIS and other militant groups.
The Obama administration has been accused in the past of assisting ISIS in the past. Breitbart reported in June that the White House had inadvertently aided the organization that became ISIS, and that now-vanquished Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton knew about it:
The Obama administration supported the terrorist group that became ISIS as the group struggled to gain control of the Syria-Iraq border where ISIS now claims its caliphate, according to an intelligence report sent to Hillary Clinton.
[She was sent] a “Secret” classified intelligence report sent to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top U.S. officials and agencies in August 2012. The report confirmed that Western and Gulf states were joining with Turkey to “support” the Syrian opposition to dictator Bashar al Assad. The report confirmed that the Syrian opposition was being led by three groups, including Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), which later became ISIS. The report confirmed that AQI was communicating through spokesman Muhammad al Adnani, who is now the chief spokesman for ISIS.
As usual, the Obama administration finds itself on the wrong side of the fight, either through willful participation or incredibly naive and inept foreign policy.