Disinfo: Western governments support terrorism in the Middle East to steal region’s natural resources

Summary

Western governments finance and support terrorism in the Middle East in order to fuel conflicts and chaos in the region. Conflicts and chaos in the Middle East enable the West to justify its military presence in the region and to steal the region’s natural resources, such as oil and gas. It is not possible, as Western governments do, to pretend to fight terrorism in Europe and at the same time to support terrorism in the Middle East.

It is indisputably evident that the policies of Western governments are directed against the people both in the Middle East and in the West. It’s no coincidence that globalist France supports terrorism.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to support the article’s claims

The article – which was published in the aftermath of the terrorist attack at a church in Nice – repeats a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US and other Western states are supporting and working together with jihadist terrorist groups in order to achieve geopolitical goals or to secure control of natural resources in the Middle East.

This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States and its allies have created and supported many jihadi terrorist organisations and control global terrorism.

There is no evidence that the US or other Western governments and their intelligence services have supported radical Islamist terrorist groups in any region of the world. On the contrary, ever since the September 11 terrorist attacks the US and its allies, including France, have been engaged in enormous military and intelligence efforts to counter Al Qaeda, as well as ISIS and other radical Islamist terrorist groups around the world.

Read similar cases claiming that ISIS has been supported by the US, British, French and Israeli intelligence services in order to demolish Syria and that the US is the main global sponsor of terrorism.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 219
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/11/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian, English
  • Country: US, France
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Terrorism financing, Al-Qaeda, Middle East, Conspiracy, The West, Daesh

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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