While President Barack Obama sends millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars to help Syrian opposition forces who have aligned themselves with Al-Qaeda overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad, a video shows some of those very same Syrian rebels burning an American flag.
The clip shows Syrian rebels and activists at a protest in Aleppo demonstrating against the Innocence of Muslims film that has been blamed for widespread unrest across the Middle East as well as last week’s attack on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The footage shows Syrian opposition members reciting Islamic chants for the prophet Muhammad as they burn a U.S. flag and subsequently throw it to the ground and stamp on it. The tri-star French Mandate flag which has become the emblem of Syrian rebels can clearly be seen in the background.
Similar to how last week’s attack in Benghazi led to questions about the Obama administration’s foreign policy of arming some of the very same militants now killing U.S. Ambassadors in Libya, this clip will stoke fresh controversy about why the White House is backing extremists in Syria who are now openly displaying their contempt for the United States in line with other anti-American protests occurring across the region.
Last month, President Barack Obama signed a secret order confirming that he would use taxpayer money to support Syrian rebels with “non-lethal aid