Sunday, 10 May 2015

Welcome to the twilight zone: US begins training Syrian rebels

The US military has begun training a small group of Syrian rebels in an effort to build a force capable of defeating Islamic State militants.

Facts as reported by media:
Ashton Carter, US defence secretary, said about 90 people were being trained in a secure location, and they would be paid by the United States ( tax payers to be exact )

He said more fighters would begin training soon at sites in Jordan, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He further said: Supporting the troops militarily on the battlefield has not been ruled out. Nearly 4,000 fighters volunteered for the programme but, after an extensive screening process, only 400 were given places.

"We're starting with the people that we have that we've vetted very carefully," Mr Carter said, "We expect that to be successful and therefore to grow.  But you have to start somewhere, and this is where we're starting." Mr Carter was at pains to point out that the role of the force would be to take on the Islamic State and not the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

However, he did not say what would happen if the rebels engaged the Syrian army. Or more importantly what they will do when they meet Christians and other minorities who by now are almost wiped out of existence. The fighters now in the areas are what they are and won’t change no matter how much the US checks them out. The dead Christians cant tell their stories and the few left are living in constant fear not only by ISIS but by Muslim militants in general! US should ask them about the realities and not think that wishful thinking can replace reality.

Facts as reported to the media further…
The fighters will be paid by the United States, and, when deployed, will continue to receive back up and support from coalition forces.
There are about 450 coalition forces involved in the training at the four sites, including about 350 Americans.

   “ The Pentagon intends to train and arm 
    more than 15,000 rebels over the 
    next three years ”

Mr Carter made it clear that the support did come with strict conditions. "An explicit part of their training is how to conduct themselves in a way that is consistent with international law," adding: "Any continued support for them would be strongly conditioned upon their continued good conduct." The Pentagon would not disclose when the troops would be ready to enter the battlefield.

Since last year, the US has been part of an international coalition conducting an air strike campaign against Islamic State, which took over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in a lightning offensive.

Realism is what the past has shown us all when the US invest with Islamic nation like Pakistan Afghanistan Turkey and more it always comes back to bite the US in back. As this has happened without any exception one should wonder if the ones planning this have been smoking some prohibited herbs or live on a separate dimension.

Fact is as pointed out before: It's not a maybe but certainly. Basically the US will be school and equip the same rebels who have been helping to almost managed to accomplish genocide on Christians. 

We at SDR  wish that the US would stop think that others like faithful Muslims want the same democracy as the US brings along.  No matter what political system for Muslims matters of morale and whats haram won’t change today or tomorrow.