2014, Anthony Lloyd was a reporter for the TIMES. While on a fact-finding mission in Syria, he and his photographer, Jack Hill, were attacked and kidnapped by Syrian rebels. They were in the home of Hakim Abu Jamal when Hakim suspected them of being spies. That’s when he turned them in and had them kidnapped.
Both reporter and photographer knew how brutal Syrian rebels were to their captives. Afraid of being beheaded or shot by the militants they decided that May to attempt to escape to increase their chances of survival.
Unfortunately, their first attempt failed. So one of their captors, Hakim (their previous host), looked them in the eyes and shot them in the ankles as punishment for trying to escape. They were exposed to the beheadings of other hostages and they were tortured. Luckily, they both survived a second time and escaped to Turkey.
2 years later Lloyd was watching a video of U.S. President Obama’s “ally in the war against ISIS” or ‘ISIL’ as Obama says. In that video he was staring right at his captor and torturer. Obama’s CIA had hired a Syrian rebel. They had hired a Syrian rebel who had previously kidnapped and tortured at least 2 people.
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.
So what do you think of the CIA having Syrian rebel’s and torturer’s on their payroll, bankrolled by the taxpayers money? That’s just lunacy!