General Wesley Clark: "ISIS Got Started Through Funding From Our Friends & Allies"

Tyler Durden's picture

Not that it was really a conspiracy 'theory' but with General Wesley Clark (ret.) now openly admitting "ISIS got started through funding from our friends and allies... to fight to the death against Hezbollah" it appears the 'angel investors' cat is out of the bag. Adding that "they recruited the zealots and religious fundamentalists" Clark says 'we' create "Frankenstein." He is careful not to name names, but we ask (rhetorically of course), which of our (oil-bearing) allies has the biggest bone to pick with Hezbollah (apart from Israel of course)?


Clark on creating Frankenstein...


Which explains, as MiddleEastEye notes, the questions about ISIS' rapid geopolitical expansion despite lack of enthusiasm for its cause among ordinary people...

...a puzzling matter exists. While al-Qaeda during its most violent phases won the support of many people in the region, IS is hardly popular. Even the support of Salafist jihadists here and there is diminishing.


In fact, while many despise them, conspiracy theorists are busy linking them to Israel, the US and other Arab regimes, which could be considered the ultimate disavowal of the group.




Not only does IS seem to have no strategy of its own, but its “strategy” is inexplicably and enigmatically consistent with those who are seeking to maintain military intervention, regionally and internationally, as the only way to handle Middle East crises.

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Now let's see: whose strategy is to keep the middle east on constant edge?

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Ignatius's picture

And who do they take orders from, Gen. Clark?

"He is careful not to name names..."

Gee, that's only CRITICALLY IMPORTANT to unravelling this mess.

Bullionaire's picture

Clark is a limited hangout.

ZerOhead's picture

So our allies gave them money. Great.

And where did the weapons, training, medical care, bank accounts for oil sales, hi-tech hackers and PR machinery that keeps unintentionally drawing just about every nation in the world including Japan into the fray to fight them come from Wes?

Just askin...

Mister Ponzi's picture

Wesley Clarke has been convicted by a Belgrade court to twenty years in prison for a number of crimes including aggressive war and war crimes against civilians.

Paveway IV's picture

He's a teasonous, dishonorable psychopath and the consumate Israeli-firster. 

jefferson32's picture

"The [Clean Break] report was "a kind of US-Israeli neoconservative manifesto." [...] It propose[s] "a mini-cold war in the Middle East, advocating the use of proxy armies for regime changes, destabilization and containment. Indeed, it even goes so far as to articulate a way to advance right-wing Zionism by melding it with missile-defense advocacy." [...] Because of the shared organizational membership of the paper's authors the report provides "perhaps the most insightful window" into the "policy worldview" of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and Center for Security Policy, two United States-based thinktanks."

A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm


Liberal's picture

Come on, y'all Domestic Extremists.  Gen. Clark's father was Jewish.  And Gen. Clark himself is a democrat.  Which means he is totally fit to lead our country. 

BLOTTO's picture

Fuck you Clark.


NidStyles's picture

Seems to me that not a day goes by where Israel isn't in the news from something bad it seems. Yesterday's firmware intrusions to today's ISIS funders...


You'd think someone in the US Government would have figured out that Israel is costing them more than it's benefiting for them by now and decided to cut the morons off.

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

It has been said, ISIS happily kills muslim and christian alike in the region. THey not only have not fired one bullet towards israel, but have receivied medical care, rations and weapons from them.


p.s. that tranny cunt on CNN needs to go back to sucking dick for pizza subs.

Stroke's picture

Wow....I thought the best part of the interview was the thigh shot of the interviewer


Hey, I'm old what do I know?

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

IF it was on mute, fine. I get sick to my stomach when a government official or military mongoloid spews geopolitical lies, but when a news ready, in a self satisfied manner, peddles provable lies it's too much. I'd love to see her nude, no kwerstion.

fleur de lis's picture

Clark is such a prima donna. Imagine him prancing and preening around West Point as a cadet.

During the Kosovo fiasco Clark lost Pristina Airport to the Russian. One morning they were all over the place, just like that before anyone knew what happened. Then Clark ordered British Gen. Jackson to tackle the Russians and take the airport back, but Jackson refused. It turned into a real fight between the two of them.

Paveway IV's picture

Clark isn't Jewish in the least - one of his grandfathers was a Russian Jew but the family was never observant in the U.S. Clark is a psychopath and flutters around the corridors of power like a moth to a flame. He is weak and feared the backlash of the AIPAC zombie Jews when he was in politics, so he 'behaved' and bit his tounge while Israel and their lobby corrupted congress. No way he's running for president again if he said something here that could be construed as anti-Israel. They will scream anti-Semite at him all over again like they did in 2007. His crime? Thinking it was a bad idea for the U.S. to support an Israeli attack on Iran.

Clark was neither a Repulblican or Democrat for most of his life. When you want to run for president, you have to join either the red or blue bribe-funneling organizations. Clark picked the one that he thought would nominate him - the Democrats.

Clark is for Clark, first. The rich and powerful DC psychopaths, second. Anything that can be usurped to support the first two, third. The American people don't even make the list - he hates us for our freedoms.

"...Which means he is totally fit to lead our country..."

I agree, 100%. There's a certain brand of twisted fuck that you just immediately KNOW is exactly the fit they're looking for: marketable and "one of them".

raeb's picture

"tongue"  There, fixed it for ya.

Grimaldus's picture

Um hey man you mean "a kind of US-Islamist neo-stalinist manifesto." Progressives are in charge and have been for several years. Bloody hands Hillary Clinton and the Bill Ayers puppet obombya created ISIS in Libya when they installed Sunni murderers as rulers there. The rivers of blood have been flowing ever since.

Who started the Ukranine bloodfest? Yeah, the same two progressives, obombya and bloody hands Hillary.

Progressive drones reach new lows here on ZH trying to protect murderers.

And still not a goddamn constitutional Conservative in sight.....


weburke's picture

 a real head scratcher for military strategy school, whodathunk such rabble could set up such a unassailable operation. must be the allah factor.

raeb's picture

These bums could not find the truth if they were hit over the head with it.  When is the last time they investigated anything that it was not a waste of time and taxpayer money.  Certainly not 911 or JFK murder.

insanelysane's picture

Our friends and allies but not US.

HowdyDoody's picture

"Out friends and allies created ISIS"

Oh, poor little defenseless US. All these friends and allies doing these nasty things and you can't do a thing to stop it. No A-10s to destroy the ISIS vehicles, no means of stopping the financing schemes behind their oil sales, no means of identifying where the Hollywood scale false executions took place etc.

Chupacabra-322's picture

"Out friends and allies created ISIS"

Those "28" pages being held from the American People will validate the Saudis amongst other including The Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC. / Pure Evil Pstchpaths at the CIA / State Dept. doing the arming, funding & training of all Al CIA dur terror organizationa & affiliates.

Marlon Brando's picture

It's funny how when polls start to show that the majority believe something is direly wrong with the official 911 story,  this 28 page document culpating Saudi Arabia is brought up by the establishment.  It's the Zionists throwing their partners in crime under the bus. 

Silverstein and the Zionist controlled media are at the very heart of this dastardly conspiracy. This 28 page report is just a ruse to keep the finger pointed at radical Islam in my opinion.


DanDaley's picture

Agree with everything, except that the executions are more than likely very real...too many parallel executions by their brethren. The Hollywood angle would assume that somebody running this actually cared about way.

Kobe Beef's picture

Try to find "Steven Sotloff" on the internet prior to his insertion into Libya 2011. Same with "David Haines". Real people leave real trails for a lifetime. CIA & MI-6 cover IDs don't.

Japanese associates of mine have had no luck tracing "Haruna Yukawa" prior to 2012, although "Kenji Goto" appears in a more established cover, giving journalistic talks as early as 2009.

The execution/threat videos are clearly fake, and once you have so concluded, the identities of the parties involved are likewise suspect.

Remember, a spy goes abroad under cover to conduct an operation. It's the job. In this case, the conducting of a successful psy-op itself is perhaps the objective. However...

I believe, and I cannot confirm, because I do not have access to sensitive, compartmentalized information, that Sotloff, Haines, Yukawa and Goto represent blown covers. That is, these mens' real identities and activities became known to enemy intelligence, and following exfiltration from the theater, were first flown to ISIS studios, where their characters would still prove useful in inciting a still Greater Mid-East War. offers plenty of videos. See if you can spot the difference between the real and the fake. Then, see if you can confirm the plausible existence of Sotloff, Haines, Yukawa and Goto. 

ThroxxOfVron's picture

Hm.  Anybody know if Clark is angling for a shot in 2016?

ZerOhead's picture

If he says anything more than he is told to say he will be angling for a shot in 2015.

ThroxxOfVron's picture

Been a while since anyone who has made rank has occupied the Office.  

MIC might likely even if he's not a rabid hawk.

samsara's picture

Yes,  I bet with Hillary.

sgt_doom's picture

It is damn charitable of the Generalissimo to take time off from his busy schedule of sitting on the boards of all those oil & fracking companies in Eastern Europe to address this SitRep.


freedom123's picture
freedom123 (not verified) Feb 18, 2015 1:44 PM

General of Russian Federation aka putin regime has been filming together with russian terrorists who broke minsk 2 agreement and attacked Ukranians despite announced truce:


Ukraine rebels disavow ceasefire at encircled town


This is how looks land after "russian word" "libiration" aka invasion:


kowalli's picture

first it is not him, second ukraine and russia have an offical group of people which should monitor of ceasefire...

kowalli's picture

You can find pictures of them if you don't believe me, but please stop posting this fake news. It's not even funny

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Just remember, State Dept. propagand is legal now. Love to see which White House computer that came from.

Anusocracy's picture


Look, we know our government is a lying sack of shit, but apparently you are a true believer when it comes to your government.

So mind your own business. worry about your own fucking government, and go away.

HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) freedom123 Feb 18, 2015 1:51 PM

So will your kids be enlisting any time soon, Avraham?


Anusocracy's picture

They're too busy going through a bankster diploma-mill school so they can help run the world.

HonkyShogun's picture
HonkyShogun (not verified) Anusocracy Feb 18, 2015 2:19 PM

Yeah, POS rich kid is good work if you can get it.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Can there be at least one place where we don't have to read anti-Russian propaganda? One place free of shills like you? Is that so bad?

Ignatius's picture

More respect for the girl who 'hooks' her way through college than these paid posters.

You know, something of value.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Is "" one of those NSA domains that rewrites your harddrive's firmware?

freedom123's picture

I see that you have not familiar with youtube basic functionality which includes sharing short link.


Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

No I wasn't... how convenient for you.

freedom123's picture

Well, we all learn something everyday :)