The United States and its allies have encouraged the spread of the ISIL terrorist group in the Middle East to create a “perpetual war” in the region and advance the American military-industrial complex, a geopolitical commentator in Missouri says.
“This is what ISIS is all about, this is the reason that ISIS exists, because we’re going to be able to make a lot more arms sales to a lot more actors in the Middle East,” said Dean Henderson, an author and columnist at Veterans Today, using another acronym for the terror network.
He made the comments as the United States has quietly started delivering promised weapons for Iraqi troops from a $1.6 billion fund approved by Congress last year, Pentagon officials said.
The US Defense Department said long-awaited equipment from the Iraq Train and Equip Fund (ITEF) started being delivered about two weeks ago and was moving as fast as possible.
And more arms were on the way, Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Elissa Smith said. “This is the first of several planned unit equipment issues for the coming weeks.”