April 17, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – The Long War Journal reported in its post, “Former Guantanamo detainee killed while leading jihadist group in Syria,” that:
Bin Shakaran, a Moroccan who spent more than three years at the
Guantanamo Bay detention facility before being released to Moroccan
custody, has been killed while leading a jihadist group that fights
Syrian government forces.
Shakaran, who is also known as Abu Ahmad al Maghribi, Abu Ahmad al
Muhajir, and Brahim Benchekroune, was “martyred, Insha’Allah, in battles
for Hilltop # 45 in Latakia,” according to Kavkaz Center, a propaganda arm of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate.
Shakaran led a jihadist group known as Sham al Islam, which is based in
Latakia and is comprised primarily of fighters from Morocco, according to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Bin Shakaran created the group “not only to recruit fighters for the
Syria war, but also to establish a jihadist organization within Morocco
al Islam has been fighting alongside the al Qaeda’s Syrian branch, the
Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, as well as Ahrar al Sham
and the Army of the Emigrants and Supporters in an ongoing offensive in
the coastal province of Latakia.
absent from The Long War Journal’s report is any mention of how Bin
Shakaran made it into northern Syria in the first place. Clearly this is
because it would involve mentioning Turkey, a long-standing NATO
member, with NATO being the organization that invaded and occupied
Afghanistan, and whom Bin Shakaran had been fighting and ultimately fled
from before being captured.
Long War Journal also makes mention of the Kavkaz Center, calling it “a
propaganda arm of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate.” Only the Kavkaz Center
had been backed by the now defunct US National Endowment for Democracy-funded ”Russian-Chechen
Friendship Society.” While The Long War Journal poses as a stalwart
fighter of terrorism, its Western-backed counterpart, the Kavkaz Center
is promoting terrorism in Russia.
“The Long War Journal” itself is a project of the Neo-Con Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD). The FDD has counted among its membership US politicians and policy makers such
as current US Vice President Joseph Biden, William Kristol, Steve
Forbes, Charles Krauthammer, Paula Dobriansky – many of whom were
signatories of the now notorious Project for a New American Century and
who had been the chief proponents of the so-called “War on Terror” and
the two costly conflicts fought in its name – the war in Iraq and
detention center in Guantanamo is part of the “War on Terror’s” legacy,
a continuous point of contention between the US government and rights
activists, and clearly a failure in its alleged role of keeping
dangerous terrorists off the battlefield.
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