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Training Al-Qaeda To Be More Efficient Killers Is Now An Essential Function Of The US Government

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The US government is shut down, which means only essential spending is permitted. So what does the US government, or rather its Central Intelligence Agency decide to spend precious, mission-critical taxpayer money on? Why arming the Qatari-supported Al-Qaeda "rebels" in Syria of course. WaPo reports that the CIA is expanding a clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria amid concern that moderate, U.S.-backed militias are rapidly losing ground in the country’s civil war, U.S. officials said.... “It’s basic infantry training,” the former U.S. intelligence official said. “How to have some discipline hitting a target, how to reload a magazine, how to clear a room. They’re not marching. They’re learning basic infantry procedures." So let's get this straight: 800,000 non-essential workers are furloughed, but the CIA, in its infinite wisdom, is now, when the government is shut down, doubling down on spending to make sure Al-Qaeda insurgents have even more lethal training (for that inevitable moment when they turn on their sponsor as they tend to do), and even better weapons?

More on this stunning development:

The CIA effort was described as an urgent bid to bolster moderate Syrian militias, which have been unable to mount a serious challenge to Assad or match the growing strength of rival rebel factions that have hard-line Islamist agendas and, in some cases, ties to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.


The CIA is “ramping up and expanding its effort,” said a U.S. official familiar with operations in Syria, because “it was clear that the opposition was losing, and not only losing tactically but on a more strategic level.”


The CIA declined to comment.

Perhaps because the CIA's phone dispatcher was furloughed?

The descriptions of the CIA training program provide the most detailed account to date of the limited dimensions and daunting objectives of a CIA operation that President Obama secretly authorized in a covert action finding he signed this year.


U.S. officials said the classified program has been constrained by limits on CIA resources, the reluctance of rebel fighters to leave Syria for U.S. instruction and Jordan’s restrictions on the CIA’s paramilitary presence there.


CIA veterans expressed skepticism that the training and weapons deliveries will have any meaningful effect. In Jordan, operatives involved in training and arming rebels lament that “we’re being asked to do something with nothing,” a former senior U.S. intelligence official said. The former official spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of agency operations overseas.


Some have also questioned the wisdom of expanding the CIA’s mission at a time when many think the agency has become too paramilitary in focus and should return to its traditional intelligence-­gathering role.

Don't worry though: the US is not providing Al-Qaeda with high-powered weapons such as rockets and anti-tank munitions. They have Qatar for that:

Officials said the main CIA training effort does not involve instruction on using high-powered weapons such as rockets and antitank munitions, which are being supplied by countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, although the agency is involved in tracking those arms flows and vetting recipients.

Uhm, and where do Qatar and Saudi Arabia get their weapons from? Luckily, the Government shutdown has removed all constrains on CIA resources to do what it does best: provide training and weapons to the very people who a few years down the road turn on the US, resulting in even more deaths, only this time of American citizens.

But that's not all.

The following photo from AFP of "Masked female rebel fighters wearing camouflage fatigues and carrying their purses gather to take part in a training session at the Salaheddin district of the war-battered northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 2, 2013" shows that in addition to the very latest M-16s and sarin gas, US taxpayer funds provide for the very latest in Al-Qaeda haute couture accessories.


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Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:04 | 4019043 Xibalba
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Allahu Akbar = USA! USA! USA!

same same but different

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:08 | 4019077 Boris Alatovkrap
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Mujahadeen = Taliban = Al Qaida = Syrian Freedom Fighter

Plus c'est change, plus ce le meme chose.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:23 | 4019137 Thought Processor
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Winning hearts and minds, one bullet at a time.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:36 | 4019194 12ToothAssassin
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If thats not the best example of a woman's decision making priorities then I dont know what is.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:37 | 4019199 Vegamma
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Aaaaarrrmy Training Sir!


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:44 | 4019222 negative rates
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The imagination, runninth, wild!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:50 | 4019250 flacon
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In English it translates to: "ALAN'S SNACK BAR! ALAN'S SNACK BAR! ALAN'S SNACK BAR!"

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:55 | 4019268 Muppet Pimp
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The CIA has their own page on Al Shabab's website now helping to recruit Jihadists.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:09 | 4019326 BobPaulson
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Cause you know, once they are trained and armed, they will be forever loyal and would never consider double crossing and using their skills against the US.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:35 | 4019807 CH1
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Insanity on steroids.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:57 | 4020265 mkkby
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Are you with us, or for the terrorists?  I guess Obama/dems/repubs are for the terrorists.

Shut down the gov FOREVER.  Constitutional Ammendment -- the federal government ceases to exist and all powers are returned to the states

Done, over.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:08 | 4019327 Say What Again
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I think we should round up all the assholes from the Hollywood Stuntz and send them to Aleppo.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:16 | 4019345 Kirk2NCC1701
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I vote for turning the entire M.E. into a giant sea of glass.

Bullish for optics industry and world peace.  And all can "Drill as you will".

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 17:00 | 4020276 mkkby
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I vote for constitutional congress, proposed ammendment -- the federal government is hereby disbanded and all powers of the president and congress are returned to the states.

End this insanity now.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:14 | 4019320 Canadian Dirtlump
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you need to be clued in by walnuts mccain the traitor on what allahu akhbar means! either way the truth is being laid bare more and more and more. LAst week a new islamist conglomerate was created in syria and death squads have not only left the FSA / SNC but al quaeda is now openly at war with the small vestiges of actual syrian traitors left in the FSA.


the sum total here is that it is a nake fact that the west is arming and training the same people that they wasted billions fighting elsewhere. THey are the very boogeymen they protect us from by having to make old men take their diapers off at bus stations.


Meanwhile democrats PAY low end workers to impersonate federal workers and PROTEST WWII vets.


word is, aleppo is getting hammered now and I can't wait until the body of a western MILITARY traitor is presented

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:01 | 4019632 Freddie
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McCain, Graham, O and trhe rest backing this shit are evil.   The whole war on terror garbage is a big lie.  

Sad seeing woemn with hand bags out there.  The whole thing is sickeneing.  I hope Putin smashes the Saudis for this evil garbage.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:44 | 4020209 The Heart
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"I hope Putin smashes the Saudis for this evil garbage."

Howdy Freddie. Good truth.

The rockerfellers own the western oil, and the rottenchilds own the eastern oil. They all call money, god. Anything that happens in the ME is all bought and paid for by the rottenchilds. They own the saudi's and the trail of evil goes all the way up to those evil bankster things in London, and France. People must go after these evil criminal things where ever they are to stop all this insanity of using wars for population reduction, and the world domination of the few.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:05 | 4019048 FieldingMellish
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All fertile ground for future gov't spending.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:14 | 4019083 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is make it fertile only with ample supply of bovine excrement from AmeriKa political establishment.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:16 | 4019106 BandGap
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Back the tractors up anytime the brown clown speaks. Problem solved.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:07 | 4019051 NOTaREALmerican
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Paging John McCain,  John McCain, please pick up the white courtesy phone.  That's John McCain...

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:07 | 4019071 Xibalba
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Not to be confused with American hero John McClane

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:16 | 4019102 NOTaREALmerican
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Or Surely MacClaine.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:39 | 4019202 NotApplicable
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Don't call me Shirley.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:09 | 4019322 A Lunatic
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In fact don't call me at all, I'm busy paying poker on my obamaphone.......

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:31 | 4019781 roadhazard
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I'm surprised he didn't pick up right after the first call. He never misses a chance to run his mouth. He just needs to look at the polls first to see which side he's on that day.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:07 | 4019058 Cookie
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Being in the Asian time zone has some advantages...I saw this story today and thought ' I know what ZH would write about that'.....lo and behold...go Tylers

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:17 | 4019121 Boris Alatovkrap
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Women in photo is possess of nice fashionable hand bag. Is woman on right Prada or Gucci?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:37 | 4019198 12ToothAssassin
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Pffft those bags are chinese knock offs.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:09 | 4019331 Boris Alatovkrap
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But is look so genuine! And is match well to camouflage and burqa!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:07 | 4020784 Sparkey
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"But is look so genuine!", says Boris, so does the picture Boris, take another look at it, the value of it is the incongruity the picture presents, the absolute insanity of what it proports to be a valid reality some place in the World, this (Unconsciously) sets the old Cognitive Dissonance to work and opens your mind to suggestion! What is being suggested?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 20:26 | 4021028 Boris Alatovkrap
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"What is be suggested?"

... that even terror girl is have strong fashion sense. Allah Allah Ilikebuyclothes!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:06 | 4019060 CPL
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If they spent a couple of months teaching them some modern farming practices instead of shooting a gun the world would be a better place.  Shovels, rakes, hoes and seeds are about 1/40th the cost of guns and bullets in a world that can't economically afford them anymore.  And there is a return on investment.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:11 | 4019086 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  modern farming practices

Well,  there's allot of people there and not allot of land.

But,  by "modern farming practices" I'm assuming you mean our Big-Ag scam that keep our "free enterprise" loving farmers swimming in permanent crony-capitalist gravy.

If we sent some lobbiest for the Red and Blue Team over there they could setup "farm" payments to "urban farmers".   Then, all these guys would need to do is watch TV all day and sit on their "urban estates" and participate in our Big-Ag scam.    Win-Win for everybody.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:18 | 4020082 CPL
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That isn't even farming, it's engineering product.  More like what this guy is doing.

Million pounds of food on one acre.  It's completely retarded how simple and dynamic he's set everything up.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:15 | 4020820 ForTheWorld
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When I tell people about what Will Allen has done on a tiny space compared to most other farms, they don't believe it. "That's impossible!".

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:14 | 4020814 ForTheWorld
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Modern farming practices don't use shovels, rakes or hoes. Most Big Ag farm land isn't suited to human labour intensive techniques anymore (as opposed to mechanical labour).

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:13 | 4019092 Boris Alatovkrap
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But fire AK-47 is much more fun than to work shovel or rake. But, again, maybe hoes is funner.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:14 | 4019097 BandGap
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They don't care anymore about anything other than turf wars. They depend on foreign aid just to keep killing. I'll bet the most any of them have ever grown is a beard, and that includes 25% of the women.

The US is subsidizing the bleed out. Instead of sending our boys in, they get the two sides to off each other at less than 1/2 the cost.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:17 | 4019120 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  Instead of sending our boys in, they get the two sides to off each other at less than 1/2 the cost.

Well, RipVanWinkle, maybe you dozed off again for the last 20 years.   But, our dumbas - I mean Boyz - have been really busy spreading freedum-n-democracy `round the world, and they aren't done yet.   Freedum isn't free, ya know.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:24 | 4019140 BandGap
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I didn't doze off sunshine. Thanks for caring.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:16 | 4019110 DaveyJones
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that's funny, "modern" farming practices are what have screwed most things up

all they (and we) care about anyway is one flower 

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:37 | 4019197 forwardho
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While the old swords into plowshares is a great idea for civilized peoples, It would really suck to defend yourself with a shovel when your attacker has a main battle rifle.

I agree with you beyond words, but we live in a suck-ass world.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:36 | 4019454 IndyPat
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Don't worry, CPL....
You can bet Monstanto has boots on the ground already. They will be up to speed on modern farming techniques in no time.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:25 | 4020118 css1971
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But they will never be able to compete with dumped agri products. AKA Aid.

It's a cycle we've seen in Africa...

  1. US subsidises it's agri business.
  2. Europe follows to prevent their own businesses being wiped out.
  3. US and EU Agri producers overproduce to maximise subsidy.
  4. Huge supply surplus suppresses the international price of products and creates product mountains.
  5. Less efficient producers in developing nations can't compete with the international prices, go out of business. (The World Bank and IMF make sure their markets are open to this attack.)
    1. Unemployed, dissaffected and desperate ex-farmers provide a pool of rebel soldiers for any warlord or other opposition able to borrow enough money to arm them.
    2. Political instability ensues.
  6. Due to the political instability, trade becomes unreliable and lack of local farmers able to produce sufficient quantities, food shortages and famines follow.
  7. Do gooders and agri business cronies  in the US and EU point out that they could ship the EU and US product mountains to the developing world as Aid for those poor brown people who can't provide for themselves.
  8. Remaining developing world farmers now can't compete with FREE produce.
  9. Goto 1 and repeat until agri subsidies are removed.

Really, this is just weaponized economics. I'm now sure that at the top, it is quite deliberate psychopathy/evil, at work and not just rampant stupidity.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:08 | 4019074 Silver_K-9
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Take my AR-15 and send it to Syria... THX Barry... #2A for Syrian AlQaeda errrr I mean Moderate Rebels...

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:01 | 4019293 booboo
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"how to reload a magazine" Pfft, that's what the mooslim womenz are for, they need jobs too.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:12 | 4019080 lolmao500
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This is treason and anyone in congress or in the MSM calling this anything else should be grounds for an arrest and then being kicked off a plane over Damascus.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:22 | 4019134 pods
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I agree.  Fucking sociopaths, all of them.

As per LoP, Roll the Motherfukin Guillotines!


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:12 | 4019087 BandGap
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The soldier on the left has some sort of heavy chest apparatus that looks like Mrs. BandGap's. Twin .45s perhaps?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:12 | 4019093 DaveyJones
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the aging empire, how cute

who gave grandpa the remote control

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:15 | 4019098 Jethro
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We never seem to learn.

However, the videos on LiveLeak seem to increasingly show that the Syrian Army figured out how to use their front sights. There is plenty of footage of head-shots (and subsequent Aloha Snackbars!). Granted, the FSA seems to silhouette themselves at every given opportunity, so I don't know how much credit to actually give the Syrian Army snipers.

Anyway, if we look at a protracted, low scale war in Syria, who benefits the most? Israel? Jordan? SA? I think that its technically all of the countries in this region. The jihadis come from all over to die in Syria. These countries in the region get rid of the destabilizing elements in their own country. Everybody wins except the Syrian people.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:42 | 4019494 IndyPat
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I'd like to see some of those head shots, actually. Slow day. Want to see how my tax money training these fucks is failing. Might take the edge off.
Got a link?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:48 | 4019923 Jethro
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Just do a search on LiveLeak, or browse through the general folder in Seems to be a new video almost everyday.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:19 | 4019100 yogibear
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Barry has a new partner in eliminating the opposition in the US. 

Since Detroit is starting to look like a Middle Eastern slum will Barry offer Al-Qaeda a new town to re-locate?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:16 | 4019101 Duc888
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Our tax dollars at work.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:18 | 4019112 Tracerfan
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Is the U.S. training them on how to perform beheadings of non-believers as slowly and agonizingly as possible?  Because that is what the U.S. Jihadist allies are doing in Syria.

War crimes.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:20 | 4019127 NOTaREALmerican
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Freedum fighters!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:47 | 4019235 W74
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Evangelical Christians in the US will turn a blind eye to the murders, rapes, beheadings, and torture of Syrian Orthodox Christians because "MUH ISRAEL IZ R BEST FRENDZ"

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:32 | 4019434 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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this is starting to change, at least in the churches that take the word seriously and understand where the christian feet on the ground are suffering the most..  Many small churches are well aware of this, but don't expect the mega churches and their tax-empt status to ever point this out....

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:18 | 4019123 pods
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How many other nations are we currently at war with?  How many more have to die to support our "exceptional" lifestyle?

Jesus Harold Christmas we ARE the problem.  

Keep the government closed and let it rot.


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:21 | 4019132 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:   Keep the government closed and let it rot.

Don't let Krugman and the Progressives hear you talk badly about the best "Keynesian" jobs program that EVER existed!  

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:34 | 4019441 Kobe Beef
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This CIA- Al-Qaeda shit is exactly what should be shut down.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:20 | 4019128 lolmao500
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Hopefully Al-CIAda, when they decide to go against their masters, will actually go against their masters... folks in congress who supported this shit.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:20 | 4019131 Tracerfan
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We're training them on "how to clear a room".  How to clear a room of Syrian civilians who don't support the Jihadists.  Blood is on the hands of every Amerikan elected official who supports this.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:23 | 4019138 NOTaREALmerican
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Re: every Amerikan elected official who supports this

And every American voter who voted them in - for decade after decade.

(My guy's not so bad.   He looks honest.   I bet he'd be fun to have a beer wit)

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:44 | 4019221 W74
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And this is why middle easterners have a hard time distinguishing between ordinary Americans and it's government.  The fast majority of the region HATES our government, and about half of the people understand that ordinary Americans have little actual and effective control, but the other half understand something like this:

"You're American yes?"

"Yes I am"

"And your government is the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world, yes?"

"I also believe that to be true"

"And you elect your politicians in a democracy, yes?"

"Yes, but..."

"Ah, my friend, you see, there are no ifs, ands, or buts...."

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:48 | 4019562 IndyPat
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Yeah, ok...but you see that sword cuts both ways. It's like sorting "moderate Muslims" from the Jihadi heart eaters.
Leave the politics and mysticism out of it.
If they ask:
"Are you down for killing dirt poor brown people, yes?"

My answer is "no" every time.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:24 | 4019147 Uber Vandal
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If the theory of a 147 day cycle of "outrage killing" is correct, we should be due for something around October 8, give or take a day.



Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:40 | 4019201 W74
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That's quite a selective list.  Anyone could pick an event and then select a number of days to "backtrack" to and even doing so multiple times you're likely to hit something "heinous" on every date.

Most of those events registered little in the American psyche as they were overseas and little reported.  What about the Navy Yard shooting?  What about the Boston Bombing?  How about that Sikh temple in Wisconsin? 

Surely those penetrated more than most events listed there, yet were not listed because they didn't fit neatly into the chosen interval.


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:25 | 4019380 Uber Vandal
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Indeed, you bring up some valid points.

Hopefully on October 12, we can look back on this as a busted theory.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:24 | 4019149 NOTaREALmerican
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Does anybody know what brand of purses those guys are carrying?  

Looks like a Vogue Magazine photo shoot.  

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:27 | 4019161 Atomizer
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Could this be promotional roll-out footage to launch Al-Qaeda’s new TV sitcom, Sex and the City? The phones must be ringing off the hook.. “Where can I get that purse?”

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:51 | 4019573 IndyPat
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Real Housewives of Aleppo

Fucking genius!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:29 | 4019164 DOT
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But, but it was Congress!



They said, "no"

I had no choice.... believe me, and let me be clear about this: If the faction that has taken control of the House doesn't keep shutting down my...let me summarize, ......., and those who get the needed humanitarian assistance in Syria will continue to help bring democracy to ...ah,  to those that really want a better world,...I think we can agree that is what America is all about.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:33 | 4019180 pods
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The not so funny thing is that this IS what we are about.

And it ain't gonna change due to elections.  We have been doing this shit for 50 years.


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:47 | 4019239 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  I think we can agree that is what America is all about

That is brilliant sentence structure.   The bullshit simply oozes out, and - best of all - it sounds good as Red Team or Blue Team bullshit.

You need to turn pro.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:32 | 4019172 W74
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10 minutes of combat (which is exhausting) is more effective than 10 years worth of training.

These guys are going to be trained and then they're going to be able to put it into practice.  And that will (because it is hands-on/on-the-job experience) be the skillset that sticks with them forever.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:32 | 4019173 earnyermoney
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one in the middle looks like she's running to catch up with the other 2. Wonder if these 3 launched the mortar shells at the Russian and Chinese embassies?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:23 | 4020843 Sparkey
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Look again Buddy, there are Four in the picture, two on right one middle, one left.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:31 | 4019176 yogibear
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House Republicans Compared to Suicide Bombers.

Obmama's media.

Lesbian CURRENT TV Host Stephanie Miller



Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:19 | 4019708 IndyPat
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Thanks. Good stuff.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:33 | 4019179 daemon
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Why not ?

After all, isn't al-quaeda a de facto US government agency ?


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:48 | 4019247 the grateful un...
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Kuchinich calls the US Al Qaedas air force

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:55 | 4019589 the not so migh...
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Aim high...US Al Qaedas air force

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:34 | 4019181 Son of Captain Nemo
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Calling Congressman Charles Rangle...

Your plans for initiating another war time Draft have been approved commissioned by J.P. Morgan Chase, HSBC and Goldman Sachs.

All we need is the "fuse"

Calling Senator Lindsay Graham...

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:36 | 4019193 Jim in MN
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How about a new hurricane aiming for the Gulf oilfields and then a beeline for DC?  Is that cool?


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:39 | 4019476 Kobe Beef
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I'm praying for rain, I'm praying for tidal waves...

If Karen misses DC, then Yahweh owes Sodom and Gomorroh an apology.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:57 | 4019605 IndyPat
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If you prayed for a 6 mile diameter comet, whatever you prayed to heard you, limacharlie, and is delivering ASAP.
Take heart. It could be truly spectacular. Or not. They ain't sayin'.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:55 | 4020259 The Heart
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"How about a new hurricane aiming for the Gulf oilfields and then a beeline for DC?  Is that cool?"

Darn Jim, how did you know? Coming right up!

Serial distractions off the hook...this is the hour of time.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:39 | 4019209 RockRiver
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The rebels are losing ground......

Well, now we know why Obama wanted a little military action in Syria.


What nerve gas?


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:41 | 4019214 DOT
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Maybe some Gucci gun leather would be cool.

With a decent pattern I could open carry a Ruger Super Blackhawk with-outlooking fat!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:48 | 4019240 the grateful un...
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the Girls of Al Qaeda, maybe there will be an SI edition. I was a whore for the CIA.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:44 | 4019223 LeisureSmith
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So the CIA exports tons of advanced weapons to Qatar, SA, Jordan, Turkey etc. they then hand those weapons to their respective pet jihadis who may or may not be at war with competing groups, Assad, the West, Russia etc.

Enemy manufacturing by top men.....TOP MEN.


Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:08 | 4019652 QQQBall
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Taxes support the MIC and then we have to buy more munitions and weapons to defend outselves against and enemy we continue to arm. THROW THEM ALL OUT!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:09 | 4019656 IndyPat
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It's still an ITAR and proliferation treaty crime of the highest order, treason, direct NDAA violation and outsides of that sickening and evil and half of DC should have their genitalia chewed of by rabid apes.
It's like a huge straw man purchase on steroids, brought to you by the CIA.
And not a single NICS check, BATFE Form 4473 filed, or $200 tax stamp per machine gun or destructive device payed. They didn't even have to what 6-8 months after the tax was paid. Gasp, it's even worse than a person to person gunshow purchase, except we don't see a hole lot of RPGs or MANPADS at the Indy1500 gunshow. Hypocrite criminal scum.

I guess you could say I'm kind of upset at the whole issue.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:44 | 4019228 the grateful un...
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excellent time for them to fly false flag II, with the national monuments closed, there would be fewer casualties, and a great way to get those pesky republicans to stop trying defund the government.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 13:52 | 4019259 venturen
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moderate killers?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:08 | 4019321 SgtShaftoe
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It was a cold Tuesday in April and all the clocks were striking thirteen. 


We have always been at war with Eastasia. 


War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.


Blowback is going to be a bitch.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:13 | 4019337 TrustWho
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Americans created Al Qaeda to fight Soviet Union in Afghanistan. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Foreign American Diplomats have harmed America greatly since WWII.

The enemy of our enemy was THE enemy to our society!!!!!!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:42 | 4019497 Joe A
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That picture of female rebels with designer bags is clearly photoshopped. The women are photoshopped on the street scene while the bags are photoshopped on the women. Cannot believe AFP fell for that but knowing AFP they will fall for anything.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 19:37 | 4020901 August
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I'd say you're mostly right:  the women are clearly photoshopped into the Aleppo street-scene; they may in fact be carrying their own hand-bags,

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:08 | 4019661 ross81
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all part of the MSM bullshit narrative that the Washington regime is supporting only the "good rebels"....those nasty headchopping, lung-eating psychopaths aren't getting any US help!!! Even if this narrative were true, it's common knowledge that the Saudis are backing the Al-Nusra types with weapons & money so why doesnt the Washington regime threaten to bomb Riyadh if they dont stop backing Al-Nusra??? The kind of obvious fucking question that the WaPo and friends never dare ask.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:47 | 4019919 Dr. Bonzo
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Mujahideen Redux... you can't have an Endless War on Terror without endlessly creating new terrorists.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:01 | 4019986 gearbaby
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This story is simply about the U.S. once again doing the bidding of Zionist Israel.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:40 | 4020196 jtg
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Stop trying to pawn off this evil on the Jews. This evil is in the US. Your putting it on the Jews is your unconscious rationalization that 'we can't be that bad, it must be the Jews'. Take responsibility for your own people. This evil is your American demon. You stink to high heaven with it.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:34 | 4020004 earleflorida
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"Turkey renews permit to send troops to Syria"   9/3/13 story by AP'

News Flash:    But, this time they're serious?  Seems the Kurd's are becoming a problem for Erdogan's new 'Democratization Program?' Only "Sunni's need apply"!?!   ...and, after 30 months of imminent and serious danger regarding a threat of WMD's... we have 'UNMOVIC' now sniffing about on the ground'ed sugar`coat'd landscape... designated location naught for tell-tale 'kitchen-sarin' from Turkey-with-luv? And, as the infamous back-door canadian-communist Mr.(the Pimp) Brzezenski and his two whores,... Valerri Jarrett and Su[zy]san the HomeWrecker Rice have their knee pads-on, trolling and 'Night-Sifting' the hard-core Arabian Nights for a many jihadist-breeder... the Liver/Heart wanna-be Organ-Donar`Camps,... in the land of 'Globalstan`Transition'?    

also,... Turkey to purchase Chinese Missile Defense System ~ $3.4bn.US, but here's the kicker?-- the defense system will be auto-integrated into NATO's Patriot Battery system (a slight-of-the-palm`gift[fist?]' to NATO's dearest?, with a nice price tag one would assume?). 

Note:  Turkey is getting ready to escalate this nightmarish civil-war on behalf of all jihadist sunni's, Period!!!      SAD!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:20 | 4020095 RazvanM
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Treason anyone? Hello?

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 16:33 | 4020166 jtg
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Moderate U.S.-backed militias ARE the jihadis that are raping and killing Christians and also Muslims that say No to the 7th century. Note the recent reports of Christian towns attacked by the CIA backed FSA that is supposedly 'moderate'.

The US policy of supporting jihadis is not a mistake, it is no joke, it is real, it has been going on since the 1990's in Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechnya, Libya, Egypt, Nagorno-Karabakh, and now Syria (since 2011 with Obama's approval). All this on top of the Bush caused Christian apocalypse in Iran (like the US didn't know it would happen).

We 'won the cold war' for this? To become this evil? To show our true Nazi nature and ally with the jihadi Nazis?

You idiot Americans, you don't think this evil will come to the American heartland? You think you are immune? You think the evil of your sociopathic elites will not drop on your heads? Are you that stupid? Yes, you are that stupid.

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 17:08 | 4020319 squexx
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ISLAM: Party Like It's 1299!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:03 | 4020519 Essential Intel...
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It's the typical Brzezinski policy to use AL Qaeda vs. Russia:

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:55 | 4020735 Hicham
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I hate to interject with a counterpoint to the whole circlejerk in these comments, but in the quote listed it even says that they're arming and training them out of "to bolster moderate Syrian militias, which have been unable to mount a serious challenge to Assad or match the growing strength of rival rebel factions that have hard-line Islamist agendas and, in some cases, ties to the al-Qaeda terrorist network."  I agree U.S./western policy in Syria is severely misguided, but it doesn't help to call everyone fighting an al-qaeda member. It's a huge oversimplification, if not an outright lie in most cases, to say that "the rebels" are allied with al qaeda. There are a ton of small and large factions within the groups fighting the assad regime. Some of them are foreign fighters, some are Syrian. Some may have some ties with al qaeda, many or most do not.

You might as well say Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and uae are allied with al-qaeda- in fact that would be more true. In any case al qaeda is not a coherent organization. Any Muslim group with political grievances can claim to be an al qaeda 'franchise.' 

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 21:18 | 4024534 earleflorida
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 ,this might add some light to recent events in Syria, that say otherwise:

"ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) Maps Emirate (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) Borders in Syria (and Turkey, all 900km border?) "       10/4/13   by  Mohammed Ballout

 ... and, as a timely follow-up story... that ties your argument together with the above post, is this brilliant article by M.K. Bhadrakumar today (10/4/13) @ atimes. a must read (imo) about the strangeness of this bizarre-maelstrom in the ME --- 'Syrian,`Secularism-Apotheosis and Xenophobic Labyrinth of a Mythical War, Trumped-Up by an 'Alladin`Lamp', Running on Empty'--- promises!?! 

      "Moscow seeks full-spectrum US engagement"

again, JMO...      a day late perhaps, but never short?        

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