The brand that is Amanpour talks to the newly appointed leader of the Free Syrian Army who discusses the struggle with ISIS . . . Brigadier General Abdel Ilah al-Bashir craftily employs the interview to spread FSA propaganda . . . and more nonsensical rubbish about Bashar al-Assad and his alleged ties to the Caliph Ibrahim of the Islamic State . . . Already in early July 2014, General al-Bashir came out begging and pleading that “We call on urgent support for the FSA with weapons and ammunition, and to avoid a humanitarian disaster that threatens our people”, adding that “[t]ime is not on our side. Time is a slashing sword” (as reported by the AP).
 ” Syria rebel chief warns of ‘disaster’ without aid” AP (04 July 2014). http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/07/05/syria-rebel-chief-warns-of-disaster-without-aid/12243061/.