Via The Examiner:
President Barack Obama publicly claims to be assisting in the fight against ISIS, but documents obtained by the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act confirm that the Obama administration worked with other Persian Gulf nations as well as Turkey, in an effort to train and aid radical Islamist groups in their quest to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria. The documents show the Obama administration believed the establishment of an Islamic state in eastern Syria would help to isolate Assad.
Judicial Watch obtained more than 100 pages of classified documents from the US Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit. According to one of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents, the US and its allies, along with several Persian Gulf countries and Turkey, explored "the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality (Islamic State) in eastern Syria" to affect their policies in the region.