2 Congress Members: We Shouldn’t Be “Al Qaeda’s Air Force”

Kerry’s Claim that Syrian Rebels Are Not Associated with Al Qaeda Has Been Thoroughly Debunked

Politico notes:

“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” [Senator Ted] Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. 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.”

Last week, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich said striking Syria would make the U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’.

U.S. troops and veterans agree.

John Kerry claimed yesterday – in response to grilling from Congress – that the Syrian opposition is not made up of Al Qaeda terrorists:

Senator Ron Johnson: It seems like initially the opposition was maybe more Western-leaning, more moderate, more democratic, and as time has gone by, it’s degraded, become more infiltrated by al-Qaeda.

John Kerry: No, I—

Senator Ron Johnson: Is that—is that basically true?

John Kerry: No, that is—

Senator Ron Johnson: Or to what proportion has that happened?

John Kerry: No, that is actually, basically not true. It’s basically correct. The opposition has increasingly become more defined by its moderation, more defined by the breadth of its membership, and more defined by its adherence to some, you know, democratic process and to an all-inclusive minority-protecting constitution, which will be broad-based and secular with respect to the future of Syria.

But the evidence is to the contrary. Senator Cruz noted that – of the nine major rebel groups – seven have ties to Al-QaedaHe’s right.

Indeed, Kerry’s claims have been thoroughly debunked by the New York Times, (and here), Wall Street Journal, USA TodayCNN, McClatchy (and here), AP, TimeBBC, the Independent, the Telegraph, Agence France-PresseAsia Times, and the Star (and here).

Indeed, the the New York Times has reported that virtually all of the rebel fighters are Al Qaeda terrorists.

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  • Rehmat

    The Senators are afraid to tell the truth, Both USAF and the so-called “al-Qaeda”, an anti-Muslim bogey created by the CIA-Mossad (confirmed by former British foreign secretary Robin Cook). The USAF will be fighting for Israel as it did in Iraq in 2003.

    On September 1, The Times of Israel reported that America’s case against Syrian regime’s using chemical weapon on civilians is based on information provided by Israeli intelligence agancies. The daily also reported that an Israeli delegation containing Netanyahu’s National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror and a collection of Shin Bet and top army officials visited Washington and met two Israel-Firsters, vice-president Joe Biden and Obama’s senior national security advisor Susan Rice. After their meeting, Joe Biden thundered: “There is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: The Syrian regime“. Later, John Kerry, also, joined Joe Biden to cover-up Israel’s dubious intelligence information.

    http://rehmat1.com/2013/09/03/syria-the-tail-wags-the-dog-for-war-on-iran/

    • Greg Burton

      Information provided by “Israeli intelligence agencies”?

      Controlling both sides of the “terrorist” equation: committing terrorist acts, intentionally creating false terrorism, fanning the flames of terrorist fear on the one side; reporting on, spying on, investigating, profiting from, legislating, prosecuting and enforcing police state laws on the other. Meanwhile Palestine is systemically reduced into Israel, the world becomes a gulag, while we are distracted fighting a concocted enemy, a proxy army used to undermine regimes for subordination to their satanic NWO.
      http://www.terrorism-illuminati.com/content/clash-civilizations

  • Greg Burton

    Hey, maybe if we are “al Qaeda” Air Force, maybe we can now repeal all of those post-9/11 (inside job) police state laws? You know, the PATRIOT Act, Homeland Security, the NDAA, close them FEMA camps, Military Commissions Act, and bring the troops home cuz we are now the friend of “al Qaeda” even though they’ve killed thousands of our troops, facilitated the destruction of the economy, while all of jobs have been out-sourced to China. Just thinking.

  • gozounlimited

    Chemical Weapons False Flag Against Syria Update…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLVHdgpCmb4

  • Publius

    Please change your headline for this post to read “Senator: We shouldn’t Be “Al Qaeda’s Air Force.” Dennis Kucinich is not a member of congress, so only 1 congress member has used that phrase.

  • ChinaWildMan

    Why has the little nation of Qatar spent 3 billion dollars to support the rebels in Syria? Could it be because Qatar is the largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world and Assad won’t let them build a natural gas pipeline through Syria? Of course. Qatar wants to install a puppet regime in Syria that will allow them to build a pipeline which will enable them to sell lots and lots of natural gas to Europe. Why is Saudi Arabia spending huge amounts of money to help the rebels and why has Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan been “jetting from covert command centers near the Syrian front lines to the Élysée Palace in Paris and the Kremlin in Moscow, seeking to undermine the Assad regime”? Well, it turns out that Saudi Arabia intends to install their own puppet government in Syria which will allow the Saudis to control the flow of energy through the region. On the other side, Russia very much prefers the Assad regime for a whole bunch of reasons.