Understanding the geopolitics of terrorism. “The mass media always presents the failure to prevent these attacks as a matter of the security forces failing to “connect the dots”… In virtually every case, those involved are well known to the authorities.”
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The latest in a long series of bloody terrorist attacks attributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria unfolded in Iran early Wednesday with coordinated armed assaults on the Iranian Parliament and the mausoleum of the late supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.
The reactions of the US government and the Western media to the attacks in Tehran stand in stark contrast to their response to the May 22 bombing that killed 22 people at the Manchester Arena and the London Bridge attacks that claimed nine lives last Saturday.
"This terrorist attack happened only a week after the meeting between the US president and the backward leaders who support terrorists," Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a statement, published by Iranian media.
ISIS is itself the direct product of a series of imperialist wars, emerging as a split-off from Al Qaeda, which got its start in the CIA-orchestrated war by Islamist fundamentalists against the Soviet-backed government in Afghanistan.
If the mass media refuses to state what has become obvious after more than a decade and a half of these incidents, it is a measure of how fully the linkage between terrorism, the Western intelligence agencies and the unending wars in the Middle East has become institutionalized.
Putting a stop to terrorist attacks begins with a fight to put an end to the so-called "War on terrorism," the fraudulent pretext for predatory wars in which Al Qaeda and its offshoots are employed as proxy ground forces, operating in intimate collaboration with imperialist intelligence services and military commands.
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