By Horatio Green
Let’s face it; before the United States can go to war, it must first induce an abundance of fear and at least one good lie. We have been seduced by fear mongering to justify the bombing of ISIS targets inside Iraq. But as scary as our military and government hyped up ISIS in Iraq, Obama still found it necessary to make it even scarier in order to justify bombing and the firing of missiles on terrorist targets inside Syria. And, what could be better than to discover a new Syrian terrorist threat. One that’s even more dangerous and threatening than ISIS is: “The Khorasan Group.”
It’s quite a story, but it’s a made-up story.
Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain tell that story in their article, “The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria.”
It “… laid the fear-producing groundwork for President Obama to claim self-defense when he announced the bombing campaign on September 23 with this boast: “Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do Americans harm that we will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.”
What Obama did is essentially no different than “Vietnam's Gulf of Tonkin Incident and Colin Powell's supposedly infallible arguments for war with Iraq that turn out to be false.”
That’s right; we’ve been duped once again.
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