Rogue elements in CIA funding ISIL: US journalist

The United States and its allies, along with rogue elements in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), are supporting and funding the ISIL terrorist group in Syria and Iraq, an American journalist in Phoenix says.

“Who’s funding ISIS (or ISIL), who’s supplying the main materials, we know Turkey is involved, we know Saudi Arabia is involved, we know Italy is involved and we also know that certain rogue elements in the CIA might be involved,” said Mike Harris, a financial editor at Veterans Today.

Observers say that while the US and its allies claim they are fighting against terrorist groups like ISIL, the organizations have been created to wreak havoc in Middle Eastern countries in order to “steal” their natural resources.

“This is asset-stripping and resource-stealing from the Iraqi people and from the Syrian people,” Harris told Press TV on Monday. “Every time a barrel of oil is stolen, somebody is transporting it, somebody is refining it, and some bank is processing the transactions.”

The ISIL terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The US and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria since late September without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.

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