Skip to comments.Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS
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, debkafiles 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 ...
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!
...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.
Are these some of the Syrian rebels that Obama and McCain were so desperately eager to arm with US weapons?
Isn’t this the group that McNuts wanted to arm and swore by?
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.
“Foreign Policy for Dummies....(We really are dummies)
Osama the Dead Terrorist
Can anyone say, “Taqqiya”?
There's no fool like an old fool.
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.
McCain is an @().
That major of a defection screams FRAUD from the get-go. It’s not just a small or singular move.
ROTFL on post 9. Brilliant!
No matter what one feels about anything else, please explain how ANYONE would team up with those lunatic child killing monsters of ISIS?
“We could have told you!” and many of us did.
Did arm with US weapons. They didn’t “defect” until they got what they could get from the Sultan in Washington.
Quick! Shift focus elsewhere! How about Cuba?
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.
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