Turkey Smuggles Arms to Al Qaeda in Syria

The United States, Britain, France, Turkey, and other NATO countries are financing the Syrian opposition and supplying them with armaments. It is tacitly recognized — but not generally discussed in major MSM outlets — that the Syrian “rebels” include Al Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates.

Below is a Dutch TV report about the surreptitious help given to the rebels by the Turkish government and military, ensuring that war materiel makes it across the border into the right hands.

Many thanks to SimonXML for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


0:00   Turkey shares more than 900 km of border with Syria
0:04   now reinforced even more in anticipation of the promised
0:08   interference in a forgotten war. The local residents
0:12   with family on both sides have little confidence in how
0:16   things will turn out. “Here is the border. And there …
0:18   As far as I know the Americans also attacked Iraq and life was paralyzed.
0:22   and life came to a complete standstill.
0:26   Now the same thing is going to happen.
0:30   The Turkish-Syrian border crossing at Achakaleh is shut tight
0:30   for Syrians who still want to flee to Turkey.
0:38   “I’ve been sleeping here for 3 days, I have
0:42   family on the other side, but I can’t reach them.”
0:46   What does get through is the flow of goods from Turkey to Syria
0:50   Then we see something remarkable. Here rebels are loading boxes full of
0:54   military crates. They are helped by a Turkish police officer
0:59   who would rather not be filmed.
1:03   “Hey, he mustn’t film me. Film them, but not me.”
1:07   What we see here is that under the eyes of the Turkish police
1:11   goods are shipped to the rebels of the free Syrian army
1:15   on the other side of the border, fighting against Assad’s troops.
1:19   This is one of the rebels who accompanies the goods and can’t wait for the American
1:23   bombs. “I need you to bomb them.
1:27   This is a criminal army that doesn’t know
1:31   what humanity is.”
1:35   “I want them to bomb the Syrian army.”
1:39   The Turkish army has been a good ally over the past 2 years
1:43   for the rebels, but they doubt whether they can also trust the Americans.
1:47   I worry that the Americans will also attack
1:51   the rebels such as Al Qaeda and Jabhat Al-Nasra
1:55   instead of Assad.
1:59   Western support is finally on its way, that much is clear,
2:03   but the question remains, who will it benefit?

9 thoughts on “Turkey Smuggles Arms to Al Qaeda in Syria

  1. Well, this certainly lends more credence to the weapons trafficing rumors @ the 9/11 /2012 Benghazi meeting the now deceased Ambassador Stephens had with Turkish Ambassador Who Dined With Stevens moments prior to the terror attack.

  2. What of the counter-jihad is it not at the point of futility when Western governments arm jihadists and Western politicians jihadmonger their electorates into fighting wars on the jihadists agenda, where does the counter-jihad movement go from here?

  3. The men who destroyed so many thousands on 9/11 will then be fighting alongside the very nation whose innocents they so cruelly murdered almost exactly 12 years ago. Quite an achievement for Obama, Cameron, Hollande and the rest of the miniature warlords.

    This, of course, will not be trumpeted by the Pentagon or the White House – nor, I suppose, by al-Qa’ida – though they are both trying to destroy Bashar. So are the Nusra front, one of al-Qa’ida’s affiliates. But it does raise some interesting possibilities.

    Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?
    ROBERT FISK, Tuesday 27 August 2013, The Independent

    • I saw Mr. Fisk’s essay – Drudge must’ve linked it.

      The American lexicon owes Mr. Fisk a debt for having provided his last name as *the* best word for taking someone’s argument apart, complete with a de rigueur ironic tingle.

      Yes, of course BHO knows on whose side he fights. He’s on Obama’s side along with whatever erstwhile ‘allies-of-the-moment’ he can dig up, threaten, blackmail, intimidate or otherwise co-opt. Just look at Chicago politics for an insight into how he fights.

      Unfortunately, Chicago-thy-name-is Corrupt is in a headlong race to join Detroit at the bottom of the governance pile. It is shuddering to contemplate that America may be on the same trajectory. No president with any common sense or sense of gravitas who still had a grip on reality would ever EVER have chosen John Kerry as his Sec State.

      BHO is busy nailing the lid on our coffin; Kerry is one of those nails.

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