fareed zakaria

fareed zakaria

Lots Of Bad Guys (Or Maybe We Should Support Al-Assad)

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The U.S. is declaring a key Syrian rebel group -- known as Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist organization. CNNs Erin Burnett interviews Fareed Zakaria. (Dec 10, 2012.) Would you like to know more? Jabhat Al Nusra's new Syria http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/middle-east/jabhat-al-nusras-new-syria#full "Dressed in plain clothes, Abu Ahmed outlined his group's vision for a new Syria. "Our first goal is to get rid of Assad. Then we want a state where the Quran is the only source of law," he said. "Sharia is the right path for all humanity - all other laws make people unhappy." Jabhat Al Nusra has emerged this year as the most powerful and high-profile Salafist group in the Syrian conflict, openly embracing suicide bombing as an important weapon against a technologically superior enemy. It has claimed several successful attacks, many of which have killed civilians, on major government targets such as the Damascus headquarters of the elite air force intelligence service." Exclusive: UK military in talks to help Syria rebels (independent, Dec 11, 2012): "A plan to provide military training to the Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime and support them with air and naval power is being drawn up by an international coalition including Britain, The Independent has learnt..." This Is Not Being Hyped At Any Level... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN9VzyUDy0c Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/world/middleeast/jihadists-receiving-most-arms-sent-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Citing U.S. Fears, Arab Allies Limit Syrian Rebel Aid http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/world/middleeast/citing-us-fears-arab-allies-limit-aid-to-syrian-rebels.html