by Scott Creighton (H/T Moon of Alabama)
Anyone remember al-Qaeda? Am I the only one? 9/11? Ring a bell? They said they hated us for our freedom? Steel melting, but didn’t melt? Two planes, three buildings? The Pentagon and the amazing disappearing debris? Cell phones magically working from 36k feet in 2001? Bringing back anything folks? Patriot Act? Project for a New American Century? “A new Pearl Harbor type event” written in 2000 by Bush’s neocons?
Anything coming back to you guys?
How about this one:
In American law, providing material support for terrorism is a crime prohibited by the USA PATRIOT Act and codified in title 18 of the United States Code, sections 2339A and 2339B. It applies primarily to groups designated as terrorists by the State Department.
Tarek Mehanna, convicted of providing “material support” to al-Qaida, for translating books and videos for website At Tibyan
Oh ok. There you go. Now you got it. We’re on the same page.
Now check this out (hat tip Moon of Alabama blog) You aren’t going to believe this…
“President Obama has ordered the Pentagon to find and kill the leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that the administration had largely ignored until now and that has been at the vanguard of the fight against the Syrian government, U.S. officials said.
The decision to deploy more drones and intelligence assets against the militant group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra reflects Obama’s concern that it is turning parts of Syria into a new base of operations for al-Qaeda on Europe’s southern doorstep, the officials said.
The move underlines the extent to which Obama has come to prioritize the counterterrorism mission in Syria over efforts to pressure President Bashar al-Assad to step aside, as al-Nusra is among the most effective forces battling the Syrian government.” The Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2016 – 4:42pm eastern time
First of all, al-Nusra isn’t “affiliated” with al-Qaeda, they are al-Qaeda. They started out as “al-Qaeda in Syria” and then changed their name so that the Obama administration wouldn’t be criticized for not attacking al-Qaeda when they were supposed to.
Next, look at the timing. This was published the day after the day after. That means the MOMENT Obama realized Killary wouldn’t be in charge of the next administration, he GAVE THE ORDER TO WIPE OUT AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA.
THE FUCKING MOMENT HE FIGURED THAT OUT, AL-QAEDA HAD TO DIE.
Are you shitting me? Could ANYTHING be more obvious?
The article goes on:
“Trump has said he will be even more aggressive in going after militants than Obama, a stance that could lead to the expansion of the campaign against al-Nusra, possibly in direct cooperation with Moscow. The group now calls itself Jabhat Fatah al-Sham — or Front for the Conquest of Syria — and says it has broken with al-Qaeda, an assertion discounted by U.S. officials.” The Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2016 – 4:42pm eastern time
The Washington Post has been steadily anti-Trump ever since Hillary ‘won’ the nomination. They have made up one lie after another about the man, so when they say in this article that Obama seems to have been motivated to do this because Trump planned to bomb al-Qaeda anyway, you know it’s not a pro-Trump paper writing that or a “conspiracy theorist” website. It’s the Washington Post.
Also of note: they admit the administration knows full well and has known full well that al-Nusra is STILL al-Qaeda.
Then there is this:
“The White House and State Department led the charge within the Obama administration for prioritizing action against the group. Pentagon leaders were reluctant at first to pull resources away from the fight against the Islamic State.” The Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2016 – 4:42pm eastern time
Pentagon leaders were reluctant at first to go after AL-QAEDA?!? Are y0u kidding me?
How about a little refresher course:
Here’s why this is interesting.
Of course he had to pull the plug on his regime change terrorists the minute Trump was named the winner of the election. Yeah, Hillary would have continued the program. But under a Trump presidency, with a new head of the Defense Department and the CIA, they could not sit around and wait too see if Trump could be brought on board with the agenda. In fact, as the WP points out, he has said he is opposed to such operations.
So they are cleaning house. I wonder if that includes Yemen, Libya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and all the other places the CIA employs al-Qaeda mercs.
Is it a slaughter taking place right now across the Middle East? Are they rushing around to clean house before The Donald gets his tiny little hands on the red phone?
Looks that way doesn’t it?
Thanks MoA blog for the heads up. Fascinating stuff.
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