By Amber Randall, DCNF
A CNN analyst suggested that the Manchester bombing could have been a false flag during a segment Monday night.
During Anderson Cooper’s AC360 , CNN terror analyst Paul Cruickshank admitted that a suicide bomber was more than likely responsible for the explosion at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert ended. However, he floated the idea that the bombing could have been part of a right-wing extremist plot.
“It must also be noted that in recent months in Europe, there’s been a number of false flag plots where right wing have been trying to blame Islamists for terrorism,” Cruickshank said. “We have seen that in Germany in recent weeks.”
CNN analyst said Manchester was likely an Islamist attack, but floated the idea it could have been “false flag” by “right wing extremists.” pic.twitter.com/IzgKtU8T0O
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 23, 2017
A false flag refers to a “covert operation” that a group performs in order to make it look like someone else did it.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the explosion which left approximately 22 people dead and 59 people injured. Most of the victims were young girls.
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