Have you heard about the Khorosans? 6

The leftist pro-Islam group at present through some weird chance governing the United States of America, cannot stop the advancing jihads of either the savage Islamic Sunnis in Syria and Iraq, nor of the would-be mass-murdering Shiites preparing nuclear war in Iran, because they do not want to.

They do, however, have to seem to be defeating an abstract enemy called “terror”. Even if it is more intelligibly called “terrorism”, it is still an abstraction that cannot be bombed or tried in a court of law.

They insist that this enemy has “nothing to do with Islam”. Yet to seem to be defeating it, they find themselves having to kill and bomb people who just happen, every time, incredibly and annoyingly, to be Muslim.

We are to understand that they are small clumps of oddballs, self-alienating from the real peaceful live-and-let-live Islam. And Obama is on to them. He’ll find them and destroy them wherever they are. If they haven’t given themselves a distinguishing name, his group will supply one.

Andrew McCarthy writes at the National Review Online:

We’re being had. Again.

For six years, President Obama has endeavored to will the country into accepting two pillars of his alternative national-security reality. First, he claims to have dealt decisively with the terrorist threat, rendering it a disparate series of ragtag jayvees [jayvee = junior varsity team]. Second, he asserts that the threat is unrelated to Islam, which is innately peaceful, moderate, and opposed to the wanton “violent extremists” who purport to act in its name.

Now, the president has been compelled to act against a jihad that has neither ended nor been “decimated”. The jihad, in fact, has inevitably intensified under his counterfactual worldview, which holds that empowering Islamic supremacists is the path to security and stability. Yet even as war intensifies in Iraq and Syria — even as jihadists continue advancing, continue killing and capturing hapless opposition forces on the ground despite Obama’s futile air raids — the president won’t let go of the charade.

Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group.

The who?

There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.

You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one.

It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the Iranian-​Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra”.  Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s US-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda”.

“Core al-Qaeda”, you are to understand, is different from “Jabhat al-Nusra”,  which in turn is distinct from “al-Qaeda in Iraq” (formerly “al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia”, now the “Islamic State” al-Qaeda spin-off that is, itself, formerly “al-Qaeda in Iraq and al-Sham” or “al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant”). That al-Qaeda, don’t you know, is a different outfit from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula . . . which, of course, should never be mistaken for “al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb”, “Boko Haram”,  “Ansar al-Sharia” or the latest entry, “al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent”.  …

You see, there is a purpose behind this dizzying proliferation of names assigned to what, in reality, is a global network with multiple tentacles and occasional internecine rivalries.

As these columns have long contended, Obama has not quelled our enemies; he has miniaturized them. The jihad and the sharia supremacism that fuels it form the glue that unites the parts into a whole — a worldwide, ideologically connected movement rooted in Islamic scripture that can project power on the scale of a nation-state and that seeks to conquer the West. The president does not want us to see the threat this way.

For a product of the radical Left like Obama, terrorism is a regrettable but understandable consequence of American arrogance. That it happens to involve Muslims is just the coincidental fallout of Western imperialism in the Middle East, not the doctrinal command of a belief system that perceives itself as engaged in an inter-civilizational conflict. For the Left, America has to be the culprit. Despite its inbred pathologies, which we had no role in cultivating, Islam must be the victim, not the cause. As you’ll hear from Obama’s Islamist allies, who often double as Democrat activists, the problem is “Islamophobia,” not Muslim terrorism.

This is a gross distortion of reality, so the Left has to do some very heavy lifting to pull it off. Since the Islamic-supremacist ideology that unites the jihadists won’t disappear, it has to be denied and purged. The “real” jihad becomes the “internal struggle to become a better person.” The scriptural and scholarly underpinnings of Islamic supremacism must be bleached out of the materials used to train our national-security agents, and the instructors who resist going along with the program must be ostracized. The global terror network must be atomized into discrete, disconnected cells moved to violence by parochial political or territorial disputes, with no overarching unity or hegemonic ambition. That way, they can be limned as a manageable law-enforcement problem fit for the courts to address, not a national-security challenge requiring the armed forces.

The president has been telling us for years that he handled al-Qaeda by killing bin Laden. He has been telling us for weeks that the Islamic State — an al-Qaeda renegade that will soon reconcile with the mother ship for the greater good of unity in the anti-American jihad — is a regional nuisance that posed no threat to the United States. In recent days, however, reality intruded on this fiction. Suddenly, tens of thousands of terrorists, armed to the teeth, were demolishing American-trained armies, beheading American journalists, and threatening American targets.

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At PowerLine, Paul Mirengoff says:

Tom Joscelyn informed me that the name [“Khorosan”] doesn’t come from Washington. He says: “Although they haven’t used Khorasan publicly to describe themselves, that name is actually taken from the Khorasan shura with al-Qaeda, which is a specific advisory council.”

The Post’s sources emphasized that the name isn’t familiar in Syria. But, according to Tom, that’s because this is an internal AQ body, and not something marketed to the public.

We cannot see what difference it makes whether “Washington” took the name from a geographical area or an internal al-Qaeda advisory body. The Obama administration had some people bombed whom they choose to call “the Khorosan group”. It could not surely have been the actual “specific advisory council” on a group outing.

Andrew McCarthy’s account of how we’re being had remains true.

Posted under Commentary, Defense, Iran, Iraq, Islam, jihad, Muslims, Syria, Terrorism, United States, War by Jillian Becker on Saturday, September 27, 2014

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  • Don L

    When I was a kid, the novel by George Orwell “1984” was already a classic. And, back then…who would even live that long? 1984 was a long way off. Well, that turned out to be wrong. LOL

    And, as we all know “1984” had to do with manipulating history. What you see hear and think is not what you see hear and think. Does anyone know? Is this book included in the new Core curriculum? I would think it would be a book revealing current political secrets. “No sir…that never happened” might be questioned.

    I believe it was the 60’s when a movie “Divorce American Style” came out. The notion, if caught cheating, no matter what…Deny, Deny Deny! And, of course, a Lincoln tactic employed to great effect by Goebbels: tell the big lie often enough and people will believe it: “…brought forth upon this continent a new nation.” is a total fabrication.

    Now here comes Obama implementing all of these tactics. Finally, with the facts coming home to roost (hate that line) he is looking a lot like Baghdad Bob denying Americans were in Baghdad as the American tanks rolled past immediately behind him…in the camera shot.

    I’m not for alien and sedition laws, but I believe a good case can be made against the mainstream media mucky mucks for aiding and abetting by omissions, distortions and fabrication of news intentionally to ddeceive the populace. Do people really believe Pravda can’t happen here?

    Anyway, Lincoln myths, FDR myths, central planning is capitalism, and homemade means canned has done damage to America’s skepticism. Too many lies too often. Hopefully, that their lives are on the line, truth might shine through.

    • liz

      Yes, this control by propaganda has gone on way too long with no one stopping it.
      DiLorenzo notes in “Organized Crime” that the U.S. is now more fascist than Nazi Germany was, as far as government control, etc. We’re also just as bad with the media functioning as the propaganda arm of the state, too.
      And with manipulating history. Now school kids are so brainwashed they’re protesting the introduction of pro-capitalist curriculum!
      How do you bust up such a criminal conspiracy?

      • Don L

        Great Book. Have you read Johna Goldberg’s “Liberal Fascism”? It is perhaps the definitive explabation of the various ‘isms’ associated with socialism. Specifically, and it is his stated purpose, he nails down the communist vs fascist labeling/name-calling ‘game’. And. I really do like your reading list!!!

        • liz

          I’m still working on Goldberg’s book. Got sidetracked by diLorenzo! (Have you to thank for that!)

      • Don L

        For others who may be interested in Liz’s reading…here’s a link to a free copy – it will take you to a review and choice of eBook or PDF file.

        “Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government” by Thomas Di Lorenzo:

        http://mises.org/document/6985/Organized-Crime-The-Unvarnished-Truth-About-Government

  • liz

    Yes, funny how this group just appeared out of nowhere. What’s really weird is the way Obama seems to operate in an imaginary world that has no relation to reality. He assumes everyone believes his lie that all Qaida is defeated, so therefore does nothing in Benghazi, even though that results in a real life disaster. Then cover that up with another lie, and problem solved.
    Same thing with this – pretend beheading is not Islamic, make a speech, and go play golf – problem solved. Just delusional.