A spokesman for the primary rebel alliance in Syria, known as the “Free Syrian Army,” threatened that opposition forces could start implementing a broad ethnic-cleansing program aimed at Shia Muslims and especially the Islamic Alawite sect to which dictator Bashar al-Assad belongs. As Obama administration-led Western powers and a coalition of Sunni Arab dictators continue to fuel the increasingly ruthless conflict, the rebel FSA spokesperson said in a TV interview that minority communities would be “wiped off the map” if the regime’s forces managed to capture the city of Al-Qusair.
The genocide announcement came shortly after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted his colleagues for voting to arm the rebels, many of whom openly fight under the banner of al-Qaeda.
In less than a week, at least six people in Yemen were killed in U.S. drone strikes, and many others were wounded.
This Israeli leader believes that his country and people should determine their own path — a new path, without the coercion of the United States — at home and abroad.