US Soldiers Resist Obama’s Support of Al Qaeda
- US Soldiers Resist Obama’s Support of Al Qaeda
by ERIC ZUESSE, http://www.strategic-culture.org/
As is by now well-known, the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency’s previously classified 2012 report on the origin of the Islamic insurgency against Bashar al-Assad was released to the public on 18 May 2015, and it revealed the Obama Administration’s knowledge, at least since that time, that «the Salafist [Saudi-backed fundamentalist Sunni Islamic], the Muslim Brotherhood [Qatari-backed fundamentalist Sunni Islamic] and AQI [Al Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria», and acknowledgement that «the West, Gulf countries [Saudi Arabia and Qatar mainly], and Turkey support the opposition [to Bashar al-Assad], while Russia, China, and Iran support the regime», so that the U.S. Government is, in fact, allied with Al Qaeda there, to overthrow Assad.
This pro-Al-Qaeda position was news, however, to America’s military personnel in that region.
On 29 September 2016, the Russian news site rusvesna.su headlined «Scandal in the US Army: Obama, we will not fight for your fighters in Syria! – Soldiers protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)», and they showed alleged U.S. military personnel holding up signs covering their faces, upon which signs were handwritten messages such as:
«I joined the military to protect my family from terrorists»
«Obama, I will not deploy to fight for your Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria. WAKE UP PEOPLE»
«I DIDN’T JOIN THE NAVY TO FIGHT FOR AL QAEDA IN A SYRIAN CIVIL WAR!»
«I will NOT fight for Al Qaeda in Syria»
Whether these men (they all appear to be that) authentically are in-service U.S. military personnel cannot be established conclusively at this time, and no U.S. military would want to be publicly identified as opposing the U.S. government’s instructions, in any case. No active-duty U.S. personnel are likely to identify themselves publicly as refusing to participate in what their Commander-in-Chief is requiring of them.
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