Maverick: Go Home. Sit Down.


Syrian militants pledge allegiance to al-Qaida

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of an Islamic extremist rebel group in Syria pledged allegiance on Wednesday to al-Qaida and its leader for the first time.
Abu Mohammad al-Golani, head of Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front, confirmed his rebel group was tied to al-Qaida in Iraq in an audio message posted on militant websites.
Al-Qaida in Iraq said Tuesday it had joined forces with the Nusra Front — the most effective of a disparate patchwork of rebel groups fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. He said the new alliance would be called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

11 Responses to “Maverick: Go Home. Sit Down.”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Gee, his Intervention Everywhere! policy has worked so well so far!

  2. JeffS says:

    Why won’t we help? No need to intervene in this blue-on-blue war. Islamic despots killing each other is a feature, not a bug, as far as I am concerned.

    Assad was never a friend of America, a de facto enemy, the sort who shakes your hand while arming the terrorists to kill you. Al-Qaida is our outright (and declared!) enemy. Rooting against both sides makes good sense in the long term.

    That McCain (and his mancrush, Obama) fails to grasp this proves the man needs to retire, and become a beer taster for his wife.

    The downside to all of this is that a lot of innocent people are dying because these barbarians are fighting each other.

  3. mojo says:

    Because we don’t help murderous Muslim fanatics. No, not even Sunni fanatics intent on killing Shia fanatics. Ask the Sufis for help, why don’t ya?

  4. Ebola says:

    And no one could understand why I didn’t support this shithead during the election. Two crappy, back-to-back elections where voting has never made me feel dirtier.

  5. Gunslinger says:

    Ol’ Maverick’s faculties ain’t what they useta be, assuming they ever were in the first place.

  6. Kathy Kinsley says:

    What Ebola said. Oh I voted against, indeed I did, BUT I didn’t vote FOR.

  7. Kathy Kinsley says:

    If the Republicans ever want to win a presidential election again, they need to QUIT nominating “It’s HIS turn.”

  8. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, aMEN to THAT, girlfriend. A hand-on-the-dashboard “hallelujah, AMEN”, in fact.

  9. ricki says:

    McCain made some comment about how “nice” (or somesuch) the rebels were to him.

    Yeah, great. What I found myself thinking was, “If you had been female, would you have had the same reaction?”

    I don’t see any side in this fight worthy of our military support.

  10. aelfheld says:

    What with his work on comprehensive immigration reform amnesty and his pushing for aid to Al Qaeda McCain seems to have moved on from stabbing his fellow party members in the back to stabbing the entire country in the back.

    His behaviour as a captive of the North Vietnamese was honourable and heroic. It’s a pity his subsequent career has been neither.

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