It is now a matter of established public record that the "Libyan rebels" the US, through the UN and NATO, funded, armed, trained, recognized politically, and even provided special forces and air support for, were in fact led by the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), listed by the US State Department (page 1) as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization."
More recently it was exposed by French independent reporter Thierry Meyssan of VoltaireNet.org that LIFG commander Abdul Hakim Belhaj has left the NATO bombed city of Tripoli and is now directing the "Free Syrian Army" from the border of Turkey (a NATO member since 1952).
In the wake of growing international anger toward Wall Street, London, and its NATO forces, led by Russia and China's vetoing of their UN Security Council resolution designed to tip off another foreign military intervention, this time in Syria, the corporate media is now reporting that Al Qaeda has called on its supporters to "join the uprising against Assad's "pernicious, cancerous regime.""
With this official endorsement by Al Qaeda of Syria's violent, foreign-funded uprising, the West can now begin blaming NATO-backed terrorism on "Al Qaeda" while simultaneously highlighting the urgency and necessity with which NATO must intervene, lest Al Qaeda terrorists fill the void.
From Afghanistan in the 1980's, to Libya in 2011, and now Syria in 2012, the one steadfast ally the US can always depend on bringing arms and militants in to carry out its foreign policy when its overstretched military cannot, is Al Qaeda, America's Arab foreign legion.