While Obama sends them millions in taxpayer dollars
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, September 17, 2012
While President Barack Obama sends millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help Syrian opposition forces who have aligned themselves with Al-Qaeda overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad, a video shows some of those very same Syrian rebels burning an American flag.
The clip shows Syrian rebels and activists at a protest in Aleppo demonstrating against the Innocence of Muslims film that has been blamed for widespread unrest across the Middle East as well as last week’s attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The footage shows Syrian opposition members reciting Islamic chants for the prophet Muhammad as they burn a U.S. flag and subsequently throw it to the ground and stamp on it. The tri-star French Mandate flag which has become the emblem of Syrian rebels can clearly be seen in the background.
Similar to how last week’s attack in Benghazi led to questions about the Obama administration’s foreign policy of arming some of the very same militants now killing U.S. Ambassadors in Libya, this clip will stoke fresh controversy about why the White House is backing extremists in Syria who are now openly displaying their contempt for the United States in line with other anti-American protests occurring across the region.
Last month, President Barack Obama signed a secret order confirming that he would use taxpayer money to support Syrian rebels with “non-lethal aid”. However, the New York Times admits that the CIA is helping steer heavy weaponry to the rebels on the Turkish border paid for by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The U.S. government has also provided a separate figure of over $76 million dollars to Syrian opposition forces as part of what the White House claims is “humanitarian aid”.
Al-Qaeda terrorists are also flooding into Syria from numerous countries, most recently Yemen, in order to train and command the U.S.-backed rebel army. In a July 30 report, the London Guardian admitted that Al-Qaeda fighters met regularly with Syrian rebels and taught them how to build bombs.
As we have previously highlighted, Syrian rebel fighters are routinely photographed wearing the Al-Qaeda motif. There are also innumerable You Tube videos that show opposition forces flying the Al-Qaeda flag - the same distinctive black flag with white Arabic lettering that has been flown by rioters during anti-U.S. demonstrations in numerous countries over the last week.
The Al-Qaeda flag was also flown by Libyan militants over courthouses in Benghazi and other centers of power following the NATO-backed overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi last year.
The question is simple but it remains unanswered – given last week’s events in Benghazi, why is the Obama administration continuing to fund and arm radical extremist Muslims in Syria who have aligned themselves with terrorists and who are now publicly burning American flags and denouncing the United States as the Great Satan?
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.