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    I would trust whatever the Israelis tell us. Their intelligence has repeatedly proven to be far better than ours.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I would trust whatever the Israelis tell us. Their intelligence has repeatedly proven to be far better than ours.
    That's right and it seems to confirm the CNN article I have posted earlier.

    Report: Syria transported chemical weapons to Iraq | JPost | Israel News
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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    Saudis Sending Death Row Prisoners To Fight With Rebels In Syria

    What is the role of Saudi Arabia in this proposal for a US military strike on Syria? It is not a question you will see asked much in the American media, but you should. Internationally there has been some coverage of the Saudi role, particularly the oceans of cash they’ve been lavishing on jihadist rebels for over a year. Rich Saudis like (now deceased) Osama Bin Laden and Saudi Intel Chief Prince Bandar are traditionally the biggest backers of radical Islamist groups in the world. President Assad continually noted in his interview with Charlie Rose that the Saudis were pouring their petro-dollars into Wahhabist Al-Qaeda linked rebels in Syria. And now it is reported that the Saudi Arabian government is granting amnesty to death row inmates in exchange for them going to Syria to wage jihad.
    Well, it seems some Saudi bureaucrats looked at the stalemate in Syria and came up with a way to think outside the box—and by “box” I mean “death row cell.” According to a story filed by A.I.N.A., an Iraqi Assyrian PR agency, the Saudi Ministry of Interior came up with a brand-new plague to inflict on Syria in 2012: “Let’s fly a bunch of death-row inmates over there and give them automatic weapons!” Seriously. Here’s the memo:
    …we are in dialogue with the accused criminals who have been convicted with smuggling drugs, murder, rape, from the following nationalities: 110 Yemenis, 21 Palestinians, 212 Saudis, 96 Sudanese, 254 Syrians, 82 Jordanians, 68 Somalis, 32 Afghanis, 94 Egyptians, 203 Pakistanis, 23 Iraqis, and 44 Kuwaitis.
    We have reached an agreement with them that they will be exempted from the death sentence and given a monthly salary to their families and loved ones, who will be prevented from traveling outside Saudi Arabia in return for rehabilitation of the accused and their training in order to send them to Jihad in Syria.
    Please accept my greetings.
    [Signed]
    Director of follow up in Ministry of Interior
    Abdullah bin Ali al-Rmezan
    Not only are the Saudis dumping cash into the conflict that goes to Al Qaeda-linked terrorists and lobbying America to strike against our own interests, they are freeing rapists and killers to go wild in the countryside. One can only imagine the kind of humanity these convicted fighters will show once they arrive on the battlefield. Then again could the opposition in Syria get anymore brutal?
    It seems well past time for the American press to start covering Saudi Arabia’s role in the drive to war – their interests and motivations.
    Saudis Sending Death Row Prisoners To Fight With Rebels In Syria | FDL News Desk

    and

    Rebel-on-Rebel Violence Seizes Syria


    An al Qaeda spinoff operating near Aleppo, Syria's largest city, last week began a new battle campaign it dubbed "Expunging Filth." The target wasn't their avowed enemy, the Syrian government. Instead, it was their nominal ally, the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army.
    Across northern and eastern Syria, units of the jihadist group known as ISIS are seizing territory—on the battlefield and behind the front lines—from Western-backed rebels.
    Some FSA fighters now consider the extremists to be as big a threat to their survival as the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.


    "It's a three-front war," a U.S. official said of the FSA rebels' fight: They face the Assad regime, forces from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah, and now the multinational jihadist ranks of ISIS.
    Brigade leaders of the FSA say that ISIS, an Iraqi al Qaeda outfit whose formal name is the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, has dragged them into a battle they are ill-equipped to fight.
    Some U.S. officials said they see it as a battle for the FSA's survival.


    In recent months, ISIS has become a magnet for foreign jihadists who view the war in Syria not primarily as a means to overthrow the Assad regime but rather as a historic battleground for a larger Sunni holy war. According to centuries-old Islamic prophecy they espouse, they must establish an Islamic state in Syria as a step to achieving a global one.
    Al Qaeda militants from central command in Pakistan and Pakistani Taliban fighters have also set up operational bases in northern Syria, people familiar with their operations said.


    The spread of ISIS illustrates the failure of Western-backed Syrian moderates to establish authority in opposition-held parts of Syria, some of which have been under rebel control for over a year.
    The proliferation of the Sunni jihadists and extremists has brought a new type of terror to the lives of many Syrians who have endured civil war in the north. Summary executions of Alawites and Shiites, who are seen as apostates, attacks on Shiite shrines, and kidnappings and assassinations of pro-Western rebels are on the rise.
    Rebel-on-Rebel Violence Seizes Syria - WSJ.com

    Either way whatever happens, the whole thing is going to end in a bloodbath.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


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