|Song title||End of CIA's Syrian ghost war and al-Qaeda's renaissance (Moderate Rebels Ep. 2)|
|Tags||moderate rebels, moderate rebels podcast, moderate rebels episode, podcast, syria, cia, ben norton, max blumenthal, ben norton max blumenthal|
Moderate Rebels podcast episode 2 - Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton discuss the billion-dollar CIA program arming and training rebels in Syria, detailing how it strengthened extremist groups including ISIS and al-Qaeda. We use mainstream media reports and government documents to conclusively show how the US knew it and its allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey were fueling genocidal Salafi militants.
Blumenthal and Norton also address how the failure of mainstream liberal parties and politicians to challenge this, and to oppose the national security state in general, has led to the growth of extremely dangerous far-right forces, who scapegoat Muslims and refugees for the problems caused by war and empire.
Show notes: http://moderaterebelsradio.com/syria-cia-al-qaeda-episode-2-show-notes/
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