Allying with political Islam: The United States’ tactical alliances with Al Qaeda and its associates in Syria

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Originally posted July 15, 2016
Updated July 18, 2016

By Stephen Gowans

Summary. The New York Times reported that the United States has refrained from systematically attacking Al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria because US-backed fighters coordinate and are enmeshed with the outfit. The newspaper also reported that the Pentagon had refrained in 2015 from attacking ISIS militants in and around the Syrian town of Palmyra in order to further the US foreign policy goal of regime change in Damascus. The United States has a long history of forming tactical alliances with political Islam to counter secular Arab nationalists, whom it views as inimical to its interests of dominating the Arab world, with its vast petroleum resources. Syria, whose constitution describes the country as “the beating heart of Arabism” and “bedrock of resistance against colonial hegemony on the Arab world,” is the last of the secular Arab nationalist states opposing…

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One Response to Allying with political Islam: The United States’ tactical alliances with Al Qaeda and its associates in Syria

  1. beetleypete says:

    So many false flags. So many schemes and games. The machinations of these idiots just result in events like the one in Nice, and other cities. Perhaps we should just arrest everyone in Langley instead, then see what happens?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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