ISIS Rise Masterminded By Former Saddam Hussein Officer

Daniel 12:4 NLT “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase."

A German magazine has uncovered an ISIS document that says their rise has been guided by a former intelligence official for Saddam Hussein.

The “blueprint”consists of 31 pages of information that showed handwritten notes and charts from Samir al-Khlifawi.  Khlifawi was a colonel in the air force intelligence service of the former Iraqi dictator.

“Even his best-known pseudonym, Haji Bakr, wasn’t widely known. But that was precisely part of the plan. The former colonel in the intelligence service of Saddam Hussein’s air defense force had been secretly pulling the strings at IS for years,” according to the report. “Former members of the group had repeatedly mentioned him as one of its leading figures. Still, it was never clear what exactly his role was.”

Bakr was killed last year.  However, the group continued to use his plans as guideline for their operations according to the report in Der Spiegel.

“What Bakr put on paper, page by page, with carefully outlined boxes for individual responsibilities, was nothing less than a blueprint for a takeover,” the Spiegel article added. “In addition, months of research undertaken by Spiegel in Syria, as well as other newly discovered records, exclusive to Spiegel, show that Haji Bakr’s instructions were carried out meticulously.”

The report says that in 2013, Bakr moved to a town outside of Aleppo called Tal Rifaat.  His home then became the first stronghold for the terrorists.

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