Sunday, February 12, 2012
Al- Qaida leader urges support for Syrian uprising
The Guardian reports:
Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has called on Muslims around the world to support rebels in Syria who are seeking to overthrow Bashar al-Assad.
The statement is the most explicit attempt yet by the terrorist group to intervene in the ongoing Syrian conflict.....
At the weekend, US newspapers cited American officials blaming al-Qaida in Iraq, a largely autonomous affiliate of the main group, for two recent bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and a suicide attack in Aleppo on Friday that killed at least 28 people.
Time to read again Professor Peter Dale Scott’s 2011 article from Global Research
.....in Libya in 2011 we see a more complex marriage of convenience between US and al-Qaeda elements: one which repeats a pattern seen in Bosnia in 1992-95, and Kosovo in 1997-98. In those countries America responded to a local conflict in the name of a humanitarian intervention to restrain the side committing atrocities. But in all three cases both sides committed atrocities, and American intervention in fact favored the side allied with al-Qaeda.
And now the latest conflict in which the US (and Britain) is lining up on the same side as Al-Qaida is Syria.
Of course, its no surprise that al-Qaida would want to overthrow a secular regime which governs a
“Middle Eastern country where Christian celebrations are official state holidays and civil servants are allowed to take Sunday morning off to go to church, even though Sunday is a working day.
And “a place where women can smoke and wear make-up and are active in public life.”
But citizens of US and Britain should be asking why on earth are their governments lining up on the same side as the al-Qaida fanatics?