Skip to comments.Free Syrian Army units ally with al Qaeda, reject Syrian National Coalition, and call for sharia
Posted on 09/26/2013 4:05:21 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Some of the largest Free Syrian Army brigades teamed up with an al Qaeda affiliate and other large Islamist groups to reject the Western-backed Syrian National Coalition and call for the establishment of sharia, or Islamic Law, throughout Syria. The move is a major blow to the US-backed Syrian National Coalition and Free Syrian Army, which the West has held up as the moderate faction of the Syrian rebellion.
Abd al Aziz Salamah, the leader of Liwa al Islam, announced that 11 rebel groups, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, signed a statement that called for sharia, denounced the Syrian National Coalition, and urged all groups to unite. Salamah's video announcing the development was posted on Sept. 24 on YouTube. A translation of his statement was obtained by The Long War Journal.
"The mujahideen militant factions and forces that have signed this statement convened, consulted with each other, and concluded the following," Salamah said, listing four points of agreement.
"These forces and factions call on all military and civilian organizations to unite under a clear Islamic framework, set forth by the magnanimity of Islam, operating on the basis that Sharia is the arbiter of governance and making it the sole source of legislation," he said.
He said that only those serving on the front lines are able to represent the Syrian people, and that "all formations established outside the country without consulting those inside do not represent them and are not recognized by them ...."
"[T]he Coalition and the would-be government under the presidency of Ahmad Tu'mah [the leader of the Syrian National Coalition] do not represent the factions and are not recognized by them," Salamah continued. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at longwarjournal.org ...
I’m curious to see McCain’s stance now on giving them weapons and if he’s still foolish enough to say ‘yes’.
Obama’s Arab Spring Army rears its ugly muslim head once again.
Well, well, well-—more of Obama’s muslim friends showing their true colors. And Obama and his minions continue to funnel money and arms to these scumbags.
It USED to be all about land, water, animals, etc. Now, it's about...nothing since they have more money than God. They still fight because that is what they do.
Americans eat, watch T.V. sports and burp a lot. That is what we do.
I MUCH prefer our way of life--at least there is choice.
Let them kill each other. Send in European troops.
0bama supplied al Qaeda with weapons, as expected.
Never bring a traitor to a gunfight.
John McObama will now double down.
So will Barack Obcain.
McCain’s heroes, the “moderate” FSA are officially allied with Al Qaeda.
Not a shock
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Abd al Aziz Salamah, the leader of Liwa al Islam, announced that 11 rebel groups, including al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, signed a statementIOW, the al-Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusrah Front, which has been killing non-affiliated rival leaders and factions within the FSA, has announced once again that it is affiliated with al-Qaeda. FINO Straw Man Argument ping.