Saturday, April 13, 2013

Iran- Hezbollah-Syria Or Syria-al Qaeda OR SYRIA+FSA

The leader of the al-Nusra Front, a jihadist group fighting in Syria, has pledged allegiance to the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani said the group's behaviour in Syria would not change as a result.
But Mr Jawlani said al-Nusra had not been consulted on the merger with al-Qaeda in Iraq and insisted his group would not change its stance in Syria.

 FSA statement of al-Nusra standing  as

Spokesmen for the Free Syrian Army, considered the main armed opposition group in Syria, reacted to Wednesday's statement by distancing themselves from al-Nusra.

"We don't support the ideology of al-Nusra," FSA spokesman Louay Meqdad told the AFP news agency.

"There has never been and there will never be a decision at the command level to coordinate with al-Nusra," Mr Meqdad went on, while admitting that there had been co-operation between FSA brigades and al-Nusra on "certain operations".

Jim Muir’s Commentary of this

The al-Nusra Front clearly finds itself in an awkward position, caught between pragmatic realities on the ground in Syria and its ideological identity and affiliation as an al-Qaeda-related Salafi group ostensibly bent on installing an Islamic state in the region.

The al-Nusra leader's unequivocal public pledge of allegiance to Osama Bin Laden's successor Ayman al-Zawahiri came just three days after the latter called on jihadis to do everything possible to bring about an Islamic state in Syria, as a building-block for a wider caliphate.

That is a goal al-Nusra is generally keeping quiet about, as it seeks to win hearts and minds in the "liberated areas" and to keep the cooperation of other fighting groups dedicated to overthrowing the regime in the name of democracy.

Al-Nusra is aware that al-Qaeda is not a name to conjure with in Syria, which is presumably why it distanced itself from Tuesday's merger announcement from the al-Qaeda leader in Iraq.

The public pledge of allegiance to Al-Qaeda by Syria’s fiercest rebel group, Al-Nusra Front, serves the interests of President Bashar Assad’s regime, analysts say.

“It’s a point in the regime’s favor because it reinforces the official narrative that claims (the army faces) terrorist groups backed by foreign forces,” said Damascus Centre for Strategic Studies head Bassam Abu Abdallah.
Experts say the Free Syrian Army comprises some 140,000 fighters, while Islamists number around 8,000. But the Islamists are better equipped and have impressed the population.

Al-Nusra’s pledge to Al-Zawahiri, and claims of ties between the group and Al-Qaeda’s Iraqi branch the Islamic State of Iraq, were not well-received by some fighter brigades.

“Liwa Aal-Islam’s command believes that this announcement will be an excuse for the tyrant Bashar Assad and his cronies... to commit more massacres against Syrians, under the pretext of fighting Al-Qaeda,” the group said in a statement.

After Al-Nusra’s pledge of allegiance, Abu Abdallah believes the regime will now go all-out on the battlefield. “It’s a green light for the authorities,” he said. “The situation has become clearer. We are going to see major change on the ground, and intensified military operations to finish this group off,” he added.
For Thomas Pierret, an Islamic expert, “all one needs to do is look at the Western media frenzy” to realize the resonance of Al-Nusra’s announcement. “Assad can logically conclude that his opponents’ ideological excesses are more worrying to the West than the tons of explosives he is pouring each day on his population,” said Pierrot, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Rather than embarrass the West, the announcement has only given it “a new, comfortable pretext to justify their inaction. Despite what they say, somewhat unconvincingly, they don’t really want to help the opposition,” he said.

One thing so clear between this mess the innocent civilian would suffer, so the West US et al choice of Iran- Hezbollah-Syria Or Syria-al Qaeda... OR SYRIA+FSA! One thing clear both criminal Assad and al-Qaeda( timely G8 foreign ministers summit  al Qaeda announced with al- Nursa is their own )  they don’t want west support FSA,  as they have their own agendas.

We can then ask why both of criminal Assad and al-Qaeda afraid of  FSA is armed?  Come to a conclusion is that  the strong well armed  FSA means end of  criminal Assad and end of al-Qaeda's dream of Islamic state Syria! So they should collusion each other please- criminal Assad and al Nusria let them fight each other to death And  FSA do what is good at nimble in between....