Is arming the 'Free Syrian Army' the same as arming al-Qaeda? [Eretz Zen]
- uploaded: Jun 17, 2013
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Western countries are now ready to start directly arming the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) as opposed to indirect arming that was done since 2011 through their regional proxies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Israel. However, the Wahhabi sectarianism of the FSA and the close ties that bind it with al-Qaeda affiliated groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham, and countless other brigades that themselves are an integral part of the FSA make it almost impossible to render the whole "arming the rebels" scheme that the West is aggressively pushing for anything different than "arming al-Qaeda".