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Sun Aug 7, 2016, 05:55 AM

1. A stunning victory for Al-Qaeda

From our state funded propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe:

"But this battle also comes at a price -- a key Al-Qaeda-linked group has helped spearhead the attack on the city. Operating under the umbrella organization Jaish al-Fatah, Army of Conquest, the newly rebranded Al-Nusra Front, now Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, used suicide sappers and tunnel bombs to break open the Syrian Army's battle lines and main defenses, through which various rebel groups are now streaming. As David Patrikarakos explained for RFE/RL on August 4, while many more moderate rebel groups also played very important roles, Al-Qaeda's leading role may impact the entire trajectory of the war moving forward."
http://www.rferl.org/content/syria-ramouseh-artillery-base-victory/27903617.html

That's the US government's news outlet just saying Al- Qaeda just won a stunning victory and that this will "impact the entire trajectory of the war moving forward."

Wahhabist sharia law Islamic state here we come then?

And if our "moderate" rebels are riding on the coat tails of Al-Qaeda, what does that say about our entire role funding rebels, prolonging the civil war and ultimately helping Al-Qaeda win?

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