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‘CIA created ISIS’, says Julian Assange as Wikileaks releases 500k US cables

JUlian Assange says CIA funding of the Mujahideen paved the way for ISIS. PHOTOS: ExpressUK/Getty

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange today said the CIA was responsible for paving the way for ISIS as the whistle blowing organisation released more than half a million formerly confidential US diplomatic cables dating back to 1979.

By Jon Austin | 29 November 2016

EXPRESS — On the sixth anniversary of the first infamous “Cablegate” by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of sensitive US files, on November 28 2010, it has expanded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new diplomatic cables from 1979.

In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, known as “Carter Cables III”, Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had begun a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.

He said: “If any year could be said to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it.”

Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to plough billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to tackle the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda.

This, in turn, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the creation of ISIS.

Speaking about how 1979 shaped current global events, Mr Assange said: “In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world.

“The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia towards Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan.”

He said at this point Osama bin Laden left his native Saudi Arabia for Pakistan to support the Afghan Mujahideen.

He added: “The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA push billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as part of Operation Cyclone, fomenting the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. […]

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  • Mudhole

    CIA asset Assange seems to be trying to retain his credibility with the credulous.
    ‘The CIA created ISIS’ would have been news – two years ago.
    Robin Cook, the former Foreign Secretary in the UK, was dead less than a month after he revealed that Al Queda was simply a database of CIA contractors, not an autonomous terrorist organization.
    As for the Saudis- they are crypto-Jews – NOT Muslims.

    • Rufus Peckham

      bingo. The circle jerk of the US, Israhell, House of Saud pull the strings. Crime Syndicate has many outposts.

  • Rufus Peckham

    Assange swooping in to steal the fire and narrative of the real truth…