Skip to comments.Syria minister: US strike on Syria 'would benefit al-Qaeda'
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 ...
Sources: Al Qaeda-linked group behind Benghazi attack trains jihadists for Syrian rebel groups
“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)
Al Qaeda at large
Despite Obamas claims that their ranks are decimated, top terrorists remain free
That's what Obama's hoping.
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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.
“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...
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.
benefit AQ? - that is exactly what Obama has in mind, IMO.
Pearl Harbor was a Japanese “limited strike”.
Agreed. It’s surprising it hasn’t already started.
Must be Elenor Holmes Norton’s objection that’s holding up “progress. “
"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.
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