"They do the ugly work." He believes in violence, he explained. He "cut the throats of four men." He machine-gunned many more.
Homs fighters commit "regular executions." It continues daily throughout the country. Assad loyalists are targeted, brutalized and murdered.
Women and children aren't spared. Der Spiegel's "executioner" article explained. Independent journalists risk their lives on the ground to report similar accounts of ghastly crimes of war and against humanity.
Washington recruits, funds, arms, trains, directs these killers. Obama now recognizes them as Syria's government.
"We've made a decision that the Syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the Syrian population, that we consider them the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in opposition to the Assad regime," he said.
It's shocking that anyone would make this outrageous claim, let alone a world leader. It's appalling that media scoundrels don't denounce him. It reflects their illegitimacy. They regurgitate official propaganda instead of doing their job.
On November 11, the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNCROF or SNC 2.0) was established in Doha, Qatar.
Russia denounced their December 11 recognition. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said "America's recognition of the National Coalition as Syria's legitimate authority violates the (June) Geneva (agreement). It is an unexpected turn."
The Geneva Agreement Text "agreed on guidelines and principles for a political transition that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people."
It agreed to adhere fully with international law provisions.
It called for "a Syrian-led political process, avoiding further bloodshed and violence, and ensuring safety, stability and calm."
It said, ending conflict depends on establishing "a transitional governing body" with "full executive powers. It could include members of the present government and the opposition and other groups and shall be formed on the basis of mutual consent."
Syrians (alone) must "determine the future of the country." All groups and segments of society must be able "to participate in a National Dialogue." Outcomes achieved "must be implemented."
"The result of the constitutional drafting would be subject to popular approval."
Once established, "free and fair multi-party elections" must be held. Women must be "represented in all aspects of the transition."
All sides must comply. Vulnerable groups must be protected. Humanitarian issues must be addressed. Order must be restored. Efforts must commit to "Accountability and National Reconciliation."