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Offline Abe

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Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country.

Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favoured by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night.

Division 30 was the first faction whose fighters graduated from a US-led training programme in Turkey which aims to forge a force on the ground in Syria to fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11882195/US-trained-Division-30-rebels-betrayed-US-and-hand-weapons-over-to-al-Qaedas-affiliate-in-Syria.html

A statement on Twitter by a man calling himself Abu Fahd al-Tunisi, a member of al-Qaeda’s local affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra, read: "A strong slap for America... the new group from Division 30 that entered yesterday hands over all of its weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra after being granted safe passage.
"They handed over a very large amount of ammunition and medium weaponry and a number of pick-ups."

Offline BPman

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It's a quagmire. Let the Russians mete out punishment on their dime now as Lord knows we have emptied the public coffers and won nothing. Maybe the Russians will be more open to a joint nuclear scourge of the entire area with us.  :wink:
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Dubinsky this should make you real happy to hear then.

They announced today that the U.S. will be giving the same folks, half a billion dollars to help them in their fight against ISIS.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/obama-signs-defense-bill-authorizing-500-million-more-aid-moderate-syrian-rebels

Tell you what Mr. Obama, give me half that, and carte blanche to use military asset's of the U.
S. as I see fit. And I'll destroy ISIS for you. In less than ninety days.

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One of every five Americans you meet has a mental illness of some sort. Many, many, of our veteran's suffer from mental illness like PTSD now also. Help if ya can. :) http://www.projectsemicolon.org/share-your-story.html
And no you won't find my "story" there. They don't allow science fiction. :)

 

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