Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A ‘Failure’ That Helped Create ISIS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iraq-war-isis-michael-flynn_us_565c83a9e4b079b2818af89c
“We strategically marched in the wrong direction.”
11/30/2015 03:19 pm ET
Matt Ferner National Reporter, The Huffington Post
ASSOCIATED PRESS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_T._Flynn
Lt. General Michael Flynn testifies on Capitol Hill in 2014. The Army general led the Defense Intelligence Agency before retiring.

Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency who came up through intelligence positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that the George W. Bush administration’s Iraq war was a tremendous blunder that helped to create the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
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RFK Jr: ISIS Created By Washington Over Syria Pipeline Refusal

By GPD on February 24, 2016
Kennedy: Daesh is a By-Product of Washington’s Drive for Qatari Gas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy_Jr.
Washington military planners decided to remove Bashar al-Assad from power using seasoned jihadist fighters because the Syrian president refused to back the Qatari project to build a gas pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey, radio host, attorney and nephew of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asserted.
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U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-supplies-isis-through-turkey/5512221

By Eric Zuesse
Global Research, March 06, 2016
On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, today, March 5th, one of the other opposition newspapers,Cumhuriyet, reported that Zaman’s separate news-service to other news-media, Cihan News Agency, has now also been disabled on the Internet. (Anyone who goes to the site obtains an error-message.)
The Turkish Government is trying to prevent the Turkish public from knowing that Turkey has been serving as the transit-route by which the U.S. government and its allied Arab oil monarchies (especially Saudi Arabia and Qatar) have been supplying foreign jihadists and weapons (largely U.S. but paid for with Saudi funds) into Syria to oust Bashar al-Assad from power.
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Central Asia: Widespread Rights Abuse, Repression

January 31, 2013

https://www.hrw.org/news/2013/01/31/central-asia-widespread-rights-abuse-repression
(Berlin) – Kazakh and Uzbek authorities intensified persecution of outspoken government critics in 2012, while none of the five Central Asian governments seriously tackled longstanding, grave human rights abuses, such as widespread impunity for torture, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013.
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Central Asia: Worsening Rights Record Need More External Pressure to Reverse Backsliding

https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/01/29/central-asia-worsening-rights-record
January 29, 2015

(Berlin) – Central Asia’s already poor human rights record deteriorated further in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. The governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan failed to uphold and in some cases further undermined their core human rights commitments.
Central Asian countries adopted new criminal legislation restricting fundamental freedoms and put forward several draft laws that would seriously limit the activities of nongovernmental organizations.
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Центральная Азия: Ситуация с правами человека продолжает ухудшаться

https://www.hrw.org/ru/news/2015/01/29/266556
29 января 2015
Для разворота негативной тенденции необходимо усиление внешнего давления

(Берлин, 29 января 2015 г.) – В 2014 г. в Центральной Азии происходило дальнейшее ухудшение ситуации с правами человека, отмечается в публикуемом сегодня Всемирном докладе Хьюман Райтс Вотч – 2015. Правительства Казахстана, Кыргызстана, Таджикистана, Туркменистана и Узбекистана не обеспечивали соблюдения своих основополагающих обязательств в области прав человека, а в ряде случаев допускали новые нарушения.
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