War Drums: Panetta: 'There is Al Qaeda Presence In Syria'...

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    Boy, they really do want that War with Syria huh?


    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed on Friday that al Qaeda has a "presence in Syria."

    At a briefing at the Pentagon with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Panetta was asked by a reporter, "Secretary Panetta, if I may, on al Qaeda in Syria, you've said that we don't have any indication of al Qaeda in that -- those double explosions that took place in Damascus. But what kind of assessment do you have on al Qaeda activity in Syria? Because the Syrian government confirms that al-Qaida is active in Syria. Do you have an indication to say that al Qaeda is actually active, how big it is, and is it a concern for you?"

    Panetta responded by confirming the terrorist group's presence, but provided few details.

    Al Qaeda anywhere is a concern for us," said Panetta. "And we do -- we do have intelligence that indicates that there is an al Qaeda presence in Syria. But frankly, we don't have very good intelligence as to just exactly what their activities are. And that's the reason we can't really indicate specifically what they are or are not doing. But they are a concern. And frankly, we need to continue to do everything we can to determine what kind of influence they are trying to exert there.

    Panetta also reiterated that America's position is for Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad to go, but again provided few details on what, if anything, America is doing to hasten his demise.

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    wait, obama just told us we had them on the run, their defeat, ; "within our reach".....? this should be just nits and lice...
     
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    obama wants Al Quaeda in Syria! That's why he's supporting Al Quaeda rather than the Russian backed Assad.

    The question arabs have today is whether or not obama is willing to directly confront Russia over making sure Al Quaeda takes over Syria like they took over Egypt and Libya.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ZCgGJig0c]'US backs Al-Qaeda to mutually destroy Syria' - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feFwa8hrJtQ]Why is the US/NATO supporting and arming Al-Qaeda Terrorists in Libya and Syria? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Why are you guys worried about this? Gay Sex and Marriage is FAR more important! :lol:
     
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    Waiting for Russia to abandon its support for Assad...
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    U.S. in waiting game on Syria
    May 16th, 2012 - Fifteen months into the crisis in Syria, and the Obama administration is, as one U.S. official describes it, in "a holding pattern," waiting for Russia to abandon its support for President Bashar al-Assad, waiting for sanctions to topple the economy and waiting for an organized Syrian opposition to present a coherent vision for a post-Assad Syria.
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    Syria: the elephant in the room amid military exercise in Jordan
    May 16th, 2012 - With a photo of a raging lion over their shoulders, senior U.S. and Jordanian generals opened a massive military exercise dubbed "Eager Lion."
     
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    obama can turn blue waiting for Russia to abandon Assad.

    If he turns blue, will he then be colored?
     
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    Granny says, "Do a bear poop inna woods?...
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    Does al-Qaeda have a foothold in Syria?
    24 May 2012 - Paul Wood reports from Syria on al-Qaeda's influence in the country
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    Syrian army 'responsible for rights abuses' - UN report
    24 May 2012 - Despite the deployment of UN monitors in Syria, the conflict has become "increasingly militarised"
     
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    Look whats happening in Syria, they have IED's and suicide bombings now. It looks like the terrorists Syria let flow into their country to cross over into Iraq to fight our troops are now coming home to roost.
     

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