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UAE and Saudi Kingdoms are going to – like before – fund “moderate” syrian rebels, because they are “moderate” kingdoms

A real gem from the NYT: Obama administration officials are once again talking about how our “moderate allies” – which hillary confidentially described as being the countries where the MOST support for violent sunni extremists originated –  are going to arm syrian rebels.

“United States officials said they also expected Saudi Arabia to contribute to funding moderate Syrian rebel groups. In addition, Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States, said in a statement this week that the Emirates stood ready to join the fight against ISIS. “No one has more at stake than the U.A.E. and other moderate countries in the region that have rejected the regressive Islamist creed and embraced a different, forward-looking path,” the ambassador said. Enlisting support from Sunni populations in Syria and Iraq is crucial, experts said, because airstrikes alone will not suffice…”

— Funny too, all this talk about Jordan – who just released some of the main leaders for salafi jihadis the world over (makdisi et al.)…. are these guys going to be the intellectual drivers for “moderate” sunni jihadists?


Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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