An excerpt from, "Al Qaeda "Virtue Police" Show up Along NATO Protected Turkish-Syrian Border" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, November 24, 2012:
It was exposed at length that many of the so-called "Free Syrian Army's" fighters were in fact foreign terrorists imported into Syria via long-established Al Qaeda networks used to feed fighters first into Afghanistan during the 1980's, then into Afghanistan and Iraq during America's occupation of both nations over the past decade.An excerpt from, "Al Qaeda Terrorists Pass US Special Forces, CIA Agents on Way to Syria" by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report, November 1, 2013:
The documented details of this network were exposed in the extensive academic efforts of the US Army's own West Point Combating Terrorism Center (CTC). Two reports were published between 2007 and 2008 revealing a global network of Al Qaeda affiliated terror organizations, and how they mobilized to send a large influx of foreign fighters into Iraq.
Al Qaeda's Al Nusra front has established itself on Syria's battlefields allegedly because of its martial prowess, in contrast to the bumbling "moderates" allegedly trained by US special forces. How is it possible that the West, along with their regional partners, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are arming, funding, and admittedly training armies of "moderates," and yet Al Qaeda has still managed to prevail? Who is arming, funding, and training them? The answer is simple - there were never any meaningful "moderates" despite ham-handed attempts by the Western media to insist otherwise, and the West is intentionally assisting Al Qaeda, just as was planned in 2007.An excerpt from, "Turkey a launching pad for Syria-bound al-Qaeda jihadists, experts say" The Sydney Morning Herald, October 31, 2013:
Hundreds of al-Qaeda recruits are being kept in safe houses in southern Turkey, before being smuggled over the border to wage "jihad" in Syria.Related: "CNN Has Learned" That Turkey Is Sheltering Al-Qaeda.
The network of hideouts is enabling a steady flow of foreign fighters - including Britons and Australians - to join the country's civil war, according to some of the operatives involved in the process.