Who’da thunk? He has not been spinning his “counterfactual worldview” for six years now?
Andrew McCarthy starts the article below with “We’re being had. Again.” I beg to differ. America is finally, finally waking up to the sales pitch Obama attempts with every breath! That said –
From National Review – The Khorosan Group Does Not Exist
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. 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.
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. Continue here.
And about that jihadist lore – Gypsy RavenWraithe @flippinth3raya has been exposing/educating the twitterverse on the “Raya” – the black flag of islam for five years. I picked this article up from that site in 2010. It lends lends itself to this conversation in that – the Khorosan Group may not exist, but the Khorosan/Khorasan lore certainly does. The Khorasan ideology, the opportunity to live out prophecy, is a powerful/intoxicating incentive for young men & women looking to make their mark/place in the world.
I will not insert much here except for one small paragraph which pretty much wraps up the article –
Khorasan – A Muslim Once and Future Kingdom
In general, “Khorasan” doesn’t appear to function as code for a particular jihadist organization, but as a more general symbol for victorious jihad — coming from the East, faithful to the truth, unstoppable, ushering in the Caliphate, serving the cause of the Mahdi, and thus heralding the End of Days.
Read the whole thing here. You will be much more well informed than some would want you to be.