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REPORT: US Told Syrian Rebels To Kill Islamic Radicals Before Fighting Assad
Business Insider ^ | May 9, 2013, 2:19 PM | Michael Kelley

Posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:23 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

About six months ago, U.S. intelligence officers in Jordan told Syrian rebel commanders that the opposition should fight radical rebel group Jabhat al Nusra before fighting Syria's army, a commander present at the meeting told Phil Sands of The National.

"We'd prefer you fight al Nusra now, and then fight Assad's army," The Syrian commander said he was told. "You should kill these Nusra people. We'll do it if you don't."

America has not acknowledged such an action or commented on the report, but the notion is plausible.

The U.S. has officially provided non-lethal aid and humanitarian assistance to rebels, while expressing reluctance about greater military entanglements in the 26-month-old conflict.

Unofficially, the CIA is reportedly working with elite counterterrorism units in Iraq, funneling U.S.-made weapons to Syrian rebels from southern Turkey, feeding intelligence to moderate rebels, training rebels in Jordan to safeguard chemical weapons and potentially to establish a buffer zone along Syria’s southern border, and scoping out targets for potential drone strikes inside Syria.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; israel; jabhatalnusra; lebanon; russia; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 05/09/2013 6:21:23 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

BS!!


2 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:23 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Anyone in the market for a bridge?


3 posted on 05/09/2013 6:22:29 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yeah they might have told them to, but it’s glaringly obvious how little we did to assist them.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 6:25:42 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Pan_Yan

I call it propaganda warfare. White Hut muslim resident is so busy to defend his involvement of size of Al-Qaeda, it went all-Orwellian.
Anyone remember uprising against a secular dictatorship in a muzzie word which led to a non-jihadi regime?
It has never happened and won’t ever happen. 90% of ‘rebels’ are full-blown islamists, others are their useful idiots.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 6:28:53 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

of size=on side


6 posted on 05/09/2013 6:30:03 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Pan_Yan

Nonsense.

The Obama Administration has sold out America
and the American people to al Qaeda. 100%.


7 posted on 05/09/2013 6:31:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Pan_Yan
Let's see here....

A muslim president tells Muslim rebels to kill Muslim Alawites.

Yep. That'll work.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 6:36:09 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Pan_Yan

Lemme get this right:

This Syrian source is a guy who gets big bucks from Americans.

Right?

And now Mr. Money Getter states to a US newspaper —right after a huge US scandal involving arms smuggling— that Spooky Money Giver is reallllly picky about him picking on those super bad AllahAkbar guys, right..?

Yeah, he’s SUPER picky about it..!

OMG HAHAHAHHAHAHAH, now that is funny, right there..!

(neck veins bulging, wheezing, doubled-over, holding gut)

Oh, wow, they really think we’re stupid, now don’t they?


9 posted on 05/09/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Pan_Yan

Kill their own team? What?


10 posted on 05/09/2013 6:42:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Pan_Yan

This administration makes me want to puke with their lies.

Half of America listens to anything that “The One” puts out like it was the Gospel.
Half of America cannot see the forest for the trees.

I have gotten so that I cannot even speak to liberals hat I know, I get so damned mad I just want to puke.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 6:45:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

OUTSTANDING posts BUMP! FUBO and Fislam


12 posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Vendome

>>>Kill their own team? What?<<<

You don’t have to look for any sense in propaganda case.

These guys allegedly told to kill radicals = they are non-radicals.

It is how a ministry of truth delivers ideas to lo-info voters via Pravda-media.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:16 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Pan_Yan

What a bunch of dumbasses the White House is. The Rebels are the Jihadists!


14 posted on 05/09/2013 7:04:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan. Zero, in his never-ending quest to undermine US interests and US allies, failed to support the armed uprising, a failure not shared by the jihadist OPEC powers.


15 posted on 05/09/2013 7:06:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Pan_Yan

In other news, Obama has gotten together with Superman and the Justice League of America to urge them to greater efforts in the war against al Qaeda.


16 posted on 05/09/2013 7:10:06 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Vendome
Kill their own team? What?

Who is "their" team? I'm fairly certain that Obama and his handlers are not working in America's best interest but I'm not as convinced as some people here that they are actively rooting for Al Qaeda. However they definitely have a serious case of Muslim man-love.

The State Department is full of liberal wishful thinkers who know they are the smartest people in the world and still believe that Islam is compatible with democracy. In other words they think they are the both umpire and coach when they don't even know the rules or what game is being played. Our foreign policy for the last five years has been schizophrenic to say the least.

I agree with the author that this may be plausible. It certainly wouldn't be the first time we've seen them be contradictory. To put it bluntly they have no idea what they're doing and they aren't getting any better.

17 posted on 05/09/2013 7:22:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Obama has gotten together with Superman and the Justice League of America to urge them to greater efforts in the war against al Qaeda.

Zig! For great Justice!

18 posted on 05/09/2013 7:23:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Pan_Yan; Zeneta

so here i am wondering what the word combination should be for when you commit a genocide on yourself and am kinda stuck if i take the prefix com (together) and add “sidium” (killing) then I get comsidium but more in the english it would be comicide which is of course a killing that makes you laugh or maybe i could just go with congenicide because these fools killing each other is pretty much inherent?


19 posted on 05/09/2013 7:29:31 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan

Hmmm.... Isn’t there a way they can all lose?


20 posted on 05/09/2013 7:32:01 PM PDT by Gefreiter (Do your job, hump your load, don't whine, and the world will be a better place.)
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To: Pan_Yan

“...but I’m not as convinced as some people here that they are actively rooting for Al Qaeda.”

I think it was in Libya where the “Freedom Fighters” were fighting Khadafi, and one of their leaders had been supplied with American weapons, and had a sat phone to call in airstrikes by American/NATO planes. The leader had trained at Taliban camps in Afghanistan. “Never fought Americans - only training”.


21 posted on 05/09/2013 7:35:25 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: bigheadfred

They’ve been happily killing each other for a thousand years. The only difference is they now have modern weapons (which their primitive culture could have never developed) and that allows them to be a threat to not only themselves but the rest of us. That means there is an element of cultural genocide / murder / suicide. Yer gonna need a bigger dictionary.


22 posted on 05/09/2013 7:37:42 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: 21twelve
one of their leaders had been supplied with American weapons, and had a sat phone to call in airstrikes by American/NATO planes.

Oh, we're stupid with out a doubt. That's "we" as in the collective represented by the morons in charge.

23 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Gefreiter
Hmmm.... Isn’t there a way they can all lose?

...If the islamists make Obama THEIR emir, sure.

24 posted on 05/09/2013 7:39:47 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Gefreiter
Hmmm.... Isn’t there a way they can all lose?

What was it Ann Coulter said after 9-11? Kill them all and convert their women and children to Christianity? Probably the only definitive option.

25 posted on 05/09/2013 7:41:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan; SunkenCiv
Yer gonna need a bigger dic...

like maybe i should shift gears and dream about the golden years?

http://www.bestfunnyjokes4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/old-folks-cartoon-joke.jpg

26 posted on 05/09/2013 7:45:46 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/africa/item/8317-un-obama-fighting-alongside-al-qaeda-in-libya

Here’s a link to an article about him - not the one I recall but it has info. And I was wrong. He DID admit to fighting against the Americans in Afghanistan, and was also captured by us. “But I never went to Guantanamo.”

Sadly, doing a google search on “arming former taliban in libya” first brings up about 40 results for “Syria” instead.

But, “what does it matter now”?

Me- I think the Benghazi coverup is a coverup for how we were arming the rebels and it blew up in our face.


27 posted on 05/09/2013 7:53:14 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: bigheadfred

Jihadocide?


28 posted on 05/09/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That works. I only can hope they succeed entirely.


29 posted on 05/09/2013 8:08:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan
Our foreign policy for the last five years has been schizophrenic to say the least.

Seems to me thqt our policy in the Middle East has been anything but schizophrenic. In every single conflict, the Obama administration has supported the element favored by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Save for Iran, of course, where they sided with the Islamist mullahcracy rather than the people.

Further, the administration has been consistent in working against Israel's interests at every opportunity.

That's not schizophrenic; that's single-minded.

30 posted on 05/09/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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31 posted on 05/10/2013 5:19:53 AM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: bigheadfred

;’)


32 posted on 05/10/2013 6:21:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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