BNI to JOHN KERRY: Stop lying to Americans that the “bad guys” (al-Qaeda-linked jihadists) in Syria comprise just 15 – 25% of rebel fighters


Opposition forces battling Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria now number around 100,000 fighters. A new study by IHS Jane’s, a defense consultancy, estimates that nearly half of the rebel forces are radical (al-Qaeda) jihadists or hardline Islamists.


UK Telegraph  The stark assessment, to be published later this week, accords with the view of Western diplomats estimate that less than one third of the opposition forces are “palatable” to Britain, while American envoys put the figure even lower.

Fears that the rebellion against the Assad regime is being increasingly dominated by extremists has fuelled concerns in the West over supplying weaponry that will fall into hostile hands. These fears contributed to unease in the US and elsewhere over military intervention in Syria.



Charles Lister, author of the analysis, said: “The insurgency is now dominated by groups which have at least an Islamist viewpoint on the conflict. The idea that it is mostly secular groups leading the opposition is just not borne out.” Lister places the number of “genuine moderates” — rebels wholly loyal to the SMC — between 20,000 and 32,000.

The study is based on intelligence estimates and interviews with activists and militants. The lengthy fighting has seen the emergence of hundreds of separate rebel bands, each operating in small pockets of the country, which are usually loyal to larger factions.

Two factions linked to al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – also know as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) – have come to dominate among the more extremist fighters, Mr Lister said. Their influence has risen significantly in the past year.


The aim of moderate rebel fighters is the overthrow of their country’s authoritarian dictator, but jihadist groups want to transform Syria into a hard-line Islamic state within a regional Islamic “caliphate”.

Al-Qaeda has assassinated several FSA rebel commanders in northern Latakia province in recent weeks, and locals say they fear this is part of a jihadist campaign to gain complete control of the territory.

In early September, the group distributed black backpacks with the words “Islamic State of Iraq” stamped on them. They also now control schools in Aleppo where young boys are reportedly taught to sing jihadist anthems.



21 comments on “BNI to JOHN KERRY: Stop lying to Americans that the “bad guys” (al-Qaeda-linked jihadists) in Syria comprise just 15 – 25% of rebel fighters

  1. Even based on his stupid argument, if 20% are Al Queda, than means 100% have the same goal as Al Queda so what the freak is the difference?

  2. I am not going to any big Mall’s for my shopping anytime soon.. If the NAIROBI, KENYA MALL attack doesn’t give some crazy savage an idea I don’t know what will. You see, the way I see it is like this, I go to the Mall I get wearing apparel. When the savages go to the Mail they get close to a hundred virgins. I just can’t win no matter what I do.
    This reminds me of the blind savage that sent men to blow up the world trade center from the parking garage. After that attack I never flew American or United Airlines because i knew what those savages where up to.
    We should all try commonsense once in a while because it works. For example the savages can’t win an all out war against the western powers. So they slowly infiltrate a country and take over from within. But when it comes to countries that have many a muslim savage in it they get impatience and start a war and why not these losers that join jihadist groups are expendable. Henceforth all the lies about virgins and life in heaven. Those savages should asked themselves if heaven is so great why the hell are we living on this shit hole called earth. Someone should tell the savages that the only shit holes on earth are run by islamists.

  3. What part of terrorist do these people not get? I am sick and tired of all the bullshit that is going on in the msm. The way I see it is, if anyone feels so threaten that they fear for their life, that to me is terror. Therefore anyone going around killing innocent people and instilling fear in the hearts of the living, should without a doubt be labeled as a terrorist. If someone or group is trying to kill me, the last thing I am going to worry about are the rules of engagement of any kind.
    I read today that the chemical weapon used to kill people in syria may not have come from assad’s arsenal. If it was you wouldn’t be able to touch a body or go into the kill zone without protective suits. The entire kill zone would have to be decontaminated and that takes a long time to do.
    I saw a photo of kerry with fonda during the Vietnam days.Together they gave aid and comfort to the enemies of the USA. I can hear it now, Hey folks look at us now we got away with being a traitor. Just plain sickening. Good Luck trying to believe karry and fonda today.

  4. The extreme barbarity and cruelty of Islam is beyond dispute. Far from being ‘peaceful’ and ‘merciful’, Islam declares TERRORIST war against opponents until victory.

    These fanatic killers are unthinkable to KERRY who is a naive opportunist, INTELLECTUALLY LAZY and UNEMPATHETIC.

    KERRY is a professional BULLSHITTER FOR HIRE.

    He needn’t believe in something to promote it. He is agenda-driven, rather than FACTS-DRIVEN.

    Facts are UNIMPORTANT to KERRY. He makes his own facts to fit the AGENDA of Obama.

    Because Obama does not relieve him for LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OBMUMMER is GUILTY OF LYING AS WELL.

    We’re waiting for Kerry to be relieved with a Secretary with some INTEGRITY and TRUTHFULNESS.

  5. ” stop lying to America that the bad guys (al-qaeda linked jihadist) comprise that just”. yeah, fat chance that’ll happen, that’s like trying to convince a junkie he doesn’t need another fix after he just had one. This fraud, john (“I served in Vietnam) Kerry is not capable of telling any truth, none, if it belongs along the lines of a political decision process, he is more likely to have lied about it right out the gate, if it in fact it forwards the agenda of his party members. NEVER forget, he is one of them, as in a TRAITOR to this REPUBLIC and one day he too will be held to account for his involvements in the many crimes against these United States.

    I have a better idea for all, stop paying attention to the fraud pretending to know something about anything, as he is just about as clueless as is his followers of the low to need to know nothing because the fourth estate, i.e. media, told them is was so, it wasn’t and its never been known to be the truth, only what they all parrot in front of the idiot lying lazy liars calling themselves the media, it was already preplanned before hand as to what the public is going to be allowed to hear, truth or not, the truth has nothing whatsoever to do with what they say, never has been. The truth has no agenda, it is just about the facts they will not allow to be heard, justified or not to shine a favorable light on their lawlessness of their statements and actions in justifying the excuses they have contrived to cover for their incompetence while pretending to know what going on around them. We need to DEMAND this fraud step down from this position, he’s not qualified to run a dog pound let alone representing our National interest.

    I,mohareeb…………………………………………………..approve this message.
    Semper Fi.


  6. John Kerry you and the oval office are knowing with malice of forethought that even one Al Qaeda or any other faction of the terrorists organizations in Syria is one to many.. You say only 15 to 25% well in my book 25% is a quarter of the whole so that relates to you and the oval office aiding and abetting enemy combatants who are out to harm, and destroy any and all Americans whether they are Military or Civilian.. You and the oval office are acting and just like the female actress of the 60″s when she aided and abetted the North Viet Nam Military and cause intense cruel and inhumane actions to be brought on our Military captives… So stop this lying for which you are doing.. I see this actions of your mention that is only a small faction of terrorists fighting … These actions of supplying weapons to the so called moderate rebels knowing that in their ranks are hard core enemies of ours.. You and the oval office are committing treasonous acts against our country….When the oval office stated that the office was wavering parts of the law that says you cant give materials of destruction to those who will use them against us… These are egregious a actions of server consequences on your part and the oval office…

  7. Outstanding job Bonnie! (as always) Like so many other articles presenting these truths about Islam and it’s follower’s, this story and proof with photos needs to be splashed front page, web pages, tv screens, etc, of EVERY North American news medium! The media and it’s puppeteers need to be called out on the constant lies of detachment and separation from the Muslims in the middle east with the Muslims that have infiltrated civilized Western Society. These people who think “Islamophobia” is discrimination, hate, racism and anger caused by those who know nothing about Islam are 110% correct. Because those people who fight to stop “Islamophobia” by saying it’s racism and discrimination, Truly are ignorant in their understanding of Islam and it’s goal to inflict Sharia Law on the world or burn it all down!.

    Hmmmm, I think that’s what I’m going to contribute in the fight against the insanity and rancid cesspool known as “Islam”……… I’m going to show the people the truth about Islam and it’s follower’s! I’ll do this by getting the attention of the public and people of North America by putting massive amounts of these pictures up in every possible media medium; TV screens, billboards, clouds, buildings and other high visibility areas and backgrounds in the public!!! I wonder what dhimmis will do when they see the truth about Islam by a 50-600 foot tall picture of a Muslim 12 yr old boy decapitating another human being while cheered on and encouraged?

    It’ll be great to be able to use some of my skills for more than just projecting advertising imaging on structures.

  8. Syria presents the world with a great opportunity. It is attracting radicals from all over the world – radicals who could be blowing up our subways and damns and bridges. We don’t want to go in and wipe them out all at once. We need to just go in sporadically whenever they are concentrated in a certain area – send a drone or helicopter and shoot fish in a barrel. Keep that up for as long as possible – give time for all young Jihadists in Europe and the Americas and Asia to gravitate to Syria where we then kill them.

    • you people are just fools to think obama made the terrorists strong or week …. they were never week at the first place nor they will be …war was never the solution of all this… did u guys won in iraq afghanistan … the answer is clear when u see us military death count …and as the forces will be getting out of afghanistan what will happen there do you think that the taliban will never return 😛 sorry to say they will the only noticeable government is in kabul dats all in other areas of afghanistan thr are still strong holds of taliban

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