Late this week, news broke of a video showing a Syrian rebel admitting that his group, Riyadh Al Abdeen, the man’s name is Nadeem Baloosh, had used chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria.
Nadeem Baloosh went on to say quoting from the Quran, “Fight them as they fight you.” Baloosh then quotes Osama Bin Laden (whom some rebel groups have openly praised). “We’ll kill their women and children like Sheikh Osama Bin Laden said… until they cease killing our women and kids.” Nadeem Baloosh finishes his monologue by saying that the Syrian Army was on their way to where Riyadh Al Abdeen was ensconced, before stating, “So we had the idea that this weapon was very powerful and effective to repel them, we announced if they approached one meter, everything is permitted… We will strike them in their homes, we will turn their day into night and their night into day.”
The Obama administration, has yet to verify the video of the rebels and continue to say that it was the Assad government who used chemical weapons. However, I would think that the video must throw some doubt onto the official story. Especially since there have been reports of brutality being carried out by the rebel forces.
The above problems have lead to a public relations nightmare for the Obama administration. Yet, they still want to support the rebel thugs! In addition, news leaked from the G20 conference in St. Petersburg, Russia that the Russian government believed the United States had been fooled by evidence manufactured by rebel groups allied with al-Qaeda. Russia is not the only nation expressing doubts about the culpability of the Assad regime.
All of these outside influences, along with a strong majority of American citizens speaking out against going to war, have seemingly turned the tide in Congress. As of today, many of the nation’s representatives now seem ready to vote no on a war authorization with Syria. Some in Congress even believe that the entire plot was manipulated by the Obama administration from the beginning and do not believe we should go to war so that Obama saves face like some Maryland law makers. I guess war is OK as long as it is not their children go to Syria! Thus, the question must be asked,
are Democrats playing politics with Syria?
Let’s pray that this marks the beginning of the end of the Obama administration’s attempts to drive us to war.