February 03, 2014
Muslim Brotherhood Thanks US for Alliance in Jihad
Obviously, we don't see ourselves as involved in jihad in Syria. We see ourselves involved in helping groups oust a Baathist dictator who openly supports Hezbollah, the second deadliest terror group on the planet (in terms of US casualties). Of course, why we do things is often lost when those things we do also advance the cause of the first deadliest terror group on the planet, al Qaeda.
So, of course Salaafi preachers are grateful for helping violent Islamists in Syria (even if inadvertently) and of course they want us to do more. I don't think the perceptions of the Muslim world are sufficient cause to change US policy. The truth of the matter is that no matter what we do, the Muslim world will hate us. So, we shouldn't be doing anything at all.
All problems in the world aren't our problems.