Blow Back: Al-Qaida Turns Tide For Rebels In Battle For Eastern Syria...

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    Backing a wrong horse again. Nothing new with our misguided Interventionist Foreign Policy i guess. Your Tax Dollars at work. How sad.


    In his latest exclusive dispatch from Deir el-Zour province, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad meets fighters who have left the Free Syrian Army for the discipline and ideology of global jihad.

    As they stood outside the commandeered government building in the town of Mohassen, it was hard to distinguish Abu Khuder's men from any other brigade in the Syrian civil war, in their combat fatigues, T-shirts and beards.

    But these were not average members of the Free Syrian Army. Abu Khuder and his men fight for al-Qaida. They call themselves the ghuraba'a, or "strangers", after a famous jihadi poem celebrating Osama bin Laden's time with his followers in the Afghan mountains, and they are one of a number of jihadi organisations establishing a foothold in the east of the country now that the conflict in Syria has stretched well into its second bloody year.

    They try to hide their presence. "Some people are worried about carrying the [black] flags," said Abu Khuder. "They fear America will come and fight us. So we fight in secret. Why give Bashar and the west a pretext?" But their existence is common knowledge in Mohassen. Even passers-by joke with the men about car bombs and IEDs.

    According to Abu Khuder, his men are working closely with the military council that commands the Free Syrian Army brigades in the region. "We meet almost every day," he said. "We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations." Abu Khuder's men had a lot of experience in bomb-making from Iraq and elsewhere, he added.

    Abu Khuder spoke later at length. He reclined on a pile of cushions in a house in Mohassen, resting his left arm which had been hit by a sniper's bullet and was wrapped in plaster and bandages. Four teenage boys kneeled in a tight crescent in front of him, craning their necks and listening with awe. Other villagers in the room looked uneasy.

    Abu Khuder had been an officer in a mechanised Syrian border force called the Camel Corps when he took up arms against the regime. He fought the security forces with a pistol and a light hunting rifle, gaining a reputation as one of the bravest and most ruthless men in Deir el-Zour province and helped to form one of the first FSA battalions.

    He soon became disillusioned with what he saw as the rebel army's disorganisation...

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    When our government uses car bombs it's called "black ops"
    When revolutionaries we approve of use car bombs it's called "Guerilla warfare"
    When Al Qaida uses car bombs it's called "Terrorism"
     
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    Our recent Interventions especially, have been an unexpected and incredible boost for Al-Qaida and other radical Islamist groups. Our aggressive foreign interventionist Foreign Policy is a real mess. Blow Back is gonna be pretty awful for our Nation at some point.
     
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    [It gets worse. When you leave a passel of bad guys undead upon your departure, its like leaving a truckload of rats infected with bubonic plague or uncapped vials of the post WWI Spanish Flu lying around for the people of the area and their neighbors to catch. Then, after a short while, everyone's either sick or dying from the noxious stuff you left behind. That's one of the pitfalls of the foreign policy of appeasement and declaring victory and promptly bugging out that's in practice in DC today. Before you hand me the omnipresent horsesh!t about his killing bin Laden, Obama was president "Valerie please may I kill bin Laden" four times before he got it right. Its readily apparent who wears the jockstraps in the WhiteHouse and it ain't Barry.]

    "NAJAF, Iraq: A religious academy in Iraq has started training more than 1,500 recruits from Bahrain and other Arab countries in the use of combat weapons, physical resistance and street fighting, it emerged last night

    The training, which began yesterday at a camp about 5km away from a main road between Najaf and Karbala, is funded by Iran, our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej reports.

    Apart from members of Hawza Ilmiyya Najab, the religious academy, those being trained include citizens from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria and other Arab countries, the report adds.

    Their countries' national flags were flown over the main gate of the camp during the opening ceremony of the camp, it says.

    Mohmmed Redha Ali Al Sistani, son of Iranian religious scholar Ali Al Sistani; Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi Al Amiri; Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister and a senior member of Iraq Islamic Dawa Party Ali Al Adeeb; Iranian General Qasim Sulaimani and other members of the State of Law Coalition attended the ceremony."

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    The most tragic part of this, is the fact American Taxpayers are paying for it. We need revolutionary changes in how Taxpayer Money is spent. The People have no input on this stuff at all. We need to change that.
     

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