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Infighting in the "rebel" camp

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#1 walter sobchak

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

Al qaeda in Syria have just executed a senior Syrian rebel commander at a meeting held between all the different factions in the Syrian uprising. The fact that the so called "moderates" in the FSA are not only willing to meet but fight side by side with al qaeda and other extremist salafists proves that they can't be trusted and that we(US and UK) should not be supporting them with arms, money and political support. The saying "when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas" springs to mind.

#2 Northern Sol

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

Whilst that is true, it is also the case that Assad was sponsoring Al Qaeda in Iraq.



#3 Johnoco

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:20 PM

Whilst that is true, it is also the case that Assad was sponsoring Al Qaeda in Iraq.

How much for? 10p per lap/mile?

#4 Li0nhead

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

How much for? 10p per lap/mile?

Seems a bit far to go for sponsorship, could they just not have done a walk or marathon rather than the whole killing and looting thing. 



#5 walter sobchak

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

Whilst that is true, it is also the case that Assad was sponsoring Al Qaeda in Iraq.


I think it was mostly Iraqi Baathists who used Syria as a safe haven to launch operations against the occupying US troops but I've no doubt he would have helped al qaeda also.

#6 Northern Sol

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:37 AM

I think it was mostly Iraqi Baathists who used Syria as a safe haven to launch operations against the occupying US troops but I've no doubt he would have helped al qaeda also.

Syria was deliberately allowing Al Qaeda to use Syria as a safe haven and allowing them to cross the border unchallenged. Now the Iraqi Al Qaeda is crossing over into Syria.



#7 walter sobchak

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

Syria was deliberately allowing Al Qaeda to use Syria as a safe haven and allowing them to cross the border unchallenged. Now the Iraqi Al Qaeda is crossing over into Syria.


All of this is true but don't forget that none of this would have happened had the US not invaded and occupied Iraq. Al Qaeda in Iraq did not exist before the 2003 US/UK invasion of Iraq, saddam Hussein and al qaeda were enemies, also don't forget that the neocons had Syria along with Iran in their sights and had the war in Iraq been a "success" we could have seen US tanks swing west and east into Damascus and Tehran.

#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

All of this is true but don't forget that none of this would have happened had the US not invaded and occupied Iraq. Al Qaeda in Iraq did not exist before the 2003 US/UK invasion of Iraq, saddam Hussein and al qaeda were enemies, also don't forget that the neocons had Syria along with Iran in their sights and had the war in Iraq been a "success" we could have seen US tanks swing west and east into Damascus and Tehran.

This is true.

 

But it doesn't change that both "sides" in the Syrian civil war are prepared to use Al Qaeda when it suits them.



#9 walter sobchak

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

This is true.
 
But it doesn't change that both "sides" in the Syrian civil war are prepared to use Al Qaeda when it suits them.

Agreed. Thats why we need to keep well clear of the Syrian civil war or anybody else's civil war. Let's quit now whilst we agree on something.

#10 GeordieSaint

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:44 PM

Agreed. Thats why we need to keep well clear of the Syrian civil war or anybody else's civil war. Let's quit now whilst we agree on something.

 

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