February 13, 2012

West's Syria Policy Same as al-Qaeda's

Peter Mullen, Daily Telegraph

as Sahab

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. Quite a triumph for foreign policy that: discovering that we share one of the main aims of the international jihadist gang we have been trying to exterminate for the last decade.

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Syria, Arab Spring


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