Terrorists already meet with rebels “every day,” coordinate bombings
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Syrian rebel commander Abu Ammar has threatened to form an alliance with Al-Qaeda if the west fails to provide heavy arms in the effort to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
“We don’t want al Qaeda here, but if nobody else helps us, we will make an alliance with them,” Ammar, a rebel leader in the city of Aleppo told AFP, adding that Al-Qaeda fighters would “brainwash” Syrian rebels and create their own base of operations.
Another source described as an “anti-regime activist” also threatened to unite with the terrorist group if arms were not forthcoming. “The main aim is to stop this bloodshed in Aleppo. If neither the West nor the Arabs will help us, we will ask for the help of al Qaeda to stop the bloodshed,” he said.
Such threats seem fairly redundant given the fact that Al-Qaeda terrorists and Syrian rebels are already working hand in hand – with western backing.
As the London Guardian reported, far from there being a distinction between the FSA rebels and Al-Qaeda terrorists, the Al-Qaeda fighters, along with hordes of foreign fighters including many veterans of NATO’s previous act of regime change in Libya, are now commanding the rebels.
“We have clear instructions from our [al-Qaida] leadership that if the FSA need our help we should give it. We help them with IEDs and car bombs. Our main talent is in the bombing operations,” said former FSA rebel turned Al-Qaeda commander Abu Khuder, adding that Al-Qaeda fighters meet “every day” with Syrian rebels.
While pro-rebel media outlets continue to portray Al-Qaeda’s presence in Syria as minimal, a report by the RAND Corporation concedes that “Al Qaeda has conducted roughly two dozen attacks, primarily against Syrian security service targets. Virtually all have been suicide attacks and car bombings, and they have resulted in more than 200 deaths and 1,000 injuries.”
The White House has not only failed to condemn these Al-Qaeda attacks – it has all but welcomed them – which is unsurprising given the fact that at a Pentagon briefing back in March it was concluded that special forces from the US, UK, France, Jordan, and Turkey would be used to “commit guerrilla attacks, assassination campaigns, try to break the back of the Alawite forces [Assad’s support base], elicit collapse from within.”
Following a bombing back in May that targeted Syria’s Military Intelligence Center, Ambassador Susan Rice subtly threatened that such attacks would continue until Assad stepped down.
Similarly, following a suicide bombing in Damascus last month, the White House responded by lauding the attack as a sign that the “window is closing” on Bashar Assad’s regime.
A recent article by Senior Council on Foreign Relations fellow Ed Husain virtually celebrated Al-Qaeda’s role in helping western-backed rebels overthrow Assad. Husain praised the fact that Al-Qaeda terrorists provided expertise, battle experience, and would “help improve morale” amongst Syrian rebels. “In short, the FSA needs al-Qaeda now,” he concluded.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:31 am