The government’s statements about ISIS leadership may be a con job!
Can we believe anything the government tells us? Did you see Iron Man 3?
(Yes, these questions are connected. And be careful because there is a spoiler below if your answer is “no.”)
We’ve been told in recent days that Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi is the leader of the dreaded ISIS/ISIL/IS—the Islamic “true believer” beasts slaughtering countless people across several regions of the Middle East, and inspiring radicals in the West to carry out “lone wolf” attacks.
But… thanks to the Internet… it turns out that back in 2007, a military official admitted, as reported in the New York Times, no less, that al-Baghdadi never really existed!
Thus, we read at ZeroHedge.com: “The US Military’s Stunning Conspiracy Theory Emerges From The Archives: ‘ISIS Leader Does Not Exist’”
On Wednesday, a senior American military spokesman provided a new explanation for Baghdadi’s ability to escape attack: He never existed. “Brigadier General Kevin Bergner, the chief American military spokesman, said the elusive Baghdadi was actually a fictional character whose audio-taped declarations were provided by an elderly actor named Abu Adullah al-Naima.
The ruse, Bergner said, was devised by Abu Ayub al-Masri, the Egyptian-born leader of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, who was trying to mask the dominant role that foreigners play in that insurgent organization. The ploy was to invent Baghdadi, a figure whose very name establishes his Iraqi pedigree, install him as the head of a front organization called the Islamic State of Iraq and then arrange for Masri to swear allegiance to him. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy, sought to reinforce the deception by referring to Baghdadi in his video and Internet statements.
In Iron Man 3, you may remember “The Mandarin”—a fearsome terrorist who turned out to be nothing more than a drug-addicted actor hired to play a role. Is al-Baghdadi ISIS’s version of “The Mandarin”? If so, why have the U.S. government and our media been willing to perpetuate the myth?
When your leaders demonstrate thorough corruption and deception, you truly don’t know what to believe anymore.