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US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders
IBTimes Co., Ltd. ^ | August 23, 2014 15:58 BST | Tom Porter

Posted on 08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by GonzoII

Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes.

The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent...

In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country.

The Assad regime has been accused of covertly supporting Islamic State in the belief that it would swallow up other rebel groups, but Islamic State militants have scored a series of victories against the Syrian army, forcing Assad to step up his campaign against them.

In July and August Islamic State drove jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra from the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor, and took key Syrian army bases in Raqqa province and Hasakh.

Currently, the Syrian army is engaged in a fierce battle to hold Tabqa airbase in Raqqa province. Its fall would lead Hama, Syria's fourth largest city, open to attack from Islamic State fighters.

Islamic State is also poised to cut off supply lines between Turkey and rival rebel groups in Aleppo, after seizing territory in the north, compromising the Syrian army's attempts to retake the city.

US 'must attack Syria' to defeat Islamic State

On Thursday, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, said that US forces would have to attack Islamic State forces in Syria, as well as Iraq, to defeat it.

US forces have been launching airstrikes in northern Iraq to support beleaguered Kurdish peshmerga, after Islamic State forces seized swathes of northern Iraq.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Germany; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assad; election2012; flipflop; humanrights; iraq; isis; islamicimperialism; islamonazism; jayvee; johnkerry; leadingfrombehind; obama; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamascandals; proislamist; syria; waffle; warcrimes; yoyo
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Assad ol' buddy!
1 posted on 08/23/2014 9:10:16 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Talk about flip-flopping.


2 posted on 08/23/2014 9:11:13 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: GonzoII

What a flip flop! Remember when Kerry called him a war criminal committing genocide. My, how the tabled turn with old Lurch!


3 posted on 08/23/2014 9:12:58 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GonzoII

Smartest move I’ve seen out of this administration in a while. We don’t have to love Assad to have a common enemy.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: Parley Baer

Yeah....I was thinking we have a SCHIZO as Prez


5 posted on 08/23/2014 9:13:06 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevrens, Woods)
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To: GonzoII

What a difference a day makes.


6 posted on 08/23/2014 9:14:51 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: GonzoII

Which way will the wind blow next week?


7 posted on 08/23/2014 9:15:30 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: GonzoII

The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.


8 posted on 08/23/2014 9:15:33 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Viennacon
Its not the first time.



He was for Assad before he was against Assad before he was for Assad.
9 posted on 08/23/2014 9:15:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: GonzoII

First we train, fund and arm terrorists to overthrow Assad, now we are his ally. And all under one president. I never thought we would see such a thing every happen. The “we must get rid of Assad” to “We need you Assad to kill the cancer we created” is simply amazing


10 posted on 08/23/2014 9:15:58 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: GonzoII

So why is this in the news media? Shouldn’t it be classified?


11 posted on 08/23/2014 9:16:51 AM PDT by No One Special (Never ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.)
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To: goodnesswins

We have a pile of cognitive dissonance for president, who has to oppose someone else because either they are not ofhis party, or they are simply below him. He has to go against them, much like a crooked lawyer, oh wait...


12 posted on 08/23/2014 9:17:18 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: GonzoII

Can’t wait for that Harf lady to explain this.


13 posted on 08/23/2014 9:17:26 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care)
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To: GonzoII
Oh look - campus hippy leftists Barack Obama and John Kerry are partnering with a third world strongman against a popular uprising.

How times change.

14 posted on 08/23/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: GonzoII

How could obama ever really be against assad? After he has obamas favorite thing in his name.


15 posted on 08/23/2014 9:18:36 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Parley Baer

No ....this group needs to be killed ASAP...and if we crawl in bed with the devil to kill it....so be it.


16 posted on 08/23/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: GonzoII

Did they get McCain’s permission?

Will we ever learn? Dictators are there for a reason. We take them out and we always regret it because what replaces them is always worse. These countries in the Middle East can operate under dictatorships or go back to the 7th century. I’d rather have the dictators.


17 posted on 08/23/2014 9:21:01 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: cripplecreek

Smartest move I’ve seen out of this administration in a while. We don’t have to love Assad to have a common enemy.


Somebody must be overruling Obama.


18 posted on 08/23/2014 9:21:53 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Somebody must be over ruling Obama AND Jarrett.


19 posted on 08/23/2014 9:22:50 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: realcleanguy

First we train, fund and arm terrorists to overthrow Assad, now we are his ally. And all under one president. I never thought we would see such a thing every happen. The “we must get rid of Assad” to “We need you Assad to kill the cancer we created” is simply amazing


Somebody is overruling Obama. Obama is not happy to see ISIS attacked.


20 posted on 08/23/2014 9:23:40 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Cap Huff

People need to understand the big picture...and not be clouded by politics....this is about killing a monster.


21 posted on 08/23/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: GonzoII

Mind boggling!!!


22 posted on 08/23/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: realcleanguy
There you go again saying we created Al Qaeda-in-Iraq ne: Al Nasirayah ne: ISIS. All because what, you saw a blog pimp website's .jpg with a circle around a guy next to McCain saying he's ISIS spokesman? Well, that's it! An internet .jpg is all the proof you need!

Here's another one, proof the Ferguson police are using monsters:


23 posted on 08/23/2014 9:24:10 AM PDT by Justa
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To: VerySadAmerican

Right you are. Obama and Jarrett are not happy to see ISIS attacked.


24 posted on 08/23/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: GonzoII

The enemy of my enemy is my enemy?

No wonder the ME is screwed up.

Add John ‘I started a joke about kids serving in Iraq’ Kerry and Barry ‘I am late for my T-off’ Obama, and no wonder the ME is screwed up even more.

Carter created turmoil in the ME that has lasted for decades. The Obama team has surpassed his mess.


25 posted on 08/23/2014 9:25:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: laplata
Somebody must be overruling Obama.

The thought certainly crossed my mind.
26 posted on 08/23/2014 9:26:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: GonzoII

Obama and Kerry acted stupidly.


27 posted on 08/23/2014 9:27:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: GonzoII
Related:

US Seeks Help From Former Saddam Minister

28 posted on 08/23/2014 9:27:25 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: No One Special
So why is this in the news media? Shouldn’t it be classified?

Trial balloons are intentionally 'leaked' by anomymous sources.


29 posted on 08/23/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GonzoII

30 posted on 08/23/2014 9:28:22 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: laplata

If the Saudis feel threatened, they will overrule Obama or any other likely US president who would like to butt out.


31 posted on 08/23/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: VerySadAmerican
Did they get McCain’s permission?

The score card for the ME is definitely complicated beyond common understanding.

That is why Obama stays on the greens: that score card is easy to maintain -- I am president, so I win.
32 posted on 08/23/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: cripplecreek

Somebody must be overruling Obama.

The thought certainly crossed my mind.


People who realize the threat ISIS poses are taking over foreign policy in the ME. Maybe domestic policy is next. Obama might be relegated to playing a lot more golf.


33 posted on 08/23/2014 9:30:07 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: GonzoII

The cross channel invasion is scheduled for June 6’th.

Mark your calendars everyone.


34 posted on 08/23/2014 9:30:17 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Justa

My name....is Horace!


35 posted on 08/23/2014 9:30:50 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: GonzoII

Hands up! Don’t shoot. No justice, no peace!


36 posted on 08/23/2014 9:31:44 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: jjotto

If the Saudis feel threatened, they will overrule Obama or any other likely US president who would like to butt out.


Right you are. Obama is such a disaster in every area that he is going to be relegated to playing a lot more golf.


37 posted on 08/23/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: cripplecreek

‘’The enemy of my enemy is my friend’’. Beside, nations don’t have allies they only have interests.


38 posted on 08/23/2014 9:33:27 AM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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39 posted on 08/23/2014 9:34:48 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: GonzoII
Well, this is only the third time Bathhouse Barry has done something that resembles "presidential."

The other two I just faintly remember.

40 posted on 08/23/2014 9:34:54 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: GonzoII

ROTFLMAO!!!

Oh that’s rich.

One minute Assad must go and now we outsource to his goons.

They probably won’t glean any information about our capabilities. ...right?

LOL


41 posted on 08/23/2014 9:35:01 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GonzoII

I forget which side is Israel on? Do they like Assad?


42 posted on 08/23/2014 9:35:38 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: GonzoII

Actually if the US were serious about destroying the ISIS leadership, and Western intelligence actually had locations, cruise missiles fired from the 6th Fleet would be very effective. However it is very obvious that Obama is very ambivalent about taking effective action.


43 posted on 08/23/2014 9:38:16 AM PDT by allendale
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To: ColdOne

A better question would be, Does Israel prefer Assad to ISIS?


44 posted on 08/23/2014 9:40:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: Slyfox

Well, this is only the third time Bathhouse Barry has done something that resembles “presidential.”


It wasn’t his decision. He was over ruled. The powers that be are going to relegate him to a lot more golf.


45 posted on 08/23/2014 9:42:27 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Viennacon
What a flip flop! Remember when Kerry called him a war criminal committing genocide. My, how the tabled turn with old Lurch!

You mean THIS table?


46 posted on 08/23/2014 9:43:16 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: laplata

That’s why I used the word “resembles.”


47 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:19 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: GonzoII

Assad must be the most confused guy in Syria.First we’re helping the people that were trying to kill him,now this.


48 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:35 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dog

This is why we should not have taken out old Mo Mo Kaddafi in Libya either. Ain’t that right Hellary? Or Saddam either GW Booooooosh.


49 posted on 08/23/2014 9:45:44 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: GonzoII

to be honest, we shouldn’t have interfered with Syria at all. Assad maybe a dictator, but he’s no Saddam. We could deal with Assad, not ISIS


50 posted on 08/23/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by 4rcane
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