U.S. Funded Syrian Relief Flowed Despite Radical Elements In FSA

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Weekly Washington Updates
Senator John McCain with bearded jihadists. McCain entered Syria illegally to show support for the these terrorists.

Senator John McCain and his Free Syrian Army buddies.

By John Rossomando, IPT News

(The following is an excerpt from IPT News on the Free Syrian Army, a so-called “moderate” Islamic group operating in Syria to overthrow President Bashar Assad.)

A Syrian rebel group benefitting from $10 million in nonlethal American aid includes allies and supporters of radical Islamic groups who share the goal of toppling dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The aid, consisting mainly of food and medical supplies, is financed by a State Department grant and routed to the Free Syrian Army by an organization of Syrian Americans that simultaneously lobbies Congress for more rebel aid.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA) is considered by Western governments to be the more moderate of rebel factions fighting Assad. In recent weeks, the FSA has battled the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group so vicious that al-Qaida disassociated itself from it.

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But that doesn’t mean the FSA is free of radical elements. Reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International during the past two years say FSA brigades have committed war crimes including kidnapping, torture and executions.

The Supreme Military Council is a loose coalition of individuals who represent militias fighting under the FSA banner. Zahran Alloush, was a supreme council member when the American aid was sent. Alloush, a co-founder of a new opposition coalition called the “Islamic Front,” has praised another al-Qaida affiliate in the Syrian jihad.

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