http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/10/opinion/b … aeda-syria
Is this just history repeating itself? Remember when we gave Osama money to fight the Russians? Or, when the U.S. supported Saddam Hussein?
http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/pol/ … 91401.html
What kind of foreign policy do we have!?!?!??
For al Qaeda, Libya may represent a rare opportunity and a blank slate, as uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia seem almost certain to result in democratic governments. An Afghan Taliban operative told The Daily Beast earlier this month that, for al Qaeda, the Libya rebellion "is the fresh breeze they've been waiting years for. They realize that if they don't use this opportunity, it could be the end of their chances to turn Libya toward a real Islamic state, as Afghanistan once was."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162- … as-rebels/
I am starting to think that Al Qaeda roughly translates as "Western Strawman/Scapegoat"
Obama Administration Had to Know Libyan Rebels Had al-Qaida Links
President Barack Obama’s administration had to know that an al-Qaida-linked group was behind the Libyan revolution that overthrew Muammar Gadhafi, author John Rosenthal tells Newsmax.
"They had to know that some of the main players in the rebellion were al-Qaida-linked radicals and one of the reasons that they had to know is because several of them had in fact been detained by the United States," pointed out Rosenthal, a regular contributor to National Review Online and The Weekly Standard.
Rosenthal has written about the 2011 Libyan revolution in his new book “The Jihadist Plot.” He maintains that the White House was well aware of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group’s terrorist ties.
At least three of the leading military commanders in the rebellion belonged to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and had been detained at one time or another by the United States as far back as the beginning of former President George Bush, Jr.'s War on Terror, he says.
"When the … protests start in February of 2011, it was commonly presented in the US media and the western media in general as a kind of spontaneous democratic uprising," Rosenthal told Newsmax TV. "But in fact this al Qaida-linked Islamist group was the directing force behind the rebellion and they already had a well laid out plan to overturn Gadhafi."
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama- … z2QhAzh6e2
Not at all. Though many others would scoff at the thought.
Psychological investment in a candidate can bias perception.
Fortunately, just because I voted for Obama, doesn't mean I have to be an apologist for him. Romney would've been no better. Most members of both political parties are corrupt, so, because of that, I trust my government less an less.
I used to believe that the government could be trusted, but now I am rethinking my position.
It comes down to racism. Government prefers the race of corporations to that of human beings. Prefer is not the proper word, they are controlled by the corporate race. In fact, the United States government is a corporation.
What the corporations want, the corporations get. And the banking corporations want to install a central bank owned by the global elites in every nation. Once Syria succumbs there are only three left.
North Korea, Cuba and Iran
Once the Qadaffi regime was overthrown, Libya had an elitist central bank operating before they had a government!
It is not history repeating itself, it is our foreign policy. To empower the muslim brotherhood for our economical gains. Didn't you understand it yet? Afghanistan is the perfect example. Egypt as well with a smoother transition between two autocrats. Did you really believe that they were Syrian rebels? Then how do you explain the fact that the Syrian people are behind Assad? Have you ever read any of his interviews? I fully support him. He is a man of his country, of his people. How do you explain that we support those rebels? Since when are we fighting for freedom? Look at our country, is it really the epitome of democracy? The epitomy of freedom?
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