August 5, 2016
Putting on display a perfect example of just how little the United States cares about human rights and crimes against humanity, the U.S. State Department is refusing to say whether or not will continue to fund, arm, and support a terrorist group in Syria that beheaded a little boy on camera for the world to see.
Always known for their brutality and inhumanity to innocent men, women, and children, America’s “rebels” sunk to a new low with the beheading of a child (under the age of 12) they had accused of fighting alongside the Liwaa al-Quds (Quds Brigade), a Palestinian militia fighting alongside the Syrian government.
The video, which was recorded by the terrorists of Nour al-Din al-Zinki, an American-backed “rebel” group, shows the child in ragged clothes sitting in the back of a pickup truck surrounded by five bearded terrorists. The child is then laid on his stomach and his hands tied behind his back. After a short intro speech by the executioner, the child’s head is then lifted up and the executioner begins sawing with a small and, apparently, dull knife through the child’s neck. After a few muffled attempts at screaming, the knife having severed the vocal chords early enough to prevent most of that, the executioner holds the child’s head above his own and utters the familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar!” At this point, his chanting friends, more akin to a pack of crazed apes more than anything resembling human, begin repeating the chant and holding their hands in the air, celebrating their kill.
In the video, it should be noted that the terrorist says “We will leave no one in Handarat,” an open admission of the intent and purpose of committing an act of genocide.
The Jerusalem Brigade (al-Quds Brigade) released a statement saying that the boy was not a fighter with the brigade and identified him as Abdullah Issa.
"He lived in al-Mashhad [Aleppo] with his family, among multiple poor families that live in the area under the control of terrorists," said al-Quds, adding that the boy was ill. "By taking one glance at the child - the argument that he was a fighter is immediately disapproved.”
Meanwhile, the United States continues its funding of the so-called “rebels” amid yet another horrific atrocity while claiming moral high ground over Assad despite the fact that the U.S. has yet to produce a shred of evidence to show that he or his forces have ever committed attacks, much less atrocities, on civilians.
Previously, State Department spokesman Mark Toner stated that “If we can prove that this was indeed what happened and this group was involved in it, I think it would certainly give us pause."
Yet, despite the fact that the act was videotaped and clearly shows the execution of the child, Toner and the State Department are still “investigating” the “alleged” incident. What’s more, there is no guarantee they will stop funding the group.
When questioned by journalist Caleb Maupin, Toner was unable to adequately answer whether or not the U.S. would stop funding to the terrorist group or even whether or not the beheading would be considered terrorism.
Maupin: What does a rebel group in Syria have to do to not receive U.S. funds any longer? What is the line that they must cross? What kind of controversial incident must take place for a group to stop receiving U.S. funds?
Toner: Well, first of all, um, there’s, uh, a lot of vetting of the Syrian moderate opposition that has already taken place and it’s not just by the U.S., it’s by all the members of the ISSG and, frankly, the U.N. And it was established that al-Nusra as well as Daesh or ISIL were considered to be by all members and by the U.N. to be terrorist organizations. Again, these are not easy processes and one incident here and there would not necessarily make you a terrorist group. Now, uh, let me be very clear that we don’t condone any of the activities that you just cited. Uh, possible use of chemical weapons, possible beheading of a young child. Any human rights abuses. Any of those things would give us serious cause for concern. That said, where are on the broader political or geopolitical, uh, in, uh, in Syria is, uh, and one of the ongoing discussions that we’ve been having with Russia is how do we clearly delineate between these known terrorist groups – Nusra and Daesh – and the moderate opposition and how do we have a clear understanding of who is where so that we can, longer game here, get back in place a cessation of hostilities that is credible that can also jumpstart the political process.
Maupin: It sounds to me like you’re saying that, even if these allegations are true, there’s still a chance that the United States would continue supporting these groups. Is that what you’re saying?
Toner: I’m not making any, uh, I’m not frankly answering any, uh, hypotheticals. We just don’t know at this point. As I said, we would regard any of the acts that you mentioned, or cited, and, again, they are just allegations at this point, we take them very seriously and look into them.
Maupin: They’re not a red line.
Toner: Again . .
Maupin: for U.S. support
Toner goes on to regurgitate the official definition of a terrorist organization but he was again asked a question by a different journalist related to the beheading of the boy in relation to the funding for Nour al-Din al-Zenki. The reporter asks:
Reporter: The other thing that you said was the “possible” beheading. Are you not convinced that that video is accurate?
Toner: Um, um, um, I, was just about to say, I’m just not aware that we’ve determined who was actually behind it.
So there you have it, as Maupin repeatedly addresses for clarification during the questioning, the United States is not committed to eliminating funding for even one small group of its terrorists in Syria, despite the fact that they beheaded a young child in front of the cameras. While this is not surprising in the least, it is somewhat surprising that the U.S. State Department would be so brazen about it. Perhaps the American people are so abysmally tuned out to world affairs that it doesn’t matter or perhaps the U.S. government simply doesn’t care whether they know or not.
Regardless, the tragic and horrific beheading of the boy was not the first atrocity of the Syrian war and, unfortunately, it will not be the last so long as the United States continues its policy of arming, supporting, and funding terrorists to destroy the Syrian government.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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