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Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda'
BBC ^ | Sept 2, 2013 | BBC

Posted on 09/02/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT by Innovative

Speaking to the BBC's Jeremy Bowen, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said terrorism would flourish everywhere if the US attacked Syria

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad also told the BBC that armed groups backed by America - not Syrian troops - had used chemical weapons.

The US says it has evidence that Damascus used the nerve agent sarin in a deadly attack in August

Mr Mekdad told the BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Damascus: "Any attack against Syria is support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates, whether Jabat al-Nusra or the State of Islam in Syria and Iraq."

Jabat al-Nusra and other groups linked to al-Qaeda have come to play a significant role in the fight against President Assad's government.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; alqaeda; iran; israel; lebanon; maheralassad; obama; paleocon; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; terrorism; terrormatrix; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; waronterror; wot
The real question is who really used the chemical weapons -- ask who benefits, it certainly not the Syrian government. They may be "evil", but I don't think they are stupid. On the other hand, I can certainly believe that Al Qaeda is willing to kill their own people or innocent people to achieve their objectives - to goad the US into this war on the side of Al Qaeda.
1 posted on 09/02/2013 7:14:35 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Sources: Al Qaeda-linked group behind Benghazi attack trains jihadists for Syrian rebel groups

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/28/sources-al-qaeda-linked-group-behind-benghazi-attack-trains-jihadists-for/

“U.S. intelligence agencies earlier this month uncovered new evidence that al Qaeda-linked terrorists in Benghazi are training foreign jihadists to fight with Syria’s Islamist rebels, according to U.S. officials.

Ansar al-Sharia, the al Qaeda-affiliated militia that U.S. officials say orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound and a CIA facility in Benghazi, is running several training camps for jihadists in Benghazi and nearby Darnah, another port city further east, said officials who discussed some details of the camps on condition of anonymity.

The officials said the terror training camps have been in operation since at least May and are part of a network that funnels foreign fighters to Syrian rebel groups, including the Al-Nusra Front, the most organized of the Islamist rebel groups fighting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus. “

Let’s go help Al Qaedea... (/sarc)


2 posted on 09/02/2013 7:17:13 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Al Qaeda at large

Despite Obama’s claims that their ranks are ‘decimated,’ top terrorists remain free

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/al_qaeda_at_large_h3Z9EnmiJF3v7p3ZiOJjIP


3 posted on 09/02/2013 7:19:00 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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 Faisal Mekdad said terrorism would flourish everywhere if the US attacked Syria

That's what Obama's hoping.

4 posted on 09/02/2013 7:20:03 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle; QQQQ

Related article posted by QQQQ:

Al-Qaeda, Hamas operatives applied for CIA jobs, say new Snowden files

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3061560/posts


5 posted on 09/02/2013 7:21:30 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Any American “limited strike” is a declaration of war and will involve the US in a much wider bloody conflict. Iran and Syria have said they will attack Israel if the US intervenes. Also it is not for nothing that Iran has been aiding Syria. Hidden in all that aid the Iranians have positioned state of the art short range missile manned by Revolutionary Guards at forward Syrian locations. Check! Until those batteries are pinpoint located and destroyed they are a grave threat to Israel especially if Israel decides it is necessary to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Obama and Kerry are in way over their heads.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 7:22:37 AM PDT by allendale
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“Obama and Kerry are in way over their heads.”

Either that, or they are executing the ‘plan’ as intended...

Obama intervened in Egypt on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood...


7 posted on 09/02/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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I’m assuming this minister knows that’s the whole point behind BOzo wanting to bomb Syria and he’s only putting this out there to discourage more citizens from supporting it.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 7:24:57 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: Innovative
Standing with Sarah is the only place to stand though ... Am concrete, in standing with Sarah, even though we’re danged for not going. Should we go ... we’ll need to kill all the moslems in every nation and our nation has not come to that full realization yet. So we’ll be danged either way. Physics normally cannot be proved wrong. There are cracks but action then reaction is solid (imho).
9 posted on 09/02/2013 7:31:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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benefit AQ? - that is exactly what Obama has in mind, IMO.


10 posted on 09/02/2013 7:32:15 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: allendale

Pearl Harbor was a Japanese “limited strike”.


11 posted on 09/02/2013 7:32:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Agreed. It’s surprising it hasn’t already started.

Must be Elenor Holmes Norton’s objection that’s holding up “progress. “

< /sarc>


12 posted on 09/02/2013 7:42:01 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Innovative
Unassailable logic:

"Any attack against Syria is support for al-Qaeda and its affiliates, whether Jabat al-Nusra or the State of Islam in Syria and Iraq."

The Destruction of Western Civilization is the goal of Islam and Socialism, so 0bama wins by empowering al Qaeda.

13 posted on 09/03/2013 11:29:47 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Cram black misbehavior down their throats until they change.)
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