America has ignored pleas to be more careful about those it tasks with the destruction of Syria.
IHRC urges Obama to take closer look at whom U.S. is arming!!!
|This image, photgraphed in Homs, Syria, shows a|
member of the Free Syrian Army posing with a looted
Catholic cross, while wearing a priest’s vestments.
By Richard Walker
When the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) says the Free Syrian Army is nothing but a bunch of terrorists, one might expect the Obama White House to take note, but instead it has remained silent. The reality is that the U.S. and its allies, including Israel and major Arab states like Saudi Arabia, have continued to arm, train and fund Arab revolutionary terrorists trying to overthrow the secular Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad. At the same time, Washington has turned a blind eye when confronted with proof that the same revolutionaries have employed the kinds of terror tactics frequently used by our supposed enemies in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The IHRC has not been alone in trying to encourage Washington to look more closely at the militias it has encouraged to lay waste to Syria. Christian churches for the past two years have warned that many of the Syrian opposition groups represent a dangerousmix of Islamists determined to transform Syria into a strict Islamic state. Some of the Islamists have publicly beheaded both Christians and members of the ruling Alawite sect, which is an offshoot of Shiite Islam.
The condemnation of the Free Syrian Army by Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan, head of the IHRC, has made people around the globe situp and take notice. He pointed an accusing finger at Turkey, Qatar and the Saudis for arming and funding theArab revolutionaries, claiming their strategy was having a destabilizing effect on otherMuslimcounties. In his opinion, Syria was being subjected to the same kind of terrorism one associated with Pakistan and Afghanistan. The countries he singled out for criticism, however, are merely a front for the bigger players in the mix, namely the U.S., Britain, France and Israel.
Khan also accused the Western media and Arab nations of deliberately distorting the truth about the Syrian conflict. There is clear evidenceWashington and its allies have deliberately obscured the horror inflicted by Arab revolutionaries operating under the Free Syrian Army, which is now controlled by an umbrella group, the National Council for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces. It received Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s blessing in December 2012. The umbrella group is comprised of a motley bunch of organizations, the most powerful being the Muslim Brotherhood. There are also bodies like the Syrian Liberation Front representing numerous Islamist brigades and the Syrian Islamic Front that controls a variety of extreme, radical militias.
President Barack Obama has consistently refused to respond to legitimate concerns raised by a variety of organizations about the dangers of replacing the Assad regime with one led by sectarian extremists funded by the Saudis and Qataris. In September 2012, a Pew Research poll showed a majority of Americans were opposed to the policy of arming Syrian opposition groups. The Barnabus Fund has warned if Washington and its allies turn away fromatrocities committed against Christians by elements of the Free Syrian Army, the Christian church in Syria, as happened in Iraq, could quickly decline and never recover.