Hillary Clinton: Arming the Syrian Opposition Could Help Al-Qaeda and Hamas

Hillary Clinton warned on Sunday that the United States plan for arming the Syrian opposition could lead to support al Qaeda and Hamas indirectly .

The senior leaders of Al Qaeda and Hamas, which Washington regards as terrorist organizations, have expressed their support for the insurgents who are fighting the Syrians against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad .

The American officials also expressed their support for seeking to topple the Assad regime, number of senior U.S. lawmakers said this, including Sen. John McCain, who confirmed that it is time to think about the arming of Syrian opposition groups .

But Clinton has made an smart comment on this issue .

She said in an interview with CBS News during her visit to Morocco, “We do not know of the truth of which groups will be armed,” noting that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri expressed its support for insurgents in Syria .

She asked, “Do we support the al-Qaeda in Syria? Hamas supports the opposition now . Do we support Hamas in Syria?”, Clinton said she felt “severe sympathy with calls to action” to stop the crackdown, which activists say this will put the lives of 7,600 people on danger .

However, she said “Sometimes the overthrow of regimes brutality takes time and costs lives . If only it did so,” she said, “This is not Libya, which we had a base of operations in Benghazi, which was where the people representing the opposition as a whole”, in reference to armed revolution against system of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the late, which led to his overthrow and death after an international military intervention .


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