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  • Journalist Recounts His Time With al-Nusra/Free Syrian Army

    I just finished reading a highly satisfying and authentic account of the treatment of prisoners under al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's franchise in Syria. The journalist seems to have a running theme of running to the Free Syrian Army only to be returned to the loving arms of al-Nusra. The author makes it abundantly clear that the FSA is NOT the moderate force it's made out to be by most news outlets.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/ma...yria.html?_r=0

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    Originally posted by DanInAceh View Post
    I just finished reading a highly satisfying and authentic account of the treatment of prisoners under al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's franchise in Syria. The journalist seems to have a running theme of running to the Free Syrian Army only to be returned to the loving arms of al-Nusra. The author makes it abundantly clear that the FSA is NOT the moderate force it's made out to be by most news outlets.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/28/ma...yria.html?_r=0
    I think they may just be avoiding tension among the groups by not taking each others prisoners without an agreement. Great article. The guy did well to remain sane. All groups seem to be trapped in a vicious circle of violence that could go on for years.
    "[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Helvetica Neue]I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.[/FONT][/COLOR]"
    George Bernard Shaw

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      A recently declassified report of the Defense Intelligence Agency stated that from the start, the Salafist, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Al Qaeda in Iraq were the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria (reference on the 3rd to the last paragraph > http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carlo-...b_8714474.html ).

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