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    U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Pentagon: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels - CNN.com

    (CNN)The U.S. military will deploy 400 trainers and hundreds more troops in a train-and-equip mission for Syrian rebel forces, the Pentagon said Friday.

    This is part of an Obama administration plan to expand training for factions of moderate Syrian rebels.

    Those groups are battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and extremist groups like ISIS, as well as others linked to al Qaeda.
    So these boots on the ground means we are officially at war with Syria, right? And that being the case, did the President consult with congress before putting US soldiers in harms way, as is required by law? And will he seek authorization as required by law?

    How many wars is this now? Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia. You might say its one big war on terror.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So these boots on the ground means we are officially at war with Syria, right? And that being the case, did the President consult with congress before putting US soldiers in harms way, as is required by law? And will he seek authorization as required by law?

    How many wars is this now? Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia. You might say its one big war on terror.
    That is the nature of war (national defense) - you must fight against all of those that chose to fight you. The attacked do not get to declare themselves too busy to deal with additional attackers. We could decide to wait until the attackers cross our borders, if you prefer, but zapping them outside the US limits the collateral damage to their current chosen locations.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    So weve been bombing Iraq and Syria for months, have thousands on the ground in Iraq (some of whom have been attacked) with more to come, and now we are going into Syria.

    And yet this conflict still has no name. Obama's ISIS war?

    This is what happens when you cede nations like Iraq to Iran and terrorists.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    That is the nature of war (national defense) - you must fight against all of those that chose to fight you. The attacked do not get to declare themselves too busy to deal with additional attackers. We could decide to wait until the attackers cross our borders, if you prefer, but zapping them outside the US limits the collateral damage to their current chosen locations.
    Bullcrap. That is the nature of "NATIONAL OFFENSE." We are
    supporting Islamic fundamentalists, just like we funded al Qeda and OBL in Afghanistan. WE, the USA, and the Saudi ScumBag
    Wahabbis are exporting lots of terror, but it's all good because it is good for business, don't ya' know?

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Bullcrap. That is the nature of "NATIONAL OFFENSE." We are
    supporting Islamic fundamentalists, just like we funded al Qeda and OBL in Afghanistan. WE, the USA, and the Saudi ScumBag
    Wahabbis are exporting lots of terror, but it's all good because it is good for business, don't ya' know?
    The best defense is a good offense. I tend to agree that we often define friends and enemies incorrectly - but we pay what we get for.
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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    It appears BO still has not learned anything with these Rebel/Terrorists, huh?


    U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles.....

    Senior U.S. military officers also privately warn that the so-called Syrian moderates that U.S. planners hope to recruit — opposition fighters without ties to the Islamic radicals — have been degraded by other factions and forces, including Assad's army, during the war.

    We're not going to be able to build that kind of credible force in enough time to make a difference," said a senior U.S. officer who is involved in military operations against the militants and who asked for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. "We've watched the moderate opposition dwindle and dwindle and now there's very little left."....snip~

    U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles - LA Times


    1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State in sign it’s still strengthening
    McClatchy Washington Bureau July 8, 2014
    Read more here: GAZIANTEP, Turkey: 1,000 Syrian rebels defect to Islamic State in sign it’s still strengthening | Syria | McClatchy DC






    The Free Syrian Army was said to be a “moderate” and “secular” force, which was used as the rationale by U.S. officials to supply the opposition force with weapons and training. Sources told Homs, Syria-based Zaman Alwasl newspaper that several factions within the FSA, including Ahl Al Athar, Ibin al-Qa’im, and Aisha have pledged to support the Islamic State.

    The Obama administration has delivered weapons, supplies, and CIA-sponsored training to the Free Syrian Army. United States intelligence analysts estimate that the U.S. has had a hand in training as many as 20,000 FSA rebels. The U.S. reportedly provided the FSA with weapons such as rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles, which were supplied through back-channels in Qatar and Saudi Arabia......snip~

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-se...-terror-group/


    U.S.-backed Syria rebels routed by fighters linked to al-Qaeda
    (Washington Post) - The Obama administration’s Syria strategy suffered a major setback Sunday after fighters linked to al-Qaeda routed U.S.-backed rebels from their main northern strongholds, capturing significant quantities of weaponry, triggering widespread defections and ending hopes that Washington will readily find Syrian partners in its war against the Islamic State.

    Moderate rebels who had been armed and trained by the United States either surrendered or defected to the extremists as the Jabhat al-Nusra group, affiliated with al-Qaeda, swept through the towns and villages the moderates controlled in the northern province of Idlib, in what appeared to be a concerted push to vanquish the moderate Free Syrian Army, according to rebel commanders, activists and analysts....snip~

    U.S.-backed Syria rebels routed by fighters linked to al-Qaeda - The Washington Post
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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Wait a minute here, how did the US find out the people they're going to arm and train are moderates? Employment application?

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Bullcrap. That is the nature of "NATIONAL OFFENSE." We are
    supporting Islamic fundamentalists, just like we funded al Qeda and OBL in Afghanistan. WE, the USA, and the Saudi ScumBag
    Wahabbis are exporting lots of terror, but it's all good because it is good for business, don't ya' know?
    The Saudis aren't exporting terror.. they fight and imprison terrorists and freeze their assets, plus they have an active campaign to prevent young Saudis from going to fight with ISIS or AQ or any others.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Wait a minute here, how did the US find out the people they're going to arm and train are moderates? Employment application?

    They asked the "perception management" departments at the NY Times, the Washington Post, FAUXnews, and a known unknown agency dissemenating unknown knowns regarding unknown unknowns and operating in or near the Nation's capitol and so secret that those working there don't even know how to spell the name of the three letter Agency, but though spelling is not their forte, their budgets increase nicely if you have more enemies or even frenemies if alternatives are not provided. Bottom line is that although they can deny even the thought that perhaps they provided input to the assessments of these "allegedly" moderate rebels, it is nothing more than unsubstatiated supposition and the fact they are training these same "alleged" moderate rebels is the stuff of conspiracy theory.

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    Re: U.S. to begin to train and equip moderate Syria rebels

    Quote Originally Posted by Sooda View Post
    The Saudis aren't exporting terror.. they fight and imprison terrorists and freeze their assets, plus they have an active campaign to prevent young Saudis from going to fight with ISIS or AQ or any others.
    An acquaintance of mine said something like that and I asked him what he had been smokin'? Wahabbis are the root of al Qeda. It was Saudi Nationals that did 9/11. OBL was funded and armed by Saudis and the CIA. OBL was a Saudi. The Saudis behead lots of foreign Nationals to the tune of 43% of beheadings. That is the same technique used by ISIS and ISIS is wreaking havoc with Saudi OIL competitors in the Saudi neighborhood. I know, I know , it just looks like Big Money conspiracy and skullduggery, and the Saudi scumbags are sweethearts, don't ya' know? I know those really warm-hearted Saudis wouldn't spend billions of dollars to support agents of destruction working against nations that are detrimental to the Saudi OIL monopoly, or not? KeeeRisssst, don't ya' know, that would be like cutting the price to less than half to destroy competition. To quote a not so great American, "jus bidness."

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