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Al Queda grows powerful in Syria as endgame nears
Yahoo News ^ | Dec 20, 2012 | Khaled Oweis

Posted on 12/20/2012 3:32:13 AM PST by yinandyang

Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt.

The rise of al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a long and deadly confrontation with the West, and perhaps Israel.

Inside Syria, the group is exploiting a widening sectarian rift to recruit Sunnis who saw themselves as disenfranchised by Assad's Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam that dominates Syria's power and security structures.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqueda; benghazi; syria
Just what we need/s
1 posted on 12/20/2012 3:32:19 AM PST by yinandyang
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Obama’s Greater Caliphate project takes another step forward. I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
2 posted on 12/20/2012 3:43:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: yinandyang; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Everything obama touches becomes an abomination of desolation. Everything. He armed these creatures in Libya. He plays word games aided by ignorant Western psychophants...with a lot of help from his 'friends' in low places.

For my purposes, this is the defintion of an obama enabler.
Definition of psychophant:. (sī-kŏ-fənt) 1. (n.) One who attempts to curry favor by flattering influential people, but does so to a psychotic, often violent degree.

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Benghazi Index

3 posted on 12/20/2012 4:13:01 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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obama’s true allies and family are winning the ME and America and Israel are losing. muslims are of satan and obama is blood kin to the prince of lies.

LLS

4 posted on 12/20/2012 4:13:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: yinandyang; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Everything obama touches becomes an abomination of desolation. Everything. He armed these creatures in Libya. He plays word games aided by ignorant Western psychophants...with a lot of help from his 'friends' in low places.

For my purposes, this is the defintion of an obama enabler.
Definition of psychophant:. (sī-kŏ-fənt) 1. (n.) One who attempts to curry favor by flattering influential people, but does so to a psychotic, often violent degree.

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Benghazi Index

5 posted on 12/20/2012 4:14:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria,

Wait a minute, didn't Hillary and Obama say they had run these people out of Dodge? Is Hillary hiding because of these people? Is Obama safe only because he protects some of these people...the al Qaeda?

6 posted on 12/20/2012 4:25:36 AM PST by yoe
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This cannot be true.

Obama told me Al Quaeda was dead.


7 posted on 12/20/2012 5:19:47 AM PST by Venturer
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The Syrian Foreign Policy of loose gun control by Benghazi-Coward Hussein Obama is having the effect that he wanted - - - .


8 posted on 12/20/2012 6:15:15 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Communal Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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I do not see a quick resolution to Syria. While the rebels have a numerical advantage, the regime forces have a much better logistical chain, advice and help from other groups and countries.

As such, it is like a smaller version of the Iran-Iraq war, which resulted in a stalemate.

Even if Assad loses Damascus, he still has a new, very large mountain fortification on the northern coast which could support a large army for an extended stay. And as long as he was there, the war would continue.

In the end, I would not be surprised if Syria is as devastated as was Beirut after its own extended conflict.


9 posted on 12/20/2012 6:28:53 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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It's a religious war and has nothing to do with democracy or other Infidel concepts. -Tom

. We did not rise up to move from the humiliation from being under Assad to the humiliation of being under al Qaeda," she said.

We did not rise up to move from the humiliation from being under Gaddafy to the humiliation of being under al Qaeda," she said.

We did not rise up to move from the humiliation from being under Mubarack to the humiliation of being under al Qaeda," she said.

10 posted on 12/20/2012 7:02:24 AM PST by Capt. Tom
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