In the Syrian civil war it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine who are the “good guys” and who are the “bad guys.”
Syrian President Bashar Assad is considered a bad guy by our president, who is supporting a bunch of assorted Islamist rebels we would normally consider very bad guys in their attempts to topple Assad. France (generally good guys) and Russia (generally bad guys) now have a common enemy in ISIS, even though they’re on different sides regarding Assad.
The Islamists on the ground in Syria are made up of an assortment of bad guys. The Obama administration likes to call some of them “moderate rebels” but that doesn’t mean they only moderately hate the West.
In fact, the late chap in this video, according to the Daily Mail, “is believed to have been part of the Islamist group Ajnad al-Sham, which makes up a three faction alliance with Al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham.” Probably not what you’d consider “moderate.”
This video shows the moment an Islamist rebel fighter and his Syrian activist cameraman were killed by a Syrian Arab Army artillery shell in northern Hama, Syria.
“Known as Jund al Malahim, one of the alliance’s main focus is to fight the Assad regime and Russian forces.
The horrific 40-second video begins with a bearded fighter, believed to be fighting with the Islamist allied Ajnad al-Sham, describing his joy at capturing Tal Sukayk in the Hama countryside.
‘Thank God, it turned out to be easier than we thought despite the fact that this position was very important,’ says the fighter, who looks around as he talks to the camera.
Behind him there appears to be a small bunker constructed out of sandbags and tarpaulin, suggesting the pair are possibly on the edge of the front-line.”
Just a short while after he begins talking, an artillery shell fatally crashes down directly on to the fighter.
War is an ugly thing. But sometimes it’s very, very accurate.