Apophenia Audio Podcast #2: I.S.I.S. Unveiled

Timeline of atrocities committed by “rebels” and minimised or ignored by Western MSM:

The Aqrab massacre (December 2012): video.

The Deir ez-Zor massacre (April 2013): video.

The Khan al-Assal massacre (July 2013).

The massacre in the Lattakia Province (August 2013).

The Adra massacre (December 2013).

The Ma’an massacre (February 2014).

Patrick Henningsen:

21st Century Wire

Patrick Henningsen discuss ISIL on Red Ice Radio

The story of ISIL according to the Brookings Institute:

The Origins of ISIS (Islamic State)

What is ISIS? Interview with Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon

Joe Biden lets it slip that Gulf Countries have financed and supported extremist groups in Syria

Ibn Saud and the Ikhwan: quote from Robert Dreyfus

Islamic State gave Obama administration the opportunity to:

Reaffirm US presence in Iraq and get rid of Maliki

Move towards Kurds’ independence – close to Israel’s interests

Bomb Syria

Syria: Three years of lies

The myth of Iraq’s “ancient” sectarian divide:

Sami Ramadan: The myth of sectarian Iraq

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya: Syria in Context of the “New Middle East”

US divide-and-rule strategy in Iraq:

From Salvador to Iraq: Washington’s man behind brutal police squads

BrussellS Tribunal: Death Squads in Iraq

The death(s) of Abu Musab al-Zarkawi:

Zarkawi reported killed in March 2004

Zarkawi reported killed in June 2005

Sunni Councils are created (and quickly become a liability):

US arms Sunni dissidents in risky bid to contain al-Qaida fighters in Iraq

Sunni awakening council in Bagdad stages brief uprising

Seymour Hersh: The Redirection

Ayman al Zawahiri ready to forgive al-Baghdadi, asks him to bring jihad back to Iraq

The three events that preceded ISIL’s assaults in Iraq:

Russia Vetoed a SC Resolution to Send Syrian Conflict to ICC

Assad Claimed Election Victory

Cited Progress on Syrian Chemical Stockpile Despite Missed Deadline

William Engdahl: ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

US trained Islamic State troops in Jordan:

Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS

Nizar Nayouf had flagged this information to James Corbett as early as December 2011

Qatar Creates Anti-Syria Mercenary Force Based in Turkey

Obama met privately with top journalists before ISIS war speech

The Unwilling or Unable Doctrine comes to life

ICJ Ruling: Military and paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua

US Bombs wheat silo and power station in Syria

US air-drops weapons and munitions to Islamic State

What the US most fear: the Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline

UN Humanitarian Affairs spokesperson denounced anti-Assad rebel forces