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by Stephen Lendman
Washington created ISIS and virtually all other significant terrorist groups, used to advance its imperium, wage endless war on humanity.
America, Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and allied rogue states supply ISIS and other terrorist groups with armaments, financing, training and other forms of material support.
A new Conflict Armament Research (CAR) study provides more insight into Washington’s pure evil agenda – titled “Tracing the Supply of Components used in Islamic State IEDs,” it provides evidence from a 20-month investigation in Iraq and Syria.
Dozens of US, European, Turkish and other companies through their home countries provide ISIS with detonators, cables, wires, and other components used to assemble improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
They’re devastating terror weapons like anti-personnel land mines, banned by 162 signatories to the 1997 Ottawa Treaty: The Convention on the Prohibition, Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines and on Their Destruction.
Non-signatories include America, China, Israel, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf States. Signatories like Turkey and other NATO countries ignore its provisions.
ISIS uses IEDs as terror weapons. Thirteen Turkish companies alone are involved in its supply chain. The report calls Ankara “the most important choke point for components used in the manufacture of IEDs by (ISIS) forces.”
“These components include chemical precursors, containers, detonating cord, cables, and wires, which Turkish companies either manufactured or sold in Turkey before (ISIS) forces acquired them in Iraq and Syria.”
Ankara refused to cooperate with CAR’s study, according to its executive director James Bevan, explaining:
“(F)indings support growing international awareness that (ISIS) forces in Iraq and Syria are very much self-sustaining – acquiring weapons and strategic goods, such as IED components, locally and with ease.”
It shows “lack of monitoring (and complicity) by national governments and companies” operating on their territory.
ISIS couldn’t exist and thrive without foreign support – mainly from America, Turkey, other rogue NATO allies, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States.
It’s an alliance committed to raping and destroying Syria, agreed on cessation of hostilities a sinister US ploy. 
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.