The Obama administration just airdropped 50 tons of ammo for Syrian rebels, also known as “moderate al Qaeda,” after his “moderate” training mission ended in abject failure. The US spent 500 million dollars to train 4 or 5 fighters. That’s a catastrophic failure. This massive ammo drop comes amidst reports that ISIS has a large cache of U.S. weapons and missiles.
Iraqi forces combatting IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) are said to have found a stockpile of U.S. weapons, including ammunition and anti-armor missiles, hidden at sites controlled by terrorist forces,
Who is Obama giving this weapons load to? The same jihadists who have turned over their American-made arms to ISIS. Previously Obama armed the “Syrian rebels,” and many of these arms fell into the hands of ISIS, and the Syrian rebels he armed have the same jihad goal that ISIS does. The US military has admitted that Syrian rebels exchanged US-equipment with al-Qaeda. Why re-arm ISIS?
And in Iraq, these people he has supported and armed become the enemy. This is ridiculous and incoherent.
The Islamic supremacists and their apologists have been ridiculing me for saying that Obama is the most dangerous man in the world. But he is, and I stand by that statement.
“US military airdrops 50 tons of ammo for Syrian fighters, after training mission ends,” By Lucas Tomlinson, October 12, 2015, FoxNews.com
US halts rebel training as Russia escalates Syria presence
The U.S. military airdropped 50 tons of small arms ammo and grenades in northern Syria on Sunday, a senior defense official told Fox News, representing the Pentagon’s shift from training rebel fighters to equipping them.
Coming just two days after the Defense Department announced it was effectively ending its current training program, the airdrop delivery was made Sunday by four C-17 transport aircraft. The 112 pallets contained ammunition for M-16s and AK-47s.
“All the pallets reached friendly forces,” the official said, adding that the drop “looked similar to what we did in Kobani.” This referred to one of the few bright spots in the war against the Islamic State when the U.S. military dropped weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters, known as the YPG, who successfully expelled ISIS from the Turkish-Syrian border town of Kobani earlier this year.
This time, the official said Syrian Kurds were not recipients of the U.S. airdrop — only Syrian Arabs fighting ISIS. There is sensitivity in Washington over arming Syrian Kurds, whom Turkey sees as an enemy but the U.S. counts as a NATO ally. The 50 tons of supplies were airdropped into Al-Hasakah province, home to Syrian Kurds, Arabs and a minority Assyrian community. The ammunition originally was intended for the U.S. military’s “train and equip” mission, the official said. But that program was canceled last week.
Report: Islamic State Seizes U.S. Missiles in Iraq, Washington Free Beacon, October 12, 2015
The Pentagon acknowledged on Monday that Iraqi forces could have discovered a cache of U.S. weapons and missiles seized by Islamic State (IS) militants operating in the country, according to U.S. officials and regional media reports.
Iraqi forces combatting IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) are said to have found a stockpile of U.S. weapons, including ammunition and anti-armor missiles, hidden at sites controlled by terrorist forces, according to foreign military sources who spoke to Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. This is said to include a “huge volume” of advanced TOW II anti-tank missiles.
When asked to address the reports on Monday, a Pentagon official acknowledged that U.S. weapons had gone missing last year, but denied that the United States was intentionally arming IS or its affiliates in the region.
“As you may recall, when ISIL overran Iraqi positions last year, we were aware of ISIL capturing some Iraqi weapons and equipment that had been supplied by the U.S. to Iraqi forces,” the official said. “However, the claims that U.S. and Coalition forces are directly supplying ISIL with any weapons, equipment, or ammunition are completely false.”
Fars claimed the U.S. weapons and ammunition were discovered over the weekend near the Iraqi city of Fallujah and that they had been “airdropped” into the area by American forces.
Courtesy of Pamela Geller.