Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels
“..part of peoples’ concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn’t holding and we’re not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order that’s based on a different set of principles,” Barack Obama, July 22, 2014 source
EDITOR’S NOTE: If you want to be kind, you could say that Obama was outmaneuvered by a superior political and military strategist, Vladimir Putin. If you want to be mean, you could say that the little community organizer from Chicago was no match for the very manly, former KGB agent from Russia. If you want to be truthful, however, you would have to say that this is exactly what you would expect from a Muslim-raised, anti-Christian, anti-American, New World Order puppet president who is Hell-bent on betraying and destroying America.
LONDON — The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria.
Pentagon officials announced the end of the program on Friday, as Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter left London after meetings with his British counterpart, Michael Fallon, about the continuing wars in Syria and Iraq.
“Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is now directing the Department of Defense to provide equipment packages and weapons to a select group of vetted leaders and their units so that over time they can make a concerted push into territory still controlled by ISIL,” a Pentagon statement said, using another acronym for the Islamic State. “We will monitor the progress these groups make and provide them with air support as they take the fight to ISIL.”
A senior defense official said that the remaining training “will be much more minimal” than the ambitious program that was launched by the Pentagon and that the training would concentrate only on the “vetting of key leaders of groups we’ve identified in Syria who are fighting ISIL.”
The shift in strategy comes amid a huge deployment of force by Russia in support of Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, who has clung to power since the civil war began in 2011. Russian warplanes have conducted scores of airstrikes, and Moscow has fired a barrage of cruise missiles at targets in Syria. source
And the really sad, scary and frightening part of all this is that Putin has only been doing airstrikes for a week and a half. 10 days, that’s all the time it took for Obama to fold and call it quits.