By Crispin White
Anthony Lloyd is a British journalist that was taken hostage by a group of Islamic terrorists. While in captivity Lloyd was tortured repeatedly and made to watch his fellow captives get beheaded by the Muslim militants. Lloyd somehow managed to break free and make it to safety before he too was killed. However, no sooner than he made it to safety he revealed a terrifying reality about the Obama administration.
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In May 2014, Times reporter Anthony Lloyd and photographer Jack Hill incredibly made a daring escape from a gang of Syrian rebels after they were abducted, mercilessly tortured, and held for ransom. Knowing that journalists and activists are often beheaded and shot by the militants for Islamic propaganda, the pair knew they had little chance of survival unless they tried to flee captivity. Unfortunately, they failed on their first try.
Lloyd will never forget as Hakim Anza, AKA Hakim Abu Jamal, looked into his eyes and shot him twice at point-blank range in the ankle as punishment for fleeing. Luckily, the men survived the torture and successfully fled a second time to Turkey where they were treated at a hospital.
However, it wasn’t until 2 years later that Lloyd saw something that instilled the same stomach-churning feeling he felt while in captivity. The Times reports that Lloyd was watching a video of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “newest ally in the war against ISIS” and saw the face of his kidnapper and torturer. Lloyd reveals that the footage highlighted his Muslim kidnapper, Anza, as one of the U.S.-backed Syrian rebels which Obama’s CIA claims are vetted as “moderates.”
In the video, which describes sub-commander Anza and the Syrian fighters as a CIA-vetted “moderate” rebel group, the kidnapper was celebrating a victory in northern Syria on August 17.
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.
Lloyd’s horrifying revelation proves that Obama is financially backing these rebels who are just as dangerous and extreme as the ISIS jihadists he’s pretending to combat. It also shows that CIA-vetted rebels are directly involved in the kidnapping and murder of innocent civilians, including U.S. citizens.
Last month, however, video surfaced of Hakim Anza proving that he was not only free but was also serving in a CIA-vetted Syrian rebel group, First Regiment (al-Fawj al-Awwal), which was receiving US weaponry, including Tow missiles, as well as air strikes in support of their operations. In between times he appears to be based in southern Turkey, where he takes orders from the Hawar Kilis Operations room.
Lloyd revealed that Centcom, the U.S. Central Command, refused to explain how an infamous kidnapper effortlessly passed Obama’s screening process. However, an anonymous Pentagon official acknowledged that U.S. air support was repeatedly offered to Anza and his men.
Of course, there’s no denying that the Obama administration was well aware of Anza’s background, as the New York Times reported on his war crimes from his camp four years ago. It was during this time that Anza reportedly wired a vehicle to explode once it reached a Syrian Army checkpoint, only to watch the explosives fizzle.
Obama’s Syrian rebels are responsible for a long list of war crimes, including the kidnapping and deliverance of American journalist James Foley. The rebels handed Foley over to ISIS militants as a token of allegiance to the Caliphate and the journalist was later beheaded.
PJ Media provides an extensive compilation of reports condemning the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army rebels, which reaches as far back as July 2014, many of which include abductions and ransoms. Perhaps the most shocking report contains a video of Syrian rebels beheading a child soldier.
When Obama took office in 2008, Bush had left his predecessor with just “700-or-so” scattered jihadists to easily decimate. Thanks to Obama’s incompetence and Islamo-sympathizing, the group grew to over 30,000 well-organized militants in 2 countries by 2014.
Obama still continues to laud the effort of his so-called “moderate” rebels and continually sends financial support and military equipment to the very men responsible for kidnapping, torturing, and killing American citizens and Western journalists. He might as well be directly funding ISIS, although his pandering and refusal to effectively combat the terrorist group seems to be assistance enough.