New Spin: Attack Syria To Fight Al-Qaeda

Paul Joseph Watson

We are now clearly entering a new phase in the propaganda war with regard to Syria, heralded by the NATO-aligned establishment now using the presence of Al-Qaeda fighters in the country, many of whom were airlifted into Syria by NATO powers, as a justification to launch a wider military assault.

For months the establishment media has downplayed the presence and influence of Al-Qaeda rebels as a means of legitimizing the NATO-backed Free Syrian Army’s efforts to topple President Bashar Assad.

Despite innumerable bombings and assassinations targeting the regime, the fact that Al-Qaeda fighters were behind the violence was considered taboo, and some mainstream news outlets even preferred to spin conspiracy theories about Assad’s forces being behind the bombings rather than admit the truth.

The mainstream media now admits that Al-Qaeda is behind most of the anti-Assad violence in Syria and that the Syrian opposition is largely led by Al-Qaeda fighters, backed up by U.S.-funded rebels. In addition, U.S. officials likeAmbassador Susan Rice and the White House itself have all but applauded terrorist bombings in Damascus.

Back in March, leaked emails also revealed that the Pentagon was planning to direct terror attacks and assassinations inside Syria in a bid to topple Assad.

Despite the U.S. government welcoming attacks carried out by Al-Qaeda as a tool to further destabilize the Syrian government, the establishment has launched a spin campaign claiming that Al-Qaeda is merely capitalizing on the uprising in Syria when in reality Al-Qaeda is leading the uprising

A new report out of the RAND Corporation confirms that since December, “Al Qaeda has conducted roughly two dozen attacks, primarily against Syrian security service targets. Virtually all have been suicide attacks and car bombings, and they have resulted in more than 200 deaths and 1,000 injuries.”

The report also notes how Al-Qaeda has doubled its ranks inside Syria and how its expanding presence in major cities is being funded by “a growing number of donors from the Persian Gulf and Levant,” according to the U.S. State Department.

Noticeably absent from the report however is the fact that many of these Al-Qaeda fighters were airlifted into Syria from Libya by NATO powers after the toppling of Colonel Gaddafi. As the London Telegraph reported back in November, Libyan rebel fighters and arms were being sent to Syria by the newly installed NATO puppet government.

As the Telegraph also reported, Abdulhakim Belhadj, now head of the Tripoli Military Council, “met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” after being sent there by Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the interim Libyan president.

Belhadj is the former front man for the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), an Al-Qaeda offshoot designated as a terrorist organization by the US State Department, which represented the second-largest cohort of foreign fighters in Iraq, responsible for killing U.S. troops.

These details are absent from the RAND report for a reason – the U.S. military-industrial complex and the NATO-aligned establishment media is now using the presence of Al-Qaeda fighters within Syria as a reason to attack Syria – despite the fact that NATO powers helped those terrorists enter Syria in the first place.

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