Aaron Nelson (TheAntiMedia)
September 9, 2014
According to a study released on Monday by the London-based small-arms research group named ‘Conflict Armament Research‘, ISIS has captured “significant quantities” of US military weapons from Syrian rebels. The report includes over a dozen photos showing the weapons are the “Property of US Govt”.
How will the American public react to this? We’re talking about the same weapons the U.S. government has been giving to ‘moderate‘ Syrian rebels over the last three years. As recent as June 26th, Obama proposed $500 million to arm and train the Syrian rebels. The arming of these militants was controversial from the start.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. We already knew the majority of weapons Washington was sending into Syria were ending up in the hands of jihadists because we read about it in the New York Times.
The same ‘freedom fighters‘ we’ve been warning against arming since the beginning of the conflict, are now admitting links to terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda. Not only that but the FSA admits they actually conduct joint military operations with Al Nusra. In May of this year, PBS interviewed Syrian rebels who were trained by the U.S. in Qatar.
Not only this, but as I’m sure most of you already know, US-made Humvee’s and heavy artillery were seized by ISIS from the Iraqi military this summer.
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