Skip to comments.Officials: US training Syrians forces in Jordan
Posted on 03/25/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan in a bid to bolster forces battling President Bashar Assad's regime and stem the influence of Islamist radicals among the country's persistently splintered opposition, American and foreign officials said.
The training has been conducted for several months now in an unspecified location, concentrating largely on Sunnis and tribal Bedouins who formerly served as members of the Syrian army, officials told The Associated Press. The forces aren't members of the leading rebel group, the Free Syrian Army, which Washington and others fear may be increasingly coming under the sway of extremist militia groups, including some linked to al-Qaida, they said.
The operation is being run by U.S. intelligence and is ongoing, officials said, but those in Washington stressed that the U.S. is providing only nonlethal aid at this point. Others such as Britain and France are involved, they said, though it's unclear whether any Western governments are providing materiel or other direct military support after two years of civil war that according to the United Nations already has killed more than 70,000 people.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly about the program.
Officially, the Obama administration has been vague on the subject of what type of military training it may be providing, while insisting that it is doing all it can short of providing weapons to the rebels or engaging in its own military intervention to hasten the demise of the Assad family's four-decade dictatorship.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday the U.S. has "provided some logistical nonlethal support that has also come in handy for the Syrian rebels who are, again, fighting a regime that is not hesitating to use the military might of that regime against its own people.
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Do we even know whose side we are on any more? I’ve lost track of who we are supporting and who we are shooting at any more. How do our troops know who too shoot at and who to trust?
“Nonlethal support”? What a load. The Democrats screamed for years about us giving weapons to the Contras, but now they are just fine with giving training and support to Syrian rebels. I truly believe, that this is the biggest example of hypocrisy ever in the whole world. It’s wrong to kill people with Republican bullets, but it’s OK to kill people with Democrat bullets?
Oh good, train the Syrians so they can attack Israel!
Uncle Scam has been financing, arming and training Al Qaeda foreign mercenaries to behead Christians and blow up Churches in Syria for two years. Now that this is becoming common knowledge the Corporate Media has to push this lame propaganda that they are only helping only the "good rebels".
And remember that at the same time that the CIA is sending Al Qaeda killers to massacre Syrian civilians Uncle Scam is groping Grandma at the airport, scanning all our emails, internet traffic, and phone calls, and federalizing and militarizing local police forces because Al Qaeda might get us.
“U.S. to send toy guns to Syrian resistance.”
That has been going on for awhile. At least the Sauds have committed some of their own troops this time to fight their own war. Lots of Saudi troops stationed on the Jordan border with Syria.
I’m sure Putin and Foreign Minister Lavrov are not going to be the least bit amused on this report.
Now don't go blaming Uncle Sam. Uncle Sammy is just doing what his sugar daddy demands.
I don’t think we do.
Most of the federal government promotes and supports militant Islam.
Most of the American people mistakenly think the government is still for freedom and democracy.
10-1, we will train ...again ... jihadists who fought in Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. We are training Muslims who will massacre and crucify Christians, as they did in Tunisia and Egypt.
As it turns out, the Syrian "Secular Leader" is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, lived in Texas, and was with John Kerry just 3 short weeks ago. The guy who bumped off Assad was probably our guy. Several thousand dead Syrian Christians later, we will have a Muslim jihadist SOB running Syria on our dime.
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I agree with what you said. Good stuff.
King Abdullah I Air Base - Marka, Amman
Revelation 17:7 Then the angel said to me: Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to its destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because it once was, now is not, and yet will come.
9 This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. 10 They are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
Seven heads and ten horns Psalm 83. Three uprooted kings, Daniel 7:20 Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein.
The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss, The Prince of Persia, Daniel 10:13
Seven Hills, Google: Amman seven hills
And the 'woman' is America