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Syrian Rebels Execute 7 Army Officers

The Syrian rebels posed casually, standing over their prisoners with firearms pointed down at the shirtless and terrified men. Tracking the Syrian Crisis The prisoners, seven in all, were captured Syrian soldiers. Five were trussed, their backs marked with red welts. They kept their faces pressed to the dirt as the rebels' commander recited a bitter revolutionary verse. For fifty years, they are companions to corruption, he said. We swear to the Lord of the Throne, that this is our oath: We will take revenge. The moment the poem ended, the commander, known as the Uncle, fired a bullet into the back of the first prisoner's head. His gunmen followed suit, promptly killing all the men at their feet. This scene, documented in a video smuggled out of Syria a few days ago by a former rebel who grew disgusted by the killings, offers a dark insight into how many rebels have adopted some of the same brutal and ruthless tactics as the regime they are trying to overthrow. As the United States debates whether to support the Obama administration's proposal that Syrian forces should be attacked for using chemical weapons against civilians, this video, shot in April, joins a growing body of evidence of an increasingly criminal environment populated by gangs of highwaymen, kidnappers and killers. The video also offers a reminder of the foreign policy puzzle the United States faces in finding rebel allies as some members of Congress, including Senator John McCain, press for more robust military support for the opposition. In the more than two years this civil war has carried on, a large part of the Syrian opposition has formed a loose command structure that has found support from several Arab nations, and, to a more limited degree, the West. Other elements of the opposition have assumed an extremist cast, and openly allied with Al Qaeda.

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  1. HMH769SSGT
    HMH769SSGT Sep 06, 2013

    Why is this video image obscured? Our nation is considering war of the behalf of those depicted and we aren't mature enough to watch their handy work?How can the citizenry make informed decisions with out information?

  2. nomadicman
    nomadicman Sep 07, 2013

    If you are going to edit, (black out) don't even bother posting. Just leave it as a written story.

  3. 26Charley
    26Charley Sep 07, 2013

    SHOW IT ALL DON'T LEAVE ANYTHING OUT !!

  4. 31217050
    31217050 Sep 07, 2013

    We need to take out Asad, and launch a devistating hit. Then Iran, and the rest of the world won't look at us like "Paper Tigers", remember the Pueblo incident, same same

  5. 15957571
    15957571 Sep 07, 2013

    Still not fully showing the kind, gentle, loving "religion"-based brutality of the terrorists our king wants to support?

  6. Sudz
    Sudz Sep 07, 2013

    I'm so glad Obama is going to strike these sons of bitches! Wait... What? ... ... Obama ... Obama is going to help these guys?! Wait a second ... I, I ... Why ... What the hell is he thinking?! Why are we supporting terrorists who do this type of shit? This makes Obamacare look like a good idea compared to this shit! If I were the commander of the ships, I would pretend we had an "electrical malfunction" and killed the rebels first, then wiped out the chemical weapons. This is ridiculous! I'm calling my congressman right now! Ring ring ... Hello, we don't give a shit about what you want, click... Damn! I'm moving to Canada (packs his shit and leaves)

  7. puresalt01
    puresalt01 Sep 07, 2013

    friends.... hmmmmm

  8. HHL8
    HHL8 Sep 07, 2013

    Where is Mr John Kerry to see the al-Qaeda in Syria!

  9. namspoon
    namspoon Sep 08, 2013

    And if this were Americans, the world would stand aghast of this behavior! We are supposed to support this? Attach the commander of those soldiers just murdered? Let them annihilate each other, so long as these Middle Eastern Jihadists murder their own kind... So Be It! No Attack! NO Ammunitions, No Weapons... not even a rock and a sling. Remember we supported Muslims in Bosnia, earned us nothing in the eyes of Muhammad. Theirs is a Religious Doctrine... nothing America can do [besides becoming a Muslim Nation] will ever change the vision of Jihadists.

  10. bulldurham48
    bulldurham48 Sep 08, 2013

    edited video needs to be removed from site

  11. navbb62
    navbb62 Sep 09, 2013

    Will they be court-martialed?

  12. ecarfar
    ecarfar Sep 09, 2013

    So let's see...THESE are the gys we're backing as "freedom fighters"? They act more like Nazi's. There are no good guys in this conflict. Let them kill each other.

  13. danthaler
    danthaler Sep 09, 2013

    We're supposed to be supporting those guys, the rebels. We shouldn't be supporting any of them on either side. They're all whacked, and all of these videos we see, especially the ones with people writhing in pain from gas could all be phoney. The executions and beheadings are probably real cuz why would you want people to know (or think) you do that if you really don't? I think Biden wants to nuke the chemical plants. He was told to go to his room and not come out until he was ready to apologize.

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  15. DDH3
    DDH3 Sep 23, 2013

    If you can't stomach showing us the entire video, take it down. It's war, get over it.

  16. 11373707
    11373707 Oct 01, 2013

    Why does any American want to arm these killers?

  17. 16252192
    16252192 Feb 07, 2014

    Why obscure the truth? The truth being that we do not need to be supporting muslim terrorists. The insurgents we support today will be back to kill us tomorrow. These people have no morals or loyalty to anyone.

  18. DDH3
    DDH3 Mar 11, 2014

    These are the animals Emperor Owebama wants to support. Nuff said.

  19. cplmartinez
    cplmartinez Jun 20, 2014

    Were it Americans getting smoked they'd have shown it! Fawk em all...let God sort em out!

  20. 32750964
    32750964 Aug 24, 2014

    Obama,please be careful sending $$$ to them. THESE ARE NOT FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND ASSAD HAS ALL THE RIGHT TO EXTERMINATE THEM OKAY?

  21. 32817676
    32817676 Sep 22, 2014

    Where are the fucking " HUMAN RIGHTS" activists to condemn such atrocities to the world. Why is the killing all these MF monsters such a bad thing for Human rights, when they are killing in such a savage way. We have to end this crap erase them from planet earth and let them got fuck all their virgins in heaven!!! AssHoles.

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