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ISIS update 5\7\2015..moderate” rebels are virtually nonexistent

Thursday, May 7, 2015 16:26
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The Pentagon is ready to train “moderate Syrian rebels,” CNN reports.

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The first of 400 U.S. military trainers have in Turkey and Jordan to train rebels who “have passed the initial security screening” on small arms, radios, medical gear and battlefield tactics.

In fact, “moderate” rebels are virtually nonexistent in Syria and have been for some time.

“The Free Syrian Army and the Syrian National Council, the vaunted bulwarks of the moderate opposition, only really exist in hotel lobbies and the minds of Western diplomats,” writes Ben Reynolds.

“On the ground, Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic Front, and other rebel groups have joined together in fighting against the regime, the Kurds, and ISIS.”

In fact, before Reynolds wrote the above last October, Jabhat al-Nusra had reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS in at Albu Kamal in Syria and al-Qaim in Iraq.

Moreover, an earlier CIA program to arm groups opposed to the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria in effect armed al-Nusra and other jihadist groups.

“The Obama administration approved a CIA-led program in the spring of 2013 that delivered support to those then considered moderate rebels, all of whom fought under the umbrella known as the Free Syrian Army, the main opposition group fighting Assad after the Syrian Civil War began in 2011. The CIA program allowed for the transfer of U.S.-made weapons via Turkey, and it was partially funded by Saudi Arabia and other wealthy Sunni states. But the rebel groups that were the beneficiaries of that aid began to dissolve when better-financed and -organized militias, such as the Islamic State group and the Nusra Front, emerged,” International Business Times reported last month.

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