Obama regime to train new wave of Sunni Jihadists in Syria
The Obama regime, with help from Turkey and Jordan, will train another 3,000 Sunni Jihadists to fight against the Syrian government. These Jihadists will be given special radios to call in US airstrikes.
Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tanju Bilgic confirmed that the US will be training another 3,000 members of the Free Syria Army [FSA]. The FSA refers to themselves as “Jihadists” and are fighting against the Syrian government, which is run by a coalition of religious minorities. The current government of Syria is Ba’athist, which is a secular Arab nationalist regime.
The FSA is formally allied with al-Nusra, the official al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria. US backed FSA and SRF units fight side by side with al-Nusra on a regular basis. Many FSA and SRF units have even pledged loyalty to al-Nusra. In the key city of Aleppo, FSA and SRF units essentially orbit around al-Nusra and recognize al-Nusra as the leader.
Many Jihadists that were already trained and armed by the United States are currently fighting as members of al-Nusra and ISIS. US backed Jihadist groups act as a conveyor belt to more extreme groups. FSA and SFR have also committed atrocities. The most notorious was when the leader of a US back unit videotaped himself cutting out and eating the heart of a dead Shiite.
al-Nusra was originally founded by ISIS to fight in Syria. When ISIS re-called the group, al-Nusra leaders refused. al-Nusra and ISIS have fought battles against each other. However, they may presently have a truce. al-Nusra and ISIS have been reportedly fighting side by side against Hezbollah and Christian militias along the Lebanese border.
The US and Turkey have reached a tentative deal to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, according to officials from both countries, amid reports that commanders will be given authority to call in air strikes.
The Pentagon has previously said it was planning to send more than 400 troops, including special forces, to work with opposition forces at sites outside Syria.
At the same time The Wall Street Journal reported that some rebels will be equipped with pick-up trucks modified with mounted machine guns as well as radios for calling in US airstrikes – an approach modelled on that used to successful effect by Kurdish forces in Kobane last month.
American and Turkish officials said an agreement on training fighters on Turkish soil would be signed within days.
“Negotiations have been concluded and an agreement text will be signed with the US regarding the training of the Free Syrian Army in the coming period,” said Tanju Bilgic, Turkish foreign ministry spokesman, according to Reuters.