Pentagon Trainees aka Sitting Ducks
Obama sought and obtained $500 million tax dollars to train Syrian rebels to fight ISIS. It was appropriated for 3,000 to 5,000 fighters but for various reasons, all they could get were 60 at the time and they don’t have many more now.
Only 54 Syrian rebels completed the U.S. training. Of those, at least one was killed last week and as many as five of the leaders were captured by the Nusra Front militants who attacked the New Syrian Forces’ compound.
U.S. officials have also acknowledged that after the fight, which they said the Nusra Front lost, some of the New Syrian Forces left the area and not all have been accounted for.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
Asked if any of the 54 had returned to battle, Ryder said he would not divulge details on where individuals may be. He said the New Syrian Forces are not under U.S. command and control. Instead, once they are trained they return to the Syrian rebel groups that the U.S. has been working with.
In other words, they don’t have a clue as to the whereabouts of any of them.
Other reports say they were all captured or joined the enemy.
Breitbart, reported on August 6, 2015 that the Arab world is laughing at us and views us as treacherous.
The Jerusalem Post presented a stunning sample of reactions from the Arab world to the performance of the U.S.-trained and equipped New Syrian Force, the teeny-tiny force of 54 troops who are supposed to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS. ISIS by the way has it’s own country with its own currency, army, businesses and tortured slave labor.
The Arab world sees us as responsible for the Syrian crisis as Iran and Russia. They also see us training and siding with Sh’ites. We have cooperated with Iranian forces against ISIS using Shi’ite militias who are every bit as criminal as ISIS. We are seen as siding with them against the entire rest of the Arab world and we are to get a bad deal with Iran.
Al Qaeda quickly took the first tiny force apart, the officers were taken captive.
So what does Obama’s Pentagon do? They are training two more teeny classes of troops to destroy ISIS.
The “program is speeding up”, the hill reported. They hope to have 15,000 in three years.
ISIS might have a continent by then, one they might share with the terror-sponsoring nation of Iran.
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