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Kuwait, a U.S. ally on Syria,
is also the leading funder
of extremist rebels

New York Times, by Karen DeYoung

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/27/2014 1:28:00 AM

Kuwait, a U.S. ally whose aid to besieged Syrian civilians has been surpassed only by the United States this year, is also the leading source of funding for al-Qaeda-linked terrorists fighting in Syria’s civil war, according to Obama administration officials. The amount of money that has flowed from Kuwaiti individuals and through organized charities to Syrian rebel groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra totals in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to experts whose estimates are endorsed by the Treasury Department. Until recently, tiny, oil-rich Kuwait avoided public scrutiny as attention to terrorist financing focused more sharply on

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Not a surprise by any country in the Middle East which is WHY we should be ramping up our own domestic oil production, including the Keystone XL Pipeline.

      


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Kuwait, a U.S. ally on Syria,
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of extremist rebels
New York Times, by Karen DeYoung    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/27/2014 1:28:00 AM     Post Reply
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