WASHINGTON, August 13 (RIA Novosti), Lyudmila Chernova - The Islamic State (IS) is a covert intelligence operation by the United States which aims at setting a predicate for further escalation in Iraq, Francis Boyle, a constitutional scholar and law professor at University of Illinois, told RIA Novosti.
"All the implications so far in the public record are that ISIS [IS] is a covert US intelligence operation," Boyle told RIA Novosti Tuesday. "Head of ISIS Abu Bakr Baghdadi spent five years in an American detention facility, and also three of the four military commanders were also in detention by the US forces. So, my guess is that ISIS is indeed a covert US military intervention to set precedent for US escalation in Iraq."
Last Thursday, US President Barack Obama authorized American airstrikes against the positions of IS militants. He has also approved humanitarian aid to the Yezidis. Several airstrikes have been carried out over the past several days.
It is very clear that the IS had advanced sophisticated military training that was provided by Pentagon and the CIA, the professor stated.
"The main goal of the operation is to destroy Iraq as a state so that it could no longer stand in the way of the imperial designs of the US and Israel in the region. Second, to control the oil in the region," Boyle asserted.
Although it was announced earlier by the administration that the US was not going to put ground troops in Iraq, Boyle did not believe it was true and predicted further escalation of the conflict.
"President Barack Obama already sent some 800 special forces over there on the ground that are directing these airstrikes," he emphasized.
After Professor Boyle gave this interview, the Obama administration announced another round of escalation of US military forces into Iraq, exactly as Boyle had predicted. A senior Defense Department official announced Tuesday that the military has sent 130 advisers to northern Iraq to plan for the evacuation of refugees under siege by IS militants.
Boyle stressed that there was no authorization from the Congress to go to war against Iraq.
“The argument by the Obama Administration was that they had the consent of the Iraqi government. However, that's not an excuse as he doesn't have the consent of the US Congress that represents the American people, and second, there is no government in Iraq," he said, noting that the US government installed Nouti Malaki as its puppet and now replaced him with a new one.
"Obama has clearly violated the War Powers Clause in the Constitution as well as the War Powers Resolution, and these are both impeachable offenses," the professor concluded.