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Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS
DEBKAfile ^ | December 17, 2014

Posted on 12/18/2014 9:43:15 AM PST by Diogenesis

Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies,
defect to ISIS

The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained
for two years by US officers, mostly CIA experts, in Jordan, and supported
by the Israeli army, has abruptly dumped these sponsors and joined up
with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, debkafile’s exclusive military
and counter-terrorism sources reveal.

The sudden defection of this 2,000-strong anti-Assad force leaves IDF defense
formations on the Golan, US and Jordanian deployments in the northern part
of the kingdom, and pro-Western rebel conquests in southern Syria
in danger of collapse.

The Brigades’ jump into the radical jihadi camp was negotiated in the last two weeks
by its commander Mousab Ali Qarfan, who also goes by the name of Mousab Zaytouneh.
He was in direct contact with ISIS chief Abu Baqr Al-Baghdadi, whom our sources report
has recently relocated from Iraq to his northern Syrian headquarters at al-Raqqa.


(Excerpt) Read more at debka.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Syria
KEYWORDS: alyarmoukshuhada; arizonapeepants; debka; golan; israel; putinsbuttboys; rebels; syria; syrianrebels
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1 posted on 12/18/2014 9:43:15 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Can’t be. Must be some kind of enemy agitprop. McCain and Obama told as there are good rebels after all. So it has to be as they said!


2 posted on 12/18/2014 9:45:29 AM PST by wetphoenix
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To: Diogenesis

...and these are some of the guys that Obama and McCain want to back? I think most of us here on FR new that was a bad idea.


3 posted on 12/18/2014 9:45:32 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Diogenesis

Are these some of the Syrian rebels that Obama and McCain were so desperately eager to arm with US weapons?


4 posted on 12/18/2014 9:46:44 AM PST by Iron Munro (D.H.S. has the same headcount as the US Marine Corps with twice the budget)
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To: Diogenesis

Isn’t this the group that McNuts wanted to arm and swore by?


5 posted on 12/18/2014 9:48:17 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Diogenesis

Take up the White Man’s burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives’ need;
To wait in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught, sullen peoples,
Half-devil and half-child.


6 posted on 12/18/2014 9:49:55 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

BTTT.


7 posted on 12/18/2014 9:54:31 AM PST by OddLane
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To: Diogenesis

Quelle Surprise!


8 posted on 12/18/2014 9:55:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: wetphoenix

“Foreign Policy for Dummies....(We really are dummies)

By

John McCain
Hillary Clinton
John Kerry
Barack Obama

Forward by:

Osama the Dead Terrorist


9 posted on 12/18/2014 9:56:05 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Diogenesis

Can anyone say, “Taqqiya”?


10 posted on 12/18/2014 9:57:25 AM PST by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: Diogenesis

There's no fool like an old fool.

11 posted on 12/18/2014 9:57:33 AM PST by McGruff (Ummm...)
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To: Diogenesis

The Israeli establishment’s public declaration is that Assad as the main enemy. However, I believe the principal reason the Assad family has been anti-Israel is to placate its rabidly anti-semitic Sunni Arab majority. The idea that putting that majority in charge will moderate their views is probably a risky one. And yet, Israel is between a rock and a hard place. Championing Syria’s Alawites will cause Sunni Arabs in Jordan and Egypt to hate Israel even more, perhaps triggering changes in their toleration for arming the Palestinians. Its best course of action is probably a hands-off approach, and perhaps hyper-secretive back channel assistance to Assad if he falters.


12 posted on 12/18/2014 10:00:28 AM 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: McGruff

McCain is an @().


13 posted on 12/18/2014 10:04:38 AM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Diogenesis

That major of a defection screams FRAUD from the get-go. It’s not just a small or singular move.


14 posted on 12/18/2014 10:05:42 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: xzins

ROTFL on post 9. Brilliant!


15 posted on 12/18/2014 10:07:09 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Zhang Fei

No matter what one feels about anything else, please explain how ANYONE would team up with those lunatic child killing monsters of ISIS?


16 posted on 12/18/2014 10:10:43 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Diogenesis

“We could have told you!” and many of us did.


17 posted on 12/18/2014 10:10:46 AM PST by arthurus
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To: Iron Munro

Did arm with US weapons. They didn’t “defect” until they got what they could get from the Sultan in Washington.


18 posted on 12/18/2014 10:12:20 AM PST by arthurus
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To: Diogenesis

Quick! Shift focus elsewhere! How about Cuba?


19 posted on 12/18/2014 10:15:17 AM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: Zhang Fei

Wow. I finally see someone who understands Syrian situation as it is. On the other hand , you can’t expect Israel to back Assad in any form. Israel don’t see ISIS as any serious threat comparing to secular Arab governments and ISIS is viewed as a tool to undermine them. Israel probably has some reasons to think this way but I believe it is a dangerous blunder on their part.


20 posted on 12/18/2014 10:20:23 AM PST by wetphoenix
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