G8: ‘We are having trouble selling ‘love-al Qaeda’ to our people!’

Via FLC

“… “In the final communique that [the G8 have] been giving out you see exactly how difficult it is,” Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reported from London.”It’s very narrow. There’s absolutely nothing for a start about arming the opposition …. And there’s an increased problem as well for the British and the Americans who are here about arming an opposition that now contains al-Nusra – linked to al-Qaeda.
“And they’ve been briefing behind the scenes here that although formally there’s nothing off the table, they say people like us have to accept how difficult it would be to sell the idea of arming an opposition that may be linked to the Free Syrian Army but also is linked to al-Qaeda. They simply can’t sell that idea domestically.”
“It’s very narrow. There’s absolutely nothing for a start about arming the opposition …. And there’s an increased problem as well for the British and the Americans who are here about arming an opposition that now contains al-Nusra – linked to al-Qaeda.
 

“And they’ve been briefing behind the scenes here that although formally there’s nothing off the table, they say people like us have to accept how difficult it would be to sell the idea of arming an opposition that may be linked to the Free Syrian Army but also is linked to al-Qaeda. They simply can’t sell that idea domestically.”

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