Guccifer 2.0 hacked into a computer belonging to Nancy Pelosi, former House minority leader, then released shocking documents about the creation of ISIS.
It seems like the contents of Pelosi’s computer suggest that the policies administered by the Obama administration in Iraq led to the creation of ISIS. Similar ideas were pointed out by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
According to the PDF released by the official blog of Guccifer 2.0, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) document was sent by DCCC policy director Mike Ryan to Democratic candidates. The document says that the invasion of Iraq by the U.S. in 2003 “triggered a massive insurgency” against the United States’ presence.
During such time of turmoil, Zarqawi, a Jordanian ex-convict, traveled to Iraq with a single objective: to establish a religious state for Muslims belonging to the Sunni sect.
“Our invasion created the atmosphere for a Jordanian to start a Muslim sectarian war, which ultimately created ISIS,” Ryan wrote in the document.
“Zarqawi wanted a civil war between Sunnis and Shias and led attacks on Shias that triggered counterattacks. Zarqawi’s attacks on Muslims in the name of Islam drew condemnation from other jihadist groups and figures (including Bin Laden).”
Ryan noted that after the U.S. left Iraq, the nation came under the administration of Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. The PM’s reign was discriminatory towards Sunni Muslims, thus helping Zarqawi recruit affected Sunni to his brainchild.
In 2006, Zarqawi was eliminated by American troops; however, his successors are now the ones leading the radical Sunni sect known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
According to the Washington Examiner, Pelosi denied on Thursday that her personal computer was infiltrated by a hacker. She added that on the contrary, it was an “attempt by Russia” to manipulate the elections.
The former House minority leader may have been trying to avoid pressure despite the fact that the self-proclaimed hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 made the statement about the leaked files. The hacker claimed he got hold of the documents from a personal computer that belonged to the Democratic leader.