The US was instrumental in the creation of ISIL. America’s Persian Gulf allies helped them, as the vice-president, Joe Biden, has already acknowledged.
The US has also exploited the existence of ISIL against other forces in the region as part of a wider drive to maintain Western control. During US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Italy, he and the Italian foreign minister held a press conference and vowed to crush ISIL terrorists. The US and its allies have long been claiming to use airstrikes against ISIL rather than against the Syrian government and, in this conference, the rhetoric was no different.
The conference was disrupted when a journalist shouted at Kerry, “It’s you who created Daesh!” ISIL terrorists were initially trained by the CIA to destabilize the Syrian government. ISIL now controls much of Iraq and Syria, using horrific violence such as public beheadings and crucifixions against Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.