The Ambassador was recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials. As the key contact with the Saudis he coordinated the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa & Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces.
U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt & Libya, including U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. U.S. provided direct assistance-weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.
Obama's admin has aided the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria , including al-Qaida jihadists.