U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford became Former Ambassador Robert Ford.
So why did his ‘excellency’ quit?
He feels that the Obama Administration didn’t do enough to remove the ‘dictator’ and ‘tyrant’ Bashar Al-Assad. He said that he could no longer support the Obama administration policy in that country.
But Ford’s argument for the removal of Bashar al-Assad is a common refrain heard by either Muslim Brotherhood agents or their dupes. Specifically, Ford insists that the Obama administration didn’t do enough to help the “moderate” rebels. Said Ford:
“We’ve identified them quite well now. Some people say, well, we don’t know them well enough; we can’t depend on them. We know them quite well. We’ve worked with them for years.”
So what ‘moderates’ did Ford push for?
It was he who aggressively pushed for making Sheikh Ahmad Moaz Al-Khatib the face of the Syrian rebels, as Shoebat.com reported.
All one needs as an example to demonstrate that Ford either fell for or helped to perpetuate that lie is his support for al-Khatib. In fact, that support completely torpedoes Ford’s central argument because al-Khatib is nothing more than a Muslim Brotherhood extremist who was given a facelift.
As Shoebat.com reported, al-Khatib has been arrested several times and demonstrates a mastery of Muruna, a tactic espoused by Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi that allows stealth jihadists to go to extreme lengths to practice deception in order to deceive westerners.
Ford’s faith in al-Khatib specifically and ‘moderate’ rebels generally is clearly misplaced and likely has years of stealth Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. to blame. Stealth jihadist Bassam Estwani, the former chairman of the very notorious Dar al-Hijrah mosque, has for years curried favor with American politicians as Shoebat.com has revealed. Another stealth jihadist that has worked to help supposed ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria is Mouaz Moustafa, head of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), which counts Estwani as one of its Board members.
Ford, obviously frustrated in his interview with Christianne Amanpour, is so intent on removing Al-Assad from power that he’s willing to believe the lie that there are ‘moderate’ rebels. In reality, al-Khatib blows a big fat hole in Ford’s argument and Turkey – a truly Islamist government – seeks to Islamize Syria with the help of Ford’s former employer, the Obama administration.
The normally well-reasoned Ed Morrissey at Hot Air doesn’t seem to understand this dynamic as well, saying:
Ford showed great personal courage in his service while Bashar al-Assad instigated attacks on Western embassies and eventually provoked a massive civil war which has turned into a regional threat, thanks to the collapse of his power in large regions of Syria.
Whether Ford showed courage by being in Syria is really inconsequential to the larger cause he was fighting for. It was the same cause Christopher Stevens – who also went into a very dangerous place – was fighting for. It was based on a lie that ‘moderate’ rebels exist.
Here is Ford’s interview with Amanpour:
And we pray, when will all the rest resign? Cure us O Lord, we have the disease already.