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The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/28/u-s-officials-invented-terror-group-justify-bombing-syria/
The Intercept September 28, 2014
The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria
The Obama administration needed propagandistic and legal rationale for bombing yet another predominantly Muslim country. While emotions over the ISIS beheading videos were high, they were not enough to sustain a lengthy new war. So after spending weeks promoting ISIS as Worse Than Al Qaeda™, they unveiled a new, never-before-heard-of group that was Worse Than ISIS™.

By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain
@ggreenwald @mazmhussain

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The actual story here is one that is somewhat more complex than appeals to conspiracy theorists like Glenn Greenwald and Alex Jones and it requires giving as much attention to what is happening in Syria as to what is happening behind closed doors in the capital of the Evil Empire.

The invention of the Khorasan Group — which is to say, the creation of the name — seems to have been necessitated not by the desire to find a pretext for bombing another Muslim country, but instead the desire to avoid headlines which would identify the target of a cluster of airstrikes by its real name: Jabhat al-Nusra (JN).

full: http://warincontext.org/2014/09/29/glenn-greenwalds-khorasan-conspiracy-theory-misses-the-point

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