The Fake Terror Threat Used To Justify Bombing Syria - The Intercept:
What happened here is all-too-familiar. 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™.
Overnight, as the first bombs on Syria fell, the endlessly helpful U.S.
media mindlessly circulated the script they were given: this new group
was composed of “hardened terrorists,” posed an “imminent” threat to the
U.S. homeland, was in the “final stages” of plots to take down U.S.
civilian aircraft, and could “launch more-coordinated and larger attacks
on the West in the style of the 9/11 attacks from 2001.”"