Guest Post: Why Is The U.S. Allied With Al Qaeda In Syria?

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Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I have made comments about this on many occasions over the past several months, as even mainstream media outlets have covered the fact that our allies, the “Syrian rebels,” actually have a large “Al Qaeda” element to them (whatever the hell that means).

To me this is just further proof that our foreign policy is a complete joke, run by a bunch of insane chicken hawks in Washington D.C.

From McClatchy:

QALAT AL MUDIQ, Syria — When the group Jabhat al Nusra first claimed responsibility for car and suicide bombings in Damascus that killed dozens last January, many of Syria’s revolutionaries claimed that the organization was a creation of the Syrian government, designed to discredit those who opposed the regime of President Bashar Assad and to hide the regime’s own brutal tactics.


Nearly a year later, however, Jabhat al Nusra, which U.S. officials believe has links to al Qaida, has become essential to the frontline operations of the rebels fighting to topple Assad.


The prominence of Nusra in the rebel cause worries U.S. and other Western officials, who say its operations rely on the same people and tactics that fueled al Qaida in Iraq – an assertion that is borne out by interviews with Nusra members in Syria.


Among Nusra fighters are many Syrians who say they fought with al Qaida in Iraq, which waged a bloody and violent campaign against the U.S. presence in that country and is still blamed for suicide and car bombings that have killed hundreds of Iraqis since the U.S. troops left a year ago.


Nusra’s rise is most evident in Syria’s north and east, where anti-Assad forces have recently been racking up impressive military gains. Gone are the days just five months ago when Nusra’s actions seemed limited to car and suicide bombings. Now, Nusra fighters are organized in battalion-sized groups that are often armed with heavy weaponry.


“When we finish with Assad, we will fight the U.S.!” one Nusra fighter shouted in the northeastern Syrian city of Ras al Ayn when he was told an American journalist present. He laughed as he said it and then got into a van and drove off, leaving the journalist unable to ask whether it had been a joke.

Did you catch that?  We are literally allied with some of the same fighters that we battled in Iraq!  The bigger point is we are supposed to be willing to give up our freedoms and civil liberties to fight an enemy that we are supporting in Syria?  Our “leaders” have no shame.


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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:02 | 3033913 CH1
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A lot of Americans believe their "leaders" can do no wrong overseas.

They're really pretty decent folks in other aspects of their lives, which makes it a wonder to behold.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:07 | 3033921 economics9698
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The question is will China and Russian smuggle arms into US so our resistance fighters can opposed to the fascist regime in Washington?


Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:14 | 3033958 Michaelwiseguy
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The Base is a subsidiary of the CIA. Sorry, I only understand English.

Does anyone have 1080p video of a bunch of people who are Members of The Base? I have never seen any video of them except some manufactured jungle gym ninja stuff.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:16 | 3033975 Dr. Richard Head
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Reagan and Osama bin Laden = Freedom Fighter
Bush/Obama and Osama bin Laden = Terrorist

Unfortunately, people in this country vote fucking party over facts!

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:36 | 3034022 Pinto Currency
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Perhaps the goal is to create chaos in the middle east and ignite a war between the west and Arabs/Muslims.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:04 | 3034112 ozziindaus
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RIGHT ON or to create states that actually persecute and degrade their people like every other Western friendly Arab nation

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:38 | 3034226 john39
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the author is looking in the wrong direction... of course it makes no sense for the U.S. to support al-cia-duh in Syria... just as it makes no sense to allow a private bank to control dollar...   the problem is that U.S. citizens no longer control the U.S. government... as and as result, you see things like this that appear illogical.  But the depraved souless creatures who run the international banking cartel want to the the U.S. and Europe economically destroyed...  and their plan is very far along.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 22:42 | 3034445 TwoShortPlanks
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"Why Is The U.S. Allied With Al Qaeda In Syria?".....wrong question, try, Why Is The CIA Allied With Al Qaeda In Syria?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 23:11 | 3034562 Enslavethechild...
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CIA is short for Central Bankers

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 23:57 | 3034688 jeff montanye
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because it gives them something to do?

and when assad is overthrown and the freedom fighters turn on their former handlers (as in afghanistan) and become terrorists, the cia will have something else to do.  just can't stand being idle.  devil's work.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 01:38 | 3034828 Spirit Of Truth
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As I've been tirelessly warning, the whole Syrian insurgency and Arab Spring for that matter has been a setup from the get-go compliments of the "Old Enemy", i.e., imperialist Russia and China:

Most tragically, the West is too foolish to even recognize the struggle for the hearts and minds of the world's people that's underway.  Thus, we are easily duped into looking like the "bad guys"....something most in this forum are delighted in supporting.

Ultimately, however, the free world will be vanquished in thermonuclear destruction and then, maybe, at least a few of the radioactive zombies still walking the earth will wake up to the absurd historical ruse now unfolding.

Until then, I'm a lone voice in a Western wilderness of decadence-ridden filth and stupidity.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:19 | 3034177 Dr. Engali
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Facts? What the fuck do we need facts for? They only hurt our head and require us to think. I'll let the TV tell me what to think.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:54 | 3034293 blunderdog
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Shit, the author of the article here is talking about al Qaeda as the enemy in IRAQ.  Uy.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 07:24 | 3034980 Urban Redneck
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The enemy of my enemy is NOT my friend.

Once my enemy is neutralized, a proper evaluation of future threats must occur and vigilant attention maintained in order to prevent those threats from being realized.

Hence, the nauseating Groundhog Day worthy replay of the realization of the Law of Unintended Consequences in the implementation of US Foreign Policy.


The two words, "Peace Dividend"


Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:45 | 3034763 Go Tribe
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Obama is covered in crude oil from head to toe. Slippery as a greased pig.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:42 | 3034037 Ginsengbull
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For the right price.


And the price is right!


You can get a mosin-nagant for $89.


Weld a scope rail to the rear sight base, and you can put the bead on the bad guys from 400 yds.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:23 | 3034193 fonzannoon
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Hah thats like a red dawn opposite day. Red white and blue dawn?

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 04:12 | 3034905 AnAnonymous
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The question is will China and Russian smuggle arms into US so our resistance fighters can opposed to the fascist regime in Washington?

Makes my day. Sometimes, you've got that brilliance from an 'american' outdoing all the others.

The numbers of guns in the US is not enough?

Wonders what it would take for an 'american' to put his actions where his mouth is when they speak of that shit.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:16 | 3033977 Ookspay
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GW Bush predicted that once saddam was gone there would be "a new breath of freedom and democracy throughout the middle east". It's Workin' like a charm...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:18 | 3033981 economics9698
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Yes we see that.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:16 | 3033978 Ookspay
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GW Bush predicted that once saddam was gone there would be "a new breath of freedom and democracy throughout the middle east". It's Workin' like a charm...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:44 | 3034040 Ginsengbull
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Rumsfeld said that the oil would pay for the war.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:05 | 3034123 sumo
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He meant it would pay for executive bonuses at Halliburton and Blackwater.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:56 | 3034301 Ookspay
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Left unmolested the mohammadans would be selling crude at $250 a barrel, this simply cannot be. Sometimes the preferred method of fomenting intermural conflicts isn't enough and we have to go break stuff ourselves. Manipulation and intervention is hard work, but it sure beats a global caliphate.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:27 | 3034739 Who is John Galt
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OOkspay, you are one stupid motherfucker!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:46 | 3034766 Vlad Tepid
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If they tried selling it at $250 a barrel, that would sure be a boon to North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria, Venezuela and Canada producers not to mention the natgas industry.  Even Mohammedans have to follow the Invisible Hand.

And another point: left unmolested, Mohammedans (I love that term) would be crushed under the jackboot of authoritarian dictatorship.  See no less of a historic example than the Ottoman empire, but Saddam, Sadat, or Saud will do nicely as well.  No one wants to play with frothing zealots...and so they don't, until America's hamfisted policies intervene.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:07 | 3034126 helping_friendl...
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Ookspay=Dick Cheney??????

Or is it Condi?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:49 | 3034279 Ookspay
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No, Ookspay only pawn in game of life.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:22 | 3033982 Ookspay
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Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:26 | 3034003 hayesy316
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It's pretty simple, really. No conspiracy theories required. You've had 12 years of administrations with an ideological blindness surrounding romantic notions of democratic revolutions throughout the Middle East; first with Bush and the influence of neoconservatism, now with an anti-colonialist, Marxist-tinged Obama administration. Nobody ever considered that democratic states may be the WORST thing for regional stability, but that's politically incorrect. The days of realpolitik are out the window.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:11 | 3034145 sun tzu
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The Bozo knocked down Mubarak and put the more fascist Muslim Brotherhood into power in Egypt. Then he knocked down Ghaddafi and put Al Qaeda in charge there, which promptly murdered the US ambassador. Now he will knock down Assad and put Al Qaeda in charge there. Could this be The Bozo's way of wiping out Israel - surrounding it with mortal enemies? You see, Mubarak, Assad, and Ghaddafi pretty much left Israel alone. We know Al Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood will not. 

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:33 | 3034234 Dr. Engali
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Interesting theory. The support the new Egyptian regime gets should be telling.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:46 | 3034273 Everybodys All ...
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Glenn Beck has pointed this out months and months ago. The Islamic caliphate is the end game in his opinion. Who knows. As crazy as it sounded back then he has pretty much nailed it.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 00:47 | 3034770 Go Tribe
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Nothing is crazy. Remember that.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:15 | 3035095 Ookspay
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It's about time for the mahdi to come out of the well and get this party started.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:31 | 3034215 Dr. Engali
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Come in you don't seriously believe that any of the regimes believed in that democracy crap do you? They don't believe in it here (I know we are supposed to be a republic) , why on earth would they believe in it any place else. It has been and always will be about the petro dollar. Try to escape it and we will bust up your shit and fly you a cargo and full of fresh new American dollars for you to spend.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:04 | 3034113 helping_friendl...
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Most Americans I speak to, every day, agree that our "leaders" have lied and stolen their and their grandchildren's future.

When you write "A lot of Americans believe their "leaders"......." it is obvious you are not one of us. American i.e.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 22:43 | 3034449 SWIFT 760
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Kikenvermin troll...GTFO !!!

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 09:26 | 3035124 midtowng
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This isn't the first al-Qaeda group that America supported. There's been a couple others in the middle east fighting Iran as well.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:02 | 3033915 otto skorzeny
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I'll give you a hint-it's 6 letters long,starts with an I, sets our Mideast policy via AIPAC and is full of Jews.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:05 | 3033924 CH1
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It's always the Jews. How boring.

A troll should at least be interesting. How else do you hope to derail the conversation?

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:08 | 3033939 francis_sawyer
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Have no fear... Jews are on call 24/7 to set the historical record straight and remind everyone of how badly they've been persecuted, how noble & righteous their objectives are, and how history has never given them an honest break... The rhetoric is working on YOU ~ that's for sure...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:11 | 3033950 CH1
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<Explitives deleted, the dipshit ain't worth it.>

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:26 | 3033999 francis_sawyer
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Yeah, you & your Israeli buddies are right... I'm wrong... How DARE Iran position their country so close to our military bases... This CLEARLY demonstrates their hostile intentions...



Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:33 | 3034018 JohnnyBriefcase
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Isn't it amazing how quickly CH1 and others with similar pro-israel viewpoints magically appear whenever the truth about Israel is posted online.


It's almost as if they are monitoring every site just waiting for the opportunity to "re-educate" people.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:36 | 3034023 francis_sawyer
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 "almost as if"???... lulz

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:38 | 3034026 JohnnyBriefcase
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Right? Good thing I'm just paranoid...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:40 | 3034032 francis_sawyer
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For the record... I don't hate jews... Instead ~ I hate liars & thieves... Let the rest follow as it may [remember ~ francis_sawyer IS NOT the one stealing your wealth or enslaving you ~ it's not in my DNA to do so]...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 21:12 | 3034148 dark pools of soros
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he might just be a shill for Lockheed which uses the 'conflict' as their marketing wing

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 07:32 | 3034988 Urban Redneck
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The Israeli government, the Iranian government, the US government, the Chinese government, the Russian government, the entire city of Brussels- damn that's a lot of hate, too bad there aren't ANY big players leading "sides" who aren't LIARS & THIEVES.

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