In the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama repeatedly claimed, “Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat.”
But it was a lie.
Al-Qaeda was not on the path to defeat. In fact, several top Bin Laden lieutenants had relocated to the Middle East and Syria in the last few years. Senior al Qaeda members based in Pakistan traveled to Syria to direct operations there. They were known as the Khorasan group.
Last week the Obama administration bombed ISIS and Khorosan targets in Syria. The Obama administration can’t say they bombed al-Qaeda because they said they defeated al-Qaeda. So, now they spin lies about core al-Qaeda being defeated and how they bombed the “Khorasan Group” instead of al-Qaeda.
It’s just more lies.
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Khorasan IS al-Qaeda.
This week State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki continued this dishonest narrative.
Psaki still insists al-Qaeda is separate from Khorosan.