Muslim Extremist Kidnapper Who Shot Brit Reporter Now Works for CIA
Who the Americans are employing in their proxy war with Russia, a conflict that is decimating Syria and much of the middle east, has long been a topic of debate. But when evidence like this surfaces that the Obama administration is putting known terrorists on its payroll, the ability to debate our tactics begins to evaporate. Here is the report from British Journalist Anthony Loyd.
Anthony Loyd was in Syria when he was kidnapped by Syrian “rebel” Hakim Abu Jamal, aka Abdel Hakim al-Yaseen and Hakim Anza. A photo of Jamal has surfaced that shows him working as part ofa CIA-vetted “moderate” rebel group.
Loyd’s report appears in The Times, and is excerpted below:
It was with some surprise watching a video of a victorious band of western-backed rebels that I noticed the face of America’s newest ally in the war against Isis in Syria.
It was the face of a man I last saw in May 2014 when he leant forward to shoot me twice in the left ankle at almost point-blank range while my hands were tied. It was punishment for having attempted to escape his gang of kidnappers in northern Syria who had hoped to sell me on.He shot me in the middle of a crowd of onlookers, after a savage preliminary beating, denouncing me as “a CIA spy”. Now, it seems, he works with them.
The grainy footage of the video – posted last month on Facebook – showed Hakim Abu Jamal waving his Kalashnikov in the air to proclaim a small victory, courtesy of US air power, on a dusty street in the border town of al-Rai.
I remember him well from across the years. Now, Hakim, forage cap on his head, was standing in the middle of a group of ten other Syrian rebel fighters all belonging to a CIA-vetted group.
The group was backed by Turkish artillery and US airstrikes to oust Isis fighters from a key stretch of road before the capture of the town of Jarabulus last month. Hakim Abu Jamal, who also goes by the names Abdel Hakim al-Yaseen and Hakim Anza, was among the hundreds of other Syrian rebels who crossed from Turkey into Syria two weeks ago to purge ISIS.
And it seems that U.S. authorities aren’t eager to respond to questions about their newly minted “moderate” rebels.