Pentagon Training Extremist Militants in Syria: US Army Colonel

Pentagon Training Extremist Militants in Syria: US Army Colonel
Sun Apr 3, 2016 13:46:39

The Pentagon has admitted that it’s currently training Syrian rebels. The US Army Colonel Steve Warren told journalists on Friday that ‘dozens of people are now being trained’, without disclosing any additional details.

However, US officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity that the training takes place in Turkey.

The latest effort comes as a revamp of the Pentagon’s previous multimillion dollar program aimed at training and arming thousands of Syrian rebels to fight as the ISIS terrorists.

Radio Sputnik discussed the latest revelations with Middle East analyst and Editor of Politics First magazine Marcus Papadopoulos.

“Ever since the end of 2011 beginning of 2012 when the West really began to intervene in Syria, the West has projected this idea to the world that America is training and arming freedom fighters in Syria,” the analyst said.

“The reality is that America is not honorable and that the people who the Americans have been training for the last five years in Syria are not freedom fighters, they are not rebels. They are militants. They are extremist militants. They are terrorists. These are the people who have been carrying out some of the most heinous crimes imaginable not just against Sunnis in Syria but also against Shia, Alawites, Jews and Christians.”

He further spoke about how the US has a long history of working with extremists. He gave examples of Afghanistan and Bosnia and how the US had contact with Osama bin Laden.

The analyst also said that these weapons that are being used in Syria right now can later on be used against the Americans themselves, Sputnik reported.


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