US, NATO & GCC championed, trained and financed “rebel groups” in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria which later became stridently anti-Western.
Hayssam Kadah wrote at Hands Off Syria Facebook page on 21 Aug 2014 to President Obama:
“Tens of thousands of Syrians were killed by those very same thugs, entire neighborhoods in major Syrian cities were transformed to rubble, the country's infrastructure devastated by none other than those championed by your administration and financed by US GCC clients...”
Souad Mekhennet on18 August 2014 wrote “The terrorists fighting us now? We just finished training them” published at http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/18/the-terrorists-fighting-us-now-we-just-finished-training-them/ on this theme:
Washington and its allies empowered groups whose members had either begun with anti-American or anti-Western views or found themselves lured to those ideas in the process of fighting. According to interviews with members of militant groups, such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s Al Nusra Front (which is aligned with al Qaeda), that is exactly what happened with some of the fighters in Libya and even with factions of the Free Syrian Army.
“In the East of Syria, there is no Free Syrian Army any longer. All Free Syrian Army people [there] have joined the Islamic State,” says Abu Yusaf, a high-level security commander of the Islamic State, whom The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola wrote about last week.
The Islamic State is the most successful group for now, controlling the main areas of Syrian oil and gas fields. It has also acquired large amounts of cash, gold (from banks in the areas they control) and weapons in its fight against the armies in Syria and Iraq. “When the Iraqi Army fled from Mosul and the other areas, they left behind all the good equipment the Americans had given them,” Abu Yusaf says.
“From IS to the Mahdi army you see groups that basically are not our friends but who became more powerful because we have handled the situations wrong,” says a senior U.S. security official, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.
This is one possibility, that the US, NATO & GCC do not learn from their mistakes.
Another possibility is that US, NATO & GCC intended to create the likes of Al Qaeda and Islamic State and do not intend to destroy them as they are an excuse for a never-ending ever-escalating war-on-terror.