As the war against ISIS gets up to speed, the establishment media is doing its part to create the impression radical jihadists are a domestic threat.
“The voice of an apparent British militant narrating the video showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley has triggered renewed questions about why the U.K. is a breeding ground for jihadis,” NBC News reports today.
“At least 400 Britons are among the estimated 2,000 Europeans who are fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to Prime Minister David Cameron. And the ease with which Europeans can travel into Syria through Turkey has alarmed intelligence officials in the West.”
This sort of reporting is ignorant or, more likely, engineered to be misleading. NATO and the United States have used Turkey (and Jordan) as a staging area for the proxy war against the al-Assad government in Syria for months.
“All the available evidence indicates that U.S., U.K., Israel, Turkey, France and Saudi Arabia meticulously planned the genocidal covert war on Syria for years before actually launching it in 2011. Right from the beginning, Turkey has been at the epicenter of this war in every possible respect,” writes Turkish researcher Cem Ertür.
The establishment media, particularly its liberal faction, has covered the proxy war staged in Syria in fits and starts, so NBC’s supposed ignorance is disingenuous.
For instance, PBS aired a Frontline segment on “American handlers in Turkey” working with Qatar to train “rebels” how best to engage in war crimes and “finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush,” and the alternative media, including Infowars.com, regularly provides factual information on how the U.S., NATO, Turkey and the Gulf Emirates not only support this proxy war but also covertly fund and train ISIS.
Reality, as usual, is ignored and dismissed by the establishment media as it fulfills its assigned role as a war propaganda division of the U.S. government and the military industrial and intelligence complex.
Here is a sampling of Infowars.com coverage on the U.S.-NATO sponsored war in Syria:
British Intelligence Nurtured Jihadists for Years
Jihadist terrorists, sheltered and encouraged by British intelligence, have operated behind the scenes for decades, a fact completely ignored by the establishment media as it devises a pretext for the invasion of Syria.
For background on this, see:
Specifically see The British, the Middle East and Radical Islam for detailed background on how the British, and later the U.S., created, nurtured and expanded Islamic terror networks.
Following remarks by Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner and head of specialist operations in Britain, that the country will experience increased terrorism for “many years” as a result of young British men participating in the Syrian war, Richard Barrett, a former head of counter-terrorism at MI6, said the war in Syria funded and supported by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, with U.S. military trained terrorists “is likely to be an incubator for a new generation of terrorists.”
This “new generation of terrorists” is now coming online with a predictable flourish of hyperbole and misinterpretation provided by the establishment media.
ISIS, like Saddam Hussein’s illusory weapons of mass destruction and his vaporous collaboration with al-Qaeda, is the latest, and likely the greatest (in terms of murder and terror) manufactured terror threat.
The Bush neocons – with the help of The New York Times in lockstep with the rest of the establishment media – snowballed fabrication, half-truth and outright lies into a flimsy predicate for mass murder (more than a million Iraqis died) and war crimes approaching those committed by the Nazis and the Soviet Union.
Obama the establishment teleprompter reader, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and their counterparts in Europe will elevate the threat of ISIS, a threat honed by the U.S. military, into a full-fledged attack on Syria.
NBC and the rest of the corporate media will do their part as well.