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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Al-Qaeda is acting as a reinforcement and support of an existing indigenous movement, nor is US funding or support going to al-Qaeda. Indeed the reason al-Qaeda is flourishing is because of a lack of US support that forces the FSA to seek out their support. Furthermore US support has been extremely limited, revolving around civil communication equipment and some limited funding.

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    An opinion of the Wall Street Journal does not make enough of a case. So far, the US has wisely mostly stayed out of the fray. I don't see how we would benefit by taking sides. Actually, to be cold about it, it keeps Syria busy and takes pressure off Israel for a spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    This is the key in the link posted by the OP.
    "Not only did the United States government, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Israel’s aid, knowingly assemble a sectarian extremist front affiliated with Al Qaeda, not from within Syria, but from beyond its borders, it knew well in advance the destructive consequences such a foreign policy would yield.

    The US government has since willfully lied to the both the American people and the world regarding the true nature of the violence unfolding in Syria, and with the help of the corporate-media, is attempting to spin the forewarned consequences of their long-planned conspiracy as merely an unfortunate by-product of a spontaneous conflict.

    A Foreign Invasion, not a Rebellion

    The WSJ’s article begins with the sentence, “the United States and its allies should consider opening a second front in the Syrian war. In addition to helping end Bashar Assad’s rule, there is a growing need to conduct a covert campaign against al Qaeda and other extremist groups gaining a presence in the country.”

    In essence, we are being told that the militant extremists the US assembled against Syria have failed to overthrow the government, so the US should intervene on the pretext of liquidating the very terrorists they conspired to send, funded and armed, and have been supporting since the very beginning."

    We are talking about a USA sponsored war against Syria. Since this would be CIA turf, then decide how much CIA "black budget" money went in to this operation. It's established firmly that our Government has lied to us at every opportunity about this war and which country or group is responsible. That's means they are lying about the money also. It's not rocket science. Since people who lie usually tell the "opposite of the truth," it is a good place to use the opposite as a possible truth. The US says the rebels are the good guys, but common sense, logic and reason say the rebels are the bad guys. The US says it's not funding the rebels, the opposite says they are funding the bad guys. More often than not, the exact opposite of a headline is the truth. Thank the "Mighty Wurlitzer."

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    We would absolutely benefit by taking sides, and every day is another missed opportunity.

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    We would absolutely benefit by taking sides, and every day is another missed opportunity.
    let me make sure i understand what you mean by insisting we participate and take side against the existing syrian government of assad
    which then means we join the side of the rebel forces of al qaeda against that existing government

    please tell me if i got anything wrong
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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    let me make sure i understand what you mean by insisting we participate and take side against the existing syrian government of assad
    which then means we join the side of the rebel forces of al qaeda against that existing government

    please tell me if i got anything wrong
    When we fought in Libya did we join the elements of al-Qaeda and Islamists and become their allies? No. Part of the reason you get involved is to have a say in who gains power after Assad falls.

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    When we fought in Libya did we join the elements of al-Qaeda and Islamists and become their allies? No. Part of the reason you get involved is to have a say in who gains power after Assad falls.
    but YOU are the one who insisted that we MUST take a side
    and there are two sides in syria
    the side of the syrian assad government
    or the side of the al qaeda rebels
    now which side are you telling us we should join
    assad's?
    or alqaeda's?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    but YOU are the one who insisted that we MUST take a side
    and there are two sides in syria
    the side of the syrian assad government
    or the side of the al qaeda rebels
    now which side are you telling us we should join
    assad's?
    or alqaeda's?
    That is not the dichotomy. The FSA does not equal al-Qaeda, just like the forces of the TNG did not equal al-Qaeda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    That is not the dichotomy. The FSA does not equal al-Qaeda, just like the forces of the TNG did not equal al-Qaeda.
    then you are telling us the information found in the OP cite, indicating al qaeda comprises a portion of the rebel force, including maintaining a supply line, is false information
    you are wanting us to believe that al qaeda is not part of the opposition force that you would have us side with?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    then you are telling us the information found in the OP cite, indicating al qaeda comprises a portion of the rebel force, including maintaining a supply line, is false information
    you are wanting us to believe that al qaeda is not part of the opposition force that you would have us side with?
    I'm not sure what is confusing. Of course al-Qaeda comprises a portion of the rebel forces, I already explained and attested as to why that is the case. But you can support the FSA without backing al-Qaeda just as you could back Libyan forces without backing the al-Qaeda brigades. You dilute their power and strength by picking the winners who will receive US support and strengthening those groups, especially those who initially founded the FSA. While al-Qaeda has had an outsized impact on the conflict due to the technical experience of their fighters, they are a decisive minority of combatants.

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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I'm not sure what is confusing. Of course al-Qaeda comprises a portion of the rebel forces, I already explained and attested as to why that is the case. But you can support the FSA without backing al-Qaeda just as you could back Libyan forces without backing the al-Qaeda brigades. You dilute their power and strength by picking the winners who will receive US support and strengthening those groups, especially those who initially founded the FSA. While al-Qaeda has had an outsized impact on the conflict due to the technical experience of their fighters, they are a decisive minority of combatants.
    then you ARE telling us that we must join the side and fight as an ally of al qaeda
    thank you for the admission
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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