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Syria: Al Qaeda's New Playground

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- 2495 days ago -
Syrian and foreign fighters sympathetic to Al Qaeda are muscling their way into the Syrian conflict, analysts and Syrian rebels say.


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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:53 am
Noted. Thanks.

Susanne R (236)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 10:52 am
It's been 11 years since 9/11 and Al Quaeda is alive and well and finding new countries from which to operate and recruit new members. Thousands of soldiers have died and many have come home with debilitating injuries and/or post traumatic stress disorder as a result of our involvement in a war that cannot be won. You can't keep feeding a bottomless pit. Continuing this war fits Albert Einstein's definition of "insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." The American taxpayer cannot afford to continue to finance these wars. The war profiteers have bled us dry.

Diane B (275)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 12:41 pm
noted thanks Cal

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:03 pm

paul m (93)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:19 pm

Helen Macdonald (5)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 1:29 pm
perhaps it isn't insanity, perhaps there is a not so pleasant purpose. Our foreign wars go on and on for a variety of reasons.There are big profits be made, and thousands of jobs involved as well. War is mothers milk to,big business.Wish it weren't true.

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:34 pm
Thanks for info.!!

Billie C (2)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 2:40 pm
so now obama has our troops fighting them in some countries but he supports them in syria. obama has even told syria he will put our troops on the ground to get assad out of office. wtg obama support all the radicals.
pick a side obama and stick to it. even better let the whole middle east rot and bring our kids back home. wall them off and let them kill each other as they have done for thousands of years. any women that want to leave can but the men stay.

Morgan McDowell (4)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 4:35 pm
This would not suprise me at all. After all that has happened, why would this be any different?

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 6:22 pm
Thanks Cal.

Well stated Helen.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 2:43 am
Thanks, noted.

Jo Ellen H (3)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:03 pm

David Menard (43)
Friday August 24, 2012, 1:16 pm
The time is long overdue for the US to end its involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.We must stay OUT of Syria .Enough is enough we run the risk of doing what we did in Afghanistan in the 80's arm and train out future enemies.

Friday August 24, 2012, 3:27 pm
another reason not to vote RomneyRyan;
we dont want another war!!
no war with Syria!

Janet B (36)
Friday August 24, 2012, 8:43 pm
I will never ever forgive 9/11 tragedy. It ruined not only our lives, but America all together, but I will give my life to Jesus Christ, and hope one day this madness will end. Lost our jobs, lives, and everything else. It was like the drought of this past summer a living nightmare. Also, lost young men, and women who died serving their country. They are like the Nazis. I get so angry, and this election is one helluva nightmare too. What do we this like The Hunger Games! You tell me are we doomed or what. I hope the US will do just something regarding the Middle East, but no oil is tooooo big....and we suffer!

Janet B (36)
Friday August 24, 2012, 8:46 pm
This election will determine where mankind will either make it or break it. I for one see civil war, or a revolution. It will be either help Syria or blow up Iran...either way is going to be a nightmare for all of us. Sorry Care2, but my heart just breaks for what may happen, and it is not our fault!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 24, 2012, 9:41 pm
Sadly Al Qeada has been moving into Syria for over a year now it just hasn't made the news.
Thanks Cal

Lynn Squance (235)
Friday August 24, 2012, 10:21 pm
All the talk about Al Quaeda, Al Assad, rebels, terrorists, Alawhites, Sunnis, foreign fighters . . . etc. But about the people --- the children who long to play in safety, the mothers who watch over their families, the men that want to work to support their families? By the end of the article, I sense a certain weariness with it all.

"In the end our people will save us," said Adam, an activist who has spent most of his life living outside Syria but who returned to work for the rebels. "Syrians want to smoke. They don't want to cover themselves and do all the things that Al Qaeda wants them to do. Our people just want to open their shops again."

I remember in the beginning, it was like Davey and Goliath, but Davey's demands were relatively simple --- some reforms. But as time passed and Goliath (Al Assad) refused to negotiate, the situation became more and more strained. Still the people just wanted the dispute done and go back to their lives. But that hasn't happened. The Russians and the Iranians have inserted themselves into the fight. The Arab League goes in and out for the rebels. And now Al Quaeda has inserted itself with the rebels. But Al Quaeda has a totally different agenda from the rebels. Where the rebels were looking for some reforms, Al Quaeda is looking for an Islamic state. An unholy alliance to be sure but I am not convinced that it is an alliance as much as it is two travellers going in the same direction but for different reasons. I fear for the everyday people of Syria --- Muslims, Christians, Jews --- who are caught in this uncertainty but would just as soon go home and live.


Devon Leonard (54)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:20 am
It would be an awful thing for Syria to fall prey to control from the extreme Islamic's including Al Quaeda.....
The people of Syria are paying the price of this manipulation from many sides. Too many Nations and agenda's stirring the pot. And what a mess of suffering is the result so far.

Abu Sajjad (6)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 4:36 am
This documentary by a famous mainstream UK investigative reporter is the best of its kind. It is imperative that we see what is going on and spread the word;

The War On Democracy (2007) by John Pilger

Mike m (9)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:25 pm
"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake." --Jeannette Rankin

Rin S (10)
Thursday August 30, 2012, 5:33 pm
Thank you for the article,noted.
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