Moans and bleating noises from Al-Qaeda over Hezbollah

Al-Qaeda mercenaries have been fighting face-to-face with Hezbollah for  the first time in their lives in Syria.  It's been a rattling experience  for the former, despite billions of dollars worth of assistance pouring  into Syria from U.S., E.U., GCC nations, and with Turkey and Israel  playing hospitable hosts by providing them with accommodation, safe  haven and medical treatment.

Mystery sponsors of weapons and money to Al-Qaeda in Syria are no  longer secret news, carrying a striking resemblance to that old script  already  used for Iraq to topple Saddam.  The only difference between the powwow  of Iraq and Syria is that the Syrian confab has a different cast -  instead of Saddam, it's Assad who is the "brutal, chemical weapons-using dictator." 

While Saudi Arabia is backing Al-Qaeda in Syria, Qatar is mainly  behind Muslim Brotherhood.  Saudi Arabia has spent a minimal of $9  billion on weapons, training and salaries of mercenaries during the last  3 years.  Until 2013, Qatar had spent $3 billion in Syria, excluding  a one-off monthly salary as bonus to terrorists in Aleppo of $150 each.   It's now almost mid 2014 and Qatar's funding of the Syrian war is  likely close to $4 billion.

Industrial hardware and other costly items  from factories and shops in  Aleppo and other Syrian cities close to Syrian-Turkish border  have been plundered/smuggled by gatecrashing Turks with the help of the "jihadists."

Al-Nusra Front which is the official Al Qaeda  franchise in Syria and most radical of all, is supported by wealthy individuals not only in Saudi Arabia  but in most gulf countries and to an extent in Qatar as well, despite  Qatar primarily being a Brotherhood base.

Direct funding by the United States to Al-Qaeda and other "jihadis" in Syria has been in the  billions.  U.S. is now also considering sending manpads to the terrorists.  

Truckloads of drugs sent to the "jihadis" have been  smuggled periodically into Syria via Turkey from various AQ financiers.   Several illegal consignments of Captagon pills have been intercepted  and confiscated by Syrian customs and security forces that have widely  been shown on Youtube videos and other news sites.  It's not known precisely how much worth  of drugs have been sent to the infiltrating criminals inside Syria, but  surely drugs cost big money which is viewed as an investment by the financiers.  

E.U. has not only been sending its taxpayers' money  directly to the terrorists in Syria but has also lifted Syrian oil  sanctions from rebel held areas within the country to help terrorists  get control over Syrian oil wells and pipelines in the rebel held areas  and consolidate their power.  The main beneficiaries of EU’s lifting of  sanctions have been Al Nusra  Front and several other smaller terrorist groups who now control  majority of the oil wells in Deir Ezzor province by forcibly evicting the indigenous Sunni  tribes.  Reportedly, they have also seized control of certain Kurdish  sectors to the north-east.   According to Abu Saif, a fighter of the  Muslim Brotherhood, who is apparently wary of Al-Nusra:  “Jabhat al-Nusra is investing in the Syrian economy to reinforce its  position in Syria and Iraq.  Al-Nusra fighters are selling everything  that falls into their hands from wheat, archaeological relics, factory  equipment, oil drilling and imaging machines, cars, spare parts and  crude oil.”

Another Al-Qaeda franchise, LIFG,  presently the rulers of oil-rich Libya which has been turned into one of  the richest entities in the world by the courtesy of NATO, is  hand-in-glove with Al-Nusra.

Weapons that are sent to smaller groups of  Syrian "jihadis" fall into the hands of Al-Qaeda  fighters in little time.  There is no meaningful distinction between Al-Nusra and the  so-called Free Syrian Army or any other groups categorized as  "rebels."  Al-Nusra is the boss of all "jihadist" groups currently operating in  Syria.   

In spite of such colossal pampering, Al-Qaeda ingrates in Syria are whining and  grumbling that they're poor, lacking in resources and support.   However, not hard to guess, their real issue is lack of battlefield  strategy, lack of military discipline, lack of ideology and therefore a  complete lack of commitment to a cause.  All of these shortcomings have  been bundled together and twisted the other way round to portray  themselves as the deprived ones.

While talking to Al-Akhbar, some Al-Qaeda cry babies upset  over their failure cut comical figures in an attempt to camouflage the truth.  Concerning their experience with confronting Hezbollah soldiers,  here's what some of them had to say:

"some Hezbollah fighters looked like they were possessed."

"We hit three of them but they continued to descend. Only a crazy person would do that. Their courage is not normal."

"it is certain that they are using drugs"  When asked, "wasn't it an open secret that Al-Qaeda was the one on drugs  for years since the Syrian war began?"   The man's response: "Pills are forbidden by our Sharia."   Seems likely that this Al-Qaeda mercenary was on drugs at the time he made these sub-standard comments. 

Another AQ interviewee jumped in trying to be a bit more candid: "Their side also forbids pills. Even if they were your enemies do not underestimate them. I saw them with my two eyes."

Yet another Al-Qaeda sympathizer inside Syria from Lebanon trying to play the underdog:

"They (Hezbollah) are also more numerous and their weapons are more modern and more  powerful. They have warplanes, tanks, Burkan rockets, and other types of  rockets, which we know nothing about. They also have their uniforms and  meals, which cost thousands of [US] dollars. On the other hand,  al-Qaeda fighters need to borrow money and pay for their weapons and  ammunition from their own pockets."

Excuse me?   Al-Qaeda fighters need to borrow money and pay for their weapon from  their pockets ??  Isn't this going a bit too far insulting the  intelligence of readers?  

But how can you expect an  uneducated and opportunist terrorist network like al-Qaeda to have the slightest  understanding of a well-organized welfare entity with a solid goal like Hezbollah?

Hezbollah surely is NOT receiving funds from U.S. nor  E.U. nor the GCC states.  It's using its own funds as a welfare  organization which it has been for years, also paying stipends to its  war widows, orphans and needy seniors.  Hezbollah isn't only a Lebanese  paramilitary force and an important political party within the Lebanese  parliament.  Hezbollah's social jihad as a non-profits organization  plays just an important a role.   Hezbollah has meticulously been  providing social services (including healthcare), and its social-service  provision has been increasing community support for Hezbollah.  Its  humanitarian work by volunteers and employees of  Hezbollah’s nonprofit health and  social-service  organizations is a vital part of the act of resistance or jihad that is  integral to Hezbollah’s struggle against Israel and all imperialist  forces.  Presently there are also several NGOs in Lebanon operated by  Hezbollah, legally registered.  

Hezbollah's visionary financial and welfare planning  is also a personification of simplicity.  It's social-welfare  headquarters situated in a crowded dusty street with potholes, looks simple  like any other  building in Beirut’s southern suburb.  Its entrance consists of a dark  stairway with no signs or nameplates leading to the office.  You would  probably be   unimpressed until this point if you're an admirer of flashy and plush  exteriors.  But when you step inside Hezbollah's welfare office, it's a  typical modern workplace setting with dedicated employees attending to  their clients' loan applications and other requests from behind a long stretch of sparkling glass  windows.  In summary, Hezbollah has a highly organized system of health  and social-service system made up of the Social  Unit, the Education Unit and the Islamic Health Unit which make up an  elaborate network of service providers.  Additionally, it also runs its  own television network, Al-Manar. 

The international  community only speaks of Hezbollah's military action against Israeli  offensives as this is the only facet of Hezbollah's activities which is  covered by the mainstream media with tons of distortions in favor of  Israel.  

Not Al-Qaeda, but it is Hezbollah that is isolated by the international community, yet a disciplined  fighting  force.  Its only allies are Syria and Iran .... the group  recognized as the Resistance in the region.  At present Syria is under attack and needs Hezbollah's help.  Iran under Hasan Rouhani's  presidency has been blatantly lukewarm toward the Resistance and is  trying to keep a low profile of its relation with  Hezbollah to appease the U.S. for lifting sanctions.  In plain terms,  Hezbollah is pretty much on its own.  Its decision to join the Syrian  war is a part of its pledge to the Resistance when Hassan Nasrallah announced that his Party "would bear the responsibilities and the sacrifices. This battle is ours, and I promise you victory!''  A few weeks later, Hezbollah fighters along with the Syrian Arab Army recaptured  the strategic city of Al-Qusair in June 2013.  Qusair had been a  terrorist hub for months prior to that.  It was a victory that turned  the tables and has not allowed the invaders to get the upper hand in any  battle within Syria until the present. 

It's laughable to read AQ statements slandering Hezbollah as taking "drugs"  while compelled to acknowledge its organized and fearless  confrontation of Salafist "jihadists."  It's also inherent of losers to  give a spin to their own shortcomings and dump them on their rivals.  If  Al-Qaeda and its comrades in Syria were not generously and  systematically assisted by the U.S., E.U. and GCC states, they wouldn't be  able to last in Syria for six months, let alone three years.  Al-Qaeda  was not helped by the U.S. in Afghanistan so it lost.  Muslim  Brotherhood and AQ infiltrators aren't being helped by the West in Egypt  so they have been unable to make any headway against the Egyptian  government.  Al-Qaeda was helped in Libya by NATO, so it won.  It's  being helped by proxy in Syria by U.S., E.U. and their Middle Eastern allies, so  it's been able to acquire a nuisance value. Yet it's not winning because  NATO, al-Qaeda's official air force, has not yet complied to its  request to carpet bomb Syria. 

Al-Qaeda is commonly known for its  lack of battlefield acumen and  frequent  infighting rife within ambitious self-seekers.  In addition to brutalities on civilians in the areas they  control, they are often shown in images posing "fearlessly" before the  camera holding Israeli or U.S. made automatic weapons.  But they have never achieved victory on the battlefield unless NATO  comes along to do the bombing for them.  Their only chance to occupy Syria  was when Obama was considering a military intervention in Syria in August  2013.  But when the White House decided otherwise, Al-Qaeda was  heartbroken because it's never been able to win any war until  NATO pops in to play the most vital role.

o far 162,000 Syrians have been killed since 2011 including at least 35,000 army men, and millions  displaced who are refugees in the neighboring countries or within Syria.

Al-Akhbar's conversation with AQ:
"Hezbollah fighters and the "jihadis:" Mad, drugged, homicidal, and hungry