US, Israel, Saudis aiding Takfiri terrorists: Investigative journalist

The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia have supported terrorist groups for years, helping ISIL Takfiri militants to "take over" Muslim countries, an American investigative journalist says.

Wayne Madsen, who is also an author and columnist specializing in intelligence and international affairs, said US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s recent revelation that Takfiri terrorist leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi was trained in Israel “is not a new thing.”

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, added that the CIA and the British Intelligence collaborated with the Israeli Mossad to create a terrorist organization that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “the hornet’s nest.”

“I believe the CIA and the Israelis have been backing various terrorist groups for a number of years,” Madsen told Press TV on Monday. “This is a very old situation.”

Madsen labeled CIA Director John Brennan a “Saudiphile” because of his special relationship with Saudi Arabia.

“Ever since he’s been in the CIA and the National Security Council in the White House, we’ve seen these radical groups take over in Libya, try to take over in Syria, try to take over in Iraq, they took over briefly in Egypt and I put this all at the doorstep of Mr. Brennan and his pro-Saudi elements within the CIA,” he noted.

“And of course Saudi Arabia and Israel are the closest of allies as we know; they’ve tried to cover it up but the cover up doesn’t work anymore.”

Recently published NSA document leaked by Snowden shows the NSA last year significantly expanded its intelligence cooperation with Saudi Arabia. An April 2013 top secret memo provided to The Intercept by Snowden, details the NSA’s plans “to provide direct analytic and technical support” on “internal security” to the Saudis.