Skip to comments.Assad says West will pay for backing al Qaeda in Syria
Posted on 04/20/2013 5:32:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Western nations will suffer the consequences for what he said was their support for al Qaeda militants in his country's civil war.
"The West has paid heavily for funding al Qaeda in its early stages in Afghanistan. Today it is supporting it in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price later in the heart of Europe and the United States," he told Syrian television channel al-Ikhbariya, according to extracts published on the Syrian presidency's Facebook page on Wednesday.
Assad was speaking a week after Syria's rebel al-Nusra Front, one of the most effective rebel forces battling his troops, formally pledged allegiance to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri.
The United States has designated the Nusra Front a terrorist organization and the presence of militant Islamists in Syria's two-year conflict poses a quandary for Western powers who favor Assad's overthrow, but are alarmed at the growing influence of the Islamists in Syria.
"The truth is, what is happening is that we are mainly facing extremist forces," Assad said in the interview.
The United Nations says more than 70,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which started as mainly peaceful protests two years ago but has evolved into a civil war.
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"The West has paid heavily for funding al Qaeda in its early stages in Afghanistan. Today it is supporting it in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price later in the heart of Europe and the United States"
"The West has paid heavily for funding al Qaeda in its early stages in Afghanistan. Today it is supporting it in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price later in the heart of Europe and the United States"IOW, the same line of BS one can read on any anti-US site.
It’s hard for me to decide which side is less dirty...the lesser of two evils.
OOOOOOHHHH! Like THIS one????
Assad is not threatening us, he’s warning us. And he is right. Backing the rebels in Syria is the dumbest thing Obama has done yet.
Ok, I suggest offering up Obama as a down payment.
Yeah, like anyone would take him. ;’)
I agree with Assad.
Are or are we not at war with Al-queda. We can’t play this both ways and win.
Al-Qaeda isn’t now nor has it ever been supported by the US, under Carter, Reagan, Bush, or Clinton.
[snip] Al-Qaeda... is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between August 1988 and late 1989, with its origins being traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan... Some financing for al-Qaeda in the 1990s came from the personal wealth of Osama bin Laden. By 2001 Afghanistan had become politically complex and mired. With many financial sources for al-Qaeda Bin Laden’s financing role may have become comparatively minor. Sources in 2001 could also have included Jamaa Al-Islamiyya and Islamic Jihad, both associated with Afghan-based Egyptians. Other sources of income in 2001 included the heroin trade and donations from supporters in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. A WikiLeaks released memo from the United States Secretary of State sent in 2009 asserted that the primary source of funding of Sunni terrorist groups worldwide was Saudi Arabia. [/snip]
Sadly yes. For those who have forgotten the disaster of the Libyan “liberation”.
Qadaffi warned us as well.
You get the Muslim Brotherhood in charge in Syria with their al-Qaeda fellow travelers, people will soon be nostalgic for the days of Assad. And Obama is trying to help bring it all about.
obama isn’t worth a shi’ite
0 did the same thing in Lybia it bit us!
0 is doing the same thing in South Africa!
Also mentioned making deals in Aghanastan.
Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing more than a gang of terrorists!
Now Syria! 0 has accomplished what no one has in a long time.
Threw 3 countries to Rebels that are true terrorists and will rule those countries with terror!
0 has defeated Freedom in the American sense of the word!
OBUMMERS idea of Freedom is Shari Law!
Comming soon to a country you know and love!
I’m willing to trade Obama for King Abdulla of Jordan but Israel might consider it an act of war.
Assad is correct.
Didnt this guy get assasinated by his Iranian bodyguard a few weeks ago.
why cant we Christians and Jews just “claim” to be outcast sects of the islam and then we could wipe out all the rest because it would just be moslem on moslem and what difference does it make cause no one would care and yes i sent this to myself too..
Sometimes I think we should just step aside in that part of the world and let settle their differences, fighting it out among themselves.