Friday, September 20, 2013

CNN: 50% Of Syrian Rebels Are Jihadists Or Islamist Hardliners

According to a CNN news report- yes CNN-  almost 50 percent of the rebels now fighting in Syria are jihadists or hardline Islamist extremists, which  means there is a 50/50 chance that the weapons headed to Syrian rebels from the West will probably wind up in the hands of al-Qaeda rebels.  Even if there was a way to ensure that weapons were only supplied  to the secular fighters (which there isn't), they could still easily end  up in the hands of jihadists either through force (which has happened), or simply while fighting side by side.

No doubt the percentage of jihadists will increase over time as more foreign fighters crawl into Syria.

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