Video: Syrian Rebels Try to Shoot Down Commercial Airliner
A shocking video shows Obama-backed Syrian rebels attempting to shoot down a civilian airliner over the Idlib province in another disturbing example of how taxpayer money is being used to support terrorists.
The footage shows members of the "Free Syrian Army" (FSA) manning an anti-aircraft gun and debating whether or not they should target what is clearly a non-military plane.
"Keep following it, let it get closer," says one of the men, giving orders to the militant in control of the weapon, adding, "Don't shoot until I tell you."
"This plane is for travel," another remarks as it becomes clear the jet is a commercial airliner. "This plane is not military," adds another.
After another rebel claims the plane could be military, another tells him, "No, it is civilian, look at how slow it is."
The men then get orders via their walkie talkies from someone named 'Sheikh Amhed', who tells them, "Even if it is for travel (civilian), hit it!"
"Hit it," yells another rebel, "Just aim straight and fire," remarks another.
The men then start chanting "Allahu Akbar" and a shot is fired in the direction of the aircraft followed by another. Having missed, the men then rotate the anti-aircraft gun around to the right as the plane flies over Maasaran.
"Let's hit the plane, Allah willing!," comments one of the men.
It is not known whether the plane was actually hit, but the fact that rebels are targeting civilian airliners was already confirmed last week when a rebel commander told Reuters that, "Rebels fired warning shots at an airliner preparing to take off from Aleppo airport in the first direct attack on a civilian flight since the uprising in Syria began 21 months ago."
The fact that US-backed rebels are targeting civilian airliners and endangering the lives of innocent people again illustrates how NATO powers are throwing their support behind terrorists who are openly committing war crimes and bragging about it.
Earlier this month, 29 different Syrian opposition groups pledged their allegiance to Al Nusra, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group which, as the New York Times reported, “killed numerous American troops in Iraq.”
The Obama administration has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Syrian rebels, the majority of whom aren't even Syrian, and has indicated that heavy weaponry and military support is on its way. On December 12, President Obama recognized the Syrian opposition as the "legitimate representative of the country's people."
The White House has supported the FSA militants in their bid to overthrow President Bashar Al-Assad despite the fact that Syrian rebels have been responsible for a plethora of atrocities, from terrorist attacks and massacres, to forcing people to become suicide bombers, to attacks on Christian churches and making children carry out grisly beheadings of unarmed prisoners.
A Syrian rebel recently quoted by McClatchy Newspapers was overheard to remark, “When we finish with Assad, we will fight the U.S.!” Other militants have appeared in You Tube videos speaking of their desire to see the Al-Qaeda flag fly over the White House and impose Sharia law once the rebels are victorious across the region.
Rebels have also been caught on camera burning U.S. flags and chanting anti-American slogans.
A petition launched earlier this month asks the White House to cease all funding and support for Syrian rebels, noting that, "Funding terrorists is a crime under the National Defense Authorization Act."