WASHINGTON – As part of his “strategy” to eliminate ISIS, also known as ISIL, President Obama wants to “equip Syrian opposition fighters,” and while not mentioning the Free Syrian Army, or FSA, by name, that group, the group in which American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were embedded before they were captured by ISIS and beheaded, likely would be a recipient.
But sources tell WND that articles by Foley and Sotloff had become increasingly critical of the so-called “moderate” FSA rebels, who were seeking the overthrow of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
It was the same FSA that ultimately turned Foley and Sotloff over to ISIS. A family spokesman told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday the FSA sold Sotloff to ISIS for between $25,000 and $50,000.
The Obama administration already has spent millions of dollars in training and arms to the FSA, claiming it has gone to great pains to sift out jihadists from rebels who oppose Assad.
“We have a Free Syrian Army and a moderate opposition that we have steadily been working with that we have vetted,” Obama recently told Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in an interview aired Sunday.
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