April 02, 2014
Awesome: Moderate Syrian Rebels "Happy to fight Alongside of al Qaeda" -- Provide Arms
With everything else happening around the world, I tend to forget that there's still a civil war raging in Syria. And our "allies" are fighting alongside al Qaeda. "Happily":
The leader of a Syrian rebel group [Jamal Maarouf} feted as an alternative to the tide of Islamism which dominates most other rebel brigades has said he has no interest in fighting Al Qaeda...He goes on to say that not only does he fight side by side with al Qaeda, but that:
Moreover, Maarouf - who has been forced to flee the front lines in Syria to neighboring Turkey out of fear of assassination by ISIS - says his forces have often fought side-by-side with the Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra), Al Qaeda's official franchise in Syria...
"Itís clear that Iím not fighting against Al Qaeda," Maarouf said. "This is a problem outside of Syriaís border, so itís not our problem. I donít have a problem with anyone who fights against the regime inside Syria."
Perhaps more worryingly for western state, he admits to having "shared" his arms with Islamist fighters at timeGreat.
Just. Freaking. Great.