This is indeed very interesting timing. With President Obama claiming that the rapid rise of ISIS caught America off guard because his intel team failed to identify the threat — essentially saying that ISIS came out of nowhere — one terrorism expert is claiming that a “new” terror group did come out of nowhere…that it’s fictitious…a White House invention.
You may recall that the Obama administration recently raised the specter of an “imminent” attack on the United States by a radical group of Middle East Islamists called Khorasan. You may also recall that when the name “Khorasan” was thrust into the national spotlight a few weeks ago, a lot of people — people including veteran terror experts — scratched their heads, wondering where this organization came from.
Well, if Andrew McCarthy is to be believed, it came from the White House — from their need to create an urgent reason to start a bombing campaign in Syria without seeking authorization from Congress for a significant expansion of military action against the Islamic State.
Writing for National Review, McCarthy said Khorasan is a made-up group designed by the Obama administration “to deceive us.” In part, says McCarthy — a former federal prosecutor who went after terrorists — the deception was necessary to maintain the fiction that Obama’s actions have wiped out al Qaeda.
On the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said the Khorasan cover story is all part of the Obama administration’s attempt to control the media narrative and downplay the war on terror.
You can see Judge Pirro’s interview with John Bolton by clicking on the video above.
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