Disinfo: The United States raised the Islamic State terrorist organisation

Summary

Under Obama, the United States raised the Islamic State terrorist organisation to explain the invasion of Syria. It was, of course, a lengthy process. And today led to the fact that for the first time a whole country (Iran) dared to formally speak out against the United States.

Disproof

No evidence given to support this claim and a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that either the US or the West is behind the creation of ISIS/Daesh. This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States has established many terrorist organizations and controls global terrorism. Read similar messages here, here and here.

In fact, the US is part of the global coalition against Daesh.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Iran, US
  • Keywords: Islamic extremism, Syrian War, Terrorism, Daesh

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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