Iraqi PM Invents ISIS Subway Plot

US: No Evidence of Any Such Thing

When keeping foreign powers involved in a war on your behalf, you have to keep scaring them. Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder Abadi is trying his best, announcing an ISIS “plot” to attack an unspecified American subway, along with the one in Paris.

Abadi claimed an attack was “imminent” and that Iraqi intelligence had uncovered it and that he forwarded the intelligence to US officials. That may have been the biggest mistake in his phony narrative.

That’s because US officials say the whole thing is news to them, and they’ve seen no evidence of any such plot in either the United States or France, and have no credible information to back up the Iraqi premier’s allegations.

Abadi’s claims hit all the right notes, large cities, civilian transit targets with large numbers of potential casualties, etc. The big problem, however, is that the whole thing seems to be hastily made up, and no one is buying it.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of