Presidential candidate Rand Paul has urged voters to look to where ISIS is getting it’s weapons from to understand the monumental problem the US is facilitating in Syria and beyond.
Speaking with Ed Berliner of Newsmax, paul stated “Most of these people do not have the sophistication to make arms so they get the arms from other folks.”
“Right now ISIS has a billion dollars’ worth of U.S. Humvees, they have a billion dollars in cash they stole from us and they pay their soldiers with but they have anti-tank weapons and missiles they fire from the shoulder that were basically given to people in the Syrian civil war and taken by ISIS.”
“So really if we don’t want weapons to get into the hands of folks, we should be very careful about who we give the weapons to,” the Senator stated.
Paul then elaborated by noting that during the Libyan civil war, 15,000 shoulder-to-air missiles made by the United States went missing.
“That’s why there is a concern that airliners might be taken down by shoulder-to-air missiles.” Paul noted.
“That might be a good reason for why we should’ve thought long and hard before we agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to get involved in a war in Libya,” the Libertarian leaning candidate said.
Paul also noted that the CIA played a major role in arming rebels with shoulder-fired missiles.
“The CIA annex that they won’t talk about and they won’t tell you what they were doing there when the Ambassador was killed, was supposedly trying to pick up some of those weapons.” Paul said, adding that the weapons most likely ended up in Syria.
Paul also said that the current policy of siding with al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria against President Bashar Assad will only lead to chaos as it did in Iraq and Libya.
As Infowars has tirelessly documented, US weapons have fallen into ISIS hands time and time again and bolstered the terror group via the insane policy of arming and training so called ‘moderate rebels’ in Libya, Syria and Iraq.
The CIA has shipped weapons to al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria since at least 2012, a fact reported by The New York Times.
Up until late 2014, the US still claimed it was arming “moderate” mercenaries in Syria to fight against ISIS and the al-Assad government in Damascus despite the fact there are no longer any moderate forces active.
Whether you believe this or not, it is clear that the terror group already have US weapons. It’s a policy that dates back decades, and has always ended in chaos and what the CIA has termed “blowback”.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.