Interestingly, Washington blocked Moscow's initiative to add Ahrar al-Sham, who often conducts joint operations with al-Nusra Front, to the UN Security Council's terrorist list, claiming that they are in fact moderate rebels and should be treated as a legitimate opposition to the government in Damascus.
"I don't see any evidence that there are any [moderates in Syria]," Jatras said. "What you have is a variety of Wahhabist terrorist groups some of which are maybe slightly less terrorist than others but I don't know how you measure that exactly. Who are the moderates? Where are the moderates?"
American soldiers apparently received a chilly welcome from the rebels.
"These are the kind of people we have been supporting here and every once in a while we see their true colors, just as we saw in Benghazi, just as we saw in other countries where we support jihad terror groups and then we are shocked to find out that they have this really hostile and violent ideology," he added.
"Looking at this video certainly reminds us of what happened to US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya and his whole unit in 2012, when they were executed by the very fanatical forces that the US had brought to life in order to pull down the government of Libya," she told RT.
Flounders referred to groups that the US "has helped to create, bring to life, arm and fund, recruited and trained through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Kuwait and Turkey" as "mercenary and fanatical forces" that hate the US "even if they're taking US arms and money." They are "fanatics who have no program for Syria and at the same time completely hate the US."
"None of the forces that the US has armed are called 'moderate forces.' They are contending and competing groups engaged in looting Syria and also with no program for the people of Syria," she said.
Flounders was also critical of the US' foreign policy in the Middle East, saying that Washington "is really trying to spread complete chaos in the region and sectarian divisions."