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isn't ahrar bunch of ex-cons that burst out of prison ? as far as i understood it, AlQ/ISIS are still belonging to the "fiqh" of al-Maqdisi & abu Qatadah , while ahrar has gone rogue. i mean, their garbage literature isn't exactly bed time reading material for me, but there seems to be an ideological divide
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isn't ahrar bunch of ex-cons that burst out of prison ? as far as i understood it, AlQ/ISIS are still belonging to the "fiqh" of al-Maqdisi & abu Qatadah , while ahrar has gone rogue. i mean, their garbage literature isn't exactly bed time reading material for me, but there seems to be an ideological divide

 

http://warontherocks.com/2015/09/ahrar-al-shams-revisionist-jihadism/

 

The irony is not lost on me that I published an article about intra-Islamist/-jihadist nuance the day the Russians started killing everyone.

post #1248 of 2692
incidentally i had just opened that earlier, did you write it ?
post #1249 of 2692
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Ha no. But he's a friend. 

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One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan https://t.co/wexVe7hE3H
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http://www.irna.ir/en/News/81783236/

 

"IRGC ready to defend Muslim dignity." 

 

Rouhani talking about "the language of power." 

post #1252 of 2692
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This is false. There are pretty sharp divisions between Ahrar and AQ. 

None that would make sense in any distinction that pertains to whether bombing them would be justified or not.

Their founding leaders were alqaeda mostly, many have made statements stating how close to nusra they are, and they are practically and on the ground in a direct and public alliance with the alqaefa terrorists under the same banner of jeish fateh.
post #1253 of 2692
Can any of you more informed gentlemen tell me if any of the groups represent any sort of non sectarian, non theocratic end game here . If not why should the US support them .
post #1254 of 2692
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The answer to that question is too complicated to answer. If you're looking for atheist lefties then you want the Kurdish PYD/YPG who happen to be the US's only real partner on the ground. 

post #1255 of 2692
Well then if the distinction is so vague why not just kill em all as Russia seems to think . The US just spent the last 13 years fucking up the ME because they end placing power in the hands of the wrong people
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Did you just advocate genocide? 

post #1257 of 2692
Really? Wtf I'm just asking questions trying to understand what is going on and who is who in this gaggle trying to get rid of Assad and hopefully understand what the outcomes might possibly be . When you select an enemy and set out to destroy his effectiveness is that genocidal . I'm as fuckin anti war as they come but as far as this ME mess goes there it is
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I don't know of any current overviews. If you want to do your own research you can look for information on the following groups: Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, Jaysh al-Islam, YPG, and the Free Syrian Army. These are the biggest opposition groups right now. 

post #1259 of 2692
While the smoke and noise rises about few Russian planes or bombs, Erdodung is bombing Kurds in Iraq.
Time for US to betray another ally.
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While the smoke and noise rises about few Russian planes or bombs, Erdodung is bombing Kurds in Iraq.
Time for US to betray another ally.


The PKK is not a US ally. 

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