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ISIS Claiming Responsibility for Manchester Blast Is Likely Baloney

ISIS Claiming Responsibility for Manchester Blast Is Likely Baloney

by Stephen Lendman

Announcements are one thing, reality another. Like America, France, Israel, the Saudis and other regional rogue states, Britain supports ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups.

Why would one of their own bite the hand feeding it? These groups can't exist without foreign support. 

The Amaq news outlet allegedly linked to ISIS, claiming one of its members carried out Monday's attack is meaningless without corroborating evidence entirely lacking.

A statement without attribution could be made by anyone. Manchester police blaming a suicide bomber for what happened presented no proof. 

If the person or persons responsible for what happened perished, no tales will be told other than the official account.

The alleged ISIS statement of responsibility, saying the attack was "in response to…transgressions against the lands of the Muslims" ignores the involvement of their fighters in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and elsewhere as imperial foot soldier "transgress(ors)."

Though too early to lay blame where it belongs, the attack and its timing resembles numerous previous high-profile US and European state-sponsored false flags - most likely this one the latest. 

In time, we'll likely know if Monday's incident was state terrorism, a lone wolf attack or something else.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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