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Forum Post: Connect the Dots

Posted 1 year ago on Dec. 7, 2012, 7:11 p.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic (5827)
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“When we finish with Assad, we will fight the U.S.!” Al Qaeda Linked Group Prominent in Syrian Rebellion

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today continued warning colleagues of the threat posed by increasing U.S. support for rebel groups in Syria.

In a letter to fellow Members of Congress Kucinich wrote: "A recent article further demonstrates the abundance of evidence that suspected Al-Qaeda affiliated groups are playing a key role in Syria, including Jabhat al Nusra. According to McClatchy, Jabhat al Nusra and ‘similar groups do the heaviest frontline fighting’ and have ‘proved to be critical to the rebels’ military advance.’ This is the same group that has been behind the suicide bombings and instability in Iraq, and they have now found space to operate in Syria.

"The role of Al-Qaeda linked groups such as Jabhat Al Nusra in the Syrian uprising demonstrates the dangers that could arise if the United States or other countries attempt to intervene militarily. The New York Times recently reported that U.S. supported arms shipment from Qatar to Libyan rebels that ended up in the hands of Islamist militants. We have spent billions of dollars fighting these same groups elsewhere around the world. Why are we empowering them in Syria?" asked Kucinich.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/12/02/176123/al-qaida-linked-group-syria-rebels.html

Earlier this yeas, Washington, Oct 10 -

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today elicited testimony in a Congressional hearing that Al Qaeda is stronger subsequent to the U.S. intervention in Libya. Responding to questions from Kucinich, Lt. Col. Andrew Wood testified that Al Qaeda’s “presence grows every day” and that “they are certainly more established than we are.” Lt. Col. Wood was Commander of the Site Security Team in Libya from February 12 to August 14, 2012.

In response to Rep. Kucinich’s questions about missing shoulder-to-air missiles that were left unsecured in the destruction of the Gaddafi regime, Department of State Regional Security Officer Eric Nordstrom testified that “between ten and twenty thousand” missiles are believed to be missing in Libya. Modern military aircraft possess anti-missile defenses which are able to counter the Libyan missiles, but civilian, passenger jets do not have those defenses, making the jets vulnerable to terrorists.

Congressman Kucinich elicited this testimony while addressing the Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on “The Security Failures of Benghazi.” In his remarks, Congressman Kucinich said, “[W]e owe it to the diplomatic corps which serves our nation, to start at the beginning. The security threats in Libya, including the unchecked extremist groups who are armed to the teeth, exist because our nation spurred on a civil war, destroying the security and stability of the nation.”

“Our military intervention led to greater instability in Libya. Many of us, Democrats and Republicans alike, made that argument to try to stop the war… You would think that after 10 years in Iraq and 11 years in Afghanistan, the United States would have learned the consequences and the limits of interventionism. You would think that after trillions have been wasted on failed attempts at ‘democracy building’ abroad while our infrastructure crumbles at home, Congress and the Administration would reexamine priorities,” said Kucinich.

See Congressman Kucinich’s full statement here. See video from the hearing here.

Congressman Kucinich led Congressional opposition to the war in Libya.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TnoYMMVrJ0&feature=youtu.be

http://kucinich.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=310711

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[-] 2 points by WSmith (1375) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

We have a honk'n huge Class War go'n right here at home! We should let the rest of the world fight it's own battles and use our military to enforce the White Collar crime laws that the police seem incapable of.

Meanwhile, let's ADDRESS IT HERE!!!!!

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[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

War is the ultimate tool of the 1%

Iran is their prize in the center

4 Star General - "the wars were planned" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

not to leave out all the arms that went missing after the US and NATO's war against Libya. Over 20,000 shoulder to air missiles went missing and that's just 20,000 examples of missing weapons.

Destabilization is part of the plan. It has been for years.

The morbid warmongers need to be removed from Government.

[-] 0 points by freakyfriday (179) 1 year ago

Don't disagree about destabilaztion, but what I just can't figure out is:

WHAT IS OUR END GAME?

Easy answer is oil or simply keeping the MIC going, but just cannot see how supporting radical Islamists can end well for Western interests. It keeps leading to One World Order type thoughts and buying into Bildenberg and that just seens too conspiracy theory-ist.

[-] -1 points by freakyfriday (179) 1 year ago

Oh yeah. We have been arming Al Quaeda for quite some time in the false belief that we can surround Iran with Sunni based Islamists that we will be able to control. LOL I think Benghazi should have been a wake up call that Isllamists will never work with us. They will take our guns and money and turn them on us.

That's what has been so frustrating about Benghazigate. All the media will cover and all Congress will investigate is Susan Rice's lying talk show gig. The real story is what those cia folks, as well as Stevens were doing in Benghazi.

I guess our foreign policy wonks have forgotten how thankful Islamists were for our help in their fighting Russia in Afghanistan in the 80's.

[+] -5 points by Sitapea (-28) from Fort Belvoir, VA 1 year ago

I disagree with this statement. The sooner these arab nations polarize, the better.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Which statement specifically? And what do you mean by polarize?

Pretty sure the "middle east" is pretty "polarized" already.