Have you noticed that stories about America’s role in helping Islamic terrorists overthrow the Syria government are moving toward more mainstream media platforms these days?
(Laughing) and you thought my posts about Syria where the random pleas for attention from some crazed conspiracy lover …
Last month, The New York Times mentioned an alliance between the so-called Free Syria Army — recipients of TOW anti-tank missiles purchased by Saudi Arabia and delivered by the US Central Intelligence Agency — and al-Qaeda terror group affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra:
Advancing alongside the Islamist groups, and sometimes aiding them, have been several of the relatively secular groups, like the Free Syrian Army, which have gained new prominence and status because of their access to the TOWs.
A weeks ago, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) appeared on CNN to discuss how America’s transfer of arms to Islamic extremist groups in Syria poses a broader danger to the region. Fast forward to the 1:43 mark:
Even in the face of increased media coverage, the risk of stoking super-regional — or perhaps global jihad — doesn’t seem to matter much to Team Obama, Turkey and the House of Saud.
Russia and Iran think a bit differently about the matter, are extremely worried. I’ll cover that story later …
song currently stuck in my head: “jumping at shadows” – fleetwood mac