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America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group. Among Global Research’s most popular articles in 2016.

America Created Al-Qaeda and the ISIS Terror Group

Incisive article originally published by GR in September 2014. Terror attacks or mass shootings allegedly perpetrated by the ISIS, the question that should be asked: who are the State sponsors of Al Qaeda and the ISIS? (M.Ch. GR Editor). Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region.

The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore history. The CIA first aligned itself with extremist Islam during the Cold War era. The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, “by any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. It’s worse than Fox News: The media is ignoring domestic terrorism — and has been for years. The deadly gun rampage that erupted inside a Planned Parenthood health care facility in Colorado Springs last week capped a disturbing week of political violence and intimidation from the far right: *November 22: Armed vigilantes who gathered outside a Dallas area mosque announced they were going to publish the home addresses of local Muslim worshipers and label them “Muslim sympathizers.”

It’s worse than Fox News: The media is ignoring domestic terrorism — and has been for years

*November 23: A man was arrested for leaving a phony explosive device at a Falls Church, Virginia mosque. The suspect allegedly also threw two smoke bombs and a Molotov cocktail toward the building. *November 23: A Black Lives Matter protester was kicked, punched, and choked at a Donald Trump rally. *November 24: Four men have been arrested in connection with a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.

BREAKING: Pentagon Caught Paying PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos. According to a new joint investigation by the Sunday Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the Pentagon paid a PR firm based in the U.K. over half a billion dollars to make fake terrorist videos in Iraq as part of an enormous propaganda campaign.

BREAKING: Pentagon Caught Paying PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos

PR firm Bell Pottinger fabricated short TV segments designed to imitate Arabic news networks and “fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee,” reports the Bureau. High-ranking U.S. military officials worked with the firm’s employees at Baghdad Camp Victory to create anti-terrorism propaganda to imitate the real thing, the Bureau claims. Former CIA Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack” Washington, D.C. — While it is a commonly know fact that the CIA utilizes foreign terror groups to destabilize governments targeted by the United States, a much lesser known fact is that numerous whistleblowers have come forward to claim that U.S. intelligence services not only use terrorism to achieve foreign policy goals, but to actually create domestic terror incidents to “blind the masses.”

Former CIA Officer: “Every Single Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack”

The most recent intelligence whistleblower is David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. The United States: Land of Terrorists and Massacres. The updated 2016 Roots historical chronicle finally got it right.

The United States: Land of Terrorists and Massacres

Africans have resisted European/American terrorism from the moment it reared its ugly head to present day struggle against state sponsored police murders of African peoples. FBI's Own Study Proves the No. 1 Cause of Terrorism is Violent US Foreign Policy. To those of us who’ve been paying attention, it is no secret that the vicious cycle of US-led Western foreign policy has led to the creation and growth of terrorism worldwide.

FBI's Own Study Proves the No. 1 Cause of Terrorism is Violent US Foreign Policy

As the Free Thought Project has extensively noted over the years, the preemptive and oppressive tactics of the Pentagon have created a million Osama bin Ladens over the past decade alone. However, this problem has become so obvious, that even the US government has been forced to acknowledge it. The Intercept recently reported it was given exclusive access to an internal FBI research study which surveyed FBI agents across the country, asking them their thoughts on homegrown terrorists.

Declassified FBI Docs Show Foreign Policy. Newly declassified FBI documents reveal, since 2006, “a broadening US military presence overseas” led to an 11 percent uptick in plotted terror attacks — and those attacks were orchestrated by Americans, not foreign nationals.

Declassified FBI Docs Show Foreign Policy

As MuckRock reports, a records request to the Los Angeles Police Department disclosed the Intelligence Assessment written by the Los Angeles division of the FBI and the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC) in 2011 analyzed 57 terrorist plots against the U.S. and its interests between 2001 and 2010. Prior to 2006, foreign nationals “led anti-US targeting” 52 percent of the time — but beginning in 2007, a full 70 percent of terror attacks were spearheaded by Americans.

Analysts attributed the uptick in domestic threats to “self-selection, sometimes passively influenced by Internet provocateurs,” rather than “formal, face-to-face recruitment” by “foreign violent extremists.” A 2004 report from the Defense Science Board Task Force stated: The PATRIOT Act’s ugly legacy: The US normalized xenophobia after 9/11, and planted the seeds for Trump’s rise. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was asleep.

The PATRIOT Act’s ugly legacy: The US normalized xenophobia after 9/11, and planted the seeds for Trump’s rise

Never being one for early rising unless I had to, I would be asleep for at least another two hours if my mother hadn’t called to tell me to turn on the TV. Minutes after her call, my phone rang again, this time a friend bringing me news of the event. My television was on, and by then, both towers of the World Trade Center had been hit. Confused, stunned, speechless news anchors in New York City, wide-eyed with shock, were trying to sputter together coherent sentences that would sum up what they had seen happen live on their studio monitors. These 3 charts show homegrown terrorists are a bigger threat than refugees.

This Sunday marks the 15 year anniversary of September 11—the worst terrorist attack on American soil.

These 3 charts show homegrown terrorists are a bigger threat than refugees

It was perpetrated by 20 al-Qaeda-affiliated men primarily from Saudi Arabia, and since then, fears of foreign terrorists have been understandably widespread. But not one domestic terrorist attack since 9/11 has been committed by a foreign terrorist organization. Overall, terrorism in America is happening from homegrown radicals. It’s Official: New Study Shows White Americans are a Bigger Threat Than Islamic Terror in the U.S. According to a study that was released Wednesday, At least 48 people have been killed stateside by right-wing extremists in American in the 14 years since the September 11 attacks, almost twice as many as were killed by Islamic terrorists.

It’s Official: New Study Shows White Americans are a Bigger Threat Than Islamic Terror in the U.S.

The study also found that radical anti-government groups or white supremacists were behind most of the attacks. Here Are The Odds You'll be Killed by Terrorism. This threat is worse than ISIS: Once again, we don’t understand the real enemy. Terrorism is a form of communication. Through public spectacles of violence, it attempts to convey a message from relatively powerless groups — usually nonstate actors — to more powerful groups — usually states. Without a doubt, the Islamic State has mastered the art of this form of communication.

They’ve beheaded and burned alive captives, thrown homosexuals off the top of buildings, stoned women for being raped, and produced an online magazine that uses stunning high-quality images to convey their propaganda message. The Islamic State has also embraced an apocalyptic narrative that makes it highly attractive to young men looking for adventure and a sense of meaning in life. Foster children removed from home of Oregon militant, says he's now lost his 'main source of income' Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum told Oregon Public Broadcasting that his four current foster children have been removed while he's in Oregon:​ Robert “LaVoy” Finicum and his wife Jeanette were foster care parents for troubled boys. Finicum estimates that over the past decade, more than 50 boys came through their ranch near Chino Valley, Arizona.

Thank you, Oregon militiamen: The longer you stay, the more ridiculous you and the conservative movement look. Furious Oregon Rancher Warns Mormon Rebel Bundy To Keep Off His Land. Earlier this week the federal government sat back and watched a video of Ammon Bundy and his armed insurgency using stolen federal equipment to tear down a stretch of fence on Bureau of Land Management land where the Malheur Wildlife Refuge is located. Like any fence, the section that the criminals tore down bordered another, private, property owned by a rancher that Ammon Bundy swore asked the insurgency to help him remove because he wanted his cattle to illegally graze on federal land.

That was on Monday. However, on Wednesday the truth was revealed when the cattle rancher, Tim Puckett, told reporters that not only did he NOT want or ask Bundy to tear down the fence, he said “he is very upset” and repaired the fence. Puckett went on to say that. Oregon militia's behavior increasingly brazen as public property destroyed. The militiamen occupying a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon have adopted increasingly bold and risky tactics in their protest against the federal government, raising questions about how long law enforcement officials can allow the standoff to continue.

Now entering their third week of occupying the Malheur national wildlife refuge in rural Harney County, leaders of the militia appear to be testing the patience of the local sheriff’s department and the FBI by brazenly commandeering and in some cases destroying public property while escalating their anti-government rhetoric. Community leaders and government officials in Oregon and beyond say they fear there could be major damage at the refuge and elevated safety risks for employees and local residents if the militia continues to stand its ground, seemingly emboldened by the continuing lack of consequences.

Benghazi Biopsy: A Comprehensive Guide to One of America’s Worst Political Outrages. Houston Mosque May Have Been Target Of Domestic Terrorism. America is addicted to terror: Why our obsession with irrational fear is tearing this country apart. Bush Created ISIS - Not Hillary Rodham Clinton. Because this is America in 2015, and the people have twice elected an African American man as their President, it is no big surprise when Republicans blame every problem facing America on the Black man occupying the Oval Office; especially the world-shattering problems caused by his predecessor George W. Bush. The United States is scarier than the Islamic State.

Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle Would Turn Gitmo Into a Death Camp. Can brain science tell us more than the Quran about why young, non-religious Somali Americans would want to kill and die in Syria for ISIS? If terrorism is homegrown, a visa overhaul won't keep Americans safe. War and Fortress America: Dangerous Answers. Pledging To End Two Wars, Obama Finds Himself Entangled In Three : Parallels.

President Obama salutes prior to boarding Air Force One last Friday. The president entered office saying he would end the U.S. role in the Iraq and Afghan wars. The US Military Uncontained: Chaos Spread, Casualties Inflicted, Missions Unaccomplished. How America is eternally “caught off guard” in the Middle East. West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror. GWOT...Forever. You Are The Terrorist. Terrorism. Bombed/Invaded. Reign of Terror.