Obama now recognizes Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood-led rebel group as legitimate

I know, you’re shocked aren’t you?

FOX NEWS – President Barack Obama says the U.S. now recognizes Syria’s main opposition group as the “legitimate representative” of the country’s people.

Obama says the Syrian Opposition Council is now “inclusive enough” to be granted greater legitimacy in the international community. The president says that level of recognition comes with responsibility, including making sure the group organizes itself effectively and is committed to a political transition that respects the rights of women and minorities.

The move paves the way for greater U.S. support as the group seeks the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Obama spoke in an interview with ABC News.

Here’s a description of the rebels that Obama just endorsed (h/t: sDee):

CHICAGO TRIBUNE – Syrian rebel groups have chosen Brigadier Selim Idris, a former officer in President Bashar al-Assad’s army, to head their new Islamist-dominated military command, opposition sources said on Saturday.

The joint command named Islamist commanders Abdelbasset Tawil from the northern province of Idlib and Abdelqader Saleh from the adjacent province of Aleppo to serve as Idris’s deputies, the source said.

The unified command includes many with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and to Salafists, who follow a puritanical interpretation of Islam. It excludes the most senior officers who had defected from Assad’s military.

Its composition, estimated to be two-thirds from the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies, reflects the growing strength of Islamist fighters on the ground and resembles that of the civilian opposition leadership coalition created under Western and Arab auspices in Qatar last month.

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  • notebene

    Not a bit surprised by this. The Imposter in Chief is one of them.

    • bobemakk

      I have said that ever since his first term in office. I believe he is a plant by our enemies to destroy US. He has done nothing for this country but cause grief. And I also believe that his re-election was rigged. He should be impeached.

      • boats48

        You mean you can’t accept his winning even though all the major polls prior showed him losing, Not a single vote for the Republican in half of Philadelphia or Cleveland? The obvious vote rig in St Lucie county Florida, the 700+ sample of Florida ballots with only 7 registered voters among them? You call that rigged? I just can’t believe it!

  • Suzyqpie

    I will quote Henry Kissinger from the ’80s, Iraq-Iran Muslim internecine tribal warfare altercation, “To bad they can’t both lose.” A “culture” that proceeds about murdering one another will never deliver unto the world stage, people who will contribute to the improvement of our global community. USA Protect Our Soverenity.

  • jleinf

    Muslims, like commies, like unions and democrats contribute very little to the betterment of mankind. They are takers,stealers,liars,blamers and bullies not producers and Obama is their king.

    • bobemakk

      great post.

  • deTocqueville1

    A very dangerous President and administration, including of course the Secretary of State.

  • TexasBanker

    Hell at this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if he offered one of the 50 states as a token of our gratitude for the contribution of muslims in society.

    • NYGino

      …and rightfully so. Why every time you turn around you are reminded of their great and important contributions to the betterment of mankind. For instance…………no, well there’s the………….no not that either, well how can we forget their invention of, of……..not that either that was someone else’s idea………………oh, of course, how could I forget the fact that they, they, they………..never mind.

    • las1

      that’s 60 states….

      57 plus Alaska, Hawaii and one other.

      So there’s plenty of American states to re-distribute to any Muslim dictator holding his hand out.

    • aposematic

      I would suggest California but that might induce a fight from Mexico. So I go with NY and the Islam lover Bloomy thrown in as a bonus.

  • detectivedick

    You can take the Bro out of the Hood but you can’t the Hood out of the Bro. How soon will it be that Obama creates the Department of Brotherhood ? We need it now !

    • TexasBanker

      Already in effect. Known to most Americans as the State Department.

    • BlueGood

      “Michigan Weakens Union Rights”….O’Blamo retaliates with 7,000 F-16s to the Muslim Brotherhoodys in Egypt!

      Not kidding, I just posted the above comment to Toronto Sun story on Michigan Vote!

      And I thought I was being a bit outlandish…..seems I wasn’t even close!

    • NYGino

      Right on detectivedick. What this country need is a brotherhood Czar.

      • detectivedick

        His name is Obama, remember what he said to the Saudis in 2009, he said he had to get Healthcare thru before he worked on destroying and surrounding Israel. Obama is a terrorist to Israel, his roots as a Muslim controls his Foreign Policy with a wink that it is Ok to terrorize Israel. Even Lincoln occupied Maryland to make sure DC was not surrounded by the Confederacy.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Obama’s got to support his brothers in the desert.

    Obama is unfit to command…

    • Joe


      • Sober_Thinking

        Right on Joe.

  • Nukeman60

    Now, if I could only recognize Obama as the legitimate leader of this country. But, alas, it is too difficult to fathom.

    One by one, Obama is supporting (and arming) the individual Islamic nations via the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma must be so proud of him. When they become the new Caliphate, they will be well equipped with all our latest technology.

    • detectivedick

      Oh yes Huma, now that is a sweet and soar cocktail….Hillary, Huma and Weiner. Wait until Rice is appointed the USA will turn south into the African heartland

  • sjmom

    Just what Israel needs, an Islamist govt to the north. Obama is playing with fire; helllfire to be explicit and the Lord is watching.

    • las1

      From where we sit here in Canada, we see an Islamist government to the south.

      • unclesamnephew

        so very true. fedzilla is infested, as are both parties

  • capelady

    AND THESE REBELS HAVE BEEN INFILTRATED BY AL QUEDA!!! So, in effect, Obama is aiding and abetting the very enemy that our soldiers are fighting in Afghanistan and around the world!

    • NYGino

      And the majority of American voters are asking themselves “what is an al queda? Are they free? How do I get one of those from the government? I demand my al queda and I demand it now. Is it compatible with my 52″ flat screen?”

  • aPLWBinAK

    There is a difference between discouraging news, and surprising news…..this is not surprising news

  • So its confirmed.

    Barack Hussein is a sunni…

  • Joe

    Impeachment NOW!

    ————-Impeachment NOW!

    ———————————-Impeachment NOW!

    • las1

      Chill there Joe… he hasn’t even started his “four more years” yet. There will be plenty of time… plenty of time to add even more to his rap sheet.

      • Joe

        I really don’t want to wait

        He needs a “whoopin” right away !

        • detectivedick

          Who would report upon stories concerning Obama, Big Bird? Fast and Furious got no traction…..Bengozi the same, just understand the Progressive’s and the press sleep together.

          • Joe


            If they don’t cover IMPEACHMENT

            that would be proof positive

            The MSM is being BRIBED!

    • FreeManWalking

      The house (even with Bawnyer) would be successful at Impeachment…

      The problem is, with dingy Harry running the Senate he will not be removed from office.

      • Joe

        I know –

        BUT it would be fun that the MSM could not ignore!

        • FreeManWalking


    • unclesamnephew

      dear santa, all i want for christmas is the impeachment of the entire obama adminstration. oh with a red bow. oh and for my stocking stuff, the G.O.P. returned to conservativism

    • aposematic

      Lest you have forgotten, Clinton was Impeached (R controlled Senate refused to convict). The D Senate definitely would not convict Obuma even if the House Impeached. Anyway, Impeachment must be a badge of honor for a D, they love them some Clintons.

  • This is not surprising at all, yet I find no words right now. CRAP i’m tired of this evil.

  • Joe
    • FreeManWalking

      That is what I was voting against.

    • unclesamnephew

      dear joe, he looks so much more…..well.. it fits!

  • Nukeman60

    What did they say, when we said Obama wasn’t born here? — You’re a birther.

    What did they say, when we suggested Obama might swing both ways? — You’re a homophobe.

    What did they say, when we said Obama wasn’t a Christian? — You’re an Islamophobe.

    What did they say, when we said he wears a ring extolling allah? — You’re a conspiracy nut.

    What will they say, when Obama becomes the new head of the Caliphate? — Why didn’t you tell us sooner?

    • white531

      Why didn’t you listen to the Nukeman?

  • I’m sure they could find another opposition group…
    If they can’t even get basic “divide and conquer”, I wonder how they’ve managed to prevent the White House from being blown up.


    …if you had a middle name Hussein wouldn’t you support your Muslim BrotherHOOD too where ever they may be ? Libya ,Egypt , Syria , Saudi Arabia , Yemen , Sudan …!”

  • Marridge

    Heck nothing about that punk in the White House surprises me anymore. I almost expect it. Up is down and down is up with that idiot. What’s the most amazing thing is that 51% or 52% (or whatever it was) of the voters still think he’s got their best interest at heart.

    If there are people here that still don’t understand what is going on, look up Ellis Skolfield and read his book “The Last Prophet”. You can download it from ellisskolfield.com and best of all it’s free.

    It will explain what is really going on here.

    • aposematic

      47%, the other +5% was pure fraud…

  • c4pfan

    Isn’t Syria where they got chemical weapons?

  • repubboy

    Obama would not know legitimate if it came up and slapped in the face. We have an Islamist president , that is recognizing every two bit terrorist organization, and giving them arms to overthrow,legitimate governments, What the hell is wrong with this picture !!.
    Obama won’t take personal charge of anything but he can he can make speeches and promises, then he can lecture terrorist organization on their responsibility in the way to act.

    What an arrogant man we have in the office of president. The smartest and the worse president ever…

    • Marridge

      He is arming the caliphate that he is putting together with the best materiel we have and next thing we know our latest technology will be threatening US. God help any liberal that will complain about this to me.

  • Conniption Fitz

    These Obama-backed ‘Rebels’ have pledged allegiance to Al Queda, the group that has killed US troops and claimed responsibility for 9/11/01 – http://www.infowars.com/syrian-rebels-pledge-allegiance-to-al-qaeda-group-that-killed-u-s-troops/


  • Wigglesworth

    Hey at least he hasn’t given them new F-16s.

    • tinlizzieowner

      “Hey at least he hasn’t given them new F-16s.”

  • WordsFailMe

    Why does Obama back the Muslim Brotherhood instead of the Muslim Assad who is an Ally of Russia and Iraq?

    Simple. Assad is a white Arab, like the Iranians, Iraqi’s, Saudi’s and other non-continental Africa Muslim nations.

    The MuzBros are Africans.

  • Yazz55

    Just a formal acknowledgement of existing obamessiah policy.

  • Well, this all worked so “well” in Egypt, why not try it again? I guess we’ll have to wait and see how many Americans are killed this time, as were in Libya, after backing the wrong side yet again.

  • tsturbo


  • Conniption Fitz

    COPTIC CHRISTIANS are asking the ‘free world’ to break ties with the Islamist MoBrohood Morsi/Egyptian government because of their persecution of Church and violations of human rights. http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=16930

    Will the US, UN, UK, EU or NATO listen? Fat chance. Their pretense of respecting human rights is political and geared toward abortion, contraception and homosexuality – no respect for human life, goodness, truth, freedom, peace, respect, GOD’s Commandments whatsoever.

  • aposematic

    20 more f16s to Egypt to ensure the Military keeps backing Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. The new real Arab Spring against the Dictator Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood backers Obuma/Hillarious…what Arab Spring…MSM/Press useful decievers?

  • MiketheMarine

    Gasp, shocking, whoda thunk?
    {sarcasm off}

  • WE are not surprised, but we are small in power and number. 6 NOV is a date that goes down in infamy, so many people here sprinkled with stardust, believing the rehtoric and ignoring the obvious deceit: the bigger picture. C&P and the new world banking order continues right on track, the shell game continues. The bankrupt USA shall learn the same as the bankrupt USSR did. Cheer up: Of 311 million people in the USA, 120 million voted. Obama won by only 3-1/2 million, and only 6 points of the electoral college. The vast majority of lower population states, in the number of states did not vote for him. It raises the question: which majority of which, was the majority? What did Obama really win?

  • I wonder if the worshipers of Obama will be so happy when the Muslim Brotherhood puts the crackdown on their freewheeling life styles here in Amerika? Of course us Christians will have to be killed because we will not bow down to this Brotherhood of anti-Christ, but the heathens will not understand why they are being killed. Radical thoughts, I know but just ask those Christians or non Muslims in Muslim controlled areas of the world how that is working out for them.