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Turkish support for IS

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 27, 2014 at 04:28

Hi, Imad

THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT IS THE ONE WHO SUPPLIED THE MONEY PLUS EQUIPENTS UNDER CIA AUTHORIZATION TO ANY ONE AGAINST MALIKI GOVERNMENT

Did they? If they did, it was pretty stupid.

ALL TECHNLOGY EQUIPMENT WENT TO THE HANDS OF RUSSIA THAT USA GAVE TO MALIKI ,

Again, did they? Why would the US want the Russians to get its technology? If they did, it would be simpler simply to give it to the Russians without using Maliki as a middle man.

THEY WANT TO COVER IT UP BY FURTHER LYING THAT THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT DID SUPPORT THE ISIS,ACTUALLY THE TURKS ARE POOR,THE ONE WHO ARE RICH ARE THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT

Let's see:

  • Saudi Arabia PCPPP = $ 31,300, 2013 est.
  • Turkey PCPPP = $ 15,300, 2013 est.
  • Qatar PCPPP = $ 102,100 2013 est.

Seeing that the Qataris are Turkish allies, who support ISIS, you don't seem to have made a point here.

The Saudi people overwhelmingly support ISIS; but the will of the people has marvellously little to do with Middle Eastern politics. Turkey has supported ISIS because they are fighting the YPD in Syria -- I think that's pretty much the issue here. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, has demonstrated a strong desire to maintain existing regimes (such as Iraq) against religiously-motivated insurgencies.

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