DAMASCUS IS THE ROAD TO IRAN
The CIA, Qatar, and the creation of Jabhat al Nusra,
5/17/13, Phil Greaves, http://notthemsmdotcom.wordpress.com
.A fully fledged, malleable proxy promoting subversion, sectarian division, and chaos to gain the US objective of the destruction of the Syrian state, removing a key ally of Iran and resistance to western hegemony in the Middle East. When extremism and brutality are too exposed to allow overt support, US designates them “terrorists”, then a change of clothes, they become the “FSA”.
US has basically licensed all Syrian armed groups to engage in war crimes...all an armed group has to do... is fly the flag of al Nusrah. That is all it takes. So an armed group belonging to the Free Syrian Army umbrella can engage in war crime, then next day issue a condemnation. It is an unlimited license for war crimes."
Dr. Asad Abu Khalil http://angryarab.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-convenience-of-al-qaidah-and...
Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran
June 2009, Analysis Paper #20, product of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
written by Kenneth M. Pollack Daniel L. Byman Martin indyk Suzanne Maloney Michael e. O’hanlon, Bruce Riedel
“U.S. Policy Toward Iran”
May 15, 2013, Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, http://blogs.cfr.org/zenko/2013/05/17/you-might-have-missed-congress-cia...