Past US programs of smuggling arms into Syria for “vetted” rebel factions have mostly failed, and left a lot of weapons in the hands of Islamist factions like ISIS and al-Qaeda. Incredibly, with the return to throwing arms at Syria’s Civil War, the US is moving away from the vetting part.
Pentagon officials are conceding that this week’s airdrops of weapons and ammunition to rebels in northeast Syria are going to wholly unvetted forces, saying it is a “moot point” since the rebels are meant to be fighting ISIS, and not the Syrian government.
The problem here is pretty clear, because one of the big reasons for vetting was to try to keep US weaponry out of the hands of factions that might give them to terrorist groups. That the factions are in close proximity to ISIS doesn’t “moot” the question of whether the groups are ultimately going to sell or give the arms to ISIS.
Pentagon officials are refusing to talk about the “restrictions” on these arms drops, but did say that they “ask” the factions to use them to fight ISIS, and apparently that’s tantamount to a full-fledged vetting process these days.
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For pentagon, for NATO, for USG, for the Europeans is the Syrian war to continue, here, the enemy's of the people can be anyone and anything, humans or otherwise, as long as the war continued. The American people need to wake up and think outside of their little world, box realizing what is there, what is the truth and who are these people that they are voting every four years, with another form of war and in another part of this world planed and presented to them as democracy.
Yes because if the people fighting r Muslim Arab and fighting a dictatorship like Assad then they must be terrorists right? Is it any wonder u western people r as hated as u r.
Mush for brains indeed.
Those tons of weapons would make a lovely target for a future Russian bombing campaign the next time the morons in DC decide to drop weapons somewhere in Syria for the terrorists.
So in other words your fine with Muslim men women and children dying as long as its not america doing?
Meanwhile the Washington regime does everything possible to disarm law-abiding Americans while our tax dollars go to supplying arms for Obama's terrorists in Syria.
Ok, so if a gun dealer in the US gives a .22 target pistol to someone, he should make sure he's not a criminal. But someone who airdrops dozens of rifles, rocket launchers, grenade launchers and ammunition for the same they don't have to know who the hell they're dropping them to.
The sad part is that we know from the days when Ronnie Raygun was giving Stinger missiles to Al-Qaeda that its rather likely these weapons will turn up somewhere else shooting at other targets.
Pentagon officials did say that they “ask” the factions to use the (arms drop) to fight ISIS…'
Oboomer, if he ever had it, has lost control of this corrupt murdering regime in DC. He's
waiting for his term to finally end, and pass this nightmare off to the next flunky the
Zionists and war profiteers stick into that office.
Well, that is the way the system has been designed. Eventually, the "next occupant" who comes in is going to find that the egg is broken and can't be fixed and the peasants are banging on the doors demanding his/her head.
And all the pundits will look back with chagrin and wonder why Obama didn't have to balls to prosecute Bushco for the war crimes they committed and the precedent they set.
Must admit I feel Obama's real error was failing to abandon Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as he gained power; all the time screaming at the top of his voice 'It's all Bush's fault, it's all Bush's fault.' After all, he was elected because of dissatisfaction over the wars. He could have easily claimed he had a mandate for this policy. The next error was gushing all over the Arab Spring, instead of proclaiming 'Just love one another, brethren', until the most murderous of the contending monsters had mangled and mutilated his way to power. He could then have hugged and kissed him, and congratulated him on his devotion to democracy and decency, meanwhile pointing out how much aid the US'd given the other guy to be reasonable, and made him the same offer.
Another feature of modern parlimentary government that our old semi-feudal style of democracy lacks is a 'vote of no confidence'. Seems to be a nice idea to prevent this constantly re-occuring point where everyone in the country seems to wish an old President would just leave.
As to the last point, by now its completely obvious that Obama was looking to his own future when he honored the good-ol-boys agreement not to prosecute the Bush era criminals. Would have set a precedent that the President who's bombed more countries than Dick Cheney wouldn't have been comfortable with. Another flaw in the system is relying on a future crook to prosecute the past crooks.
He had the opportunity to change the way things worked…and proved he was no better and possibly worse than the others.
Russia's air force works for ISIS.
Putin, biggest war criminal around.
Rather the opposite it appears.
Strange isn't it how after the US had been bombing for a year, there are all these ISIS targets sitting out in the open. If ISIS had been subjected to a serious bombing campaign for a year, all of these targets would have been either already destroyed or better hidden.
Meanwhile, the day after ISIS loses major ammo depots (according to Russian media), suddenly the USAF starts wide-open drops of weapons and ammo to completely unvetted 'rebels'. So, who exactly is acting as ISIS air force???????
Isis has actually gained ground since russian intervention. Both at the expense of assad forces and that of the rebels. Sorry western red necks Putin is not ur white savior.
Obama and Hillary and Bill Clinton should all be prosecuted for war crimes.
By the look of it, the US is slowly but surely allying with ISIS. The final line-up could easily be Putin, Assad and the Kurds against the rest.
It's now obvious that Barack Obama is deliberately and directly supporting ISIS as official but unacknowledged policy.
Time to impeach Obama for high treason.
what happens when the syrians use one of those shiny new S300
air defense missile systems to shoot down a us/nato cargo plane
in their airspace illegally delivering weapons to terrorists.
(or fighter or drone)
Russian media is reporting that Russian air strikes have destroyed large stockpiles of ISIS weapons and ammo, leaving ISIS short on both. So, the interesting question is ………is this dot connected to that dot? Why exactly is the Pentagon in a huge rush to drop weapons and ammo inside Syria? Even when at the very best it has to know from past experience that there's a large chance that these weapons will end up in the hands of ISIS?
Perhaps because ISIS is the intended recipient? Just guessing, of course.
Material Support of terrorists, and State sponsored Terrorism in the middle East, par for the course for the United States of America going back for a century but more blatantly since the end of WWII!
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