U.S.-Armed Syrian Rebel Group Seeks Israel’s Golan Heights– Adam Kredo (Washington Free Beacon)
(dailyalert.org, May 21, 2014)
The leader of a Syrian rebel group in possession of sophisticated U.S. arms, Ahmad Al-Sa’oud, who heads Division 13, said in an interview published over the weekend that he is seeking “the return of all Syrian land occupied by Israel,” referring to the Golan Heights.
The Obama administration is said to have carefully vetted each of the rebel factions receiving American arms.
“This is precisely the problem we’ve faced in arming the Syrian opposition,” said terrorism analyst Patrick Poole.
“Despite repeated promises that we would only arm ‘vetted rebels,’ there’s no confidence that anyone in the U.S. government has any idea who they’re dealing with or what their agenda might be.”
Al-Sa’oud “would like to retake the Golan Heights from Israel – our closest ally in the region – and would use weapons we provided to do it,” Poole said.