The Mideastwire Blog

Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

Israel, Jordan, USA and Al-Qaeda in Syria (JaN) reportedly coordinating/reach “agreement” over Druze in Syria

We are translating a number of pieces now… should have excerpt later… but suffice it to say, for the US at least, the reality on the ground this morning is that we are greasing the wheels so to speak with Hezbollah – indirectly aiding them and perhaps even with a bit of direct aide – while on the other hand we and our allies are greasing the wheels with Jabhat an-Nusra – i.e. Al-Qaeda in Syria. A classic case of playing both sides which are fighting each other… though to apparently no strategic end and with apparently little care for the medium or long term consequences.

I still don’t understand why analysts on the right are generally OK with Al-Qaeda these days in Syria (JaN)…and have such totally unreserved, monolithic positions vis-a-vis Hezbollah, Iran etc. Can’t they see the extreme danger – along with the Israelis – in aiding and abetting, protecting even, sometimes promoting (or via other allies) Al-Qaeda in Syria – as if JaN is an acceptable alternative to ISIS?


Written by nickbiddlenoe

June 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

%d bloggers like this: