What makes ‘moderate Syrian rebels’ different? Iowahawk explains
President Obama reportedly thinks it’d be a great idea to arm and train “moderate Syrian rebels.” Yeah, about that:
A spokesman for the family of Steven Sotloff told CNN that the slain American journalist was sold to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group by “so-called moderate rebels” and the family’s relationship with the Obama administration is “strained.”
“For the first time we can say Steven was sold at the (Syrian) border,” Barak Barfi told Anderson Cooper on Monday. “Steven’s name was on a list that he had been responsible for the bombing of a hospital. This was false. Activists spread his name around.”
“We believe these so-called moderate rebels that people want our administration to support – one of them sold him probably for something between 25,000 and 50,000 dollars and that was the reason he was captured,” Barfi said, citing “sources on the ground.”
But maybe these “moderate” rebels will be different from those other guys:
Well, we can work with that.