Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday. Russia made the proposal late last month and the U.S. mission to the United Nations had signalled it would oppose the move, saying it would undermine attempts to get a sustained halt in the fighting in Syria.
According to the piece, Ahrar al-Sham is “an ultra-orthodox Salafist group and has fought as part of a military alliance including the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, which was not part of a cessation of hostilities agreement brokered in February.” According to Wikipedia, Jaish al-Islam is “a coalition of Islamist and Salafist units involved in the Syrian Civil War.”
Here is a picture of the Ahrar al-Sham:
Here is a picture of Jaish al-Islam:
And here is a picture of the Islamic State:
You were able to tell the difference, right? In case you had some trouble, I’m here to help. The first two groups are “moderate rebels”. The last group is the greatest evil on the planet. The first two groups are not considered to be terrorist organisations by the US, UK, France and Ukraine. The last group is. The first two groups have been invited by Western nations, along with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar to take part in “peace talks”. The last group has not. Now do you see?
So there you have it. Thought I’d just let make my readers in the enlightened West aware of what their Governments are up to and how committed they are to bringing peace to Syria by the clever use of Salafist jihadi terrorist organisations.