Tuesday, September 30, 2014

600 Tons Of Weapons We Gave To The Syrian Free Army Now In The Hands Of ISIS

Here's a good reason why it is not a good idea to blindly arm the Syrian Free Army to fight ISIS...

(WND) A claim by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that some of the 600 tons of weapons the U.S. gave Syrian rebels last year ended up in the hands of ISIS is based on the Free Syrian Army’s initial cooperation with a Syrian-backed coalition of Islamic Front fighters.

The Islamic Front last December attacked the compound of Brig. Gen. Samir Idris, who was then chief of staff of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army, capturing two warehouses filled with weapons and non-lethal equipment.

After that development, the U.S. suspended all arms shipments to the FSA, who claim their primary enemy is the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Islamic Front was created last year and was comprised of seven so-called “moderate” jihadist militant groups opposing the Assad.

The new coalition does not contain the al-Qaida-linked rebel groups Nusra Front and ISIS. But Islamic Front members such as Ahrar al-Sham are difficult to distinguish from the al-Qaida-affiliated groups.

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1 comment:

  1. Who ever can be proved that made this deal, should go to prison for a very long time. And if the President set this in play in motion, he should resign immediately.


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