Disinfo: Former CIA agent Doug Laux admitted that President Obama created Daesh

Summary

Former CIA agent Doug Laux admitted that President Obama created Daesh as an excuse to invade Syria and to overthrow the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Disproof

The disinformation messages distorts the article "Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials" on NBC. The article does not say President Obama created Daesh, but that a plan - not approved by Obama - might have stopped the rise of Daesh.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 23
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Czech
  • Country: Syria, US
  • Keywords: Bashar al-Assad, Barack Obama, CIA, Syrian War, Daesh
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