February 13, 2012

Regime Change in Syria, or It's the Jihadists

Max Boot, Contentions

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Does the fact that al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged the overthrow of Syria’s “pernicious, cancerous regime” serve to discredit the revolt against Bashar al-Assad? Is this a reason for the West to stand on the sidelines and tacitly allow Assad to remain in power? Hardly.

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Syria


February 13, 2012
West's Syria Policy Same as al-Qaeda's
Peter Mullen, Telegraph Blogs
Al-Zawahiri, chief of al-Qaeda, has pledged his terrorist organisation’s support for the rebels in Syria. How reassuring to see therefore, that our very own Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and al-Qaeda are on the same side.... more ››
February 11, 2012
Al-Qaeda Grows in Sinai
Bruce Riedel, The National Interest
In the year since Hosni Mubarak was toppled, most of our attention has rightly been focused on Cairo and the Nile heartland of Egypt. The future of the Arab world’s most populous country is being determined in the struggle... more ››
February 12, 2012
Al-Qaeda's Unsurprising Merger
Thomas Joscelyn, Weekly Standard
Shabaab has, once again, announced its loyalty to al Qaeda. And Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s post-bin Laden emir, has formally accepted Shabaab into al Qaeda’s fold. more ››
January 31, 2012
Get Used to It: Syria Intervention Is Coming
Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon
The United States faces a terrible conundrum regarding Syria. The Obama administration wants the regime of Bashar al-Assad gone, but it does not want to see the unfolding of the very processes - conflict and possible ... more ››
January 31, 2012
Saudi Arabia's Role in Syria
Roula Khalaf, Financial Times
Saudi Arabia prefers to work in the shadows, flexing its diplomatic weight without attracting too much attention. So it is surprising that its veteran foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal, lashed out at Syria at an Arab... more ››