Al-Qaeda Supporting Syrian Revolt

According to RT, Russia's most popular newspaper, al-Qaeda is supporting Syrian rebels: The leader of Al-Qaeda has voiced his support for the Syrian uprising. He called on Muslims to join the opposition in Syria in their drive to oust President Bashar Assad. In an eight-minute video address posted on Sunday on a jihadist website, Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan to aid the Syrian rebels. "Continue your revolt and anger, don't accept anything else apart from independent, respectful governments," the successor of Osama Bin Laden urged the Syrians. He also called on Syrians not to rely on Western or Arab governments, whom he said would impose a new regime subservient to the West. What this development will mean in practical terms for Western nations isn't clear at this point.  That said, if Western leaders believed that the Arab League could reign in Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, by now they must realize that they were wrong.  The...(Read Full Post)