Britain's policy on Syria has just been sunk, and nobody noticed | The Independent

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“The US, Britain and France do not have many options left except to try to control the jihadi Frankenstein’s monster that they helped create in Syria and which is already helping destabilise Iraq and Lebanon. Turkey may soon regret having given free passage to so many jihadi on their way to Syria. … All US, British and French miscalculations have produced in Syria is a re-run of Afghanistan in the 1980s, creating a situation the ruinous consequences of which have yet to appear. As jihadis in Syria realise they are not going to win, they may well look for targets closer to home.” Full story here.

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“Before switching sides, Jamal travelled back and forth between Syria and Turkey to receive ammunition and attend high-level meetings between the commander of the FSA, Salim Idriss, and representatives of funding states [Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, United States, Britain, France], he said in the video. Former aides to Jamal confirmed this claim to Al Jazeera.”

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