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.
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 )
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.
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 ”