January 7, 2014
A strategy of tension created by divisions among foreign-funded fighters may give West an opportunity to increasingly "back good terrorists" versus "bad terrorists."
While the West will maintain that the conflict in Syria began as "peaceful protests," readers should keep in mind that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his article, "The Redirection: Is the Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?" prophetically stated (emphasis added):
"To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda."Hersh would also state in his 2009 report that Syria's Muslim Brotherhood was already being funded and supported by the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia to prepare for the eventual overthrow of the Syrian government (emphasis added):