Still desperate to try to cobble together a credible group of “freedom fighters” out of the motley crew of foreign jihadists, heart-eaters, and military defectors, the British and French governments are pushing the UN to officially designate Jabhat al-Nusra, the leading Islamist rebel group, as part of al-Qaeda.
The designation seems a trivial matter, since Jabhat al-Nusra’s leadership openly endorses al-Qaeda and vice-versa. The label would mean existing sanctions would apply to al-Nusra as well, something officials say they hope would mean strengthening the various other rebel factions.
It’s a game Western nations have been playing at for months. Al-Nusra’s open affiliation with al-Qaeda is damaging to the momentum for imposing a regime change on Syria, and so the US and others have been trying to embolden the feckless secular factions with money, arms and training, hoping they would eventually marginalize al-Nusra.
It has not only been ineffective but counter-productive, as a secular offensive against the Syrian territory around the Jordan border almost immediately left that territory in al-Nusra’s hands, and even the moderate rebels constantly courting a Western imprimatur have conceded that they don’t think the war can be won without Nusra fighters doing much of the heavy lifting.
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Ohhhhhh NO…, they just made the biggest political mistake in their entire history of cooperation with terrorism.., they simply declared war on their old friends from Afghanistan.., hope they are ready for eternal war.., yet they are fighting their own stupidity since they invaded Afghanistan.., since they invaded iraq.., since they killed shah Massoud nationalism in Afghanistan.., since they killed the growth of democracy in that part of the world.., since they started safeguarding the worst kind of apartheid in that part of the world.., since they started cooperating with Wahhabis and their affiliated terrorism, since they started killing democracy in general and keep the vulture capitalism idea as their god and moral understanding.
The entire purpose of arming the Islamic groups is so that we would have a pretext for intervention. If the indepent UN says that these guys are al Qaeda then they can say it is part of the war on terror. No need to get a vote from congress for war, we can use the eternal war on terror excuse. Never mind that al Qaeda had about 100 members in 2002. Someone is laughing on the way to the bank.
The entire purpose of arming the Islamic groups is so that we would have a pretext for intervention. If the indepent UN says that these guys are al Qaeda then they can say it is part of the war on terror. No need to get a vote from congress for war it is just an extension on the war on terror.
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