Yes, everybody loves Al-Qaeda, everybody spoils her and exploits her, no wonder she misbehaves. Western governments often use her as an excuse to intervene, or not, according to their particular calculations at the time, and dictatorial regimes use her as an additional instrument of control over their people, a tool for intimidation and punishment, as well as an affordable means to fight their internecine wars, or conduct their occasional campaigns against western interests. Today, Assad accused the U.S. of supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria, yet all intelligence reports from before the revolution claim that his regime is the biggest supporter of Al-Qaeda in the Levant. Some fiends are just too bloody useful not to be embraced, by all. The Assad regime itself had for long played a similar role to Al-Qaeda’s. Theirs was a mercenary state par excellence. Now, the chickens have come home to roost, but, the Assads have always had a vindictive streak, and they will not go gently into that good night. To the brainwashed lot and downright idiots who still believe in them, the Assads’ last stand will be viewed as heroic. It’s good that the age of such fucked-up heroism is finally drawing to a close. Unfortunately, Al-Qaeda will likely survive this apocalypse: she’s too fucking useful to be left to die.
* Rebels in Homs Province managed to take control of Al-Dab’ah Military Airport. Perhaps Assad’s second wind has turned somewhat foul.
The rebellious neighborhood of Zamalka in Damascus City witnesses some intense pounding today http://youtu.be/b4Po9yaTckc
Rebel forces in Deir Ezzor City pounding the remaining loyalist strongholds http://youtu.be/DX2r7oKcgX0 Targeting the military airport with homemade rockets http://youtu.be/uhS8r5BYji4 The siege of the airport continues http://youtu.be/uHhz9QXQAKk , http://youtu.be/l4RusW-s2NQ
The pounding of Eastern Bouyadah village in Homs Province leaves many dead and injured http://youtu.be/ma655Cvu1xM , http://youtu.be/LuwnoCf_aUc