Syrian Rebels sold out Sotloff

A Sotloff spokesman, after disclosing Syrian rebels sold him over to ISIS, took aim at the administration’s handling of it.

Sotloff Family Spokesman: Syria’s ‘So-Called Moderate Rebels’ Sold Sotloff To ISIS

Jamie Weinstein | Daily Caller
09/08/2014

“We believe that these so-called moderate rebels that people want our administration to support, one of them sold him probably for something between $25,000 and $50,000 to ISIS and that was the reason he was captured,” [Barak Barfi] said.

Barfi then turned his ire toward the Obama administration for making “a number of inaccurate statements.”

“They’ve said that the families have been consistently and regularly informed. That is not true,” he claimed. “I speak now only from the Sotloff family. I can’t speak for the other families. They said that these hostages were moved frequently. We know that for most of the beginning of part of this year they were stationary. We know that the intelligence community and the White House are enmeshed in a larger game of bureaucratic infighting and [murdered journalist] Jim [Foley] and Steve are pawns in that game and that’s not fair.”

Barfi even threatened to reveal more damning information about the Obama administration’s handling of the situation if the administration didn’t stop leaking details of Sotloff’s captivity to the press.

“If there continues to be leaks, the Sotloff family will have to speak out to set the record straight,” [Barfi] said.

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What other information he was referring to was not divulged. But we clearly have Obama saying whatever he pleases whenever it pleases him, despite the consequences. He hasn”t been held accountable in Benghazi, I doubt he will be in this. Pawns rings a familiar note.

Americans Want No Part of Syria

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Hot Air said:
As this was breaking at Gallup this morning, the following was breaking at Reuters:

“Security officials say lawless southern Libya has become the latest haven for al Qaeda-linked fighters after French-led forces drove them from strongholds in northern Mali this year, killing hundreds.
“The south of Libya is what the north of Mali was like before,” said a senior adviser to Mali’s interim President Diouncounda Traore, asking not to be named.
Niger has said last week’s suicide raids, which killed 25 people at the army base and desert uranium mine run by France’s Areva, were launched from Libya. Amid growing tensions between the two countries, Libya has denied this…
“As much as the West may wish to leave the problem to Africans, it cannot,” said Vicki Huddleston, a former U.S. ambassador to Mali. “Islamists will continue to fight until defeated by the region working together and supported by Western governments.” “

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/05/31/gallup-americans-overwhelmingly-oppose-military-intervention-in-syria/

Oh, that would be the Libya the administration doesn’t talk about anymore.

The Firewall

Gallup: Americans overwhelmingly oppose military intervention in Syria « Hot Air

Via – Gallup: Americans overwhelmingly oppose military intervention in Syria « Hot Air.

From: Americans Oppose U.S. Military Involvement in Syria

PRINCETON, NJ — Sixty-eight percent of Americans say the United States should not use military action in Syria to attempt to end the civil war there if diplomatic and economic efforts fail, while 24% would favor U.S. military involvement.

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American among dead at Syrian checkpoint

Woman from Flint, Michigan was one of three killed fighting with Al Qaeda rebel group.

The car they were traveling in was shot up by government forces at a checkpoint in Syria.

British ‘jihadist’ killed after car was riddled with bullets by militia groups at Syria checkpoint

Nicole Lynn Mansfield was shot dead by Syrian government forces along with two other Westerners - reportedly both British - The 33-year-old is from Flint, Michigan and converted to Islam several years ago following marriage to an Arab man
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Nicole Lynn Mansfield was shot dead by Syrian government forces along with two other Westerners – reportedly both British – The 33-year-old is from Flint, Michigan and converted to Islam several years ago following marriage to an Arab man

[UK] Anti-terror officials said the killings highlighted fears that many of the Britons believed to be fighting with terror groups in Syria could return to the UK to continue jihad having had firearms and bomb-making training.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2333781/British-jihadist-killed-car-riddled-bullets-militia-groups-Syria-checkpoint.html#ixzz2UuRyI600

Arab Spring has sprung, so has McCain

Arab Spring Egypt’s ‘Legal’ Persecution of Christians

by Raymond Ibrahim
Special to IPT News
May 29, 2013

Post “Arab Spring” Egypt continues exposing its true nature, including now legal persecution of Christians. Earlier this month, according to Fox News, Dimyana Abdel-Nour a “pale, young Christian woman sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching history of religions to fourth-graders.” Her accusers are 10-year-old Muslim children who say she “showed disgust when she spoke of Islam in class.”

According to Islamic law, the word of inferior Christians cannot stand against that of superior Muslims—even if they are resentful or confused children.

Released on bail, Dimyana is unable to talk and “suffering a nervous breakdown.”

The report continues:

Criminalizing blasphemy was enshrined in the country’s Islamist-backed constitution that was adopted in December. Writers, activists and even a famous television comedian have been accused of blasphemy since then. But Christians seem to be the favorite target of Islamist prosecutors. Their fragile cases — the main basis of the case against Abdel-Nour’s case the testimony of children — are greeted with sympathy from courtroom judges with their own religious bias or who fear the wrath of Islamists, according to activists. The result is a growing number of Egyptians, including many Christians, who have been convicted and sent to prison for blasphemy…. Part of the Salafis’ antagonism toward Christians is rooted in the belief that they were a protected group under Mubarak’s regime while they, the Salafis, were persecuted. Now empowered, they may be out to exact revenge on the Christians….

Read more at IPT : http://www.investigativeproject.org/4034/arab-spring-egypt-legal-persecution-of-christians

My commentary: Lesson #1- speak no truth

Is it strange then that any slight criticism of Islam in this country brings charges of Islamaphobia? Is what Muslims do called Christophobia? No. But its far worse than that. They use a term in the US for criticism of certain people, they call it “hate speech”.(more political correctness) But wait, that does not apply to anti-Christian speech. They apply the term “hate speech” TO Christians, not to those attacking Christians.(then it’s called freedom of religion) See how this twisted process works? Christians can be the butt of criticism but they aren’t immune from personal attacks, or discrimination because of their faith or Christianity. In that case it is legitimate grounds for it.

Recently, John McCain went to Syria to meet with rebels. Then someone noticed the pictures of the people he was meeting with and behold, one of them was party to a kidnapping plot of Christians by Islamists. He was asked about it and he claimed he was unaware of it and if, big if, one of them was part of that he said it would be “regrettable”. Hmmm, regrettable?

Remember this is a man who proposes to arm rebels believing there is no problem in knowing who is who. In fact, the legislation they propose says they will arm and supply “vetted” rebels. McCain stood right there not knowing who he was talking to or dealing with. Great photo-op, John. The irony is lost on McMaverick McCain though. What we can be fairly certain about is their animosity and hatred toward the US and Christians in general. But McCain says its easy to pick out the good ones to arm. (must be a no-brainer)

Nothing new for John McCain, as I was reminded recently on another blog. Back in 2000 McCain called Christians agents of intolerance. He was making a case of an inability to work with the Christian right, calling them a corrosive and corrupting influence on the Party and politics. He accused Bush of pandering to “agents of intolerance”.

Now he wants to arm factions he claims are good guys, even if their first priority is hating Jews and Christians, as the irony in that photo shows. Maybe John ought to figure out, by now, who the real “agents of intolerance” are — or agents of hatred for that matter. But in his typical religion of politics, he will go out to attack Rand Paul or others for suggesting caution is warranted.