Should Syrian Rebels Receive U.S. Support?


Although reports have yet to be confirmed, sources inside Syria are claiming that rebel forces have slaughtered 450 Kurds, including 120 children.  Should the United States give support to al-Qaeda backed rebels?

“The al-Nusra militants and other rebel forces surrounded the village,” Yasin Tarbush, the relative of one of the Kurdish attack victims, told RT. “They started going door to door, entering every house. If there were any men, they killed them and took the women and children hostage.”

The report has international interest.  The UN Human Rights office in Geneva said they will investigate, and, if it is true, they will take action to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Armed groups also have responsibilities under international law and should not think that they are immune from prosecution,” Navi Pillay said in a statement.

This is the second report of Kurds being kidnapped, tortured and killed by rebel forces inside Syria.

There are also reports that the rebels have attempted to place captured cities under sharia law.

Are these the type of people the U.S. should support?

James Turnage


One Response to "Should Syrian Rebels Receive U.S. Support?"

  1. Alan   August 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    The conflict line is not as clear cut as it was in Libya. The majority of the rebels are trying to establish an Islamic state, and not a free and democratic country for everyone. Therefore, I believe USA will be doing a big mistake by supporting them.


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