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Not so fast on supporting the Islamic Front

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Submitted by Ed from Cleveland Heights (United States), Dec 19, 2013 at 17:34

I would want to know a lot more about what this particular version of the so called Islamic Front is willing to tolerate IF they were to get the upper hand. Intolerance of women being educated? Intolerance of other religions? If they are not willing to be supportive of at least some secular concepts of freedom, then I for one am not willing to support them. Especially since eventually it might mean US boots on the ground when they show their true colors. So far indications are we would only be replacing one set of bad guys for another, possibly even worse set of bad guys. As with much in this region of the world, there are no really good and obvious solutions......

Keep in mind we 'supported' Bin Laden against the Soviets only to reap some very bad payback later.....on Sept 11.....

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But I argue against the rebels getting the upper hand.

Plus we did not support Bin Laden in Afghanistan. That's an urban myth.

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