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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    It appears we now have a major problem with BO's plans for a coalition, and in giving arms and training to the MB Sunni back Rebels. How do you think this affects what BO and Kerry were stating with regards to Syria? This alliance show Team BO and BO cannot trust who is on the ground in Syria. Which doesn't take into account how they want Assad gone as well. What will others in the newly formed Coalition say now? Will there be commitment? Can this be ignored and with Assad and Russia now knowing this bit of information? What say ye?



    According to Agence France-Presse, ISIS and a number of moderate and hard-line rebel groups have agreed not to fight each other so that they can focus on taking down the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Other sources say the signatories include a major U.S. ally linked to the Free Syrian Army. The deal between ISIS and the moderate Syrian groups casts doubt over President Barack Obama's freshly announced strategy to arm and train the groups against ISIS. The AFP report cited information from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a U.K.-based group monitoring the Syrian civil war, which said parties to the agreement "promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime." The term Nussayri refers to the Alawite ethnic group that Assad and many of his supporters belong to. AFP said the agreement was signed in a suburb of the Syrian capital, where ISIS has a strong presence.

    Charles Lister, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Doha Center, cited a report from the anti-regime Orient Net website to suggest on Twitter that the signatories of the ceasefire include a U.S.-backed coalition called the Syrian Revolutionary Front. According to the U.K.-based outlet Middle East Eye, that same Orient Net report says the ceasefire between groups described in the U.S. as "moderate rebels" and the Islamic State was mediated by the al-Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria. This news suggests that partners will be hard to find. Lister said the pact is a product of failed U.S.-led Western policy in Syria."This underlines serious frustration w. lack of US-backing to [Free Syrian Army] opposition in fight vs Assad," he tweeted. If true, Landis said, the news of a ceasefire proves Washington does not know who it can support or trust within the fractured country.....snip~

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    This is why I said stay out of it in the first place. Whoever wins, we lose.
    Perhaps stalemate is the best solution.
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

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    I didn't say Iraq.
    You are correct. I typed Iraq instead of Iran in error. But the LOL still stands. Iran doesn't need Barracks approval for anything.

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And you're a right wing partisan hack, that's well known as well. Which is why you can't see that US policy under Bush and Obama is hurting us.
    How is the Bush policy hurting? Iraq was a stable democracy, Obama and Biden both said so, and now it's a mess. How is that the fault of George Bush?

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Apparently, the Syrian rebels deny that this ceasefire has occurred.

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    Critics of President Obama’s latest pledge to arm the moderate Syrian rebels are trumpeting a report of a supposed deal between the opposition forces and ISIS, but Syrian opposition leaders are fighting back with what they say is overwhelming evidence that no truce exists.

    The September 12 Agence France-Presse report stating that that moderate and Islamic rebel brigades in the southern Damascus suburbs had signed a “non-aggression” pact to focus efforts on fighting the Assad regime are not only false but are easily disproved by evidence that ISIS and the moderate rebels are still fighting each other in that region, according to rebel commanders on the ground and activists supporting the Syrian opposition.

    “The only report we have received on anything resembling a ceasefire was that ISIS and Sons of Golan, an FSA brigade outside Damascus, halted fighting for 24 hours to collect bodies before hostilities resumed. However, this report also confirms that there is substantial fighting between the two groups that is leading to fatalities,” said Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, director of government relations for the Syrian American Council, a Washington NGO that works with the Syrian opposition and the FSA. “It is fantastical to think that rebels outside Damascus would expend lives and resources to rout ISIS from the Damascus suburbs; besiege the group for over a month; wait until two days after Obama announces he will aid the rebels to fights ISIS; and then sign a deal with ISIS (the first ever) while the group was besieged in its last holdout.”

    The Syrian American Council collected public statements from several of the rebel commanders on the ground near Hajar al-Aswad, the town where the supposed ceasefire was reported to take place. All of the rebel leaders on the ground issued statements to deny the report, according to the group.

    “The threat of ISIS is omnipresent across Northern Idlib and is a threat to the Syrian people, the region, and the international community at large,” said Jamal Maarouf, the head of the FSA-linked Syrian Revolutionaries’ Front, in a statement. “SRF remains committed to combating the terrorist threat of ISIS wherever it may be found in order to liberate the Syrian people from all threats, whether foreign or domestic.”
    Syrian Opposition Blasts Reports It Signed a Truce With ISIS - The Daily Beast
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Perhaps stalemate is the best solution.
    Do you think ISIS wants a stalemate?

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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Apparently, the Syrian rebels deny that this ceasefire has occurred.



    Syrian Opposition Blasts Reports It Signed a Truce With ISIS - The Daily Beast
    Of course they are going to deny it. They still want access to US weaponry.
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Of course they are going to deny it. They still want access to US weaponry.
    Lying won't help. They won't get that weaponry if they're not using it to fight ISIS. And since the ISIS-rebel conflict started when ISIS started to fight other rebel groups, I doubt the rebels trust ISIS enough to form a long-term ceasefire.
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Lying won't help. They won't get that weaponry if they're not using it to fight ISIS. And since the ISIS-rebel conflict started when ISIS started to fight other rebel groups, I doubt the rebels trust ISIS enough to form a long-term ceasefire.
    In this situation it would be best not to trust anyone.
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    Re: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    How is the Bush policy hurting? Iraq was a stable democracy, Obama and Biden both said so, and now it's a mess. How is that the fault of George Bush?
    Iraq has never in its history been a democracy, that's rubbish, and since when does anything Obama and Biden say get used by you as affirmation of anything?
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