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Syrian Rebels Defy US and Pledge Allegiance to Jihadi Group

World  (tags: world, middle-east, news, politics, Syria, Russia, international relations )

- 1993 days ago -
Rebel groups across Syria are defying the United States by pledging their allegiance to a group that Washington will designate today a terrorist organization for its alleged links to al-Qaeda.

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Susanne R (235)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:41 pm
According to the article, it appears that this situation was complicated by a catch 22-type situation: "The rise of Jabhat al-Nusra represents the Americans' worst fear they refused to arm the rebels earlier in the conflict to avoid weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, only to find that in their absence, jihadi groups well-funded by supporters in the Gulf have risen to prominence."

Another case of "you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't."

Stan B (123)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:31 am
The US and the West need to butt out of these medieval, feudal wars between Arab nut-cases. and let them kill each other.
Look how well it all went in Egypt.

pam w (139)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:15 am
IF (big "IF") this ever ends....I'm afraid it'll end badly.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:15 pm
Noted thanks

Beth S (330)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:20 pm
Assad and the Islamists on the other side all have quite a murderous streak. There is a fight between two evil sides.

Apparently Assad is putting the chemical weapons supplies in the hands of Hezbollah, another terrorist group. There seems to be no shortage of Arab terrorists.

Lee Hampton (15)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 7:32 pm
The Obama administration has been playing with fire, thinking they can "control" the Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood - who have the same ultimate goals as al Qaeda - the establishment of a world-wide Caliphate bringing all populations under Sharia.

bob m (32)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 1:31 pm

can you say..."islam" ?

Nancy Black (308)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:51 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. Catch 22. We know that we can't trust anyone over there because they hate us. The only things they like are our money arms. So this is no surprise.
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