Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In praise of a terrorist organization

"BOB BAER, CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: Well, I think that Jabhat al-Nusra is -- I wouldn't use the word moderate, but it is tamable. It's not completely radical group. It does want connections with the outside world. I've been in touch with it indirectly a couple of years ago. They want to be accepted. Their main goal is to defeat Bashar al Assad. Right now, they have no attention to set up a caliphate or randomly kill Westerners. So, I think that we were able to indirectly, if you like, that the family was negotiating with this group and make them see reason. " (thanks Basim)