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Payback time after Syria’s long support of terrorists
 Part of channel(s): Iraq (current event), Syria (current event)

For 16 months now, Syrian President Bashar Assad has been blaming “foreign-backed terrorists” for the uprising that threatens to unseat him. It’s an old scare tactic, one he used 11 years ago, albeit in subtler form, when he referred to the activists behind the so-called Damascus Spring as “a foreign agent acting on behalf of an outside power” — and one that sounds suspiciously like Moammar Gadhafi’s attempt to pin his own uprising on international terrorism, Osama bin Laden and drugs. But as the Syrian rebellion descends into all-out civil war, it is becoming clear that there is a grain of truth to Assad’s claims.

In recent weeks, alarming developments — including videos of al-Qaida fighters released on jihadi websites, eyewitness reports from CNN’s Ivan Watson, and testimony from two European photographers who were kidnapped in Syria by militants from Chechnya, P

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Added: Aug-11-2013 Occurred On: Aug-11-2013
By: usetill2020
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Syria, Iraq
Tags: syria, iraq,
Location: Syria (load item map)
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