Fear-Mongering at Fever Pitch
by Stephen Lendman
The day before the November 13 Paris attacks, Obama told ABC News: ISIS is “contained. I don’t think they’re gaining strength.” Following the attacks, he warned of “live activity and dangers that are taking place as we speak.”
Irresponsible US scoundrel media reports hype the threat of ISIS terrorists entering America from Mexico and Central America, calling US borders insecure. Other reports warn these elements already arrived, planning attacks in US cities, despite no corroborating evidence.
Fox News claimed US Border Patrol agents captured “at least 10 ISIS fighters” entering America through Mexico. How would anyone know what a terrorist looks like? They don’t wear IDs or openly brandish weapons, the latter only when intending to use them.
FBI witch-hunts are ongoing nationwide, just like post-9/11, director James Comey saying ISIS elements and sympathizers are being sought. He claims numerous conversations go on between people in America and ISIS supporters abroad, despite admitting no evidence proves it.
So-called ISIS videos or statements threatening attacks on US cities lack credibility without verification. Anyone can claim anything, calling themselves whatever name they wish.
The latest threat comes from the hacker collective Anonymous’ OpParis Intel, its anti-ISIS initiative, or someone claiming to be this source - warning about planned Sunday, November 22 terrorist attacks (the date of JFK’s assassination) in America, Paris, Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon.
The source said proof was sent to authorities worldwide. As this is written early Sunday morning US Central time, no terrorist attacks were reported so far.
Separately an account@Your AnonNews tweeted: “We did not spread any rumors about possible future ISIS attacks, and frankly, we do not know where the rumors come from.”
They made worldwide headlines, warning against attending events with large crowds. Millions of football fans fill stadiums across America on weekends. Chances of a terrorist attack harming them is slim to none.
Attacks if forthcoming almost certainly will be state-sponsored - false flags like on 9/11, subsequent high-profile incidents, as well as Paris and perhaps Bamako, Mali most recently.
Post-9/11, America declared war on Islam. State-sponsored Islamophobia raged, still ongoing, escalated after the Paris attacks irresponsibly, hyped by media scoundrels with daily screaming headlines.
After Soviet Russia dissolved in 1991, Muslims replaced communists as public enemy number one. Millions continue being victimized by US barbarity - at home and abroad.
America’s so-called war on terror wages it on humanity, serving US imperial interests at the expense of global peace and stability - anathema for US policymakers, defeating their imperial agenda, threatening everyone worldwide.
Anyone believing next year’s presidential and congressional elections will change anything for the better is living in a dream world. Expect worse horrors ahead, not better, no matter who replaces current incumbents.
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