…And he also just happens to be the head of Al-Qaeda
Paul Joseph Watson
September 13, 2013
Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra, which is the primary opposition fighting force in Syria, has called for terror attacks inside the United States.
Al-Zawahri just happens to be the leader of another group you might have heard of….Al-Qaeda.
“Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to “bleed America economically”, adding he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike,” reports Reuters.
“We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure,” he said.
As the Bipartisan Policy Center highlighted in a report released earlier this week, al-Zawahri took control of Jabhat al-Nusra when he “personally intervened to settle a dispute between Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaeda in Iraq….and declared the Syrian group to be under his direction.”
Jabhat al-Nusra, which according to reports is “essential to the frontline operations of the rebels fighting to topple Assad” and conducts the “heaviest frontline fighting” in Syria, publicly pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda earlier this year.
Since then Al-Qaeda, which had previously been on “life support” according to expert Peter Bergen, is now undergoing a process of “revival and resuscitation” by establishing a new foothold in Syria through Jabhat al-Nusra.
Given that Al-Qaeda head Al-Zawahri is now the spiritual leader of the primary Syrian opposition group, it’s unsurprising that opposition militants sing the praises of his predecessor Osama Bin Laden while glorifying the 9/11 attacks.
What should be shocking to Americans is the fact that the CIA is sending weapons to rebels who have pledged allegiance and are defecting to Jabhat al-Nusra in their droves. This is a group responsible for killing US troops in Iraq.
Essentially, the Central Intelligence Agency is arming a terrorist group which is directed by the head of Al-Qaeda, who is simultaneously calling for terror attacks inside the United States – and it’s all being conducted in plain view.
Americans are seeing their tax dollars used to equip terrorists who are an integral part of the same ideology which led to the slaughter of 3,000 Americans in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington 12 years ago this week.
Only through greater understanding of this fact will opposition to the Obama administration’s intervention on the side of the rebels be maintained and a deadly conflict that could lead to a regional war be averted.
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