This report from Business Insider ends with the most amazing two sentences, the same that appear on the title of this post. Now, go through this with me.
"Experts" say that rebel groups make up about 10% to 20% of Syria's rebel forces fighting Assad. Assume the figures are right and then assume they are understated by 50%. The way Washington lies and distorts facts, I may be understating the problem. We are supporting an insurgency in a civil war that is composed of from 10% to 40% al Qaeda. Here are some of the implications:
- Al Qaeda, a 10-40% part of the Syrian Rebels presently is receiving assistance from the CIA.
- Al Qaeda, as part of the Syrian Rebels presently has full diplomatic support from the US State Department, The Pentagon, The NSA, the Republican heads of the US House of Representatives, the Democratic head of the Senate and will soon be supported by the US Air Force and the US Navy.
- The major US media is supporting the Obama Administration's drive to involve the US in a civil war on the side that is being supported by al Qaeda.
- The proposed war is based on unproven allegations as to who used the chemical weapons.
- Without exaggeration, a full US attack on Syria will kill more Syrians that were killed in the gas attack.
- Iraq, the recent recipient of 10 years of a US war, ostensibly fought because of some connection to 911 has announced that they will not cooperate in any US aggression against Syria.
- The Islamist leadership in Turkey will assist.
- Saudi Arabia, the country that supplied money and 18 of their citizens for the attack of the US on 911, approves and supports the US being on the side of al Qaeda against the government of Syria.
- The President of The United States is orchestrating this war.
- Almost two years ago, the same Islamic groups were involved in the US attack of Libya. Part of the repercussions of the war in Libya was CIA involvement with shipping arms from Libya to Syria. It blew up in their face in Benghazi and every member of the Obama Administration from Obama on down lied to the American public with a fabricated story about an internet video offending Islam being the cause of the Benghazi attack and killing of four Americans.
- The same US President, Barack Hussein Obama, now expects up to believe the "Common Sense" notion that Assad was more likely to have used chemical weapons than al Qaeda. In a sense we are to accept al Qaeda's claims.
- There are no videos of the families of the children killed by the gas and no videos on the actual killings.
- The internet is laced with videos of al Qaeda, fighting with the rebels, butchering and murdering captured soldiers and civilians. The videos include the murder of children. The videos include the murder of a captured Syrian officer, whose al Qaeda murderer then cut out his heart and liver and ate it.
- The Internet has videos of truck drivers pulled off the road by al Qaeda rebels and were then murdered in cold blood because they prayed outside the standards set by al Qaeda and the rebels.
- The internet has videos of priests being murdered and some beheaded while they were alive by rebels and al Qaeda.
- As I type this one of the oldest Syrian Christian villages, still using the language of Jesus, is being assaulted and raped by al Qaeda. For many years this village was protected along with millions of other Christians by the Assad government. The Assad government cannot protect them because Syria is fearful of the US Navy under the orders of Barack Hussein Obama, poised to attack Syria.
- Christian members of the US armed forces are inadvertently causing the deaths of Christians at the hands of al Qaeda because of their presence and stated purpose of attacking the government and armed forces of Syria.
Of all the criticisms leveled at White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Sunday in a tour of the morning shows, one seemed to bug him most — Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) charge that U.S. forces in Syria would be aiding al-Qaida.
Cruz told the conservative website The Blaze last week that the U.S. shouldn't get involved in Syria because it doesn't "have a dog in the fight," and it risks helping rebel forces aligned with terrorist groups.
"We should be focused on defending the United States of America," Cruz said. "That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military — not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force."
It was a suggestion to which McDonough took umbrage when asked by ABC's George Stephanopoulos.
"I am outraged for somebody to suggest that our people would be serving as allies to al-Qaida, one," McDonough said on ABC's "This Week."
"Two, on this question about what this is and what this isn’t. What this is, George, is very clear. Targeted, consequential, limited attack against Assad forces and Assad capabilities so that he is deterred from carrying out these actions again.
"Here is what it is not. It is not boots on the ground. It is not an extended air campaign. It is not Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya. This is a very concerned, concentrated, limited effort that we can carry out and that can underscore and secure our interests."
Cruz, who subsequently appeared on ABC, shot back at McDonough's dismissal.
"Just because Assad is a murderous tyrant doesn't mean his opponents are any better. In June, the intelligence showed that of the nine major rebel forces in Syria, at least seven, appear to have significant ties to al-Qaida," Cruz said.
Still, according to experts, the notion that most Syrian rebel groups are tied to al-Qaida is mostly a myth. Experts say that rebel groups with ties to al-Qaida make up about 10% to 20% of the country's rebel forces fighting Assad.