East StratCom disinformation claim:

Former CIA agent Doug Laux admitted that President Obama created Daesh as an excuse to invade Syria and to overthrow the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 11. April 2016

Debunk claim:

Distorting the article “Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials” on NBC: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/obama-nixed-cia-plan-could-have-stopped-isis-officials-n549111. The article does not say President Obama created Daesh, but that a plan – not approved by Obama – might have stopped the rise of Daesh.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 23. The item is located at row number 20 in the report.

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