The Pentagon is ready to train “moderate Syrian rebels,” CNN reports.
Intel boss Clapper: “We do not have census bureau door-to-door survey fidelity on these groups.”
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.
The U.S. is well aware it is training and arming jihadist groups in Syria, including ISIS. (The latter group was trained in Jordan by the U.S. military.)
“There is no doubt that the Obama administration knows this. Classified U.S. intelligence is simply better than publicly available sources, particularly in the case of an important conflict like Syria,” Reynolds continues. “It defies common sense that the administration would somehow be unaware that the ‘moderate opposition’ exists in name only. Contrary to popular belief, the United States does not stumble blindly and hopelessly through the Middle East. It stands to reason that there is an important motive behind choosing to back the non-ISIS Syrian opposition, rather than tacitly supporting the Assad regime, to counter ISIS.”
As Tony Cartalucci notes, “there never were any ‘moderates,’ and… the United States and its allies, precisely as renowned journalist Seymour Hersh warned in 2007, went about raising a regional army of sectarian terrorists to fight an unprecedented proxy war with the predictable outcome being an orgy of genocide and atrocities.”
“ISIS is the purposeful creation of the United States in its pursuit of regional hegemony in the Middle East, and ISIS’ atrocities were predicted long before the first shots were fired in 2011 in the Syrian conflict, long before the term ‘Islamic State’ went mainstream.”
The latest propaganda effort by the Pentagon designed to give the impression the U.S. is arming and training “vetted moderates” to fight ISIS is simply cover for the real purpose of a new influx or arms and trainers in the Middle East: to hasten the overthrow of al-Assad and convert Syria into the next failed state on par with Libya where ISIS has taken up residence.
Libya and Iraq are examples of the paradigm in mind for the Arab and Muslim Middle East — a series of failed states riven by sectarian conflict and violence. The ultimate goal by the global elite is to realize order through chaos and as the arch globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski said, “prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals.”