ISIS is still a potent faction inside of the Middle East. ISIS origins begins with a CIA-style destabilization operation used to turn legitimate protests against the Assad regime into violence and public turmoil. These tactics were often used against regimes in South America throughout the latter half of the 20th century.
It has always been reported that the mid-core leadership of ISIS have always been Americans who were former Blackwater/Academi operatives as well as disgruntled American POWs from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com