"If these guys are so bad, why arenʼt we hearing more about it? I canʼt tell you that but what I can tell you is what is happening in Syria today, should have the attention of every American and evidence of it is not that hard to ﬁnd.
"All over YouTube are videos posted by members of the Free Syrian Army, or al Nusra demonstrating what they are doing now and what they will do in Syria once they have control. Beheadings of anyone seen as a traitor or siding with the government and the slaughtering of many innocent people.
"There is something else about the situation in Syria that American media is not telling you. Until this war started two years ago, Syria was one of the few places in the middle east where Christians, Shiite muslims, Sunni muslims , Alawites, and Jews all lived in peace with each other."
UPDATED WITH UNSOLICITED BUT INTERESTING COMMENTARY FROM READER "ASDF"/ "AHEM":
What the reporter said is absolutely true, including the thing about religious toleration, which I've heard from friends who've lived in, and visited, Syria. An Eastern Orthodox priest I know visited with Assad a couple of years ago, and confirmed this view.
Christians in Syria are very pro-Assad for a reason. Assad studied ophthalmology in the west and is relatively tolerant culturally---until recently, you could ride in a car in Damascus with a cross hanging from your front mirror. Dispose of him, and it's open season on Christians and others---an unimaginable bloodbath.
Assad is not a great guy, of course, but he is much the better alternative to Al Qaeda---the "rebels"---who is trying to depose him and that Obama is sending billions to and intending to go to war for.
The MB most likely gassed its own people to trick the USA into doing their dirty work for them---much quicker than doing it themselves It's their MO; they're fanatics, and the end justifies the means. If you want to see vids of our honorable "allies" in action, go to barenakedislam.com.
And Obama is not getting suckered into this: the tentacles of the MB go all the way into the highest levels of the State Department and the White House. Considering Obama's sympathy for the MB and his tragic disregard for the current suffering of the Christians at their hands, I conclude that he must be, himself, a Sunni.
As soon as they finish off Assad, Islamists will control an unbroken swathe of geography, and then they'e consolidate and come for us. That they will do so with resources our President has given them is the tragedy. He is a traitor and should be impeached.
UK TELEGRAPH. May 2013 - UN accuses Syrian rebels of chemical weapons use
Syrian rebels have made use of the deadly nerve agent sarin in their war-torn country's conflict, UN human rights investigator Carla del Ponte has said.
THE ATLANTIC WIRE. May 2013 - UN Sources Say Syrian Rebels — Not Assad — Used Sarin Gas
A member of the United Nations commission of inquiry announced on a Swiss-Italian television show that they believe the Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons on Assad's troops. "Our investigators have been in neighboring countries interviewing victims, doctors and field hospitals and, according to their report of last week which I have seen, there are strong, concrete suspicions but not yet incontrovertible proof of the use of sarin gas, from the way the victims were treated," said Carla Del Ponte, a member of the commission. "This was use on the part of the opposition, the rebels, not by the government authorities."
August 2013 -Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official "Testimony from victims strongly suggests it was the rebels, not the Syrian government, that used Sarin nerve gas during a recent incident in the revolution-wracked nation, a senior U.N. diplomat said Monday."Posted by gerardvanderleun at August 30, 2013 1:50 PM