"In other articles, the Times has repeated this dubious claim, that the U.S. did not intervene in Syria, as have a variety of other media outlets. Yet repetition does not make something it true. The U.S. has spent many billions of dollars training, arming and funding rebels in Syria, often working hand-in-hand with the Wahhabi theocratic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, which funds and exports Islamic extremism throughout the world and “remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT, and other terrorist groups,” a secret U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks acknowledged. Even more importantly, close U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and others have poured weapons and resources into Syria, supporting rebel groups including al-Qaeda-aligned al-Nusra. Turkey essentially gave extremist groups free reign to cross its border whenever they saw it fit."