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Kerry says Al-Qaeda is not involved in Syria, then contradicts himself

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posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 01:41 AM
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It was unclear exactly what Putin was referencing, but Kerry was asked Tuesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if the Syrian opposition had become more infiltrated by al-Qaida.

Kerry responded that that was "basically incorrect" and that the opposition has "increasingly become more defined by its moderation."

In one breath John Kerry denies Al-Qaeda is continuing to infiltrate the Syrian opposition

But in classic John Kerry form he just can't tell the truth because he doesn't know what it is.




In testimony Wednesday, Kerry said that he didn't agree that "a majority (of the opposition) are al- Qaida and the bad guys." Extremists amount to 15 to 25 percent of the opposition, he said, including al-Nusra and many other groups that are "fighting each other, even now."


So if 15-25% is the extremists, who are they? Not Al-Qaeda right?

www.huffingtonpost.com...




posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 02:31 AM
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Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
But in classic John Kerry form he just can't tell the truth because he doesn't know what it is.


Yes, this is exactly what is going on. He's confused and angry.
edit on 6-9-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 03:46 AM
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Perhaps you might like to consider the possibility that his "confusion speak" is deliberate and that while you and many others on this forum will see it for what it is, the masses might not recognise this 'confusion spaak' and what he is really saying.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 04:17 AM
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I just heard an ABC News report on the radio that described the 'rebels' as being controlled by fundamentalist Islamists that have been committing atrocities.
There seems to have been a shift in reporting. Is Obama ready to back away now?



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
So if 15-25% is the extremists, who are they? Not Al-Qaeda right?

Kerry's numbers are crap. TV news from that part of the world is reporting that at least 50% of the rebels are Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. So I don't buy Kerry's numbers.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan

Originally posted by CoolStoryMan
So if 15-25% is the extremists, who are they? Not Al-Qaeda right?

Kerry's numbers are crap. TV news from that part of the world is reporting that at least 50% of the rebels are Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. So I don't buy Kerry's numbers.

I also heard someone on the Jim Bohannon Show this morning mention that he thinks that Kerry is going to be fired for his handling of the Syrian situation. The guy did not come right out and say that Kerry is being set up as a fall guy, but he did say that Obama didn't want to 'draw the red line', and it was Kerry's idea to do so.

It sure appears as though there is a move by the MSM starting to try and help pull Obama's arse out of the fire that he started and pin the blame on Kerry.

Don't worry, we already know that 'The Buck Doesn't Stop Here' with Obama!



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:34 AM
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Its amazing to watch the Free Syrian Army being sole out so that some can call all the rebels Al Qaeda or give Al Nusra top billing.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
I also heard someone on the Jim Bohannon Show this morning mention that he thinks that Kerry is going to be fired for his handling of the Syrian situation.


Obama gave Susan Rice a RAISE and PROMOTION for her lies and her handling of the Benghazi situation. As long as Kerry (or RIce) follow exactly what Obama says .. they'll be rewarded. IMHO



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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Yes, but Hillary was the main recipient of the fallout and she conveniently 'retired'.

I don't know how the fallout part will pan out, but I am noticing the shift in how the MSM is covering the Syria thing.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Well the Sec of State is supposed be head of your diplomacy wing to advance your ideas as a president. Kerry is proving not to be a very convincing diplomat domestically in making the American People (or Congress for that matter) buy into this selling of war for any reason.

The people are not buying it, the House knows that their jobs are on the line next year and it will be a tough campaign if they vote the wrong way. Boehner is under the delusion that he will run unopposed again in 2014. He is more than just a little bit out of touch with the sentiment back home. He might not win a primary in the Spring if he keeps it up.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Of course Al-Qaeda is heavily involved.

That 'civil war' has been raging for more than 2 1/2 years.

The Syrian military is strong and still can't defeat the rebels.

Local small time fighters would have been long gone.

The destruction is devastating.

Something like 6 million refugees now in neighboring countries ?

The 'Rebels' are mostly professional armies.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
I just heard an ABC News report on the radio that described the 'rebels' as being controlled by fundamentalist Islamists that have been committing atrocities.
There seems to have been a shift in reporting. Is Obama ready to back away now?

No, there is something in Syria of American interest,we just don't know what it is yet



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:41 PM
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Originally posted by CoolStoryMan



It was unclear exactly what Putin was referencing, but Kerry was asked Tuesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee if the Syrian opposition had become more infiltrated by al-Qaida.

Kerry responded that that was "basically incorrect" and that the opposition has "increasingly become more defined by its moderation."

In one breath John Kerry denies Al-Qaeda is continuing to infiltrate the Syrian opposition

But in classic John Kerry form he just can't tell the truth because he doesn't know what it is.




In testimony Wednesday, Kerry said that he didn't agree that "a majority (of the opposition) are al- Qaida and the bad guys." Extremists amount to 15 to 25 percent of the opposition, he said, including al-Nusra and many other groups that are "fighting each other, even now."


So if 15-25% is the extremists, who are they? Not Al-Qaeda right?

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Well no they are not Al-Qaeda as we know them. They are a group that has ties with them but, not directed or controled by them. They are kind of like a franchise, they take the name so they get some support from the original. Like the groups in Libya, Somalia, Mali etc are not the Al-Qaeda that hit the US they are just random radical groups that take the name to get more support. It is just like the Muslim Brotherhood, Several groups use the name but the groups in Syria and Egypt and other places are serperate groups with seperate gouls that at times are at odds with the others. It is a little confusing if you do not know the region and its politics well.



posted on Sep, 6 2013 @ 07:48 PM
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More than 2 and a half years is one way of putting it, have you read the following;
en.wikipedia.org...





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