US willfully allowed rise of ISIL

TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – Former Director of Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn, referring to a classified document recently released by Judicial Watch which shows US had already predicted in 2012 the rise of ISIL, confirms the United States ‘willfully’ allowed ISIL and Al-Nusra rise in Syria and Iraq.

Al Jazeera’s Head to Head host Mehdi Hasan: You are basically saying that even in government at the time you knew these groups were around, you saw this analysis, and you were arguing against it, but who wasn’t listening?

Flynn: I think the administration.

Hasan: So the administration turned a blind eye to your analysis?

Flynn: I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision. I think it was a willful decision.

Hasan: A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?

Flynn: It was a willful decision to do what they’re doing.

 

 

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