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ISIL can’t sustain itself without US airpower: American politician

19 December 2015 10:24



The United States is supporting the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group because it does not want to end war in the Middle East, an American politician and political analyst says.

“The United States is ultimately behind ISIS,” Art Olivier said on Saturday, using an alternative acronym for the Takfiri group.

Olivier, former mayor of Bellflower, California, and former US vice presidential candidate, told Press TV that the United States creates these terrorist groups “to keep fighting in the Middle East.”

“The ISIS simply would not be able to support itself without American airpower — in Iraq — and without American spies,” he noted.

On Friday, a US “friendly fire” reportedly killed at least 20 Iraqi soldiers and injured 30 others in Fallujah in Anbar province.

Olivier said US airstrikes also “attack the Syrian army when the Syrian army is fighting against ISIS. The only thing they drop on ISIS is ammunition and food.”

“Recently, some Iraqi soldiers caught some ISIS [militants] and they had fresh rations of US military food with them, and the whole idea that the US is fighting ISIS is silly,” the analyst stated.

The US and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes against purported Daesh positions in Iraq and Syria and since last year.

The US-led coalition has done little to stop the ISIL’s advances in parts of Syria and in western Iraq.

Commenting on the recent shooting in San Bernardino, California, Olivier said, “Every witness said that they saw three tall white men with athletic skills that were the terrorists, and what they [police] ended up doing was killing a Pakistani man and his petite little 90-pound wife.”

“You know the story about ISIS is getting more ridiculous all the time,” he added.

On November 2, at least 14 people were killed in San Bernardino in the deadliest mass shooting in the US in three years on November 2.

Hours later, the suspects, Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29, reportedly died in an exchange of fire with police. The Daesh group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

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