Sunday, October 23, 2016

White House Stops Plans To Send Heavier Weapons To CIA-Backed Rebels In Syria

President Barack Obama is photographed through the window as he speaks in the Oval Office during a conference call at the White House in Washington, June 2, 2014.

Washington Post: Plans to send heavier weapons to CIA-backed rebels in Syria stall amid White House skepticism

As rebel-held sections of Aleppo crumbled under Russian bombing this month, the Obama administration was secretly weighing plans to rush more firepower to CIA-backed units in ­Syria.

The proposal, which involved weapons that might help those forces defend themselves against Russian aircraft and artillery, made its way onto the agenda of a recent meeting President Obama held with his national security team.

And that’s as far as it got. Neither approved nor rejected, the plan was left in a state of ambiguity that U.S. officials said reflects growing administration skepticism about escalating a covert CIA program that has trained and armed thousands of Syrian fighters over the past three years.

The operation has served as the centerpiece of the U.S. strategy to press Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside. But U.S. officials said there are growing doubts that even an expanded version could achieve that outcome because of Moscow’s intervention. Obama, officials said, now seems inclined to leave the fate of the CIA program up to the next occupant of the White House.

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WNU Editor: There is no hint of stalling/ambiguity/or scepticism coming from the Kremlin on what needs to be done in Syria .... Kremlin says all of Syria must be “liberated” (AP).

14 comments:

RussInSoCal said...

The best decision Obama can make at this point is not to make one at all. And instead of a face saving move, its yet another humiliation. A back track on the stated US policy of "Assad must go."

If he didn't mean it, he shouldn't have said it.

Eight years of a Foreign Policy by forfeit, false statements and vacillation.

fazman said...

What a dithering fool, any chance of time warping 6 years and making mcain president.

fazman said...

What a dithering fool, any chance of time warping 6 years and making mcain president.

Jac said...

Obama deserve the Nobel Price of "the most stupid foreign policy". He has no competitor for that.

Anonymous said...

Weres b . Poster comments these days he's very quiet

Anonymous said...

Bposter...He's busy jerking off to pictures of Russia and help his gf with the pump issue. ..or am I confusing two people here? ;)

fazman said...

At the bakery eating 2 helpings of humble pie since the worlds deadliest missile, provided by the worlds most powerful army got splashed.

RRH said...

Best un-decision he ever made.

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Just a carpenter. said...

That just means he already sent the good shipment.

Roger Smith said...


Even if Assad relinquished his control in Syria, the girlfriendless middle eastern male muzz-lumz would then turn on each other.
Pity the poor people stuck in Syria. What a disaster. Worsened by the presidential poseur and his dishonest and amateurish sec. of state.
If I learned nothing in 8th grade decades ago, I learned this: talk's cheap.

Aizino Smith said...

General rule of thumb is that you do not reinforce in penny packets or dribs and drabs.

Obama the ignorant. What else can you say?