US Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

US Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

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May 25, 2014

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US Turns Blind Eye as Saudis Fund Jihadists in Syrian Conflict

Patrick Cockburn discusses the role of foreign powers fueling the ongoing conflict in Syria. "It is clearly a proxy war. This might have started off as a popular uprising in Syria, but by now it has four or five different conflicts wrapped into one," Cockburn explains. "You have an opposition, but an opposition that is fragmented and really proxies for foreign powers, notably Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey plays a role." He recently wrote the article, "Mass Murder in the Middle East Is Funded by Our Friends the Saudis: Everyone Knows Where al-Qaida Gets Its Money, But While the Violence is Sectarian, the West Does Nothing." Reporters Without Borders has just revealed at least 10 journalists and 35 citizen-journalists have been killed in Syria in 2013. In addition, another 49 journalists we...

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