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Al-Qaeda may be fueling violence in Syria

There are 98 comments on the USA Today story from Feb 20, 2012, titled Al-Qaeda may be fueling violence in Syria. In it, USA Today reports that:

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich, says the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq has made it difficult to thwart al-Qaeda militants from expanding into Syria.

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“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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#1 Feb 20, 2012
WE FREAKIN CAN'T STAY THERE FOREVER and hold their hands, the Iraq Army is going to have pull some of their own weight now..Oh, did ya really think that just because Bin laden was no longer in action..that Al-Qaeda was out of the game? Really did you believe that?
DENG

Zhenjiang, China

#2 Feb 20, 2012
"We still have some operations there but we cannot impact events on the ground to any degree like we used to," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told USA TODAY.

Al-Qaeda may be fueling violence in Syria

A RON PAUL RADICAL SHOULD HANG THIS ASS UP BY HIS ANKLE UNTIL HE CONFESSES TO TREASON, THEN JUST HANG HIM.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Feb 20, 2012
If the US had not went to Iraq and screwed the country up that would not be happening.
Syrian

East Saint Louis, IL

#5 Feb 23, 2012
DENG wrote:
"We still have some operations there but we cannot impact events on the ground to any degree like we used to," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told USA TODAY.
Al-Qaeda may be fueling violence in Syria
A RON PAUL RADICAL SHOULD HANG THIS ASS UP BY HIS ANKLE UNTIL HE CONFESSES TO TREASON, THEN JUST HANG HIM.
Yep, these Western fools are now backing AlQaeda forces in Syria!! Weren't they trying to eliminate AlQaeda over the last 10 years?
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Feb 23, 2012
DENG wrote:
"We still have some operations there but we cannot impact events on the ground to any degree like we used to," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told USA TODAY.
Al-Qaeda may be fueling violence in Syria
A RON PAUL RADICAL SHOULD HANG THIS ASS UP BY HIS ANKLE UNTIL HE CONFESSES TO TREASON, THEN JUST HANG HIM.
DENGBATAsswiper is the laughing stock of this entire forum. Nobody listens to his ignorant nonsense except ignorant fools like the Syrianutcase, Papadiamgreasedick, lil' Joey Poopy Pants, lil' wayne and his poopy pants friends, petesass and Rambonehead!!
China supports Syria and guess what? There is NO freedom in China to how many children you can have to the Internet!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censors ...'s_Republic_of_China
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27 ...
http://www.disinfo.com/tag/china/
ANOTHER CONFUSED THERE?
THE TRAITORS AND TREASONOUS ARE IN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN BEIJING AND ALL RUN BY A RUTHLESS DICTATOR AND SUCKING THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE POOR! China supports Syria and guess what? There is NO freedom in China!! THE CLOWNS RUNNING CHINA DICTATE HOW MANY CHILDREN THEY CAN HAVE TO THE INTERNET! That's why Dengbat has been able to run his big lying mouth 24/7 without his dictator coming down on him!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censors ...'s_Republic_of_China
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27 ...
http://www.disinfo.com/tag/china/
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Feb 23, 2012
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Yep, these Western fools are now backing AlQaeda forces in Syria!! Weren't they trying to eliminate AlQaeda over the last 10 years?
Reposting again? LOL!! The real question is??? Why aren't you in Syria, fighting alongside all of your Assad murdering buddies!! Hiding out in New York as a paid Assad lying sock puppet?? Do you see any Syrians Posting that are actually in SYRIA?? That's because Assad has a short leash on everyone!! Funny how you clowns live in a country that grants you all the freedom in the world to write your ignorant filthy lies and propaganda while bashing that same country and Israel. The Syrian people have no freedom so what do you clowns do? You stand up for a ruthless Assad Dictator!! An to top it off, somehow Israel is involved who does not give al-Qaeda orders and never has!! Most civilized countries have elections so when you have brutal Dictators like China, Syria, Iran and the list goes on there is no way to get rid of the tyrants other than by force!! The people are stuck with their ruthless Dictators their whole lives and then when that clown passes, daddy appoints another ruthless Dictator and this is an endless cycle! It's like a nightmare that will not go away!! I don't blame the people one bit!! Ask yourself why the Syrian clown living in New York is not worried one iota!! He's a Paid Assad Sock Puppet! Period!
China supports Syria and guess what? There is NO freedom in China to how many children you can have to the Internet!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censors ...'s_Republic_of_China
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27 ...
http://www.disinfo.com/tag/china/
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Feb 23, 2012
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> Yep, these Western fools are now backing AlQaeda forces in Syria!! Weren't they trying to eliminate AlQaeda over the last 10 years?
Get out of this country and stay OUT!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Feb 23, 2012
Tony wrote:
If the US had not went to Iraq and screwed the country up that would not be happening.
What are you saying clown?? That we should have just stuck our heads in the sand and cried our little eyes out?? Not hardly!! You may sit back and take it in the rear but most Americans were for taking out terrorist training camps responsible for 4,000 American Deaths!! Stop the ignorant nonsense!! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.

As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Feb 23, 2012
down with war mongers wrote:
As we all know alqueda and the taliban are american israel created proxie armies and anyone can research and understand this.The terrorist countries of america and israel are 100% to blame for what is going on in the entire middle east and Africa too.The terrorism that america and israel are bringing to the world must be stopped.
Please remember that you are dealing with a psychopath! The War Mongering Assclown is an anti-Israel, Anti-American, anti-Jewish, pro-Nazi, AND also pro-Al-Qaida! Where are the clowns getting money from to feed their filthy lying mouths? I hope it's not the U.S. taxpayer helping them spread their filthy lies and propaganda the anti-American, anti Jewish freaks!! They are Just another filthy Muzzies living in the U.S.! Part of the filthy Muzzie takeover!! I blame this country for allowing you scumbags in our country in the first place!! Now they are paying the consequences for all the Anti-American, Anti-Jewish, anti-Israel hate spew forth in an endless charade of ignorant nonsense!! Get the HELL out of this country and take your Anti-American, Anti-Jewish hate elsewhere!!
DENG

Zhenjiang, China

#11 Feb 23, 2012
out

AND YOU'LL GO BACK HOME TO ISRAEL TOO, RIGHT?
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>Get out of this country and stay OUT!!
Syrian

East Saint Louis, IL

#12 Feb 24, 2012
DENG wrote:
out
AND YOU'LL GO BACK HOME TO ISRAEL TOO, RIGHT?
<quoted text>
LOL!!! That Asswipehire moron IS an Israeli!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Feb 24, 2012
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> LOL!!! That Asswipehire moron IS an Israeli!!
Get out of the west, get out of this country, get out of New York and HELP ASSAD crazy LOON!! You've been claiming like the Syrian government propaganda that al Qaida was the influence from the protests at the beginning. Actually didn't you accuse the US of doing it also?
Neither of which there was EVER given any proof.
You're just grasping at straws.
It's only now that we are seeing al Qaida showing signs of becoming involved, which is no surprise.
Thank the Leftist American politicians, the same ones who are Muslim appeasers, for supporting the Libyan and Egyptian protesters with their moral support.
THEY are the same ones we conservatives and libertarians are trying to stop interfering with these uprisings. We should never get involved. Let the Muslims kill each other off.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012 ...
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Feb 24, 2012
DENG wrote:
out
AND YOU'LL GO BACK HOME TO ISRAEL TOO, RIGHT?
<quoted text>
If they need me I'll go even at my age. I was there during the Six Day War as a forward air controller!! DENGBAT is the laughing stock of this entire forum. Nobody listens to his ignorant nonsense except ignorant fools like the Syrianutcase, Papadiamgreasedick, lil' Joey Poopy Pants, lil' wayne and his poopy pants friends, petesass and Rambonehead!!
China supports Syria and guess what? There is NO freedom in China to how many children you can have to the Internet!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censors ...'s_Republic_of_China
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27 ...
http://www.disinfo.com/tag/china/
ANOTHER CONFUSED THERE?
THE TRAITORS AND TREASONOUS ARE IN THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN BEIJING AND ALL RUN BY A RUTHLESS DICTATOR AND SUCKING THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE POOR! China supports Syria and guess what? There is NO freedom in China!! THE CLOWNS RUNNING CHINA DICTATE HOW MANY CHILDREN THEY CAN HAVE TO THE INTERNET! That's why Dengbat has been able to run his big lying mouth 24/7 without his dictator coming down on him!!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censors ...'s_Republic_of_China
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27 ...
http://www.disinfo.com/tag/china/
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#15 Feb 24, 2012
Iraq war was a total failure. We made a mess of that region. Our invasion and occupation screwed up everything in Iraq. Iraq was a stable country until the Bush invasion and occupation destroyed Iraq.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Feb 24, 2012
Tony wrote:
Iraq war was a total failure. We made a mess of that region. Our invasion and occupation screwed up everything in Iraq. Iraq was a stable country until the Bush invasion and occupation destroyed Iraq.
Look on the bright side!! We got rid a madman and his two murdering sons who killed hundreds and thousands of their own people using nerve agents some instances! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.

As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#18 Feb 24, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>Look on the bright side!! We got rid a madman and his two murdering sons who killed hundreds and thousands of their own people using nerve agents some instances! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.
As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.
In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter
No bright side. Look at Iraq today. One big mess.
Iraq war was a total failure. We made a mess of that region. Our invasion and occupation screwed up everything in Iraq. Iraq was a stable country until the Bush invasion and occupation destroyed Iraq.
LOL

East Saint Louis, IL

#19 Feb 24, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
No bright side. Look at Iraq today. One big mess.
Iraq war was a total failure. We made a mess of that region. Our invasion and occupation screwed up everything in Iraq. Iraq was a stable country until the Bush invasion and occupation destroyed Iraq.
Exactly! Please ignore that Asswipehire moron. His mind is total MUSH!! LOL!!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#22 Feb 24, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text> Exactly! Please ignore that Asswipehire moron. His mind is total MUSH!! LOL!!!
Three of the biggest nut cases in Topix today The Syrian assclown, Toony and WarMongering poopy Pants side by side and agreeing with each other's ignorant nonsense! Ha Ha Ha ha! Why don't you three nut cases get together and write just one post. See if the nurses will put you two clowns in the same room at that mental institution you're assigned to? Have them increase the dosage on those meds and you clowns write just one post. The gumflappin' won't look so bad and it will save time for the educated in this forum to rummage through all the idiotic ignorant nonsense, lies and propaganda and get to a rational conclusion in hurry. Then we can go on to more educated posts without having to answer so much BS at one sitting.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#23 Feb 24, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text> Three of the biggest nut cases in Topix today The Syrian assclown, Toony and WarMongering poopy Pants side by side and agreeing with each other's ignorant nonsense! Ha Ha Ha ha! Why don't you three nut cases get together and write just one post. See if the nurses will put you two clowns in the same room at that mental institution you're assigned to? Have them increase the dosage on those meds and you clowns write just one post. The gumflappin' won't look so bad and it will save time for the educated in this forum to rummage through all the idiotic ignorant nonsense, lies and propaganda and get to a rational conclusion in hurry. Then we can go on to more educated posts without having to answer so much BS at one sitting.
Come back when you become educated enough to chat with adults. Now go back to school little one.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#24 Feb 24, 2012
Tony wrote:
<quoted text>
Come back when you become educated enough to chat with adults. Now go back to school little one.
I'm trying to educate you clown but you think you know everthing!! Now, Come back when you become educated enough to chat with adults you childish moron!!

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