CIA/STATE DEPARTMENT MERRY-GO-ROUND.
The US is helping to aid them, in a potential repeat of the jihadis of Afghanistan
by John Glaser,at antiwar.com
Islamic fighters from across the region are flocking to Syria to help fight against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, emulating previous mujahedeen-type guerrilla wars like in Afghanistan.
The Sunni fighters flooding into Syria from Iraq, Jordan and elsewhere, are receiving funding from private organizations in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait and hooking up with rebel militias in Syria. Some groups are linked to al-Qaeda and have agenda’s that go beyond toppling Assad, including sectarian rivalries.
Several of the Gulf Arab states, notably Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are providing the these fighters and the rebels with aid and weapons with the help of coordination from the CIA.
A similar phenomenon took place in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan in the 1980s, in which many of the same countries – including the US – helped radicalize and militarize a generation of jihadis.
(About 12,000 fighters from the Greater Middle East, and SE Asia 1984--2001.....trained by the CIA, Western Intelligence and the Mossad in Af/Pak, who would then return to their native countries, after the Soviets were defeated in 1989, to cause further instability and rebellion in Yemen, Libya, Algeria, Indonesia.....as directed by the spooks, and the main focus of spook GWoT activity post 9/11)
Afghanistan then famously became an al-Qaeda hideout, as they planned the terrorist attacks of 9/11.(allegedly)
That kind of blowback is liable to happen with Syria (Libya, Tunisia, Egypt) as well.
(With the help of the CIA/State Department directed "Arab Spring" in specific Arab countries since 2011 onwards......a repetition of Afghanistan will take place, which means at the very end, NATO/USA/Israeli security operations of war and "liberation" of the very said "liberated" countries of the Arab Spring in the near, to medium term future........and more vital essential activity for the Pentagon/CIA to save the world from the perils of Islamo-fascism.)