posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 05:28 AM
A couple of things come to mind when I see this video, firstly that there is no way of knowing just based on that video that this is 100% being shot
in Syria and furthermore that it shows members of the Free Syrian Army. People seem to assume that the FSA is the entirety of the Syrian rebellion
when it is not, it’s just another group fighting against Assad it’s made up of lots of rebel groups and there are other groups who will not call
themselves members of the FSA yet still fight Assad.
What else is important to remember that in the Middle East views on Al-Qa’ida and Bin Laden are very different to those in the west; many in the
region see the west as evil and as such celebrate our tragedies. For example, after 9/11 there is footage from all over the Middle East of people
cheering on the streets, it’s not uncommon to hear the cries of “death to America “. This does not make these people member of Al-Qa’ida,
rather they are admirers, they look at Bin Laden like David standing up to Goliath. Just because you see people praising Bin Laden and justifying 9/11
does not make them Al-Qa’ida something that is very important to remember. It’s just that they have a different take on world events, they blame
America for the killing of their brothers and a sister in Palestine, for them 9/11 was a bit of revenge and they praise those responsible. It’s
almost like the way people celebrated the death of Bin Laden after Seal Team Six assassinated him, Americans took to the streets to celebrate but that
did not make them member of Seal Team Six.
This video does not show members of Al-Qa’ida in my opinion, at least not core Al-Qa’ida who would be theologically opposed to singing about Bin
Laden. It is most probably a group of fighters who are admirers of his work, like I said before they see him as the David in taking out Goliath and
probably see the same in themselves taking on Assad and the Syrian Army. So I don’t think this is a video showing a huge crowd of Al-Qa’ida rather
a group of people who admire them.
I do know that for many reading this that will be hard to stomach that people would actually celebrate 9/11 and justify it in the same way as people
celebrated the death of Bin Laden but its true. That’s what this video is showing, its sick and its wrong and I don’t agree with it but I can
understand why they are doing it.