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01 March 2013


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Alba Etie

I was always more concerned about my Civil Liberties then ever I was of the 'evil doers " ...


Your semantics are surprising... ALL the various Jihadists sent to Syria and Lebanon Via Turkey/NATO and through Jordan or Lebanon, as well as all their supplies are done through CIA and NATO in a classic Proxy Militia fight, which has been perfected by CIA for decades.



Your IP Address is in Paris, France, so I assume you are either French or an expatriate from the 3rd World. "Semantics?" This is the study of meaning, so I suppose your statement means that my words are meaningless. I don't usually tolerate insults but in your case I will "go a couple of rounds" with you. There are many here on this board who will tell you from personal experience that the CIA has never "perfected" anything. What wuld you cite as an example of the kind of "proxy war" that you mention? Afghanistan against the Soviets? Libya? i don't know how many jihadis enter Syria through Jordan. I suspect that the number is not large. the Jordanian government does not favor Salafist takfiri types. As for Turkey, that country has its own policy which DOES favor such people. So what is your point? pl

William Fitzgerald

I agree with the comment that it's plausible for numbers of these jihadi types to have decided to head to North Africa in response to French successes in Mali. However, my initial thought, and one I think more likely, was that this story was planted by the insurgents for the purpose of capitalizing on the Kerry tour and the American announcement of aid. The perception that jihadis are decamping from Syria would make the insurgents more politically acceptable and thus advance the effort to suck America into this campaign to destroy Syria as we have known it.



"Putin’s Geopolitical Chess Game with Washington in Syria and Eurasia"
by F. William Engdahl

One veteran Turkish journalist whom this author interviewed in Ankara in April, just back from an extensive tour of Syria, gave his eyewitness account of the capture of a small band of “opposition” fighters. The journalist, fluent in Arabic, was astonished as he witnessed the head of the rebels demand to know why their military captors spoke Arabic. When told that was their native language, the rebel leader blurted out, “But you should speak Hebrew, you’re with the Israeli Army aren’t you?”

In short, the mercenaries had been blitz-trained across the border in Turkey, given Kalashnikovs and a fistful of dollars and told they were making a jihad against the Israeli Army. They did not even know who they were fighting. In other instances, mercenaries recruited from Afghanistan and elsewhere and financed by Saudi money, including alleged members of Al Qaeda, make up the “democratic opposition” to the established regime of Al-Assad.

The beaver

From the Figaro :
It is rumoured that the SF is training rebels at KASOTEC in Jordan:

William R. Cumming

I beleive I remember deeper US involvement in Syria by the Ides of March.

Ides of March

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This article is about the day in the Roman calendar. For other events that occurred on 15 March, see March 15. For the 2011 film directed by George Clooney, see The Ides of March (film). For other uses, see Ides of March (disambiguation).

Vincenzo Camuccini, Mort de César, 1798
The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martii or Idus Martiae) is the name of the 15th day of March in the Roman calendar.

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The word Ides comes from the Latin word "idus", a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar indicating the approximate day that was the middle of the month. The term ides was used for the 15th day of the months of March, May, July, and October, and the 13th day of the other months.[1] The Ides of March was a festive day dedicated to the god Mars and a military parade was usually held.


William R. Cumming

Is there any accurate count of refugees in MENA of various sorts?
Are those refugees politically significant?

I have lost track but has Bibi formed a government yet?

William R. Cumming

WAPO this AM estimating over 1M refugees from Syria in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, and elsewhere.

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