Faded Rose: 2012 DIA Document on Rise of Islamic State

Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Government, Idiocy, Ineptitude, Military, Peace Intelligence

faded roseThe document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

Phi Beta Iota: Hard to believe we were (are?) still doing ALL CAPS reports in the 21st Century. The report is a useful indicator of how conflicted the US Government is. In our experience, there are at least seven US foreign policies, and the CIA is often at odds with the Pentagon while the Department of State and the White House each have their own interpretations of events. There is no such  thing as an evidence-based ethical US foreign policy in the public interest.

See Also:

Grand Strategy @ Phi Beta Iota

ISIS @ Phi Beta Iota

Syria @ Phi Beta Iota