Terrific… US Arms to Syrian Rebels Are Going Mostly to Al-Qaeda

Last week Syrian activists said jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda fought with rebels to capture a Syrian air defense base.
The jihadists posted video online following the capture of the missile base.

Now this…
US aid and arms going to Syrian rebels is going mostly to Al-Qaeda.
Global Research reported:

A lead article appearing in the New York Times Monday confirms the mounting reports from the region that jihadist elements are playing an increasingly prominent role in what has become a sectarian civil war in Syria.

“Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats,” the Times reports.

The article reflects the growing disquiet within US ruling circles over the Obama administration’s strategy in Syria and, more broadly, in the Middle East, and adds fuel to the deepening foreign policy crisis confronting the Democratic president with just three weeks to go until the election.

In the distorted public debate between Democrats and Republicans, this crisis has centered around the September 11 attack on the US consulate and a secret CIA headquarters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi that claimed the lives of the US ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.

Republicans have waged an increasingly aggressive public campaign, indicting the Obama administration for failure to protect the American personnel. They have also accused the White House of attempting to cover up the nature of the incident, which the administration first presented as a spontaneous demonstration against an anti-Islamic video, before classifying it as a terrorist attack.

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  • MN Jim

    Why are we sending arms to Syrian rebels?
    You know how this will end up, with those weapons pointed back at us.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Pure incompetence.

    In everything they do. Pure incompetence.

  • No surprise. America continues to either blindly or maliciously fund and arm our own enemies. Gotta have an enemy to demonize and focus the hate. Time to reread Orwell’s 1984.

  • American Daughter

    Whenever you’re dealing with one Muslim group over another Muslim group. it’s always Predator v. Alien. They’re both awful.

  • wtd

    Terrific indeed. And we’re supposed to just chalk up Ambassador Stevens’ murder/rape by al-Qaeda as simply ‘collateral carnage’ in a failed hostage/rescue “October Surprise”-gone bad.

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  • Flintstone F.

    Uh, it’s Syria. Weapons into the wrong hands is a known and preferred contingency for the Obama admin.

  • lizzy84

    The new Middle East Coverup…Biden caught in Syria debate falsehood:

    First there was the Libya coverup.
    Now, we have the Syria coverup.

    Marc Thiessen:

    QUOTE:
    In last week’s vice presidential debate, Joe Biden asserted that the United States was working to isolate al-Qaeda in Syria by ensuring that aid was directed to moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. “We are working hand and glove with the Turks, with the Jordanians, with the Saudis, and with all the people in the region attempting to identify the people who deserve the help so that when Assad goes — and he will go — there will be a legitimate government that follows on, not an al-Qaeda-sponsored government that follows on,” Biden declared.

    Paul Ryan immediately challenged Biden’s claim, saying that the administration’s inaction has allowed al-Qaeda to get a foothold in Syria. “The longer this has gone on, the more people, groups like al-Qaeda are going in,” Ryan said, adding, “We could have more easily identified the Free Syrian Army, the freedom fighters, working with our allies, the Turks, the Qataris, the Saudis, had we had a better plan in place.”

    Biden denied it, declaring: “We are in the process now — and have been for months — in making sure that help, humanitarian aid, as well as other aid and training is getting to those forces that we believe, the Turks believe, the Jordanians believe, the Saudis believe are the free forces inside of Syria. That is underway.”

    Well, according to a report in this morning’s New York Times, Biden’s statement was not true:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-new-middle-east-coverup-biden-caught-in-syria-debate-falsehood/2012/10/15/fec2c060-16d2-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_story.html

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  • Jerry C

    All going according to LUITPOS plans. He is removing all muslim dictators and installing his muslim brotherhood. Once he leaves the U.S.S.A. to NWO Rhino Romney (who will become “king” of the future combined North American Union of Canada/U.S./Mexico), he’ll take his seat #666 at the United Nations and become the first “king” of the world.

    He’ll allow Israel to build their 3rd Temple & everyone will say, “Peace & safety!” Then, SHTF. All is going according to God’s Word. Israel will be alone & all nations of the world will descend upon the plains of megiddo or har megeddon (Armageddon) with the intent to destroy all jews. The God of Israel will do to Israel’s enemies what they intend to do to her.

    Come Lord Jesus. Come.

  • GotFreedom

    Great, so the troops we just sent to Jordan “to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria’s civil war escalates” (http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/10/ap-panetta-says-us-forces-sent-to-jordan-101012/) will be shot at and possibly even killed with weapons from their own country?

  • BarbaraS

    No wonder obama smirked at the first debate. He has nothing but contempt for America and our laws and traditions. He is trying to destroy them all one by one via EOs or his agencies like EPA and Depts of Homeland Security, Education, Energy and the Interior. He knew he was arming all of America’s enemies. Is this where all that ammunition the government has been buying through various agenies going to end up? Are we arming the rest of the world to destroy us with the connivance of our “fearless” leader?

  • Bronson

    MASSIVE FAIL

    We’ve got Snoop Dog trying to be Snoop Lion conducting Foreign Policy in the Oval Office

  • This should come as no-surprise to anyone here…..this regime are arming our enemies to help radical-jihads set-up Global Caliphate.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Don’t look now but Obama is dropping fast on Intrade. Down 3 points in the past 15 minutes.

  • Bill Mitchell

    Lol, oops. Was wrong about the Intrade drop. Was looking at the debate ratings and assumed they were the POTUS ratings. My bad.

    Obama down 1.1 points on POTUS rating.

  • bg

    ++

    Officer spills beans on what’s going wrong against Taliban

    [The blistering, eight-page, single-spaced memorandum to McHugh, who still is the Army secretary, provides disturbing insight into an approach that has not proved to be successful in curbing Taliban advances. The strategy is complicated further by the lack of experienced military leadership and misplaced priorities, such as providing American resources “to NATO allies above the needs of American troops.”

    The report contends U.S. counter-insurgency efforts in Afghanistan are contributing to “needless” American casualties because of a restrictive dogma that cannot be questioned. Any discussion about its strengths and weaknesses is discouraged, the memorandum made available to G2 explained.

    “The main problem that we are having in the war today is not one of enemy capability,” the memo said. “It is a lack of professional competence” that is exposing American troops “needlessly” to increased enemy attack. In addition, Americans “suffer from unnecessary casualties, cannot secure or control the indigenous population and are not allowed to deny freedom of movement or maneuver to the Taliban.”]

    ==

  • Is this really a surprise? When we send humanitarian aid, it always ends up in the hands of the bad guys who sell it on the black market to fund more terrorism.

  • bg

    ++

    ‘There’s nothing quite like getting the truth from the horse’s mouth’

    [That is why, he wrote, for Muslims who controlled large sections of the Middle East for centuries, and later Jordanians and Egyptians, “there was never a thought of giving the disorganized mass of ‘immigrant workers’ a state.”

    Now Fathi Hammad, minister of the interior and national security for Hamas, a recognized terror group, has admitted as much, confirming that “half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.”]

    ==

  • MrGoodWench

    Fast and Furious — International Edition

  • Perfected democrat

    Obama has been promoting the Muslim Brotherhood, the stretch from the M.B. to Al-Qaeda is negligible, we know now that Obama blocked earlier actions again Osama, and that the last, finally successful one was finally initiated without his knowledge… Maybe he really is just a dedicated moslem-communist operative operating just above the line to keep from being impeached…

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    US aid and arms going to Syrian rebels is going mostly to Al-Qaeda.

    Your competent federal government at work.

    And to think, these are the idiots that are in the process of taking over healthcare…

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Didn’t Obama send weapons to the Libyan insurgents?

    That worked out well, too. Right, Mr. Stevens? Mr. Stevens?

  • bg

    ++

    October 16th, 2012

    Syrian Arms issue proves need for better U.S. engagement

    Syrian Arms issue proves need for better U.S. engagement

    Presidential debate should focus on necessity
    of a coherent U.S. Middle East Strategy

    PHOENIX (October 16, 2012) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” issued the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy on the Syrian rebel arms scandal and the presidential debate:

    “On October 15, the New York Times reported that arms shipped by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Syrian rebel groups are largely being funneled to the worst factions– ‘hard-line Islamic jihadists’. While this news is alarming, it is hardly surprising since the U.S. has essentially outsourced its leadership role in the region since the start of the “Arab Spring” to countries like the Kingdom and Qatar who have no qualms over working with Islamists.

    Make no mistake, this development is a direct result of the lack of U.S. leadership in the Middle East and an inability of the Obama administration to understand and articulate the importance of the Islamist ideological roots of extremism in the region. How can we expect the “right people” to get these weapons when the vetting of these rebel groups is being done by the very countries that have propagated and supported Islamist ideologies around the world?

    This news is also bolstering the isolationist narrative that would rather see the U.S. entirely leave the region to its own devices. But at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, we see this news as a clarion call for the U.S. to assume the mantle of leadership not with troops but by empowering the emerging forces of freedom in the region. If we do nothing Islamists will win and the people in the streets will see the U.S. fleeing in the face of hard choices as they see their nations overtaken by new and even more dangerous fascists with a theocratic twist. If we take a stand for real liberty we may certainly still fail in the short term, but one thing is certain without any American input, the trajectory of the “Muslim World” will go from bad to worse and certainly not towards freedom. The only sure way for Islamists to dominate the future of the Middle East is for America to remain on the sidelines.

    At tonight’s presidential debate it is imperative that we begin to see these candidates outline a vision for American leadership in Middle East policy not from behind but from the front. We can no longer wait for Russia and China on Syria. We can not sit idly by while Iran begins to dominate the region. We can no longer ask the Saudis, Turkey, or Qatar to tell us who our friends are in the region. We must also push back against the elected Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia by developing the liberty minded leaders in these countries in their emerging civil societies as we did in Eastern Europe after the Cold War.

    We hope the candidates understand the opportunity and the threat that sits before them in the Middle East and North Africa. Any discussion on foreign policy, like tonight’s debate, should be focused on the need for a coherent and consistent strategy for a new emboldened Liberty Doctrine in the Middle East and North Africa and squarely against the ideology of Islamism.

    Failure to confront these issues head on will lock the U.S. and
    the Middle East in confrontation for generations to come.”

    ==

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  • valerie

    Why MSNBC supports Obama, in a single screen shot.

    http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/213908.php

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Look at this as “Fast & Furious – Part II.”
    Also look for the fingerprints of this weapons deal spread all over the Libya disaster.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #25 – page 1 October 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm bg

    previously posted Oct. 14. 2012

    UN envoy welcomes Iran proposal on Syria

    bit more more here, and please scroll for more here, thank you..

    ==

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  • BWACK PANTHERS

    Our new partners, see Mugged by Ann Coulter.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #29 – page 2 October 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm bg

    June 19, 2012

    Iran, Syria, Russia, China Plan Largest Middle East War Games Ever

    ==

  • Another victory for our Benedict Arnold in Chief

  • bg

    ++

    October 16, 2012

    Muslim Brotherhood’s Lies Reach Ridiculous New Depth

    [A senior Muslim Brotherhood official is denying the group’s leader
    called for “holy jihad” against Israel in a newspaper article last
    week, even though strikingly similar language remains on the
    Brotherhood’s Arabic website.

    The denial follows a call from the Simon Wiesenthal Center for President
    Obama to condemn the comments by Muslim Brotherhood General Guide
    Mohammed Badie, and for the United States to cut off all interaction with
    the Brotherhood until they are withdrawn.]

    ==

  • #12…the same as our border guards. its not an accident.

    the obama-hillary strategy in the middle east uprisings has been to back whatever forces are the least friendly to the united states. its aim is to destroy the united states.

  • Look-Out

    OT w/ confession: haven’t watched this myself, but plan to. Bet it’s another good one:

    http://spectator.org/blog/2012/10/16/video-of-the-day-reaganesque-allen-west/

    (link is americanspectator if it doesn’t work)

  • Look-Out

    didn’t work…try this that didn’t look right, now I’ve really gotta run —

    http://spectator.org/blog/2012/10/16/video-of-the-day-reaganesque-a

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  • dusel1

    Buck Farack and his enablers.

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