April 8, 2014
Bandar bin Sultan, a/k/a Bandar Bush, has returned to his post as director of the Mukhabarat, Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency, just in time to send the heavy firepower and anti-aircraft weapons Obama’s been “reconsidering” to the Wahhabi jihadists of Al Qaeda 2.0. Maybe it’s some of the same confiscated cache including MANPADs from Gaddafi’s stockpiles that NATO’s been peddling to the scores of extremist militias flooding the Middle East and Africa.
Seymour Hersh’s latest article unofficially confirms what astute observers have been noting since the start of the proxy war in Syria: there is no such thing as a “moderate” holding an AK in one hand and a decapitated head in the other, only the “rebels” have motivation for a chemical attack, and the United States is actively supporting and bankrolling guys who are orders of magnitude worse than any of the “Hitlers” the U.S. and its accomplices/clients have regime-changed in the last several decades.
From the lies of Libya and the ruins of Iraq sprang the neojihadists of Al Qaeda 2.0, the best frenemies that black budgets can buy.
Syria’s unabated spillover, like gasoline, will inflame every country along its borders
‘I am not fighting against al-Qa’ida… it’s not our problem’, says West’s last hope in Syria via Isabel Hunter @ The Independent
ISIS expands in areas around Baghdad via Mushreq Abbas @ Al-Monitor
Syria’s moderate rebels still losing ground to extremists via Antoun Issa @ Al-Monitor
The Latakia Front: An Interview on the Rebel Side via Aymenn Al-Tamimi @ Syria Comment
The Red Line and the Rat Line via Seymour Hersh @ London Review of Books [Remember, Tony Cartalucci wrote it first over a year ago: NATO Using Al Qaeda Rat Lines to Flood Syria With Foreign Terrorists]
Hersh: Turkey Behind Sarin Attacks In Syria @ Moon of Alabama
Who Was Behind the Syrian Sarin ‘False Flag’ Attack? via Justin Raimondo @ Antiwar.com
Prince Bandar returning to Saudi Arabia after surgery @ Associated Press/The National [Bandar Bush regains his position as intelligence director, including the control of the Kingdom's Wahhabi jihadist brigades... Just in time to supply the heavy artillery and anti-aircraft weapons that Obama wants to sell to the so-called rebels.]
Surge of Violence Across Syria Kills Over Two Dozen via Anne Barnard and Mohammed Ghannam @ The New York Times
Famed Jesuit priest abducted, beaten and executed in Syria via Mitchell Prothero @ McClatchy News
Other worthwhile links from this week
Terrorism in the Caucasus and the threat to the US homeland via Bill Roggio @ The Long War Journal
Hard Corps: Marine’s ‘Expeditionary Force 21′ To Be ‘Fast, Austere, & Lethal,’ And Expensive via Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. and Colin Clark @ Breaking Defense
Afghan Elections For Another Fake Regime via Eric Margolis @ EricMargolis.com
Zawahiri’s longtime deputy reportedly arrested in Egypt via Thomas Joscelyn @ The Long War Journal
The American Deep State, Deep Events, and Off-the-Books Financing via Peter Dale Scott @ The Asia-Pacific Journal/Global Research