28 Jun '14, 1pm

Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels

Following the news that the Obama administration, in a sudden about-face , is asking Congress for $500 million to train and equip "vetted" members of the "moderate" Syrian opposition, The Associated Press yesterday published a list, headlined "Syrian rebels likely to receive US aid." The list raises more questions than it answers -- two of the listed groups have been designated by the US as terrorist organizations. The five groups listed as potential recipients of the additional US military aid are, in the order in which they appear: the Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council; breakaway factions such as Harakat Hazm, the Syrian Revolutionaries Front led by Jamal Maarouf a. k.a. Abu Khaled, and the Islamic Army headed by Zahran Alloush; the Islamic Front; the Al Nusrah Front; and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). We can breathe a sigh of relief as at least...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014...

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