posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 11:05 AM
reply to post by Tusks
Quite why you are focussing on the FSA I don't know - it is marginalised within the Syrian opposition and is actually quite small when compared to
ISIS and Al Nusra. I don't believe for one minute FSA fighters would have done this because they have Christians and Alawites as well as Shia/Sunni
The FSA is made up largely of pro-democracy activists who started the protests along with military defectors and is a stated secular organisation
which seeks to preserve the Syrian multi-cultural nation, whereas ISIS and Al Nusra are out to install a Sunni Caliphate to the detriment of all
others, including the Shia/Alawite minorities, not to mention other faiths.
You seem to be quite blissfully ignorant of the dynamics of this conflict, in fact you seem to be massively over-simplifying it. The US (and the West)
is not supporting Al-Nusra or ISIS or any other Jihadi group - they are supporting the FSA but have suspended that aid because the FSA recently lost a
town with a large supply of equipment from the West falling into ISIS hands (yes, ISIS/Al Nusra are fighting the FSA as much as the Syrian
I would imagine, although this isn't confirmed, Saudi money is probably supporting the Sunni Jihadi's, like they always do. It would serve them well
to break up the Shia alliance between Syria and Iran/Hezbollah as it achieves their geo-political aims in the region of isolating Tehran.
Al Nusra and ISIS have been documented killing Shia and non-practising Sunni's, however, so I don't doubt for a minute they would think twice about
killing Christians too. They are your culprit, not the FSA which generally operates in the North and West of the country - Sadad is to the south and
it is the operating area of ISIS, which uses the porous border with Iraq to smuggle in weapons and troops.