ISIS Claiming Responsibility for Manchester Blast Is Likely Baloney

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by Stephen Lendman
Announcements are one thing, reality another. Like America, France, Israel, the Saudis and other regional rogue states, Britain supports ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups.
Why would one of their own bite the hand feeding it? These groups can’t exist without foreign support. 
The Amaq news outlet allegedly linked to ISIS, claiming one of its members carried out Monday’s attack is meaningless without corroborating evidence entirely lacking.
A statement without attribution could be made by anyone. Manchester police blaming a suicide bomber for what happened presented no proof. 
If the person or persons responsible for what happened perished, no tales will be told other than the official account.
The alleged ISIS statement of responsibility, saying the attack was “in response to…transgressions against the lands of the Muslims” ignores the involvement of their fighters in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere as imperial foot soldier “transgress(ors).”
Though too early to lay blame where it belongs, the attack and its timing resemble numerous previous high-profile US and European state-sponsored false flags – most likely this one the latest. 
In time, we’ll likely know if Monday’s incident was state terrorism, a lone wolf attack or something else.
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Stephen Lendman
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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.