By Omar Almuqdad
By Omar Almuqdad
Morocco World News
Washington, June 26, 2013
Jihadi backpackers are already around in abundance throughout the region, from Afghanistan to Somalia. In the name of jihad, they are continuously seeking new adventures and opportunities in any country they see as vulnerable. As long as the ideology exists and funds are available, jihadists will always be able to survive and recruit new members; no invitation is required, and no permission is needed. If the lack of outside help has given the radicals a chance to flourish in Syria, any Western intervention could easily give them the excuse and the motive to join the war in Syria under various pretexts.
Al-Qaida-style suicide bombings have become increasingly common in Syria, and Western officials say there is little doubt that Islamist extremists, some associated with the terror network, have made inroads in Syria as instability has spread. But the main fighting force looking to oust Assad is the Free Syrian Army, a group made up largely of defected Syrian soldiers.
Foreign militants have long played a critical role in the Syrian uprising, but the prospect of a fresh flow of radicalized fighters bent on waging sectarian war threatens to complicate the Obama administration’s recently announced strategy to arm the rebellion’s moderate factions.
The “support” groups, which constitute the third category, remain a key link in supplying arms and fighters into Syria along preexisting smuggling routes, mainly from Iraq and Lebanon. These groups, though remaining at the sidelines, are important in helping feed the conflict in Syria and have indicated they may join the conflict at a later date. One example is the group called “The Free Army of Iraqis.”
Until a few weeks ago, the border crossing at Bab al-Hawa on Syria’s northern frontier with Turkey was the site of a training camp for a militant Islamist group.
Syrian rebels say fighters from Saudi Arabia work with the Jabhat al-Nusra group of extremists, which is allied with al Qaeda; with Salafist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham; and in an independent group of 20 Saudi fighters working on its own in northern Latakia province and Aleppo.
But greater attention has been focused on al Qaeda involvement in the uprising since mid-July, when fighters professing allegiance to the terrorist organization appeared during the opposition takeover of the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey. In one video, five fighters declared their intention to create an Islamic state. (Mainline Qaeda ideology calls for a Pan-Islamic caliphate.)
But we have also to notice the Hezbullah role in this conflict as a Shiite sect who allies to Iran
In late May Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah confirmed that his forces were fighting alongside Assad’s troops in the Lebanese border town of Qusayr. Two Lebanese clerics, one in Sidon and one in Tripoli, issued fatwas urging young Lebanese people to join the fight. Thus Syria is helping to demarcate Lebanon’s own population between Sunni and Shia, who each have the backing of either Iran or the Gulf states.
In short, Syria civil uprising been hijacked by bunch of radicals with full support from some regional countries and extreme deny from US and Europe, and the country had entered into a Self-destruct , no matter if Assad leave or stay after what’s painting for the future of Syria, and the style of Afghanistan is waiting for the Syrian people ,who is paying the price ? The answer always falls between your arms:
Six million refugees are waiting in a camps or a long in the streets for an international dirty game.
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