Oh Boy – Al Qaeda and ISIS are Teaming Up in Syria

Another accomplishment for the Obama administration – they’ve gotten ISIS and al Qaeda to team up in Syria.

Muslim terrorists leaders from ISIS, Al Nursrah Front and the Khorasan Group (the latter two being Al Qaeda’s branches in Syria) met in a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed to stop fighting each other and start working together against their opponents. The information was leaked by “moderate” Syrian rebels to the Associated Press.

Sources say that two decisions were reached at the meeting: First to stop fighting between Al Nusrah Front and ISIS and second, for the groups to work together to open up new areas of combat in northern Syria.



From CBS News

Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington’s strategy against ISIS. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming “moderate” rebel factions to push them back on the ground. Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would face far stronger opposition if the two heavy-hitting militant groups now are working together…

U.S. intelligence officials have been watching the groups closely and say a full merger is not expected soon – if ever. A U.S. official with access to intelligence about Syria said the American intelligence community has not seen any indications of a shift in the two groups’ strategy, but added that he could not rule out tactical deals on the ground.

None of this is good news for the USA and our allies in the war on terror. The last thing we want to do is to drive two powerful terrorists groups to ally together… but this is exactly what appears to be happening in Syria. The Obama foreign policy sure seems to be doing quite a bit of damage to our planet these days…

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com, Godfather.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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