Many of us have raised concern over the same voices in Congress who called for attacking Iraq, Libya, and other countries are now calling for yet another intervention in Syria. While many of the Syrian rebels forces have been tied to extreme Islamic groups, senators like John McCain and others want us to send weapons to these forces. This could be a repeat of what we saw in Afghanistan where we trained and equipped radical groups that then turned on the United States. The video below captures just how strange our bedfellows in Syria may be with a leading commander filmed as he ate the heart cut out of a Syrian soldier. The video shows how little we know about many of these groups and the increased savagery on both sides of this civil war. The video shows Abu Sakkar – the prominent founder of rebel group Farouq Brigade.
Human rights groups have denounced atrocities on both sides of the conflict. In the video, Sakkar cuts into the chest of the dead soldier before ripping out his heart and liver and declaring: “I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog”. You can hear rebels chanting “Allahu akbar [God is Great]” as the commander engages in an act of cannibalism.
Such mistreatment of fallen enemy soldiers is a war crime under international law.
Abu Sakkar has been seen in previous videos posing with dead bodies and firing rockets at Lebanese Shi’ite villages.
Despite such videos, the drumbeat for war has been steadily rising in Washington for massive military aid in the Civil War. Even the Administration continues to speak of “red lines” and plans for intervention in a continuation of our past policies.
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Here is the video.