Friday, September 6, 2013

NYT: Syrian Rebels' Murder Addiction 'Poses Dilemma' | Godfather Politics

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -- Inigo Montoya 

Inigo was talking about his companion's use of the word "inconceivable," but he could just as easily been talking about the New York Times' notions of what constitutes a "dilemma." 

Under the headline "Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West," the NYT has posted a video smuggled out of Syria by a former rebel who grew disgusted with the actions of his compatriots. 

In the video, a group of Syrian rebels has five captured government soldiers on the ground, their shirts removed and hands tied behind their backs. The men have clearly been beaten. After some mumbo-jumbo, the rebel commander and his boys shoot the soldiers in the backs of their heads. 

"The video also offers a reminder of the foreign policy puzzle the United States faces in finding rebel allies as some members of Congress, including Senator John McCain, press for more robust military support for the opposition," the NYT reports. 

The article goes on to state that "elements of the opposition have assumed an extremist cast," and that the plan for the U.S. to bomb Syria "has raised the prospect that American military action could inadvertently strengthen Islamic extremists and criminals." If the New York Times were any more blase about the human carnage caused by the liberals' rebel champions, we'd need a defibrillator.

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