Highlighting Failed Policy in Syria, US-Armed Militia Falls to Al-Qaeda Affiliate

By: Monday March 2, 2015 6:00 pm

Harakat al-Hazm, armed with American anti-tank missiles, announces dissolution by Sarah Lazare A U.S.-backed militia in Syria, touted by the Obama administration as a trusted “moderate” group and armed with American anti-tank missiles, is reportedly dissolving following a series of defeats by al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra—leaving the U.S.-led war on ISIS in further disarray. The [...]


ISIS and Al-Qaeda Takeover Base Of US-Backed Rebel Leader In Syria, Gain US Weapons

By: Monday November 3, 2014 8:12 am

The Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra, was joined by ISIS in a successful operation that took over the headquarters of a prominent US-backed rebel leader in Deir Sinbul, Syria. The leader, Jamal Maarouf, and his fighters were forced to flee into the mountains marking a major setback for the US as Islamist forces hostile to the US continue to gain ground in Syria.

Vice President Biden Apologizes For Saying True Things About Who Funds Terrorism

By: Monday October 6, 2014 12:35 pm

As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. [...]

Al Qaeda Opens School in Syria

By: Wednesday January 1, 2014 10:32 am

So it seems Al Qaeda has quite a foothold in Syria, recently empowered by capturing US weapons that were foolishly dumped into the country by the masters of universe who run US foreign policy. Let’s just be thankful that the Obama Administration gave up on bombing Al Qaeda’s opponents in Syria – the Assad government. Otherwise Al Qaeda might be running a great many schools instead of one.

Why Syria’s Militias May Implode

By: Saturday April 6, 2013 4:30 pm

There are signs of significant rifts among Syrian militias trying to overthrow Assad.

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