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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Petraeus - Use Al-Qaeda To Fight ISIS

Ben Sawnn| September 3, 2015

“Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus has been reportedly talking to U.S. lawmakers, pushing an idea to use al Qaeda fighters to take down ISIS.

Sound strange?

It is controversial. But would it work?

This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.” 

CNN: Petraeus - Use Al Qaeda Fighters To Beat Isis
by: Jake Trapper | September 1, 2015 

“To take down the so-called Islamic State in Syria, the influential former head of the CIA wants to co-opt jihadists from America’s arch foe. Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

The former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly, told The Daily Beast.”

Rand Paul Presents Thoughts On The ISIS plan.
C-Span| September 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal | Jan 26, 2015
Covert CIA Mission to Arm Syrian Rebels Goes Awry

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