Monday, August 29, 2016

Is The U.S. Now Arming Al Qaeda In Syria?

Members of Jabhat al-Nusra ride on a tank as they head toward their positions during an offensive to take control of the northwestern city of Ariha from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib province, May 28, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah)

Zero Hedge/Shadowproof: Al Qaeda In Syria Changed Its Name And Now The US Is Arming Them

Though many scoffed when the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US government to start sending them arms.

In the recent push by rebels in the city of Aleppo, Al-Nusra/Al-Sham took a leading role and was reportedly among the rebels groups who received US weapons. Those weapons will first be used to kill Syrian government troops and after that, well, who knows?

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WNU Editor: When it comes to U.S. policies on the Middle East .... nothing surprises me anymore.


Anonymous said...

I have noticed that in the last few weeks the Syrian opposition fighters (at least the ones videoed) were not using US TOW missiles but instead the Russian variants. I'm sure there are a zillion factors that could explain why that is, but it is interesting to me...which in the big picture means absolutely nothing:)

RRH said...

This may help for an explanation.