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U.S. Delivers 50 Tons Of Ammunition To Syria Rebel Groups
CNN)U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration's urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups.
Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced.
C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US, known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.
Recently the Department of the Treasury, responsible for keeping track of sanctions and violations of sanctions, turned its bureaucratic eye toward the massive convoys of Toyota Hilux pick-up trucks in possession of ISIS. How the heck did they get such a massive fleet of identical tactical war-machines? They put some pressure on Toyota at first: do you know anything about how these bad guys got all the trucks? Toyota had no clue, as it only makes cars.
But just down the road the answer had been obvious for several years: the State Department had long been providing these Toyotas to its “Free Syrian Army” which, as Syria expert Josh Landis at the University of Oklahomaasserts, somehow manages to deliver between 60 and 80 percent of its US-supplied goodies to ISIS or al-Qaeda. How did ISIS get the Toyotas? From the State Department.
Ron Paul Institute Executive Director joins Sputnik News to discuss the Toyota fiasco and the larger Afghanistanization of the Syria conflict on Radio Sputnik yesterday. Is Zbigniew Brzezinski riding again, taking the US to oblivion this time? Listen to the full interview with Daniel McAdams on Radio Sputnik to find out…