U.S.-backed Syrian rebels committing war crimes, torture, abductions; imposing harsh Sharia law: Report

Syrian rebel groups backed by the U.S. and its allies “have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings,” according to Amnesty International.

A report by the leading human rights organization details how extremist rebel groups have taken over large parts of major Syrian cities, in which they have created repressive theocratic regimes where critics are violently silenced and where religious and ethnic minority groups fear for their lives.

Why would this surprise anyone?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    US backed is code for I have no idea what the fuck I’m doing.

  • BillyHW

    Obama is a muslim and women voted for him.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And he ate a dog.

      • BillyHW

        You are what you eat, or so I’ve heard.

  • V10_Rob

    I believe the term for this is Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly geopolitics. Back some horrible assholes who eventually turn on you, then back some even bigger horrible assholes to fight the first assholes. The second assholes eventually turn on you too, necessitating backing a third batch of colossal assholes to fight the previous assholes…

    This isn’t getting too technical, is it?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      perhaps she’ll die

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I would not accept Amnesty’s pronouncements at face value, but attempt independent verification before okaying them.

  • Millie_Woods

    Call them what they are, Obama-backed muslim groups. He’s micromanaging the whole shambolic clusterfuck.

  • k1962

    Oh hell, they’re all bad. Don’t support any of them. Let them fight it out on their own.

    • Lady_Lbrty

      That’s what I think! We SHOULDN’T have stuck our nose in this one. Lesson learned but stop giving weapons to ALL of these ASSHOLES. If you are going to back anyone, arm the Armenians and get the fu out of their way. They’ve been holding their ground forever with sticks and rocks and at least they’re NOT Shariah compliant animals. Unless something has changed.

      • k1962

        I think the Israelis have been doing a damn good job fending them off as well and the weapons given/bought by them will never end up in enemy hands.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This is only partially a Muslim problem. It’s mostly an Arab problem. The Arab mind is fertile ground for this kind of retarded insanity which is why it really took off there. But it could have been pretty much any crackpot bullshit cult or another. They’re pre modern, they have always been pre modern. They define what it means to be pre modern. And by pre modern I mean whatever happened in the western world since Julius Caesar. The Arab world view has never been on board with any notion of order or law or loyalty or compliance beyond that which a family or village strongman can hold with his own hands. A family, a clan or tribe is about as far as one person can personally exercise absolute authority with no need of a support mechanism or confederates This is pre-Attila the Hun thinking, neolithic almost. It’s why every Arab ’empire’ imploded with the death of the Great Man. So if you have 20 or 30 ‘factions’ all you’ve got is 20 or 30 smaller wars with each group lead by one Great Man who has to exterminate whomever is next door lest he be killed, his kids killed and sex slaves impregnated by other men.