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    US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in its article, "Al Qaeda's War for Syria," cited officials from the US Treasury Department stating, "Al Qaeda in Syria (often operating as the "Al Nusra Front for the People of the Levant") is using traffickers—some ideologically aligned, some motivated by money—to secure routes through Turkey and Iraq for foreign fighters, most of whom are from the Middle East and North Africa. A growing number of donors from the Persian Gulf and Levant appear to be sending financial support."

    This undercuts the West's year and a half-long narrative that Syria's violence was the result of a so-called "uprising" by the people of Syria.

    US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion” | Global Research

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

    All I can say is that the posted link should be required reading for every Citizen of the United States. The distortions being disemminated by the "Mighty Wurlitzer" are blatant and reading this makes one aware of that. It also reinforces the continuing existence of the "Mighty Wurlitzer." The depth of betrayal by our own gov't is obvious. The true nature of the CIA, and hint number one is that it has nothing to do with patriotism, becomes obvious. This OP is worthy of political debate and has all levels of politics covered.

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

    From the WSJ article itself:
    While al Qaeda makes up a small part of the resistance movement, its strength appears to be rising. Since last December, al Qaeda has conducted roughly two dozen attacks, primarily against Syrian security service targets.
    Since the US has refused intervention, I'm not sure what the issue is here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    From the WSJ article itself:


    Since the US has refused intervention, I'm not sure what the issue is here.

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

    I'd appreciate a little further explanation of your response.

    Bear in mind that I am non-partisan and not voting for either party.

    The WSJ article implies that Al Queda is NOT playing a major role. The OP implies that Al Queda is playing a major role.

    I'm just trying to learn.

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

    I'm with specklebang on this one...I put this in the "even a stopped clock is right twice a day" file. To read the OP article it would seem that the Syrian rebellion is nothing more than an al Qaeda proxy war, and it isn't. This a weird time where al Qaeda's interests and our interests are the same, but what they want as a result of our shared goal is quite different from what we want.
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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    That isn't what the Treasury Department said at all, and the evidence is in your quoted portion. They say something we already knew, that al-Qaeda is using smuggling routes to bring in weapons and fighters to the country, they also mention that the Gulf States are providing support for fighters by setting up funding conduits. We knew about this months ago, which coincidentally is why your article from the WSJ is from over a month ago. It should come as no surprise that al-Qaeda is finding political space in Syria, absent any other outside support the Syrian rebels like the Libyan, Chechen, and Bosnian rebels before them will accept help from anywhere they can get it. It is a consequences of the lack of involvement from the international community, particularly the United States.

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

    so, if the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then that means al qaeda has now become our friend?

    this excerpt seems to partially explain why there is no defined objective, which when accomplished, would end our war in afghanistan:
    ... Essentially, the so-called “War on Terror” is a fraud, the belligerents on both sides fueled by the West as a means of establishing military, economic, and political hegemony in otherwise unapproachable targeted nations. When Al Qaeda cannot sufficiently overrun a targeted nation as a proxy “foreign legion” of Western interests (Libya), its presence, facilitated by the West in the first place, is then cited as a “casus belli” for military intervention (Afghanistan). ...
    any wonder why our nation's presence in the region is resented by its indigenous people
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    If it wasn't obvious that mercs were running the show in Libya and Syria then please keep hiding under your rock.

    Im not saying this person did this but what was it the person with the biggest private army said?
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    Re: US Treasury Confirms that Al Qaeda Runs Syrian “Rebellion”

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'd appreciate a little further explanation of your response.

    Bear in mind that I am non-partisan and not voting for either party.

    The WSJ article implies that Al Queda is NOT playing a major role. The OP implies that Al Queda is playing a major role.

    I'm just trying to learn.
    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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