International human rights lawyer, Arno Develay, has accused the US of providing ISIS weapons in order to prolong war in the Middle East.
Develay says that US arms dealers are the main beneficiary of a protracted war in the Middle East and that ISIS have a substantial amount of US-made weapons in their arsenal.
The prominent human rights group [Amnesty International] noted in its report that the quantity and range of Daesh arsenal “ultimately reflects decades of irresponsible arms transfers to Iraq and multiple failures by the US-led occupation administration to manage arms deliveries and stocks securely, as well as endemic corruption in Iraq itself.”
Develay said the “announcement by Amnesty International hardly comes as a surprise. It requires but a minimum of common sense for one to realize that the training of the so-called Free Syrian Army has been used as a pretext to flood Syria with all kinds of weaponry” that have fallen into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
“It should moreover be recalled to begin with, that back around the time of the fall of Ramadi to ISIL, the United States signed for nearly $1.9 billion worth of arms sales with Persian Gulf states in order to give them some reassurance that they weren’t being forgotten by Washington even as was achieving success with Iran over the nuclear negotiation process. It is more than likely that a portion of these weapons was shipped to the terrorists,” he added.
“Moreover, incompetent coordination between US forces and Iraqi army regulars allowed ISIL to get their hands on state-of-the-art armored vehicles in the wake of the fall of Ramadi. Last but not least, the United States has directly contributed to arming ISIL thanks to a series of ‘faulty’ airdrops,” the analyst noted.
Since the onset of the Syrian conflict in 2011, the US and its allies have provided the militants with military and financial aid, despite their widespread war crimes in areas under their control.
The US has, on several occasions, airdropped weapons for militants fighting the Assad government. Some of the weapons have ended up in the hands of the Daesh terrorists.
“All of these factors have contributed in adding fuel to the Syrian fire and paved the way for what will ultimately turn into a war of attrition from which only [US] arms manufacturers will benefit over the long run” some of these profits will help finance political candidates who will support yet more military involvement in the Middle East region, Develay concluded.