Friday, January 24, 2014

Saudi princes and ISIS

"The Institute for Gulf Affairs: On 20 January 2014, Al Arabiya, a Pan-Arab TV Network, mistakenly aired an interview with a captured Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) fighter in Syria that confirmed suspicions that the Saudi Ruling family has been supporting ISIS in Syria.

Interviewer: “Why do you (ISIS) monitor the movement of the Free Syrian Army?” ISIS Captive: “I don’t exactly know why, but we received orders from ISIS Command” Interviewer: “Who among the command at ISIS gave you these orders?” ISIS Captive: “Prince Abdulrahman Al… Faisal, who is also known as Abu Faisal”

This transcript verifies the allegation of Saudi Government support of ISIS in Syria. While mainstream media has never directly acknowledged this fact, this evidence directly ties the ruling Al Saud family with terrorist and extremist organization fighting in Syria. The question of why ISIS is monitoring the Free Syrian Army is significant because both groups are considered part of the Assad opposition. It is yet another example of the infighting and distrust between rebel groups. Prince Abdulrahman AlFaisal is the former commander of the Saudi air force. AlArabiya is owned by the Saudi Monarchy and reflects its opinions.

Shortened video of the interview aired on AlArabiya  Original video
(Since removed)
(thanks Bassam)