William Van Wagenen
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William Van Wagenen is a writer for the Libertarian Institute. He has written extensively on the Syrian war, with a specific focus on the role of US planners in sparking and exacerbating the conflict. William holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University and survived a kidnapping in the Sinjar region of Iraq in 2007.
Why was British ISIS member ‘Jihadi George’ tried in a US court?
The decision to try one of the so-called “Beatles” ISIS members in the US was to conceal his previous links to British intelligence and his role in their regime-change efforts in Syria.
By William Van Wagenen Feb 02, 2023
The role of UK intelligence services in the abduction, murder of James Foley 
An investigation into British and American collusion with the terror groups that kidnapped and murdered western hostages in Syria.
By William Van Wagenen Nov 25, 2022
Revisiting the fall of Mosul: Who was to blame?
Mosul's surrender to ISIS has commonly been attributed to corruption and sectarianism by Baghdad, yet further investigation reveals the role of neighboring Turkey in the city’s fall.
By William Van Wagenen Nov 18, 2022
Saad Hariri and the collapse of Lebanon
The Syrian regime-change war and Lebanon's economic collapse happened under Saad Hariri's watch, but the Future Movement leader is seldom mentioned for the pivotal role he played in Lebanon's unravelling
By William Van Wagenen Sep 12, 2022
For 18 months, as ISIS advanced, the US did nothing to stop them
Collusion with terror: For 18 months, until the Russian Air Force entered Syrian skies, the US did absolutely nothing to stop ISIS from taking over swathes of Syria and Iraq
By William Van Wagenen Sep 02, 2022