Saturday, October 18, 2014

US Struggles in Hunt for Syrian Allies

Pentagon: We Have No Capable Partners in Syria

COMMENT: This is bullshit since the biggest allies the US has on the ground are the Assad regime itself, Iran, Hizbullah and the rest of the sectarian Shia militias. The talk of no "capable allies" on the ground is a smokescreen to cover up the de facto US-Iran alliance.

The Obama Administration has made its war in Iraq and Syria extremely Syria-centric in recent days, but while insisting on the importance of allies on the ground, there is a total lack of any inside Syria.
We don’t have a willing, capable, effective partner on the ground inside Syria right now,” confirmed Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby, and other officials insisted the US wouldn’t be coordinating with any existing Syrian rebel faction.
The interest in finding a group to coordinate with has led the State Department to meet with Kurdish militias, even though they are known affiliates of terrorist organizations, as a way to fill the void.
While former Ambassador Robert Ford continues to tout the existing rebel factions as “proven reliable,” the links between them and al-Qaeda has many uncomfortable, and perhaps more importantly, they constantly lose in battle with ISIS.
Though the US imagines in the long run it can create some rebel faction more to their liking, in the meantime they will continue to cite their absence of allies as the reason for their failing war in Syria.

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