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by Stephen Lendman
Most American are so out-of-touch with reality, they’ll believe most everything government sources or media scoundrels claim. Propaganda is effective because it works. 
Media reports now hype videos attributed to ISIS, warning of impending US and European attacks. They feature militant-looking characters threatening to strike New York, Paris, Rome and the White House.
One video titled “Paris Before Rome” warns French President Hollande, Obama “and those who follow in (their) footsteps” to expect more strikes.
One character rants: “We shall burn you with our suicide belts and our car bombs. We shall track you down wherever you go.”
“We began with you (referring to Hollande), and we shall conclude with the so-called White House. We shall turn it even blacker than our fire by the will of Allah. Better still…we shall blow it up just like we blew up the idols on this good land (referring mainly to Syria).”
Another video threatens Times Square, featuring it prominently in footage along with other midtown New York locations – with a militant-looking character appearing to strap on an explosive belt device, perhaps making sure he’s carrying his passport for easy ID.
ISIS, Al-Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra are US creations – armed, funded, trained and directed for use as US imperial proxy foot soldiers. The obvious question media scoundrels don’t ask or answer is why would these elements attack their paymasters – America, Britain, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue partners in high crimes against humanity.
Assume the videos are fakes unless proved otherwise, no verification forthcoming so far, nor is any expected. Any individual or group can make statements or videos claiming, hyping or warning anything.
Ones hyped by screaming scoundrel media headlines are best ignored or challenged to prove authenticity or report nothing.
America’s only real threat is homegrown, residing in government offices in Washington, at the Pentagon, and other locations connected to the nation’s imperial agenda – featuring endless wars of aggression on humanity and growing internal tyranny.
Fear-mongering is longstanding rogue state strategy – hyped by media scoundrels gets most people to believe what they should ignore, along with condemning state-sponsored ruthlessness, humanity’s real threat, not ISIS.
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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.