The outspoken US Presidential candidate has once again made remarks which would make viewers rethink as to which side does he speak from, at the Wednesday rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when he said, “He (President Obama) is the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS”, and added, “I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.”
This is not however the first time Trump has blamed the current administration for the mess in Iraq and Syria, blaming the wrong policies of Hillary Clinton, US former Secretary of State, responsible for the blunders in the devastated states in the Arab heartland.
At a Tuesday event in North Carolina, Trump said that Clinton should get an award from the terror group for facilitating their rise.
At the Wednesday rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump said that IS “in many respects” honors Obama. “If they gave a trophy for most valuable player, the winner of the trophy for ISIS would probably have to be Hillary Clinton,” he added.
Trump followed up on the “founder of ISIS” remark during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt Thursday morning.
“Last night, you said the president was the founder of ISIS. I know what you meant. You meant that he created the vacuum, he lost the peace,” Hewitt questioned, to which trump insisted repeating, “No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do…He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give it to her, too, by the way – Hillary Clinton.”
Hewitt expressed dissatisfaction saying that Obama isn’t supportive to ISIS as he is “trying to kill them.”
“I don’t care, He was the founder.” Trump replied.
Although such remarks from Donald Trump may seem insane to some, while others may not at all introspect what were and are the geopolitics behind the rise of ISIS, it is interesting to remind that retired US Army Lieutenant General, Michael T. Flynn, once said in an interview with Al-jazeera that the Obama administration “turned a blind eye” to a DIA report that predicted “an undeclared Salafist principality rising in eastern Syria”. Furthermore, in an interview with CNN, General Wesley Clark, former US General and Supreme Allied Commander of Nato explicitly said that “ISIS got started by funding from our Friends and Allies… (to defeat Hezbollah – an Iranian Proxy in South Lebanon)”.
To add to this, the Russian President Vladmir Putin has held a press conference on ‘The World Order’ last year in which he mentioned about ISIS being mercenaries indirectly funded by US and Allies, saying, “Who armed them(ISIS)? Who armed the opposition fighting against Assad (Syrian President)?” questioning, “So you (America) support and arm them, and tomorrow they join ISIS.”
Trump’s comments therefore don’t come out of the blue, though pointed at Obama, but reflect towards the American Administration.