Proof of a Link between Israel and ISIL-ISIS (aka Daash)?
The “popular” Middle East terror group of the month, ISIL aka ISIS aka Daash aka Al Nusra-Al Qaeda, has so many names it can be confusing the lay people. But is this confusion on purpose? And more importantly, is there a link between Israel, who proved its unilateral enmity against Syria by unofficially declaring war by carrying out an act of war resulting in the deaths of 10 Syrian soldiers, and ISIS aka ISIL? You decide:
Daash has been linked to IsraelIslam Times – Media sources in Iraq have confirmed that Daash militants in Iraq have confirmed their link and affiliation to Israel when they left behind medical supplies bearing the seal of Israel. Iraq Security Forces found the stash of supplies when they managed to run down the terrorists and seize their positions in Samarra. Security Forces in Diyala stressed they found made-in Israel weapons among Daash militants, proof that Zionists are those seeking to exploit sectarian tensions and violence to further their goals in the region.It is rather interesting, if not curious, that ISIS aka ISIL is reported widely to be such a great threat to the far away United States, even preparing to launch terror attacks against New York, but yet is notably silent about Israel. ISIL is attacking Iraq and Syria, which are close to Israel, yet Israel launches deadly airstrikes against Syria instead of assisting Syria against the supposed enemy of Israel’s “friend” the United States. Turkey, which has a curious friendship with Israel and the U.S., is even helping ISIL, the enemy of the U.S.:
Why Turkey supports Daash in Iraq and Syria?
Islam Times – Since ISIS aka Daash militants have attacked Turkish diplomats in Mosul – Iraq – many have challenged the idea the Turkey is embroiled with ISIS elements, arguing a conflict of interests.
They point to ISIS attacks on Turkish interests, within Turkey, along its border with Syria, and a successful recent meeting of the Turkish and Iranian presidents. And while all the above are indeed good questions to be asked, but they can be explained.
First, ISIS is willing to accept Turkish support even while seeing the Islamist prime minister and his countrymen as Kafirs (infidels) who need to be shown true Islam.
Second, the presidential visit took place on one level while the fighting in Syria and Iraq took place on quite another; the two can occur simultaneously. Turkish-Iranian rivalry is on the rise and, as the distinguished Turkish journalist Burak Bekdil notes in the current issue of the Middle East Quarterly:
Recent years have often seen official language from the two countries about prospering bilateral trade and common anti-Israeli ideological solidarity. But mostly out of sight have been indications of rivalry, distrust, and mutual sectarian suspicion between the two Muslim countries.
Ankara may deny helping ISIS, but the evidence for this is overwhelming. “As we have the longest border with Syria,” writes Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, “Turkey’s support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country.” Indeed, the ISIS strongholds not coincidentally cluster close to Turkey’s frontiers.