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Obama Training Radical Islamists in Syria

Despite the current policy's serious problems and visibly dangerous outcomes there is no major debate about it.
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Then, Kerry said something even more remarkably troubling because it reflected willful ignorance or indifference to arming radical anti-American Islamists. In the words of the New York Times:

Kerry said the Obama administration had gained new confidence in recent months that the Syrian opposition coalition could minimize the risk that weapons would fall into hostile hands. He said there was no need for the U.S. to provide arms now because other nations were already sending enough.

Hostile hands? They are deliberately and consciously sending these weapons to hostile hands! Presumably, he is hinting at al-Qaeda. Well, one group out of about 40 Islamist militias is al-Qaeda. Are the other dozens of anti-Western, antisemitic, anti-Christian groups thus okay?

Again, there are relative moderates in the opposition. Politically there are also liberals, leftists, defected army officers (radical nationalists who now seem moderate compared to the Islamists), and Kurdish nationalists. Yet the Kurdish group running northeastern Syria now is a Marxist-oriented cult that’s part of the Turkey-based, terrorist PKK.

How much more visible could the developing mess be? Have no doubt that there are some senior career officials in the State and Defense departments who are horrified. Yet despite the current policy’s serious problems and visibly dangerous outcomes there is no major debate about these points. As we saw with Iran, the Oslo peace process, and more recently with Egypt, the canoe is heading toward the waterfall and the only argument is over how fast to paddle.

Originally published at Rubin Reports under the title, “Syria: Obama Administration is Arming–and Training Militarily?–Radical Islamists,” March 11, 2013.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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4 Responses to “Obama Training Radical Islamists in Syria”

  1. I love the Jewish Press for bringing this information out. Please keep up the good work.

  2. OBAMA IMPEACHED SOON BREAKING NEWS !: http://youtu.be/T-TEdX0NS9I via @youtube Wake up America

  3. this country better wake up. Inundate your congress person to persuade them to not let him get away with what he is. Our money going to train the same people who want us off the face of this earth?! What’s wrong with this picture!

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