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  1. Hi Chris,

    While Fisk’s logic and intentions are well he has many of his facts just plain wrong. Reading his piece it seems like he’s just started to clue in to what’s really going on over there. For instance he states:

    “If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.”

    This is not the “first time”. The U.S. created al-Qaida to fight the soviets in Afghanistan.


    As Soviet troops withdraw from Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden and other Arab fighters from the US-backed mujahideen movement form “al-Qaeda”, which in Arabic means “the base”. The network begins looking for new jihads (holy wars). ”

    Likewise the U.S. also backed al-Qaida in the Libyan campaign.

    His question of “does Obama know he’s on the same side as al-Qaida?” shows that he is quite naïve to the true purpose of al-Qaida to justify U.S. sequential wars of aggression. The U.S. has always been on al-Qaida’s side, using them to justify invasions and violations of civil liberties. They’re not the targeted enemy, we are.

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