Skip to comments.NYT: Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West
Posted on 09/05/2013 5:50:32 AM PDT by maggief
The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men.
The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse.
For fifty years, they are companions to corruption, he said. We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge.
The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as the Uncle, fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoners head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet.
This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow.
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NYT has it all wrong, John McCain told us these people were all moderates.
Dilemma, perhaps, only to weak-minded liberals.
To the rest of us, Muzzies killing Muzzies is just fine, and none of our business.
Now, if Kerry-gigolo would like to stand between the two whilst they are firing...that would be superb!
The same goes for Egypt. And it should have been the same for Libya.
I agree with Sarah Palin: let Allah sort it out.
Kerry: There is a real moderate opposition that exists ... only 15 percent to 20 percent are bad guys.
Judas Priest how the hell did Pelosi get back in power
The Syrian Rebels were the ones who cut out an ate a guys heart a few weeks back, right?
Both sides suck. So why take sides?
And besides that, George Bush said Islam is a religion of peace! (The muslims in this story must not be very religious.)
“NYT has it all wrong, John McCain told us these people were all moderates.”
Sadly...those are the moderates. Wait until you see the rest of them.
I know right!
Wow, first Reuters and now even the New York Times dares to question the Obama Admin’s “rebels-are-the-good-guys” narrative.
Looks like Obama and Kerry both stepped in a big steaming pile of dogcrap this time!
Speaking of Reuters...
Secretary of State John Kerry’s claim that moderate groups are growing in influence among the opposition contradicts the findings of intelligence sources and experts:
At congressional hearings this week, while making the case for President Barack Obama’s plan for limited military action in Syria, Kerry asserted that the armed opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “has increasingly become more defined by its moderation, more defined by the breadth of its membership, and more defined by its adherence to some, you know, democratic process and to an all-inclusive, minority-protecting constitution.
“And the opposition is getting stronger by the day,” Kerry told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.
U.S. and allied intelligence sources and private experts on the Syrian conflict suggest that assessment is optimistic.
While the radical Islamists among the rebels may not be numerically superior to more moderate fighters, they say, Islamist groups like the al Qaeda-aligned Nusra Front are better organized, armed and trained.
by Clare Richardson 8:19 AM
Read the comments. They are universally opposed to warring on Assad.
Our lovely allies, Al Qaeda!
If the Obama admin loses the NYT, they lost it all.
Is the Gray Lady’s support for US involvement in Syria slipping?
Funny, but I don’t recall the NYSlimes wringing its hands over the brutality of the animals that murdered four Americans in Benghazi.