(Take this with a grain of salt for now but it looks like at least publicly, the Obama administration is scaling back their “moderate” terrorist training campaign in Syria. They had plans to train at least 5,000 destabilization terrorists by the end of the year but now that plan seems to be on hold. They say they are going to continue supporting the operatives we already have in country, but my guess is, they’ll support them like Bush Sr. supported those anti-Saddam groups in Iraq back in ’91 when we left. I’m sure the private meeting between Putin and Obama at the UN had something to do with this. They also knew Russia’s parliament was about to vote to authorize the use of force in Syria.)
by Stuart Hooper, 21st Century Wire
Just hours after the incredible speech delivered by Russian President Putin at the United Nations General Assembly, the US has quietly announced that it will be suspending its program of training allegedly ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria to fight against the Assad regime.
Colonel Steve Warren told Foreign Policy that US forces were now looking to ‘re-evaluate’ their efforts, which the news outlet calls a ‘humiliating setback‘.
While the US will continue to support those rebels it has already trained and deployed, it will no longer deploy new fighters.
Russia called the US move of arming and training rebels in Syria ‘social engineering‘, with Putin being the only world leader to publicly take a stand against Western actions.
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