US Plan B for Syria: Give Al-Qaeda More Powerful Weapons

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April 17, 2016

By Stephen Gowans

According to the Wall Street Journal [1], Washington has a Plan B for Syria. If the UN-mediated Geneva talks between the Syrian government and foreign-backed opposition fail to bring about the resignation of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (i.e., the regime change in Syria the United States wants) Washington will “up the ante” by equipping al-Qaeda-linked Islamist rebels with more powerful weapons than the CIA, and Washington’s regional allies, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, have already given them. The new weapons would place in the hands of so-called moderate rebels—Islamists who cooperate with, fight alongside of, are enmeshed with, share equipment with, and operate under license to, al-Qaeda’s franchise in Syria, the Nusra Front—the means to attack Syrian aircraft and artillery. In effect, “upping the ante” would amount to funnelling more powerful weapons to al-Qaeda—an organization Washington claims to be fighting a war on terror…

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One Response to US Plan B for Syria: Give Al-Qaeda More Powerful Weapons

  1. beetleypete says:

    Great stuff as always from Mr Gowans, and very on-point graphics too. As much as I enjoy reading his intelligent articles, his conclusions make me feel like banging my head against the wall in frustration at the situations he describes for us.
    Because he’s correct, every time.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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