In a recent interview, Internet crusader Julian Assange made claims that Hillary Clinton had been funding ISIS, and that he would be presenting evidence soon.
Assange said that the emails, along with the diplomatic cables belonging to the former First Lady published by WikiLeaks, would provide a rich picture of how the Democratic candidate performed in office. Assange also claimed that in a broader context, the documents will show how the U.S. Department of State functioned, said Democracy Now.
“So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country,” said Assange.
“…weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails.”
According to him, there is more than 1,700 emails about Libya in the former First Lady’s collection released by WikiLeaks.
It was also reported that the Trump campaign shamed rival Hillary Clinton on Monday on the grounds of the issue. The slamming ensued after reports were made about a company that had contributed money to the Clinton Foundation. It is allegedly the same company that paid taxes to the Islamic State (ISIS) to sustain its operations in Syria.
According to News Max, a list of contributors to the Clinton Foundation included Lafarge, which donated $50,001 to $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Lafarge, French cement company, had reportedly paid militant groups including ISIS between 2013 and 2014 to make sure that employees and trucks could have safe passage in northern Syria.
Lafarge is a world leader in construction materials. However, the company did not answer queries related to the allegations. The company only stated that its foremost priority is its employees. The company always made sure its employees are safe and secured.
French newspaper Le Monde said said that Lafarge bought the Jalabiya cement works in 2007 some 95 miles northeast of Aleppo in 2010. This was a year before the start of Syria’s ongoing civil war, said France 24. The Jalabiya cement works had high production, despite of increasing vulnerability in the region due to civil war. The same year, ISIS took control, and Lafarge went into murky dealings.
It was reported that the French newspaper had seen emails sent by Lafarge, which revealed that the construction giant made arrangements with the jihadist group to sustain production until September 19, 2014.