July 11, 2013

Al Qaeda Kills FSA Commander in Syria

The FSA was meeting with al Qaeda to plan coordinated attacks with them? And yet we're told that we can give weapons to the "good" rebels and keep them out of the hands of the "bad" rebels?

Well, at least the FSA might start thinking twice about this whole "cooperate with al Qaeda" plan:

Kamal Hamami, a member of the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council, known by his nom de guerre Abu Bassel al-Ladkani, was meeting with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the port city of Latakia when they killed him, Qassem Saadeddine, a Free Syrian Army spokesman, told Reuters.

"The Islamic State phoned me saying that they killed Abu Bassel and that they will kill all of the Supreme Military Council," Saadeddine said from Syria.

"He met them to discuss battle plans," Saadeddine added.

Three groups now vying for power, each of them fighting each other.

Maybe the best we can hope for in Syria is a Mexican standoff.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:49 PM | Comments |