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Just when we began to think that Obama had abandoned his sick dream of regime change in Syria, we learn that the administration is sending 50 tons of supplies to Syrian rebels
C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US, known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.
There's that word again! "Vetted."
If you've been following the Syrian situation for the past couple of years, you'll know that word well. We are constantly being told that "our" rebels are vetted
. Every so often, journalists reveal that "our" vetted rebels are working with (or giving weapons to) Al Qaeda or ISIS -- at which point, the administration says "Oopsie!" We are then assured that from now on, "our" rebels will receive some extra-special super-duper
Here's an important fact which CNN hides from you: It doesn't take much effort to link the Syrian Arab Coalition
to extreme jihadis.
Don't take my word for it: Fire up Google and take a close look at the groups which make up that coalition. In nearly every case, one small tug of the string is all it takes. You'll be led straight into a dark world populated with religious extremists, drug smugglers, mad bombers and other lovelies.
Want to see a couple of examples?
1. Ansar al-Sharia.
Not a very encouraging name, is it? Yet these guys are a big part of this Syrian Arab Coalition that Obama just armed. And looky here
Their aim is to take Aleppo then work with other groups to govern the city according to sharia law.Sharia law.
Let that sink in. These are the guys Obama just weaponized, folks.
Guess what? This group is part of the Nusra Front -- also known as Al Qaeda.
On Thursday, 13 Islamist fighting groups and al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, came together to launch a co-ordinated assault on several fronts.
A statement said the aim of the new coalition, called Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law), was "the liberation of Aleppo and its countryside", after which they would work with other groups to govern the city according to Islamic law.
Again: Let that sink in. Obama just armed Al Qaeda
The fact that the conservative media refuses to criticize a Democratic president for arming Al Qaeda tells you that the right-wing "alternative" media is no alternative at all. It's all
And why aren't any of the Republican candidates making political use of this turn of events? Obama just armed freakin' Al Qaeda!
2. Jaish al-Nasr.
Another member of the ever-so-"vetted" Syrian Arab Coalition is Jaish al-Nasr. This organization is run by a Saudi-funded extremist named Abdo-Sattar Rigi, who was previously connected with an anti-Iran terror group called Jundollah. That murderous organization was founded by Rigi's brother, who was captured and executed by the Iranians.
During the Bush years, the U.S. placed Jundollah (also spelled Jundallah) on the official list of terrorist organizations -- which did not stop the CIA from funding their various murders and bombings. See here
. Also see what Wikipedia has to say:
The group has been designated a terrorist organization by Iran, New Zealand and the United States... and it has been linked to, and taken credit for numerous acts of terror, kidnapping and the smuggling of narcotics. According to many sources, the group is linked to al-Qaeda.
(Emphasis added.) Also see here
But while the memos show that the United States had barred even the most incidental contact with Jundallah, according to both intelligence officers, the same was not true for Israel’s Mossad. The memos also detail CIA field reports saying that Israel’s recruiting activities occurred under the nose of U.S. intelligence officers, most notably in London, the capital of one of Israel’s ostensible allies, where Mossad officers posing as CIA operatives met with Jundallah officials.
The officials did not know whether the Israeli program to recruit and use Jundallah is ongoing. Nevertheless, they were stunned by the brazenness of the Mossad’s efforts.
"It’s amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with," the intelligence officer said. "Their recruitment activities were nearly in the open. They apparently didn’t give a damn what we thought."
Cut to: The present day. The same guy who was helping to run Jundollah is now getting a big share of the 50-ton weapons drop.
It's amazing what Obama thinks he can get away with. His arming of jihad is nearly in the open. He apparently doesn't give a damn what we think.
Not only that. It's amazing what CNN, the NYT and the rest of the mainstream American media think they can get away with.
Even though it takes only about an hour of research to find out that this "Syrian Arab Coalition" includes a bunch of maniacs who are no better than ISIS, the media refuses to give you the necessary background. You won't get the investigative journalism you need from CNN, from the NYT, from the WP -- from any
major media publication. This degree of information control is truly astonishing.
Do your own research. Tug on the strings. Then tell us all where the trail leads.
What's in a name?
A blogger called Pundita
has figured out what's what:
Every time it comes out US is aiding a terror group, they change the group's name
Nusra Front is Out. Syrian Arab Coalition is In. From the following NYT report:
In a letter to the State Department, the Pentagon and the C.I.A. last week, four senators — three Democrats and a Republican — criticized the program. “The Syria Train and Equip Program goes beyond simply being an inefficient use of taxpayer dollars,” the senators wrote. “As many of us initially warned, it is now aiding the very forces we aim to defeat.”What do the senators mean by "now" aiding? It was from the beginning, which is how the world got Nusra Front. Don't say you're al Qaeda.
The senators — Christopher S. Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut; Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia; Tom Udall, Democrat of New Mexico; and Mike Lee, Republican of Utah — were referring to the latest debacle of the program.
Some of the American-trained Syrian fighters gave at least a quarter of their United States-provided equipment to the Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, the United States Central Command acknowledged in late September