Updated December 6 - see below
By Joby Warrick and Babak Dehghanpisheh
By Joby Warrick and Babak Dehghanpisheh
Washington Post, Dec. 4, 2012
"...Extremist groups among the Syrian opposition are responsible for some of the gains. Rebel commanders and outside analysts say the groups have grown more powerful in recent months because of funding and weapons from wealthy Arab donors in the Persian Gulf region as well as Syrian businessmen outside the country.One Islamist militia with suspected ties to al-Qaeda has seized two government military bases in the past two weeks.
"...At least half a dozen religious extremist groups have sprung up in Syria since the beginning of the year. The group that has captured the most attention and appears to have had the greatest degree of success is Jabhat al-Nusra, which is thought to have links to al-Qaeda.
"Since the group was formed in January, it has asserted responsibility for a series of suicide attacks against military and security targets. Its forces have overrun at least two government military bases in the past two weeks, collecting weapons left behind by Syrian troops, opposition activists said.
“Unfortunately, there are more extremist groups receiving arms,' said Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy...” (End quote, Washington Post).
What is being done to oppose Al Qaeda in Syria? All we hear about is the Iranian “threat." Al Qaeda in Syria gets a pass. This is more than weird. Some dare call it conspiracy. Once again the US government is building up enemies that we will ask the American people to fight in the future. So who actually is ultimately behind Al Qaeda, if not the US government? We send drones against Al Qaeda in Pakistan and Yemen but in Syria they are left to operate freely and grow in strength. The Cryptocracy needs to secretly bolster enemies in order to keep fattening the military-industrial complex and an endless foreign war/world policeman orientation in the United States.
December 6 Update: According to the Wall Street Journal (Dec. 6, p. A12), Al-Qaeda in Syria —"Jabhat al-Nusra” - is responsible for several terrorist car bombings in Syria; “Saudi Arabia and Qatar...are directly supplying arms and cash” to this Islamist extremist group.
So where are the U.S. sanctions against the Saudis and Qatar?
How is it that these two exceedingly wealthy nations can arm and bankroll Al-Qaeda in Syria without American sanctions, Congressional hearings or media outrage?
The answer is, the US government, the US Congress and the establishment media are all implicated in the conspiracy to build up Al-Qaeda in Syria, along with their partners in treason, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The “War on Terror” is nothing but an end-run around the US Constitution to stampede the American people into permitting a police state in America.
If there was an authentic war on terror, Saudi Arabia and Qatar would be heavily sanctioned and the traitors in the US government who are enabling the Syrian branch of Al Qaeda would be prosecuted, given a fair jury trial, convicted and hanged.
Syrian war is now a war against Christians
"The Islamic Emirate of Aleppo"
By Marco Tosatti | Vatican Insider
In Aleppo, a city that is historically tolerant and culturally heterogeneous, fundamentalist rebels are sowing the seeds of the Islamic Emirate of Aleppo and have issued a fatwa against “the immoral habit of allowing women to drive cars.” According to some sources, in the Idlib district it is compulsory for women to wear the veil, or hijab, in public.
...precise testimonies on the nature of the religious fundamentalism that is starting to characterise the Syrian conflict are being sent from Moscow, where the National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change (NCC) arrived... The committee published a list of Saudi mercenaries present in Syria. “We are against the presence of foreign mercenaries…these people destroy Syria. Unfortunately, there are some political ‘players' such as Turkey which allow them to invade Syria. And Syria is not the only target. We are just a link in the chain.”