Black People Politics : The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria


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Sep 12, 2009
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain

As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it
faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support for a new years-long
against ISIS, a group that clearly posed no imminent threat to the “homeland.” A second
was the lack of legal justification for launching a new bombing campaign with no viable claim of
self-defense or U.N. approval.

The solution to both problems was found in the wholesale concoction of a brand new terror threat that
was branded “The Khorasan Group.” After spending weeks depicting ISIS as an unprecedented threat
— too radical even for Al Qaeda! — administration officials suddenly began spoon-feeding their
favorite media organizations and national security journalists tales of a secret group that was even
scarier and more threatening than ISIS, one that posed a direct and immediate threat to the American
Homeland. Seemingly out of nowhere, a new terror group was created in media lore.

The unveiling of this new group was performed in a September 13 article by the Associated Press,
who cited unnamed U.S. officials to warn of this new shadowy, worse-than-ISIS terror group:

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Sep 12, 2009
How the U.S. Concocted a Terror Threat to Justify
Syria Strikes, and the Corporate Media Went Along
Democracy Now - "As the U.S. expands military operations in Syria, we look at the Khorasan group,
the shadowy militant organization the Obama administration has invoked to help justify the strikes
. One month ago, no one had heard of Khorasan, but now U.S. officials say it poses an imminent threat
to the United States. As the strikes on Syria began, U.S. officials said Khorasan was "nearing the execution phase"
of an attack on the United States or Europe, most likely an attempt to blow up a commercial plane in flight.
We are joined by Murtaza Hussain of The Intercept, whose new article with Glenn Greenwald is
"The Khorasan Group: Anatomy of a Fake Terror Threat to Justify Bombing Syria."

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