The Khorasans: As Fake As the Kardashians

New Boogeyman Has Already Been Debunked

Obama is now – after the fact – scrambling to justify bombing the sovereign nation of Syria without the permission of either the Syrian government or even the United States Congress by saying that we were going after the super-evil Khorasans, who were about to attack us.

My God!  That sounds terrifying … like a cross between Genghis Khan, Klingons and the Kardashians!

The U.S. is saying that they’re even more dangerous than ISIS.

There’s just one wee little problem … the Khorasan threat is as as fake as the Kardashians’ physiques. (Admittedly, it’s confusing, given that the Kardashians have also inserted themselves right in the middle of the Syrian conflict.)

Agence France-Presse reports:

The US says it has hit a little-known group called “Khorasan” in Syria, but experts and activists argue it actually struck Al-Qaeda’s affiliate Al-Nusra Front, which fights alongside Syrian rebels.

In announcing its raids in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday, Washington described the group it targeted as Khorasan, a cell of Al-Qaeda veterans planning attacks against the West.

But experts and activists cast doubt on the distinction between Khorasan and Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch.

In Syria, no one had ever heard talk of Khorasan until the US media brought it up,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

“Rebels, activists and the whole world knows that these positions (hit Tuesday) were Al-Nusra positions, and the fighters killed were Al-Nusra fighters,” added Abdel Rahman, who has tracked the Syrian conflict since it erupted in 2011.

Experts were similarly dubious about the distinction.

“The name refers to Al-Qaeda fighters previously based in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran who have travelled to Syria to fight with… Al-Nusra,” said Matthew Henman, head of IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre.

They… should not be considered a new or distinct group as such.”

Aron Lund, editor of the Syria in Crisis website run by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, raised similar doubts.

The fact that news about this Al-Qaeda-run, anti-Western cell linked to Al-Nusra emerged just over a week ago, through US intelligence leaks — well, it’s certainly an interesting coincidence,” he told AFP.

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Claims of a distinction are lost of many of Syria’s rebels, who have also often rejected the world community’s designation of Al-Nusra as a “terrorist” group.

When Washington added Al-Nusra to its list of “terrorist” organisations, even the internationally-backed Syrian opposition National Coalition criticised the decision.

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On the ground, almost all rebel groups have been willing to cooperate with Al-Nusra, seeing them as distinct from the Islamic State group (IS), which espouses transnational goals and includes many non-Syrians among its ranks.

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[The] history of cooperation [between the various crazies in Syria] has left some rebels and activists on the ground suspicious and even angry about the strikes on Al-Qaeda.

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Some key members are believed to maintain channels of communication with Al-Nusra, including Qatar, which has helped negotiate the release of prisoners held by the group.

McClatchy adds:

Raad Alawi, the commander of a smaller group of fighters, the Squadrons of Al Haq, told McClatchy he was very angry.

“Starting the war with the bombing of Nusra is an indication that this is a war against the revolution and not [ISIS] … “Maybe next they will bomb the bases of the Free Syrian Army.”

Well, okay … experts and Syrian Islamic jihadis think there’s no distinction between the Khorasans and plain vanilla Al Nusra/Al Qaeda/Free Syrian Army fighters.

But surely America and our allies treat the moderate Syrian rebels … I mean Al Nusra …  er, I mean the Khorasans … with a consistent iron fist?

Well, no … we’ve been – directly or indirectly – backing them.  And – as we’ve been warning for some time – the boys we’re arming are threatening to attack us.

So – while I’d like to believe that I’m being shown the real deal as a justification for long-term, direct involvement – I’m just not buying it

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  • thelonegunman

    there is nothing confusing about this… the US and the West (specifically western europe as the beneficiaries and the US / UK through their oil corporate ‘champions’) have been working long and hard to oust russia-backed Assad to make way for the oil pipeline through syria to europe (thus bypassing the russian oil corporate champion Gazprom and their oligarchs) for supply to europe… this is corporate warfare for resources…

  • Gary M. Marino

    How the fuck would the US know if the Khorasans were planning attacks on against the West? The US Government is Full of Shit.

    • billy

      Ever heard of spies?

      • Gary M. Marino

        Ever heard of LIES?

    • ICFubar

      because the CIA wrote the script…. and you are right on what the U.S. is full of,

  • Rehmat

    The US ambassador at the United Nations, Samantha Power, who is married to a Zionist Jew, told Chuck Todd of NBC on Sunday that the real purpose of Obama’s fight against ISIS is to overthrow Assad regime.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/09/24/syria-faces-new-jewish-war/

  • Tanya Stone

    Maybe the people paying these jihadist and supplying their weapons could also provide colored jerseys so we can tell which team they’re on?

  • Posterchimp

    Khorasan is a province in Northern Iran.

  • We have more to fear from the Kardashians, than the Khorasans.

  • Bruce

    It’s not al Sham, For NOTHING!

  • Jackson Heuer

    It wouldn’t even make sense for their to be a terrorist group called Khorasans. Khorasan is Persian/Shiite…… Any such group would be fighting alongside Assad.

  • Michael

    Please do not reference celebrities or promote celebrity gossip (the no. 1 killer of culture today) in the future. This is a serious site. Many of us would be greatly dissappointed to see it transformed into the Huffington Post.

  • Heyoka

    So now they are hitting the very people they were supporting??? Kind of silly don’t you think?? I think they are trying to get rid of some evidence they have lying around that will link them to ISIS.

    After all they decided to flsh Stephens down the drain with the intel on the arms running through Benghazi. If anyone has a doubt about what is going on maybe you need to take a long break review the real intel and then get you head back in the game. I personally knew the moment I heard about Benghazi exactly what was going on. 15000 Stingers went missing in Libya, only 3000 recovered. you cannot expect me to believe they were not counted by the administration before hand as they had the exact number, they didn’t need to get the exact number less the lost ones from Gaddafi, they knew how many they sold him and where they were kept. Of course the CIA has never been caught running weapons before…. Iran Contra anyone…

    So when this hit and shortly after the Russians reported acquiring US made missiles in Syria the dots were connected, no extrapolation necessary. Eventually this all unraveled as we have seen of late and unrefutable proof has been discovered. The question is why??? Why would you create sucha situation. Assad is small beans, Gaddafi small beans, Egypt small beans unless collectively they represent a large block of some assett you need to control or manipulate.

    Here are two very vialbe reasons:

    1.) Oil it is obvious, the price has been dropping so what would jack it back up.

    2.) Clearly we are getting too upity. As a people the light is strating to come on. Liberals and conservatives are starting to see the light, there is no diference at the top of the food chain. So a new threat is required and being allowed into the country through the bleeding heart liberal mindset and our open border. Big O does not care one wit about his Brothers and Sisters from an economic perspective. That is why he is exploiting the invasion through the southern border. This breaks down into smaller subsets:

    a) Breaking the economy, he has stated many times he wants a complete change in the way America does business. Take away from the people and give it to the illegals-hiding it through a humanitarian cause. Why doesn’t he think getting our people back to work is humanitarian especially his Brothers and Sisters??? He is also mobilizing the Retard’s support by promising amnesty and this is directly supported by the US Chamber of Commerce, see Michelle Malkin’s piece on this bunch of pro Tarp, Obamacare and various other methods of bleeding the taxpayer for business interests activities.
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/369333/us-chamber-commerce-vs-america-michelle-malkin

    Herein lies Bohners cause ahd he is quite capable of supporting this for his own interests along with most of the RINO population. that is why their war against the Tea Party movement and the Puppett Theater with the IRS. They are draging their feet to further suppress true conservative movement in leadership. If they postpone it long enough the Tea Pary will become irrelevant as the Latino vote will begin to be mobilized in a few short years. Both Obama and the Corporate structure will get what they want.
    b) Ultimately diluting the American People and their resistance to total control by an elitist control front is the end game. The illegal game is the catalyst for that and it will happen in a few short years after amnesty. You will see a major push to amnesty after the eletion and the reason it is being put on a back burner now is to shelter both democrat and republican, as in parties, from political fallout in the election.
    In short the American People are being played like a radio by both political parties. I will bet $1000.00 on this scenerio…. any takers?? Of course there are larger global implications but I wanted to address the one’s at home. These are our concerns. Not a bunch of Arab countries who would simply go on fighting themselves if we just let the be.