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originally posted by: jimmyx
maybe some of the American military boys should be asked about going into Syria, and possibly being injured or killed. as opposed to letting radical islamists kill each other?
I provided the PENTAGON's assessment.
" "About 5,000 rebels would be trained in 2015, the Pentagon said, and three times that number this year.
But $500 million later, the program is shuttered after it successfully trained just four or five rebels.
Not four or five thousand. Not four or five militias. Four or five people — the only rebels who made it through the training and into the battlefield without defecting to al-Qaeda " ""
The IAR was dated 2014. The article above is from 2015
I also provided you the following two links of examples of what the `syrian opposition` does (one from iranian web site, one from you tube)
Seemingly, you don`t care.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: M5xaz
In other words, you agree with Assad that all opposition groups are radical Islamists, and that the United States does not bother to vet the groups it supports.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: M5xaz
The failure of the Pentagon to find more than five people through their vetting process is sad, surely. But where is the evidence that the US is continuing to support groups that have become radicalized?
We took a media inquiry from a Breitbart.com reporter last week asking us about an important Obama administration Benghazi scandal document that we revealed last year.
The reporter’s focus was a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, which revealed that the opposition in Syria was driven by several groups, including the precursor to ISIS — al-Qaida in Iraq. The intelligence document stated that the growing sectarian direction of the war would have dire consequences for Iraq, which included the “grave danger” of the rise of ISIS: "The deterioration of the situation has dire consequences on the Iraqi situation and are as follows: This creates the ideal atmosphere for AQI [al Qaeda Iraq] to return to its old pockets in Mosul and Ramadi, and will provide a renewed momentum under the presumption of unifying the jihad among Sunni Iraq and Syria, and the rest of the Sunnis in the Arab world against what it considers one enemy, the dissenters.
"ISI could also declare an Islamic state through its union with other terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria, which will create grave danger in regards to unifying Iraq and the protection of its territory.’"
Well the Breitbart inquiry led to the blockbuster story, “Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS." The Breitbart piece reported, “Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting al Qaida in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.”
Breitbart further reported: "The memo made clear that al Qaida in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese."
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The chairmen of the Armed Services and Intelligence committees and the Appropriations Defense subcommittee said the task force would "investigate allegations that senior U.S. Central Command officials manipulated intelligence products" and "examine whether these allegations reflect systemic problems across the intelligence enterprise in CENTCOM or any other pertinent intelligence organizations."
A former Central Command official said more than 50 intelligence analysts had complained that their conclusions were undercut. One or more senior analysts from the command made a written complaint to the Defense Department inspector general in July, prompting an investigation that officials have publicly acknowledged.
Last month, President Barack Obama said he has repeatedly made clear to intelligence officials that they should never shade their assessments to produce a "feel good story."
Obama was questioned during a news conference in Malaysia about a New York Times report that said military analysts felt their supervisors were eager to paint a more optimistic picture than warranted about training Iraqi troops and fighting the Islamic State.
Obama said he's made clear that "I never want them to hold back." He said he has left it up to the inspector general to determine what has happened.
Even so, Obama said, he believes that "we've had a pretty clear-eyed, sober assessment" of what has happened in Iraq and the fight against IS.
originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: butcherguy
Just where did ISIS get all of those nice white Toyota pickup trucks?
That has been answered. Toyota answered that is impossible to track where all it's distributers sell trucks to. Also, that some may have been stolen. Toyota was cooperating with an investigation by the US Treasury department.
How do robbers get all of that UNICEF food? Same question.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: UKTruth
He has to be impeached first and there is nothing preventing him from issuing a pardon for the crimes he committed before hes impeached. Should he give himself a pardon all thats left is the impeachment (he cant pardon himself for impeachment) and subsequent removal from office and that would be it. The Doctrine of sovereign immunity protects him from civil actions (Article III, Section 2 and the 11th amendment).