(This will be an ongoing essay on Isis’s Beginning and how they have arrived where they are now, as are 90% of my articles I am only touching on the subject and will continue to update them with additional information as I find time.)
Isis was formed from a group of Syrian rebels, I remember when I was watching this happen, wondering why the people of this country had not learned a lesson from when we had funded Al-Qaeda.
Above: Mccain supposedly meeting with ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.
Below pictures: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
(CNN)Here’s a look at Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Started as an al Qaeda splinter group.
It was 10 June 2014, and Iraq’s second biggest city, with a population of around two million, had just fallen to the militants of the group then calling itself Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham/the Levant (Isis or Isil).
Four days earlier, black banners streaming, a few hundred of the Sunni militants had crossed the desert border in a cavalcade from their bases in eastern Syria and met little resistance as they moved towards their biggest prize.
Rich dividends were immediate. The Iraqi army, rebuilt, trained and equipped by the Americans since the US-led invasion of 2003, abandoned large quantities of armoured vehicles and advanced weaponry, eagerly seized by the militants. They also reportedly grabbed something like $500m from the Central Bank’s Mosul branch.
Close to $500 million dollars was taken by ISIS as they crossed Iraq with a small army capturing and holding cities of millions of people, most of these people were well armed and had been in a war-torn country basically for their entire lives.
$500 million dollars CASH. In US denomination! Most banks don’t keep that amount of cash as almost all funds in the modern era are transferred and stored electronically.
C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda
WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money.
They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential palace in Kabul, according to several Afghan officials involved in the episode. The Afghan government, they said, had already squirreled away about $1 million from that fund.
Within weeks, that money and $4 million more provided from other countries was handed over to Al Qaeda, replenishing its coffers after a relentless C.I.A. campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan had decimated the militant network’s upper ranks.
I will get back to this as I realize their is much concern about “FAKE NEWS”, and I do find the sources I linked to very unreliable.