In news that shouldn’t shock anyone a U.S. military advisor has claimed that ISIS would not exist if Iraq hadn’t been invaded in 2003.
David Kilcullen was speaking on Channel 4 when he made the claim that has probably been made at least one hundred times before.
The former Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army became America’s ‘Chief Strategist in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism’, and according to The Independent he was once reprimanded by Condoleezza Rice for calling the Iraq War ‘fucking stupid’.
The environment that we find ourselves in now is almost undeniably worse than it was at the beginning of the war on terror in 2001.
We have to recognise that a lot of the problem is of our own making…There undeniably would be no Isis if we had not invaded Iraq.
We now face not one but two global terrorist organisations in an environment that’s much less stable and much more fragmented than it was in 2001.
Kilcullen also warned that the situation in other Middle East nations, such as Afghanistan and Libya, is likely to deteriorate this year as al-Qaeda and the Taliban have also strengthened in the region.
Its almost like America has done what it wanted when it wanted, with consequences only being an afterthought.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.