"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."