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September 12 2018

mr-absentia

Ron Paul: 'Why Are We Siding With al-Qaeda in Syria?'

“Last week, I urged the Secretary of State and National Security Advisor to stop protecting al-Qaeda in Syria by demanding that the Syrian government leave Idlib under al-Qaeda control. While it may seem hard to believe that the US government is helping al-Qaeda in Syria, it’s not as strange as it may seem: our interventionist foreign policy increasingly requires Washington to partner up with ‘bad guys’ in pursuit of its dangerous and aggressive foreign policy goals.

Does the Trump Administration actually support al-Qaeda and ISIS? Of course not. But the ‘experts’ who run Trump’s foreign policy have determined that a de facto alliance with these two extremist groups is for the time being necessary to facilitate the more long-term goals in the Middle East. And what are those goals? Regime change for Iran.”

September 05 2013

mr-absentia
‘Secretary Kerry provided no information to back up his statement about the move to [Syrian rebels'] moderation, but all indications on the ground contradict his assertion,’ [Ahmad] Majidyar [a senior research associate at DC’s American Enterprise Institute] said.

‘The Syrian uprising initially began by ordinary, pro-Democracy citizens seeking an end to dictatorship,’ Majidyar added. ‘Two years now into the civil war, however, al-Qaeda-affiliated groups have emerged as the most powerful fighting force battling the Syrian government.’

‘At present,’ he continued, ‘the most adequately equipped and well-trained insurgent groups in Syria are two al-Qaeda affiliates. While these radical groups have benefited from an influx of foreign fighters joining their ranks and increasing funding from Sunni fundamentalists in the Gulf States, the genuine Syrian opposition has grown weaker and more fractured as a result of the international community’s failure to support and unite them.’
Kerry’s characterization of Syrian opposition contradicts intel reports (RT News, Sep. 5 2013)
Tags: Syria al-Qaeda
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