U.S. commander says only 4 or 5 Pentagon-trained fighters in Syria
That was the screaming headline in all the papers. How does that jive with these headline after Russia started bombing:
Pentagon Weighs Military Options to Protect US-Trained Rebels in Syria
Why would the US do anything to protect 4 or 5 guys ? or is it much, much more than 4-5 guys ?
Well, the LA times mention a separate program run by the CIA.
A separate CIA-run program is believed to have armed and fielded a larger force, but little is known about it.
But none of the papers detail the CIA program – what any good journalist would do. The intelligence-run program has been the main tool used in the attempt to overthrow Assad. Let’s look at some of the recent headlines over the years, though it is clear that the training and arming started well before 2011 according to other reports :
For months now, the United States has been training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan …The training has been taking place since late last year at an unspecified location,….The New York Times reported Monday that the CIA helped Arab governments and Turkey sharply increase their military aid to Syria’s opposition in recent months, with secret airlifts of arms and equipment. It cited traffic data, officials in several countries and rebel commanders, and said the airlift began on a small scale a year ago but has expanded steadily to more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari planes landing at Turkish and Jordanian airports. (AP: 3/2013)
Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting what it said were participants and organizers.
Spiegel said it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were from the army but said some wore uniforms. The training focused on use of anti-tank weaponry. (Reuters: 3/2013)
The United States, keeping a wary eye on Syria’s civil war, has left about 700 combat-equipped troops in Jordan after a training exercise, President Barack Obama said on Friday, after previously deciding to leave Patriot missiles and warplanes there. (Reuters 6/2013)
The CIA and US special operational troops and have been secretly training Syrian rebels at bases in Jordan and Turkey since November 2012. Up to 100 from all over Syria have gone through courses in the last month alone, according to US media reports.(RT 6/2013)
Clearly the US has been massively funding, training, and arming the Syrian terrorists both in Jordan and Turkey with large numbers of US troops and mercenaries doing the training. Certainly not 5 people. This has been going on for years. It was eassy to confirm this with the thousands of videos available on the net. One could track the increased arms, sophistication of the arms, and the military training of the so-called rebels. As the training hit full speed, one saw all of a sudden everyone with new shiny uniforms, the latest high-tech guns and as below the best US anti-tank weapons. Hard to distinguish from the picture whether the person is US military or not.
Then, we see that the vast bulk of these guys end up in Al-Qaeda or ISIS
Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda.
The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF through them, had been receiving heavy weapons from the US-led coalition, including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles (Telegraph)
Reported along the peripheries of the Western media, it was reported recently that some 3,000 so-called “moderate rebels” of the “Free Syrian Army” had defected to the “Islamic State” (ISIS). …
Officials say the initial round of training would produce of 5,000 trained Free Syrian Army members within about a year. (infowars)
Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country.
Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favoured by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night.
What this news, admitted to by the West itself, of these US-backed “moderates” joining Al Qaeda’s ranks by the thousands proves is that at the very least America’s policy of building up a moderate opposition has failed entirely. What (this) documented evidence stretching back as far as 2007 proves is that the US had no intention of building up a moderate opposition in the first place, and news of “defections” are simply cover for the direct funding and arming of Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria.(LD)
You have been completely hoodwinked
The general probably didn’t lie when he said only 4-5 of the Pentagon’s rebels remained in the program as that would open him to all kinds of sanction. What the propaganda didn’t tell you is that there are only 4-5 left of the thousands and thousands trained by the US because they all joined ISIS, Nusra, or other goat-f*cking jihadis – by design. As in other overthrown countries, the goal is not democracy – the goal is chaos and mayhem so that the jewish oligarchy can rule the world. Moderates, businessmen, and intellectuals who can build a country are the ones to be wiped out. The oligarchy loves extremists – Bolsheviks, Bin Laden, Hekmatyar, Latin American death squads, Ukranian fascists thugs, Hamas, ISIS, etc because they help destroy the natural, humane opposition to their all pervasive oligarchy. They fund and support them to create the conditions for them to take over and rule those countries, or to leave it backward and a non-threatening dependency. Welcome to the New World Order – 1984.