"Good intentions ..." or States unwittingly helped terrorists
After the terrible tragedy that unfolded September 11, 2001, the United States became the first country in the world that has declared war on an abstract concept - the "war on terror". Already no one decade America almost led worldwide efforts to combat the terrorist threat in the Middle East, which is the sword of Damocles hanging over the entire civilized world.
However, in history there have been occasions when the American fighters with terrorists, without realizing it, was followed by the infamous saying "one cure, and another cripple." Today we tell you about the most controversial cases, when the United States unwittingly helped global terrorism.
In the year before Osama bin Laden went to meet Allah, Al-Qaeda was desperate for money and came up with a rather unusual way to get the cherished crisp bills. Terrorists kidnap senior officers and officials from the countries under the auspices of the United States, demanding a ransom for them, which is usually the amount was estimated six figures in arbitrary units - much more than the government could afford itself states in the Middle East. Each month, the CIA transported to Kabul huge amounts of money, which is so huge that Hamid Karzai has called such operations "a good source of income." Despite the fact that these tranches originally were supposed to be spent on the fight against terrorism, many reasonably think that eventually most of these funds, the delivery of which was only interrupted in 2014, inevitably settled in the pocket of Al-Qaeda.
In 2014, the city of Ayn al-Arab in the north of Syria and inhabited mainly by Kurds, was one of the many cities besieged by terrorists of the banned in Russia LIH groups. US aircraft regularly dumped troops trapped in the siege, guns and ammunition, but some pilots were not very well-aimed, so many of these "little presents" from the sky fell right into the hands of terrorists. In addition, demoralized and poorly trained Iraqi soldiers often surrendered by exchanging their lives on the bookmark with American weapons. When in 2014 fell under the onslaught of terrorists Mosul, gunmen seized more than 2,300 SUVs a Humvee army, which had previously been purchased directly from the United States. Ultimately, more than two thirds of the terrorists SUV turned into a bomb on wheels for suicide.
Closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the notorious prison complex on the territory of which detained the most dangerous terrorists of America, it was one of the most high-profile campaign promises of President Barack Obama. By 2016, in addition to the 532 prisoners have been released to freedom of George W. Bush, on the orders of Obama left the walls of the prison has 144 such "prisoner of conscience". However, according to the Pentagon report, in the time of conclusion of the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay is not too and rethink his views on life, and 111 of them are proven to have returned to terrorist activity, and another 74 today take part in the fighting on the side of the terrorists. The Pentagon also suspects that former Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi in 2012, and many of them today are made up in the ranks of the militants in Syria.
Military drones or, as they are called drones, have proven to be effective and deadly weapons, however, they have States really "disservice" in Yemen. From the very beginning of the "war on terror" Yemen remains one of the few countries in the Middle East that was trying to actively cooperate with the Western world in general and the US in particular. Recently, however, the attitude of the country towards America has changed 180 degrees, and for one reason only. This reason was US drones.
The terrorist groups in Yemen very quickly gained the support of the population, using propaganda hundreds of civilian deaths during raids by US drones. However, even despite the fact that, according to some estimates, 90% of people killed by drones, are random victims, the Pentagon plans by 2019 to increase the number of drones in the Middle East for more than 50%.