Who does Daesh belong to?

Published 18.08.2017 22:22
Updated 19.08.2017 11:45

Daesh was one of the central topics of the 2016 symposium "Terrorism Beyond Borders," organized in Antalya, Turkey. While many foreign experts on terrorism presented the results of their studies, most of the research topics at the symposium were directed at the terrorist organization in question. Reflecting on the course of the symposium, the research topics were:

- Communication Strategies of Daesh

- Its Resources and Methods of Recruitment

- Its Political Discourse and Religion

- Methods of Struggle Against Daesh

In the midst of the Daesh debates, in an effort to try a new angle in the discussion about the terrorist organization, I asked the basic question: Who founded and now hides behind Daesh? So focused on the group's outrageous violence, few seemed to be interested in its foundation. It was as if an invisible wall had been erected to prevent the subject from entering debate.

Founded during the Syrian civil war, Daesh does not resemble any existing terrorist organization such as al-Qaida. With its extremely radical religious discourse and ferocious violence, Daesh appears to be a dark terrorist organization under the management of global intelligence services.

U.S. President Donald Trump once said: "[Barack] Obama founded [Daesh]. [Hillary] Clinton will manage it." Are we going to ignore that declaration as utter nonsense, or are we going to take it as a valid opinion from a strong Republican presidential candidate who worked with numerous politicians, retired high-ranking soldiers and intelligence operatives? Still, I believe that the United Kingdom must have also been involved in the issue, as it is the only country capable of establishing a new religious cult and organization. Let's examine a number of facts about Daesh:After the emergence of Daesh, the interest of Americans in the Middle East rose from 25 percent to 35 percent. After the traumatic experiences in Iraq, Daesh presented the pretext for the continuation of the United States' existence in the region.

The fall of Iraq and Syria pleased Israel.

The U.S. supports the PKK affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) milita as a means to an end in their war against Daesh. By establishing a legionary military organization of 30,000 people, the U.S. took the Syrian Kurdish region under its own political influence.

The Syrian regime considered Daesh a tacit ally that did not attack regime forces.

Under the guise of fighting against Daesh, Iran established a ferocious Shiite militia operating in Syria and Iraq called Hashd al-Shaabi.

Who would be the most affected by a war between Shiites and Sunnis? Whose seeds were planted during the Obama administration?

1) The Syrian and Iraqi people.

2) In psychological terms, all Muslims.

3) Up until Operation Euphrates Shield's victory, a series of successful terrorist attacks rocked Turkey, murdering hundreds of people.

4) In Germany and France, as well, many Daesh terrorist attacks killed hundreds of civilians.

5) Russia succeeded in preventing several Daesh attacks.

6) The U.S. and U.K. seemed to be less harmed while Israel remains untouched.

7) The most recent terrorist attack was in Barcelona, Spain.

When the results lessen the burden of the U.S. in Iraq and Syria and wage a war against Turkey and continental Europe, we can now ask which intelligence service does Daesh actually work for?

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