A Game-Changer in Syria

The situation in the Syrian insurgency has changed in an interesting way. We started out with the Obama administration actually supporting Bashar Assad -- remember Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referring to Assad as a "reformer" and Senator John Kerry shilling for U.S. aid to him? The next twist in the road was the Obama administration supporting the insurgents, consisting of the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian Free Army, a group put together at the insistence of President Obama's closest friend among foreign leaders, Tayyip Erdo─čan, and the Islamist Turkish government.  The U.S. government has been supplying them with arms and some training via Turkey and Jordan while Qatar and the Saudis have been supplying most of the funding. Of course, the problem is that the SNC and the Syrian Free Army are controlled in their entirety by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Salafists, some of them outright al-Qaeda affiliates like Jabhat al-Nusra.  Apparently, this...(Read Full Article)

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