So George Bush’s “shock and awe” doesn’t apply to the enemy, it’s for the American public now!

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The plan for a military campaign demonstrate that the U.S. is fighting on the same side as Al Qaeda against the Syrian regime.

These are the words of Odd Kartsten Tveit, a secular Norwegian senior journalist who has worked with Middle East Issues for more than 30 years.

This is recorded by Norwegian media:

If the U.S. goes to attack Syria will be the first time in history that an American president is on the same side as Al Qaeda.

Earlier, in Afghanistan, Americans contented themselves with equipping extreme Islamists with weapons to fight a common enemy. It was once the enemy the Soviet Union.

Of course, Americans do not agree that they are on the same side as those who attacked the United States for almost exactly 12 years ago, 11 September 2001.

There are other ironies. Unmanned U.S. doner kill Al Qaeda people in Yemen and Pakistan. In…

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