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Jordanian Politician: US Using Al-Qaeda to Dominate Region


A prominent Jordanian politician warned of the US plots to revive the al-Qaeda in the region, and said Washington seeks to dominate the regional countries by using terrorist groups.

“The US seeks to increase its military intervention and hegemony over the region by using the al-Qaeda in the Middle-East and changing conflicts to sectarian war,” Secretary-General of Jordan’s Democratic Party for People’s Unity Saeed Ziyab told FNA on Tuesday.

He described the presence of the US forces and its affiliated spy agencies in the region under the pretext of war on al-Qaeda as dangerous, and said, “Since long time ago, the US has forged excuses to justify its interference in the region, and relates these excuses to the humanitarian efforts or fight against terrorism.”

It is highly important for the US and the Zionist regime to give a fake identity to the regional conflicts to turn them into sectarian and religious wars to hit a blow at the revolutionary forces of the region and undermine their efforts, he added.

In relevant remarks yesterday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi had also warned the European countries about the revival of the terrorist al-Qaeda group in Southeast Mediterranean region, describing it more dangerous than even atomic weapons.

He said that the world arrogance, spearheaded by the US, which itself created the Taliban and the al-Qaeda and was then hurt by the two and now claims that it is fighting the al-Qaeda in Pakistan, is actually reviving the al-Qaeda terrorist group in Syria and Lebanon.

Cautioning that a big strategic danger is being posed to the world, Firouzabadi said, “The danger of the al-Qaeda’s revival on the Southeastern coasts of the Mediterranean to Europe is bigger than the danger of atomic weapons.”

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.

In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.

Earlier reports said that Qatar, supported by the US, funded an infamous al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist and sent him to Syria at the head of a team to stir unrests in the country before his reported death, informed sources revealed.

Informed sources said that the Qatari team of terrorists had entered Syria form the country’s Northern borders with Lebanon, adding that the terrorists were led by Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist, who was contracted by Qatar to lead the team for a $4 million payment.

Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, Lebanon’s most wanted militant terrorist, was active in Syria, the sources said, adding that he was organizing suicide attacks and assisting rebel groups in the Arab country before his alleged death.

The Examiner quoted a Telegraph report on April 25, alleging that Abdel-Ghani Jawhar was killed while planting bombs for the rebel movement in Syria in his attempts to kill people.

The report raised renewed concerns about the deadly influence of Sunni radicals in the armed rebel groups being funded by the United States to overthrow President Assad of Syria.

According to the Telegraph, the terrorist was killed in Qusayr, near the city of Homs, which is literally crawling with extremist and terrorist agents hired and contracted by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Jawhar was the head of Fatah-al-Islam, a militant group that had fought the official Lebanese army and other militias. The group has ties with al-Qaeda, and is certainly part of a wider network of militant Sunni groups involved in the Syrian opposition Fatah-al-Islam, fights under the black flag of al-Qaeda.

The remarks came days after the US daily, Washington Post, reported that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

According to the report, material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.

Opposition activists who two months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said this week that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

Recent reports coming from Syria suggested that various enemy plots are underway to spoil Annan’s peace mission in Syria to bring the Muslim country back into turmoil and pave the way for an overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government.

These enemy states lead and back up various terrorist operations, including acts of sabotage and kidnapping, and use soft war tactics, including psychological operations and threats, through dissident expatriates and armed groups inside the country to deepen turmoil in Syria and bring Annan’s peace plan into failure as they want to see an overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s government and the rise to power of a pro-western state.

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