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Al Qaeda in Syria kills rival rebel leader
CBS News ^ | 2/2/2014 | AP

Posted on 02/02/2014 7:14:21 AM PST by mac_truck

BEIRUT - Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria's northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further exacerbate rebel infighting in the country's brutal civil war even as government forces continued their intense shelling of opposition-held areas of the city on Sunday.

The attack targeted the base of rivals, the Tawheed Brigades, and killed commander Adnan Bakkour, said Rami Abdurrahman of the Observatory.

The al Qaeda linked Islamic State also killed another prominent commander of another rebel brigade, said analyst Charles Lister of the Brookings Doha Center.

Lister said the extremists killed Abu Hussein al-Dik of the powerful Suqour al-Sham, showing that the Islamic State was targeting key headquarters, "strategic checkpoints and senior influential commanders."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuhusseinaldik; adnanbakkour; aleppo; alqaeda; charleslister; iran; israel; lebanon; russia; sunni; sunnimuslims; sunnirebels; sunnis; suqouralsham; syria; tawheedbrigades; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 02/02/2014 7:14:21 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: mac_truck
Now THIS is the middle east I know: rivals knocking each other off. JUST like any group of thugs in any gang on the planet.

The middle east folks have been knocking each other off since there has BEEN an ARAB middle east. Islam has nothing to do with it. The Bedu are just like that; always were; always will be. It has NOTHING to do with petroleum or money.
I think it comes from living in SUCH a hot, nasty, insect-infested, malaria-ridden climate for all of their existence.
I know because my husband and I lived in the KSA for five years. What a pit hole...albeit a RICH pit hole. Money won't make that pit hole any nicer to live in.

2 posted on 02/02/2014 7:19:03 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: mac_truck

Mohammedans doing what they do best destroying each other


3 posted on 02/02/2014 7:19:16 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mac_truck

Post bin Laden al Qaeda is a Saudi financed international Sunni fighting force. The Saudis intend to establish an Arabic speaking Sunni confederation that would include most of Syria and large parts of Iraq. It is no surprise that the Saudis have al Qaeda fighting in Syria and Iraq.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:09 AM PST by allendale
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To: mac_truck

And these are BOTH “the rebels” that Obama is siding with


5 posted on 02/02/2014 7:20:22 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: mac_truck

Is John McCain saddened?


6 posted on 02/02/2014 7:21:15 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: mac_truck

Al Qaeda`? tell me it is not so.

your “Muslimtary in Chief” Hussein Obama told the World, I was listening,that AL Qaeda was on the run.
How can they be in Syria ?

Would Husseiny Ossama Barrak lied to us all.?


7 posted on 02/02/2014 7:22:15 AM PST by Christian1
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To: mac_truck

Tawheed !?! Sounds like a ghetto name.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 7:22:18 AM PST by csvset
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To: cloudmountain
The middle east folks have been knocking each other off since there has BEEN an ARAB middle east. Islam has nothing to do with it.

Islam has much to do with it. When your religion gives you holy guidance to kill people with blessings - you kill people.

I think it comes from living in SUCH a hot, nasty, insect-infested, malaria-ridden climate for all of their existence.

ALL of Floridia was once described this way. Update New York was described by the British as wildnerness hell-hole. Why did these places get better?

I know because my husband and I lived in the KSA for five years. What a pit hole...albeit a RICH pit hole. Money won't make that pit hole any nicer to live in.

But hard work and the right culture will...

9 posted on 02/02/2014 7:25:54 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana
Is John McCain saddened?

Among others, including Ayman al-Zawahri...

10 posted on 02/02/2014 7:27:21 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

When they can’t find a Jew or a Christian to kill, they just kill each other.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:19:10 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: mac_truck

Good. Better they kill each other that keeps them busy.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:59:21 AM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever!)
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To: mac_truck

Thanks for the good news.

May Allah provide us with more good news as the Islamo fascists serial killers continue to slaughter each other.

Let Allah sort them out after they slaughter each other, and Obozo, don’t waste a single drop of American blood for either side.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 10:04:40 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! ObamaCare will fail 24/7/365!)
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14 posted on 02/02/2014 10:21:28 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: cloudmountain

Genesis 16:11-12 King James Version (KJV)

11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=gen+16%3A11-12&version=KJV


15 posted on 02/02/2014 12:21:03 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: mac_truck

Good. moozlum losers killing moozlum losers. What’s not to like?


16 posted on 02/02/2014 1:46:14 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mac_truck

They’ve seen the effectiveness of the American policy to destroy command and control. It works.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 2:41:06 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2banana
None of the Saudis I knew felt that Islam entitled them to kill. They were a bunch of blue collar workers. The older men didn't know how to read or write, so they made their memories really sharp. Believe it or not, NONE of them were murderers. Amazing to meet and work with 30 Saudi men who HAD NO INCLINATION to murder.
The older ones had been around Americans for eons and were used to us. They had SEEN IT ALL.
The younger men were literate. The Saudis I met WERE hard workers.

You haven't been lived in the middle east so you REALLY have NO idea what you are talking about. There is NO comparison between Florida and Saudi Arabia.
1. Saudi Arabia is 99% desert.

2. Their source of water ISN'T an everglade; it is a series of VERY brackish underground wells across the country and the water is warm by sitting in the HOT sun all the time. NASTY tasting stuff.

3. They have the "hamzeens"--that is, 50 days during the winter the winds blow from the north. The entire country is DUST from thousands of feet up to sea level. Visibility is ZERO for some three days at a time. NO ONE drives outside.

4. Their ocean has these most poison sea snakes. We even saw a few when we took our little catamaran out. Not nice, though they DIDN'T bother us.

5. Their sandstorms shut down ALL the airports in the country.
Those sandstorms shut down MUCH of the Arabian Peninsula and Arabian/Persian Gulf. BTW, the folks in that part of the world call it the ARABIAN Gulf while we call it the PERSIAN Gulf.

6. The Arabian Gulf is, unfortunately, polluted beyond repair by the petroleum business. On some days the waves were pure petroleum. We had to wear special tennis shoes if we walked the beach...special in that the soles were CAKED in petroleum and couldn't be worn anywhere else. Eventually, we had to toss them.

7. The smoke from the refinery chimneys were of two colors: orange for a normal gas and H2S, a white flame. Breathing the latter made us all SICK as a dog. Fortunately, the winds blew AWAY from our house. If one breathed it too much we would break out in a rash on our face.

8. There were only trees in the VERY few oasis towns. There were NO flowers or wildlife any more as they were wiped out with the coming of the petroleum business. They were palm trees: date palms. The older Saudi men would come to our camp and shimmy up the palms to get the dates.
There was ONE beautiful thing the country had, a "desert rose," a beautiful rock, pinkish in color.

9. According to most folks over there, who had traveled everywhere, Saudi Arabia had the SECOND worst climate in the world, southeast Asia having the worst. I didn't think so. Saudi Arabia was WAY, WAY too dry while southeast Asia was WAY, WAY too wet. I preferred the latter place to live if I HAD to choose.

10. The mosquitoes there carried malaria for all of their history. When ARAMCO went there in the mid-1920's they had to spray the HOLY PIE out of the country so the ARAMCO workers wouldn't get malaria. The Saudi mosquitoes are MOST annoying but they ARE healthy now.
ARAMCO did/does do regular spraying to keep the mosquito population down, as FOREIGN workers from, primarily EAST Africa, go to the KSA as workers (CHEAP labor) and often HAVE malaria themselves. It's an ONGOING battle to keep the malaria at bay.
The ARAMCO workers use this HUGE Mercedes Benz truck with this equally HUGE spraying ability and they regularly GAS the camps. That's the only way to explain it--GAS the holy pie out of the entire camp. If you happen to be out taking a walk one evening the truck will NOT stop spraying for you and you breathe the fumes and COUGH and COUGH and COUGH and COUGH. Nasty stuff.

11. The fumes from the refinery made large HOLES in the metal of our cars, about five inches across...right in the middle of the hood or the trunk. THAT was how toxic it was. In the USA that would NOT be allowed.

12. The Bedouins were NEVER interested in the West, New York or in the British. They were TRIBAL people, moving across the desert according to their TRIBAL boundaries. They AREN'T too far removed from the Bedouin stage even today and they are as different from the Floridians as people can be. They were stone age until quite recently and were probably fairly content with their lives, since they didn't know any better.
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Their young people are the salvation for their future. The KSA pays their brightest minds to get an education, usually in the USA. Most of them are men, of course, though the brightest women get educated abroad too. Naturally THOSE women are from the wealthier and more prestigious and powerful families. It's still atrociously misogynistic. I doubt that will ever change, but I could be wrong.

I think that's enough. I COULD tell you more about how the KSA and Florida are NOT the same or very similar but I think you get my point.

Please don't ASSUME that the Saudis DON'T work hard or aren't in the "right culture." You sound like a racist.

18 posted on 02/02/2014 5:26:40 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: man_in_tx
Genesis 16:11-12 King James Version (KJV)
11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=gen+16%3A11-12&version=KJV

I attend Mass every morning of my life, a habit I acquired in Saudi Arabia, no less, and get these readings too. That is the ONLY way to live, isn't it?

19 posted on 02/02/2014 5:28:50 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I attend Mass every morning of my life, a habit I acquired in Saudi Arabia, no less, and get these readings too. That is the ONLY way to live, isn’t it?

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The sentiment expressed in your post reminds me (in a good way, certainly) of the words of Our Lord to Satan during His Temptation in the desert:

Matthew 4:4 King James Version (KJV)

4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matt+4%3A4&version=KJV


20 posted on 02/02/2014 5:58:46 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: cloudmountain
They have the "hamzeens"--that is, 50 days during the winter the winds blow from the north. The entire country is DUST from thousands of feet up to sea level. Visibility is ZERO for some three days at a time. NO ONE drives outside.

This is a recipe for silicosis. How did you deal with it while in-country?

21 posted on 02/02/2014 7:48:56 PM PST 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: csvset

Tawheed - the Middle East’s equivalent of “HeeHaw”.


22 posted on 02/02/2014 11:32:57 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: mac_truck

Mohammedan terrorists killing each other... not seeing a downside here..


23 posted on 02/03/2014 5:22:45 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: cloudmountain

Sounds like you’re describing HELL!...I went to Iraq and I thought that was Hell. Maybe they are just sections of a larger overall area!


24 posted on 02/03/2014 6:11:05 AM PST by gr8eman (How ya doin Bob?...Bitchen!)
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To: Zhang Fei
This is a recipe for silicosis. How did you deal with it while in-country?

We stayed indoors ALL THE TIME with their BODACIOUS A.C.
Each home had TWO huge A.C. units so if ONE broke down there was a second one to kick on. We kept our car windows rolled up with the A.C. on full blast.
We did play golf, but we played early in the morning and the golf course was not in the direction of ANY wind blowing toward it. The fumes never bothered us on the golf course (all sand and we carried a little square of green plastic "grass" to hit off of).
ARAMCO and the Saudis had more money than God.

I did play some slow pitch softball for a while. It was at night, when it was SLIGHTLY less hot but we all suffered with the air, so I did give it up.
We also traveled A LOT. We saw all the places we KNEW we'd never get to from home/USA. It was our adventure of a lifetime. We came home after five years...it was time and we SURE missed the good ole USA, the BEST country in the world!!

25 posted on 02/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: man_in_tx

So true!


26 posted on 02/03/2014 4:04:15 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: gr8eman
Sounds like you’re describing HELL!...I went to Iraq and I thought that was Hell. Maybe they are just sections of a larger overall area!

They are sections of a larger overall area: the middle east. What a place. We made a PILE of money from ARAMCO but five years was WAY enough. We wanted home, home, home.
I came to believe that if children survived all that middle east-ness, NOTHING short of a silver bullet would kill them.

The Saudis didn't live long lives. If you THOUGHT a guy "looked" 45 years old, he was probably only 30 years old. It ages people quickly and not in a good way.

Thank you for serving.

27 posted on 02/03/2014 4:08:38 PM PST by cloudmountain
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