"WASHINGTON — As the United States begins what could be a lengthy military campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence and law enforcement officials said another Syrian group, led by a shadowy figure who was once among Osama bin Laden’s inner circle, posed a more direct threat to America and Europe.
American officials said that the group called Khorasan had emerged in the past year as the cell in Syria that may be the most intent on hitting the United States or its installations overseas with a terror attack...
There is almost no public information about the Khorasan group, which was described by several intelligence, law enforcement and military officials as being made up of Qaeda operatives from across the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Members of the cell are said to be particularly interested in devising terror plots using concealed explosives. It is unclear who, besides Mr. Fadhli, is part of the Khorasan group."
Notice a couple of things about this report: First of all, it comes entirely from "several intelligence, law enforcement and military officials" who of course cannot be named- perhaps the same ones that told us all the details of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction- the unnamed experts behind every military delusion pedaled to the American people. Second, no one has ever heard of this organization before now, and its membership, so far as we know, may consist of one person.
A disaster in our foreign policy looms over the horizon- at least a disaster for some people. It is that Barack Obama seems to be putting together a meaningful plan of action to netralize the latest Islamic bunch of monsters and send their pathetic 20,000 man army back to the hills. What a tragedy that would be for Lindsay Graham, John McCain and all of the military contractors they flack for. So, it only makes sense to have a contingency plan, and start right now scaring the American people half to death about a group that may not even exist. That way, if (as is probable) Obama deals expeditiously with ISIS, they can pivot instantly to this group of alleged terrorists, and march right on with their demands for war.
Am I absolutely sure about this? No, I'm not. But the overwhelming history of the military/scaremonger caucus in this country makes it highly probable that this is what is going on. After all that has happened since 2000, I think you would have to be a fool not to place this explanation at the top of your list.