I would definitely call this prepping the story line for future narrative creation. Ready when needed
The Rise of Al Qaeda in Syria-
Which nations aided the rise of NATO's Al Qaeda in Syria?
President Barack Obama's administration is reportedly (when and if necessary) planning to designate the Syrian jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra ("the Support Front") as a terrorist organization. The group, which was first announced in late January 2012, has become a growing part of the armed opposition due to its fighting prowess -- perhaps no surprise, as many of its fighters honed their skills in battlefields in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen. As a result, Jabhat al-Nusra has carved out an important niche in the fight to oust the Syrian regime even as it remains outside of the mainstream opposition.
The U.S. administration, in designating Jabhat al-Nusra, is likely to argue that the group is an outgrowth of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). While there is not much open-source evidence of this, classified material may offer proof -- and there is certainly circumstantial evidence that Jabhat al-Nusra operates as a branch of the ISI.
There's no denying that Jabhat al-Nusra is deadly: (which is why the US wants them as the future boogey men) It has claimed responsibility for more than 500 attacks since its creation, including a series of suicide bombings. Unique among rebel groups operating in Syria, it has also earned the legitimacy of top global jihadist ideologues, who have called for grassroots supporters across the world to help fund or join up with the group. And foreign fighters have answered the call: Based on data from al Qaeda's online forums, of the 46 individuals for which the forums have provided "martyrdom" notices and announced their group affiliation, 20 fought with Jabhat al-Nusra. Since Oct. 1, almost all of the notices that mention affiliation have reported that the fighter was aligned with Jabhat al-Nusra.
Al Qaeda's on line forums??
"Terrorists" who fight for NATO interests. Hence NATO mercs.
Jabhat al-Nusra is also plugged into al Qaeda's transnational online media echo system. Its official media outlet, al-Manara al-Bayda ("the White Minaret"), maintains ties with al Qaeda's web forums Shamukh al-Islam and al-Fida' al-Islam. On Shamukh, there is even a dedicated section for Jabhat al-Nusra's releases -- a status only shared with the ISI.
Official media outlet? Notice the connecting of Pakistan to Al Qaeda?
The Obama administration may try to nip the rise of Jabhat al-Nusra in the bud by issuing a terrorist designation now, prior to an attack on U.S. interests or its homeland. This would represent a break from past behavior, when jihadist organizations such as al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were only designated following the large-scale -- though both failed -- 2009 Christmas Day and 2010 Time Square plots, respectively.Prior to an attack on US interests or the homeland???
Syria has presented concerns to the UN, expressing a serious fear that they will be framed by the US.
Syria is raising concern in two letters to the United Nations that the United States may be attempting to frame it for the use of chemical weapons, Syrian state-run media reported Monday.
"The U.S. administration has consistently worked over the past year to launch a campaign of allegations on the possibility that Syria could use chemical weapons during the current crisis"
Can’t argue with that.
"What raises concerns about this news circulated by the media is our serious fear that some of the countries backing terrorism and terrorists might provide the armed terrorist groups with chemical weapons and claim that it was the Syrian government that used the weapons"
Can’t argue with that
News of the letters to the United Nations also follows a CNN report that the United States and some European allies (NATO allies) are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria.
“Defense contractors” nice spin. Of course that means NATO mercenaries.
Reread article that opened this post and see the very obvious connections...
If one can “secure” chemical weapons, one can also release chemical weapons
Therefore the above paragraph is a perfect example of spin or narrative creation. Setting the tone for the narrative you are supposed to believe. Don't believe it. Question it!