Wednesday, 17 August 2016

That's Awkward: Why is Washington Cheering al-Qaeda Linked 'Heroes' in Aleppo?


The Obama administration’s policy in Syria of opposing Assad at all costs has led the United States to make strange bedfellows arming non-Jihadist Salafist groups who are unfortunately led by a cadre of fighters from the former al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front. This week Republican nominee Donald Trump caused an uproar by insisting that his Democratic rival former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her former boss President Barack Obama "founded ISIS" – a charge that led to an counter assault by Hillary surrogate Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on Sunday who levelled a mirror accusation against Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 
While a Pentagon memo supports the allegation that in 2012 the United States was willingly aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) that subsequently metastasized into Daesh, the more immediate conflict of interest in Washington’s foreign policy in the Middle East is the support of the current so-called "moderate rebels" opposing Assad who, by their own admission on social media, are led by al-Nusra Front.

Al-Nusra Front, who just changed their name to the Syrian Conquest Front and renounced affiliation with al-Qaeda, with the open acceptance of the terror network, in a bid to garner new support from the West were the leading force in the surprise bid to break the Syrian government’s siege in Aleppo.
http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20160814/1044260514/aleppo-washington-nusra-assad-obama.html

The US and its allies have been supporting extremists in Syria since the beginning of the conflict through the Incirlik airbase in Turkey and escalated their involvement after the destruction of Libya where huge quantities of weapons were introduced into the conflict zone from Gaddafi's stockpiles:

DIA Admits the West Supported the Creation of ISIS  


Related Info:

Main results of Syria truces: Terrorists add 7,000 to ranks, get arms & munitions – Lavrov

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 17th, 2016.]

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