Zero Hedge: Now approaching two decades after 9/11 and the start of the so-called “war on terror” we’ve now come full circle. With the ISIS caliphate dead, and with Pentagon officials increasingly unable to justify the US expanding Middle East footprint based on that inflated threat, we’re now being told al-Qaeda is back and stronger than ever.
This even after days ago world headlines were driven by ambiguous and unconfirmed reports that Osama bin Laden’s son and successor as head to the terror organization, Hamza bin Laden, is believed dead.
And yet it’s no secret that US intelligence for years actually facilitated the growth of al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria with arms and equipment, even directly coordinating its takeover of Idlib in 2015, as some mainstream terrorism “experts” have themselves in the past admitted. From Syria to Yemen to Africa, al-Qaeda is growing, apparently, as if in a vacuum.
Bloomberg cites the State Department in a report this week to say al-Qaeda is “rebuilding” and appears “stronger than ever”. more …
Opinion: It really doesn’t matter whether al Qaeda lives or dies. The ancient hatred will always find new jihadists to take its place. Esau will never stop trying to find a way to kill Jacob (Genesis 27:41) and regain his lost birthright; the title deed to the land of promise.
Al Qaeda had a lot of help from the Obama administration beginning in 2013 …
May 1, 2013: “Obama planning to arm rebels with lethal weapons
“US officials tell Washington Post the president is preparing to send lethal arms to Syrian rebels, trying to convince Russia’s Putin to withdraw his support of Assad. Meanwhile, former IDF chief Ashkenazi calls for international action in Syria.” more …
… as the US was reassured that al Qaeda was now moderate. They weren’t.
February 15, 2016 In Syria, Obama-backed “Rebels” Battle Obama-backed Militias
Preface: “Blood Feud”:
To hear progressive politicians speak about peace in the Middle East, one could get the impression that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians began in 1948.
One by one, world leaders advance the worn-out idea that the solution to the problem is for two states to live side by side in peace and prosperity.
That one state will not acknowledge the other state’s legitimate existence is of no concern. That one state wants to flood the other state the size of Rhode Island with up to 13 million refugees is of no concern. That two states have been established for two people for almost 100 years, is ignored by every world leader, except for President Donald J. Trump.
“There has never been, nor will there ever be again, another conflict like the one between Israel and her neighbors.
The conflict is from time immemorial. It is the model for all terrorism in the world today and it will not be solved by mere men.”
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