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Look out ! You may one day regret your support for jihadists .

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 19, 2013 at 18:40

Dr. Pipes wrote >I swallow hard and endorse supporting the Islamic Front. Again, not support it to win but to live to do battle another day against the foul Assad regime along with its Iranian and Hezbollah backers. <

During the 1979-1989 war in Afghanistan you supported the same guys. You were lucky not to be in the wrong plane or tower on 11.09.2001. But good luck may one day fail you and the jihadists you support today may turn out not to be very kind or grateful to you for your support.

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The defeat in Afghanistan contributed in important ways to the collapse of the USSR - well worth it, I say.

Not looking for gratitude but for ongoing, futile, stalemated battles. Our concern should be for the suffering non-combatants.

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