Saturday, December 15, 2012

Abu Jaylabib At-Tubasi

So the brother-in-law of Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi, Abu Jaylabib At-Tubasi, seems to have been killed.  Jordanian Salafis have announced that he was replaced as leader of Jabhat An-Nusrah.  But no worry.  Western media don't bother with such news anymore because the US and Al-Qa`idah are now in the same trench in Syria.  Soon the New York Times will be referring to Jabhat An-Nusrah as "pro-Western".   By the way, many in the Arab world are wondering: what did it take the US such a long time to declare Jabhat An-Nusrah as a terrorist organization when the State Department report indicated that it has been active in Syria since November of 2011 (yes, November of 2011 when Western media were even denying the presence of extremists in Syria when they were insisting that the armed groups of Syria were liberal and feminist and were led by Suhayr Al-Atasi.  In my years in the US, I have not seen a dumber coverage than the Western coverage of Syria).