On 4 June 2016, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, declared that the United States had asked Russia not to strike Al-Qaida in Syria.

In the region of Idleb, troops classified by Washington as “moderate rebels” commingle with forces of Front al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaïda. The 27 February 2016 agreement on cessation of hostilities provided that the Forces supported by the United States were distinct from groups that the UN listed as “terrorists”. But that was not the case.

Officially, al-Qaïda conceived and carried out the September 11 2001 which resulted in 2,977 fatalities. It should be noted that the United States entered into war against the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan and against Iraq on the cover that they had supported al-Qaïda (even though since then, Washington has admitted that Iraq had not actually been involved).

In recent years, Al Qaida has financed the Turkish AKP, helped Nato bring the Arab Libyan Jamahiriya to their knees, and, as Laurent Fabius would say, have done a “good job” in Syria.

After Thierry Meyssan’s book, The Big Lie was published in March 2002, most Nato State members qualify any challenge to al-Qaïda’s culpability for the September 11 attacks as “conspiracy theory”.

Anoosha Boralessa