Parodite wrote:Reliable intel mentions that Putin's days are practically numbered. A coup is at hand. Fasten your seat belts.
Given that Putin just admitted that a terrorist bomb brought down the Russian plane over Sinai and that the number one suspect is ISIS. Which was created in Syria by his ally Assad when he released all the Jihadis in his prisons. I can certainly understand why Putin is facing a Military coup. AS well as why Putin was not so friendly to Assad when he came to visit.
Thank You VERY Much for your post, Doc.
brought down the Russian plane over Sinai and that the number one suspect is ISIS. Which was created in Syria by his ally Assad when he released all the Jihadis in his prisons............................... AS well as why Putin was not so friendly to Assad when he came to visit.
Wondering if you might be referring to this.......
http://atimes.com/2015/12/romancing-the ... ts-act-ii/
The Ba’athist-jihadi combination, which had functioned throughout the US occupation, was headquartered in Syria. There Bashar al Assad’s regime, Ba’athist as well as Alawite, supported the Sunni effort in Iraq out of Ba’athist solidarity. The results of Assad’s balancing act were tragic for Syria, redounded upon Iraq, and finished both polities’ destruction. Assad’s help to Iraqi Sunnis had not lessened the hatred that Syrian Sunnis bear for his Alawite regime. Moreover, the Sunni Muslims from around the world who had come to and through Syria to fight in Iraq, ended up terribly disappointed that Iraq had ended up largely ruled by Shia, and turned their anger on Assad and on his Alawis.
Update: Found an even more explicit link..........
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/put ... 85030b2368
Syria quickly emerged as the main conduit for foreign fighters who swelled the ranks of al Qaeda in Iraq. Militants from Saudi Arabia, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere streamed through the country to join the insurgency. Records captured from al Qaeda in Iraq by U.S. commandos in 2007 showed that 90 percent of the group's foreign fighters had entered Iraq via Syria, with the help of Syrian intelligence agents. The Assad regime also let jihadists out of prison and offered them military training to fight in Iraq, Syrian activists told U.S. diplomats according to Wikileaks cables.
"Assad and his intelligence services took the view that jihad could be nurtured and manipulated to serve the Syrian government's aims," Peter Neumann, director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, wrote in 2014 for the London Review of Books. He explained the Assad regime's motive, referring in particular to the ultra-conservative Salafi jihadists:
Allowing the Salafists to go to Iraq was thought to be a good idea for two reasons: first, it got rid of thousands of the most aggressive Salafists with a taste for jihad, packing them off to a foreign war from which many would never return to pose a threat to Assad's secular, minority-dominated government; second, it destabilised the occupation of Iraq and thwarted Bush's quest to topple authoritarian regimes (everyone in Assad's inner circle feared that Syria would be next).
In 2011, as peaceful protests erupted against Assad's repressive regime, the government released more jihadists from prison. Syrian activists and terrorism analysts argue that this was a deliberate ploy to discredit the nonviolent opposition by fueling a violent insurgency.
Some jihadists saw the same scheme, but played along anyway. "The Islamists were sure that the Assad regime had offered the amnesty knowing full well that they would take up arms against it, and that kind of self-fulfilling prophecy ...
Hat Tips to LzzrdGrrl, Jim (not) The Moron & Azari for the Romancing the Sunni link.........
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