You are never going to believe this, but according to Patrick Poole at PJ Media, those Syrian rebel soldiers the US has been arming and funding for over a year – have not been working out so well.
The latest report he points to indicates that a U.S.-trained Syrian rebel leader has “deceived his American handlers and has defected to Jabhat al-Nusra — the official al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.”
This report comes just days after a senior U.S. military commander told Congress that only 4 to 5 U.S.-trained Syrian fighters are effectively engaged against ISIS as a result of a $500 million program pushed through by GOP congressional leadership a year ago. Since July 2014, I have repeatedly covered the frequent defections of “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel groups to al-Qaeda and ISIS here at PJ Media.
Yeah, who could have seen this coming? Besides practically everyone?
On September 17, 2014, I regretfully reported that the GOP-led Congress had very stupidly voted to authorize Obama’s (obviously underdeveloped) plan to arm and train the
I really really want to be wrong about thinking this is a huge mistake, but I have a very bad feeling about arming people with values and loyalties so antithetical to ours with American weapons. My greatest fear is that these weapons will eventually be turned on American soldiers, and will lead to more Christians and ethnic minorities being slaughtered in the Middle East.
Why on earth do we think this is a good idea?
One thing I didn’t foresee was the colossal waste of money we would spend to arm and train 4-5 dudes. I mean – I think we all could have predicted that it was not going to be cost efficient with Obama in charge – but $500 mil to arm 5 guys, huh? That is some impressive malfeasance right there – even for the Obama administration.
And it all comes courtesy of the Stupid Party.
Take your bows, Lindsey and John. Brava.
Just when you think it can not get any worse…tomorrow comes.
More from the UK Telegraph:
Telegraph: Reports indicate US-trained rebels crossed into Syria, immediately handed weapons over to Jabhat al-Nusra. http://t.co/hx2TjD6zU8
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) September 23, 2015
“Immediately.” That’s how reliable these US trained and vetted rebel soldiers are.