‘We’re now on the same side as al-Qaeda.’

FLASHBACK: Syrian Rebels Pledge Loyalty To Al-Qaeda Emir Ayman Al-Zawahiri…

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April 11, 2013:

BEIRUT — A Syrian rebel group’s April pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda’s replacement for Osama bin Laden suggests that the terrorist group’s influence is not waning and that it may take a greater role in the Western-backed fight to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The pledge of allegiance by Syrian Jabhat al Nusra Front chief Abou Mohamad al-Joulani to al-Qaeda leader Sheik Ayman al-Zawahri was coupled with an announcement by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq, that it would work with al Nusra as well.

Lebanese Sheik Omar Bakri, a Salafist who says states must be governed by Muslim religious law, says al-Qaeda has assisted al Nusra for some time.

“They provided them early on with technical, military and financial support , especially when it came to setting up networks of foreign jihadis who were brought into Syria,” Bakri says. “There will certainly be greater coordination between the two groups.”

The United States, which supports the overthrow of Assad, designated al Nusra a terrorist entity in December. The Obama administration has said it wants to support only those insurgent groups that are not terrorist organizations.

 

Also at the site, Bubba Praises Obama’s Decision To Intervene In Syria…

No surprise given Bubba was calling Obama a “wuss” on Tuesday for not backing the rebels with weaponry…

 

Read the whole thing.

 

Related: Obama Planning To Bring Thousands Of Islamic Muslim Refugees To America

…A resettlement plan under discussion in Washington and other capitals is aimed at relieving pressure on Middle Eastern countries straining to support 1.6 million refugees, as well as assisting hard-hit Syrian families.

The State Department is “ready to consider the idea,” an official from the department said, if the administration receives a formal request from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, which is the usual procedure…

 

Update: U.S. plans $50MILLION A DAY no-fly zone in Syria after finding proof that government used chemical weapons against rebels 

…According to the Wall Street Journal, the White House is now considering arming the opposition fighters and enforcing a no-fly zone that could cost an estimated $50 million a day…

 

Update 2: Predictable:  Grateful Syrian Rebel Obama Aid Recipient Calls for Jihad Against The Shia, Hezbollah, Iran & The USA

 

Report: Syrian rebels executed a 14-year-old boy for insulting Islam

H/T Senator Rand Paul  Here’s who many in Washington are anxious to aid with American taxpayer dollars.

 

Update 3:  Senators Unaware of Potential Syrian Refugee Resettlement in U.S. 

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), two lawmakers who are part of the gang of eight immigration bill, are unaware of the administration’s willingness to accept thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States…

 

Really?

 

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