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“Nasty” Putin bombs “nice, moderate” Syrian rebels

We all know that our great rulers Obama and Cameron (Obameron) have a clear strategy on Syria – give military help and arms to the “nice, moderate” Syrian rebels:

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Unfortunately, Obameron haven’t a clue who the “nice moderate” Syrian rebels are:

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Obameron did try to create an army of “nice, moderate” rebels and launched a $500m programme to train them. But things didn’t work out as planned. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter admitted this year that only 60 so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels were currently being trained by the U.S. in the $500 million program that had intended to put 3,000 rebels into action.

In an absolute classic understatement, Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC): “The number 60, as you all recognize, is not an impressive number. The number is much smaller than we hoped for at this point.”

The $500 million Syrian training program authorized by Congress was intended to train and equip up to 5,400 fighters annually, with about 3,000 projected to be ready by the end of this year.

SASC Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who earlier gave a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s entire approach to the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said “I got to tell you that after four years, Mr. Secretary, that is not a very impressive number”.

As for the few that were trained, the first wave of “New Syrian Force” fighters was ambushed by al-Qaeda and wiped out, with many of them killed, kidnapped, or MIA. No one at the Pentagon seems to know what happened to the second wave after they handed American vehicles and ammunition over to al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front in exchange for safe passage.

Anyway, Mr Putin seems to have got tired of Obameron’s bungling incompetence and has done what Obameron should have done years ago – launched air strikes backed up by an on-the-ground offensive.

At the recent UN meeting, Putin explained his reasons for acting: “It is now obvious that the power vacuum created in some countries of the Middle East and North Africa led to the emergence of anarchy areas. Those immediately started to be filled with extremists and terrorists.

Tens of thousands of militants are fighting under the banners of the so-called “Islamic State.” Its ranks include former Iraqi servicemen who were thrown out into the street after the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Many recruits also come from Libya, a country whose statehood was destroyed as a gross violation of the U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973.

And now the ranks of radicals are being joined by the members of the so-called “moderate” Syrian opposition supported by Western countries. First, they are armed and trained, and then they defect to the Islamic State”.

Obameron are, naturally outraged that Putin has exposed their uselessness and cowardice. So, rather than accepting Putin’s invitation to join forces against ISIL (as Russia and the West did against Hitler), Obameron have gone off in a sulk and are trying to start a new war with Russia:

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Most ludicrously, Obameron are accusing Russia of attacking “moderate” Syrian rebels. I wonder which ones those are. Meanwhile in a display of gobstopping cynicism, Turkey’s leader Erdogan is criticising Russia for attacking non-ISIL Syrians while he uses the excuse of ISIL to bomb Kurdish rebels as a way of ensuring his re-election at the end of the year.

In all this mess, (as one reader wrote the other day) “I’m rootin’ for Putin”. Uncle Vlad the Impaler seems to be the only person with any sense and any strategy. And the more supposed “moderates” Vlad kills, the better place the world will be.

8 comments to “Nasty” Putin bombs “nice, moderate” Syrian rebels

  • NoMore

    Ofcourse Putin has his own agenda as well in these geo-political games going on but all I know is that Syria with Assad in charge was a fairly stable, fairly secular country and not the usual total basket case for a majority M*sl!m state with no oil. A return to that is far better than the current anarchy. And IS and Al Queda are rabid animals that need to be exterminated. Putin will hopefully enable both these outcomes.

  • John Fields

    A US led coalition has failed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. The UK and France have
    failed in Libya, and Europe’s present migrant situation has stemmed from all these
    cock ups. The lesson should be to let Islamic countries deal with their own mess,
    and if President Putin wishes to become embroiled in Syria, then maybe he will
    live to regret it. The west has enough problems at home with a growing Islam
    threat of future domination.

  • mike west

    No More, what about the Obameron agenda,

    Neoconservatives Planned Regime Change Throughout the Middle East and North Africa 20 Years Ago.

    General Wesley Clark … said the aim of this plot [to “destroy the governments in … Iraq, … Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran”] was this: “They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, make it under our control.” He then recounted a conversation he had had ten years earlier with Paul Wolfowitz — back in 1991 — in which the then-number-3-Pentagon-official, after criticizing Bush 41 for not toppling Saddam, told Clark: “But one thing we did learn [from the Persian Gulf War] is that we can use our military in the region – in the Middle East – and the Soviets won’t stop us. And we’ve got about 5 or 10 years to clean up those old Soviet regimes – Syria, Iran [sic], Iraq – before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.” Clark said he was shocked by Wolfowitz’s desires because, as Clark put it: “the purpose of the military is to start wars and change governments? It’s not to deter conflicts?”

    So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/neoconservatives-planned-regime-change-throughout-the-middle-east-and-northern-africa-20-years-ago.html

  • mike west

    General Wesley Clark. In his own words.

  • mike west

    Non of theses truths will ever be aired on the , Br*tish B*llsh*t C*orporat*on

  • mike west

    U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands-FT

    Oct 8 (Reuters) – The United States is expected to sail warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea within the next two weeks to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, the Financial Times reported, citing a senior U.S. official.

    So Obama thinks he owns all the seas and oceans, just who is the ” Loose Cannon.”

  • david brown

    It was not just a conspiracy by the US to fragment Iraq, Libya and Syria but one that is also using mass migration to fragment the nation states of Western Europe. The reason why Germany, France , Sweden , England, Netherlands ,Italy and so on now have ever growing Muslim populations. The recent migrant waves are directly related to Libya and Syria, coincidence or a plan for evil directed at us?

  • Bill Bobbs

    I also couldn’t believe that the above story wasn’t featured on the BBC website. What did though was the story of a Palestinian terror attack which killed two men and wounded a woman and her baby. The BBC actually managed to portray the terrorist as the victim in its headline. There’s a great post on it at: http://john-moloney.blogspot.com/2015/10/bbc-is-enemy.html

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