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He claims to oppose terrorism, and CLAIMS to oppose HTS, but he flaunts then every chance he gets. He calls their operations by the propagandistic term “martyrdom operations.” He has a habit of exclusively focusing on Assadist atrocities (which I cannot deny) yet sugercoats rebels with a Salafist bend only a moron can deny. Most Syrians I have spoke to are anti salafi, even conservative ones, and it is completely out of touch with their culture. Most are foreigners who might recruit rebel defectors for a better wage. One cringeworthy interaction I saw was one of the photos he posted showed a salafi rebel (zenki or izza I believe) and one of their patches was a black standard. Yes, a user incorrectly called it an “isis patch” when trying to tackle the bigger issue of Roche’s quasi propagandist posts, and roche blocked him for being an “islamophobic troll.” Roche missed the point (probably on purpose) that the black standard has become an exclusively salafi symbol (think like how the swastika was approiated.) he clearly ignores Issa and zenki would only use it for their Salafi bullshit, and finally he blocks anyone who slightly disagrees with him. While in 2012 few of the rebels were radical, and today many in the south are relatively moderate, the vast majority in idlib at least pay lip service to salafism. Cody seems to sugarcoat it simply because they fight a dictatorship. Interestingly enough, while some equally repugnant Shia Islamist rebels in Iraq once fought a dictatorship, the moment saddam fell they become a different oppressor. And Cody roche is very opposed to them, yet ignores the eery similarities. Cody is a clear propagandist who paints a one sided narrative only closet salafis would buy. And ironically, many of his followers are indeed salafis or at least islamists/anti Shia bigots.
Here's the situation. Parents are Syrian citizens (also american citizens) who are traveling to Syria for summer break. They are taking their children with them (American citizens, born in the US). The children have not been registered in Syria and as far as I'm aware, they're considered Americans to the Syrian government.
Would this pose a problem for the family trying to enter? Can the children get visas at the border?