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Foreign intel services could be behind Paris attacks: Analyst

Police cordon off a street following several attacks in and around the French capital, Paris, November 13, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

The Paris attacks could be the work of foreign intelligence services in order to “facilitate a NATO strike against Syria,” says a former US Army psychological officer.

On Saturday, Daesh (ISIL) claimed responsibility for a series of coordinated attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and injured some 352 on Friday night.

The terror organization called the attacks “the first of the storm” and denounced France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”

In an interview with Press TV, Scott Bennett pointed to two scenarios, arguing that the attacks could be either carried out by ISIL terrorists or “a foreign entity.”

They could be “a sort of Zionist Mossad, MI6, CIA operation, or trained fighters that have been trained and financed by the United States and Saudi Arabia and others,” he explained.

Bennett said “it’s very possible that this (Paris attacks) was a fabricated assault.”


If that is the case, Bennett said, “Then we see a larger pattern, a larger trigger of war which resembles the Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam War) and the 9/11 attacks. We’re seeing all of this language repeated in the past; we’re seeing the world coming behind the United States after the false-flag attacks of 9/11, and we now see the world coming behind France.”

“So this may have been designed to be a false-flag attack in order to shift momentum from the war-footing, ship NATO and the United States, France and the United Kingdom into an offensive position and help get them a moral high ground that they can now use to exploit a buffer or no fly-zone in Syria, they can use this for new sanctions and request for investigations in Iran and they can use this to destabilize Russia,” he added.

 “The important thing is for Russia, Iran and China to be ahead of that in order to not be blamed for any of this connection because it’s very possible, that if this was a fabricated assault, then it very easily could be claimed on people who are connected with [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad, or connected with Iran or even with Russia,” he concluded.

Observers say while the US and its allies claim they are fighting against terrorist groups like ISIL, they in fact helped create and train those organizations to advance their policies in the Middle East. 

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