Atlas reader Golem writes:
I'm sending this video your way not only to showcase the brutality of al-Qaeda in Iraq, who indeed are brutal, but to highlight the utter hypocrisy of American, British, and French foreign policy in regards to their arming and empowering of reactionary Sunni Jihadist movements from Libya to Egypt and Syria. The U.S is leading the way in Syria to arm, train, and supply Sunni rebels, many of whom are linked to al-Qaeda, specifically its Iraqi affiliate. Indeed, in an acknowledgement of this fact, Obama listed one of the more prominent rebel groups, the Al-Nusra front, as a terrorist group with links to Al-Qaeda in Iraq after it turned out that a majority of American funding was going directly to them via the Gulf states and Turkey.
The Sunni opposition rejected this labeling and continues to embrace Al-Nusra. So here is how it stands: just like in Afghanistan in the 80's, we are arming,training, and funding Sunni jihadists in order to overthrow a current "enemy". We in effect are funding al-Qaeda in Syria, the same org as the one in this video.