Disinfo: US and NATO use global war on terrorism as an excuse for military interventions


The US and its NATO allies use the global war on terrorism as an excuse to conduct military interventions around the world and strike states that oppose Western hegemony.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US and its allies use the “fight against terrorism” to justify military interventions and pursue neo-colonialist goals around the world.

US and NATO counterterrorism policies – including military interventions - are not an “excuse” or a smokescreen to pursue other goals: they are a response to the real and very serious threat of global jihadist terrorism. On September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda terrorists launched the most devastating terrorist attack in history and killed almost 3,000 people, mostly American. ISIS/Daesh killed 130 innocents in a series of attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Other high-profile bloody attacks have taken place in Madrid, Bali, Barcelona, Sharm El Sheikh, Manchester, Istanbul, Berlin, Tikrit (Iraq), Nice, Baga (Nigeria), Nairobi.

The United States, NATO, the EU and other Western and non-Western international allies have been engaged in the global war on terrorism since 2001: against Al Qaeda, responsible for the terrorist attacks in America on 11 September, and against Daesh/ISIS and other radical Islamist terrorist groups around the world. Despite significant achievements, Jihadist terrorism is a still a real and constantly evolving threat.

Jihadist groups are active in bloody civil wars around the Muslim world, in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, and other countries. In these countries Jihadists are contributing to human suffering on a mass scale, and they are expanding the scale of their operations in the Sahel and West Africa.

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  • Reported in: Issue 259
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/09/2021
  • Article language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Terrorism, 9/11, Middle East, NATO, Jihad, Imperialism/colonialism
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