Top Syrian Rebel Group Merges With Al-Qaeda in Iraq


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Top Syrian Rebel Group Merges With Al-Qaeda in Iraq

One of the most prominent and powerful rebel factions fighting on behalf of the Obama administration-backed“regime change” operation in Syria formally announcedthat it was merging with al Qaeda in Iraq, sparking fresh concerns about the U.S. government arming, training, and funding the so-called “revolution.” The latest news comes on the heels of reports that the war-torn nation is on the verge of becoming a haven for Islamic extremists on par with Afghanistan and Iraq as foreign jihadists continue flooding into Syria.


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Cruel, oppressive gov’t vs. Islamic fundamentalists (okay the war is far more complicated than that, but still). Does anyone actually see a happy ending for Syria?


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I am sure McCain will still want to fund them. “We’re all insurgents now!”


#4

Does anyone see a happy ending for us? I do, if we stay out of it and I don’t if we get involved in any way shape or form. But, we already have.


#5

Not me…


#6

I thought Al Qaeda wasn’t in Iraq?..ever?..


#7

They poured in after Saddam was tackled.


#8

That’s the thing about brutal murderous dictators, they prefer to keep the terrorizing exclusive to their own government.


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They were there before. The actual answer is they poured in after we reduced our troop footprint.


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[quote=“JStang, post:9, topic:39066”]
They were there before. The actual answer is they poured in after we reduced our troop footprint.
[/quote]Bingo, Al Qeada had training camps there
Saddam’s Terror Training Camps | The Weekly Standard


#11

I think Syria might be better under the status quo, as awful as it is.

I’ve been wary of the Arab Spring since it began.


#12

The main point being, Obama with his non policy has totally destroyed any semblance of Arab unity, and advancement. The whole middle east will be in flux for decades, and a lot of people will die.


#13

It’s not the responsibility of the US to keep up Arab unity or advancement… let them develop organically, without the no-fly zones or aid to (Islamist) rebels.


#14

Just being in the magazine founded and edited by, William Kristol, the co-founder of PNAC doesn’t make it true. The article is also dated 2006. Hasn’t a lot more come to light since then regarding this subject?