Social media is a great innovation.
But even great things can be used for nefarious purposes and social media is no exception.
Take the images below for example. They were downloaded from a Twitter account belonging to a Saudi national who has pledged to join the jihad against the Assad regime. The flag in each of these three pictures is that of Al Qaeda.
The Jihadis are using social media, such as Twitter, to communicate, recruit and spread their propaganda.
This brings us to the conflict in Syria. Many in the West seem to want America and its allies to intervene to help overthrow the Assad regime. Assad is horrible to be sure. We should wish him nothing but misery. Under the current President Assad and his father before him, Syria was a serial sponsor of Jihadist terrorism, Hezbollah and HAMAS in particular. Syria also facilitated the movement of Jihadis into Iraq along “rat lines” to fight US troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Now the Jihadis have turned and are biting the hand that has fed them. But that doesn’t make the Jihadis good guys all of a sudden. If the West intervenes against Assad, we will be helping Al Qaeda and its allies.
There are no good guys in Syria.
We should hope that the two sides fight each other in perpetuity and bleed each other out.
Here is the Twitter account in question: