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Islamist blitzkrieg in Syria: Jihadists wiping out moderate rebels
RT ^ | Sept 19, 2013 | RT Staff

Posted on 09/21/2013 10:05:33 PM PDT by Innovative

Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria have begun an offensive against former allies, wrestling moderate FSA rebels out of the controlled areas. With the US assault on Syria postponed, radical Islamists are seeking ultimate authority to fight Assad.

The latest news coming from the north of Syria suggests that a series of clashes between the former allies have already left a number of casualties and a change of the operational situation in the Syrian civil war.

The FSA leaders have recently acknowledged that clashes between their brigades and Islamist rivals have reached boiling point.

While the Pentagon continues to insist its plans include equipping and training only “moderate” Syrian rebel forces, the CIA reportedly has got an official blessing to monitor the arming of the Syrian rebels.

The mantra about arming only moderate rebels has been sounding for months now, but since Islamist fighters have now finally become the backbone of the rebel’s forces, it raises the question about the final beneficiary of the US’s reported $400 million aid to the Syrian rebels.

Al-Qaeda associates might really succeed in squeezing FSA moderates out of Syria which would automatically put Russia in an awkward position of conducting useless negotiations, with a Syrian opposition swiftly losing its remaining political clout. But that would also mean that the US could only supply weapons directly to Al-Qaeda jihadists as the only remaining force capable of opposing President Bashar Assad.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allahuakbar; alqaeda; christiangenocide; jihadists; mccain; obama; obamaspeople; syria; terrorism; threatmatrix
Syria is not a place where we should get involved... for obvious reasons.
1 posted on 09/21/2013 10:05:34 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan ---> Jihadists.

Bammy supports MuzzieBros et. al.

2 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:11 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Innovative

A Muslim moderate-is that like a Communist or Nazi moderate?


3 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:22 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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>> radical Islamists are seeking ultimate authority to fight Assad.

And it’s been only 12 years...


4 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Innovative
Well, the Islamicists gotta kill the “democratic” rebels to get the fancy weapons Obama and the CIA has been sending ‘em, whatta ya expect?
5 posted on 09/21/2013 10:12:39 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Innovative

The lit match called Obama just can’t help himself by forcing his way into a room full of gasoline.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 10:14:01 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Navy Patriot

So it’s a sort of Benghazi raid, only in Syria.


7 posted on 09/21/2013 10:15:34 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Innovative
" Al-Qaeda jihadists as the only remaining force capable of opposing President Bashar Assad."

And what is the reason we need Assad ousted? I smell a rat. Who's got some sort of planned use for Syria's infrastructure, waterways, pipelines, or minerals? Who benefits from Assad's removal, only to be replaced by Al-Qaeda / Taliban / Jihadi radicals?

8 posted on 09/21/2013 10:20:31 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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‘And what is the reason we need Assad ousted?’

Same reason we wanted to oust Mubarak — to help the jihadists to take over...


9 posted on 09/21/2013 10:28:31 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
Tell our president if he wants to relive his teen years madrass experiences in Pakistan and Indonesia, he should just get some post cards. He’s like the jackass going back to his high school reunion as a the unequaled king of success, wanting to impress his former peers. He might even arrive by two helicopters. One for him and one for his dog.
10 posted on 09/21/2013 10:34:42 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog
So it’s a sort of Benghazi raid, only in Syria.

Yep, the goal is to arm and fund Al Queda, so it's Mission Accomplished!

11 posted on 09/21/2013 10:48:00 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Innovative.
Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Syria have begun an offensive against former allies, wrestling moderate FSA rebels out of the controlled areas.
This has been going on since the Assad regime brought on the civil war by firing the first shots.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 11:05:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: blackdog

He might even arrive by two helicopters. One for him and one for his dog.

Right, his wife would have to be delivered by truck.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 11:21:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ScaniaBoy; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Different country, same al qaeda. They MUST have blood.

This is a combined potpurri list. Anyone wanting on or off please advise.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 2:01:22 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: Innovative

I wonder how many American supplied weapons are already being used by Al Qaeda and its allies in their offensive?


15 posted on 09/22/2013 2:48:13 AM PDT by Truth29
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‘And what is the reason we need Assad ousted?’

0muslim’s financing and advancement of the islamic caliphate.


16 posted on 09/22/2013 2:54:09 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill
"0muslim’s financing and advancement of the islamic caliphate.:

Bingo! Obama's every action advances Islamic radicalism and transnational terrorist groups. He topples secular dictators to clear the way for the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists.

17 posted on 09/22/2013 4:07:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: fortheDeclaration
A Muslim moderate-is that like a Communist or Nazi moderate?

I think a Muslim moderate tries to use a clean, sharpened sword to cut your head off, rather than an old rusty one.

18 posted on 09/22/2013 4:57:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Innovative

Friends of zero, McCain, Graham, Burr, Corker.....


19 posted on 09/22/2013 5:37:31 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Innovative; SunkenCiv; nuconvert

This might or might not be true as the source is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rt.com that is part of the Russian government. With respect to developments in Syria they are working full time in spinning the Soviet view.


20 posted on 09/22/2013 9:36:14 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Well, there seem to be a lot of pro-Putin freepers, so they’ll believe anything that RT puts out.


21 posted on 09/22/2013 10:06:27 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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