Could the U.S. be backing the wrong rebels in Syria? Retired General Paul Vallely, a member of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi (CCB), thinks so.
General Vallely is one of 13 members of the CCB, which will be holding a conference on September 16th at the Heritage Foundation.
“As a result of his latest consultations, Vallely reported that the U.S. is actively providing support and logistics for the Muslim Brotherhood and salafist organizations like al-Qaida, but the more democratic-minded Free Syrian Army is essentially ignored,” reports World Net Daily. “So why are Obama and his advisers siding with the more radical elements?”
“I think they approve of it,” asserted Vallely. “It’s their agenda to support the Muslim Brotherhood. You don’t have to look any further than what happened in Egypt. There’s a perfect example of how Obama screwed up royally, and that’s why the military has come in. They basically want to decimate the Muslim Brotherhood, whose ambition is Shariah government.”
Retired General Vallely recently traveled to Syria to meet with the Free Syrian Army. “My team is the only team that’s been there meeting with the Free Syrian Army,” he told Newsmax. “I also met with Al-Jazeera. I met with a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood last time I was there. So I have completely vetted out who are the good guys and bad guys.” Determining exactly who to support has been a sticking point for the Administration. For example, Al Nusra, which has in some cases mobilized with the Free Syrian Army, decided to align itself with Al Qaeda in Iraq.
“The U.S. must stop supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist elements and start supporting the [Free Syrian Army] under the command of Colonel Riad [El Asaad],” argued the Syrian Opposition Liaison Group, which was announced by Vallely last year.
Vallely is the co-author of the new book, Betrayed: Exposing the High Cost of the War on Terror.