Al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria, is now the fastest-growing al Qaeda front in the world
it’s great that the USA and jihadis are now on the same side again just like old times, with Saudi backed jihadis fighting a mutual old Cold War Soviet satellite like Syria - back in the day it was Afghanistan. It’s like the Reagan doctrine all over again! I feel like watching Rambo Part III, Rambo joins the Jihad!
Al Nusra: Al Qaeda’s Syria Offensive
by Bruce Riedel Feb 23, 2013 1:15 PM EST
The terror group’s Syrian front, al Nusra, is not only attacking Assad, but building a base from which it can threaten U.S. interests in the region. By Bruce Riedel
Al Qaeda’s franchise in Syria, just one year old, is now the fastest-growing al Qaeda front in the world, attracting fighters from across the Islamic world. Jabhat al Nusra, translated variously as the Victory Front or the Support Front for the Syrian People, was founded in January 2012, almost a year after the first demonstrations against the dictatorship of President Bashar al-Assad. It was created with the assistance of the al Qaeda franchise in Iraq that was formed nearly a decade ago during the American invasion. The Iraqi base provided a safe haven for setting up the front in Syria and still provides sanctuary for the Syrian group to this day.