by Ian Mosley
The Obama regime’s foreign policy blunders are getting more and more bizarre. You’d think Obama would back off meddling in foreign countries after toppling Gaddafi in Libya, which led to the deaths of four Americans including our ambassador by the radical Muslims, Obama supported. And don’t forget the “Fast and Furious” debacle, which not only got at least one Border Patrol agent killed (Brian Terry), but also got hundreds of innocent people in Mexico killed thanks to Eric Holder’s distribution of assault weapons to Mexican drug gang members.
An article on WND.com reports: “Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Syria), or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.”
“The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.”
Really? And how exactly does one “vet” some goat-herding Iraqi peasant named Mohammed with no birth certificate or social security number or any kind of intelligible ID?
The article continues “In February 2012, WND was first to report the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region. That report has since been corroborated by numerous other media accounts. Last March, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported Americans were training Syrian rebels in Jordan.”
“Quoting what it said were training participants and organizers, Der Spiegel reported it was not clear whether the Americans worked for private firms or were with the U.S. Army, but the magazine said some organizers wore uniforms. The training in Jordan reportedly focused on use of anti-tank weaponry. The German magazine reported some 200 men received the training over the previous three months amid U.S. plans to train a total of 1,200 members of the Free Syrian Army in two camps in the south and the east of Jordan. Britain’s Guardian newspaper also reported last March that U.S. trainers were aiding Syrian rebels in Jordan along with British and French instructors.”
“Reuters reported a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department declined immediate comment on the German magazine’s report. The French foreign ministry and Britain’s foreign and defense ministries also would not comment to Reuters.”
It’s a kind of cosmic joke although I doubt the thousands of American dead in Iraq see the humor in it. It’s Osama Bin Laden all over again. (Bin Laden got his start as a CIA asset fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.) We train these people to kill the enemy du jour. They then turn against us, or in this case invade their own country and try to overturn the major American puppet who is all we have to show for eight years of death in the desert.
Are these amateurs in the Obama regime really incapable of learning anything from past mistakes?
How do you say “Oops!” in Arabic?