Yep I know….you guys think that I may be a bit hard on the US and its choices of plans being implemented in Syria in its fight against ISIS and Assad…..
If you will recall our dynamite plan to train rebels was a bust….so bad that the Defense Department threw their hands in the air and said they would go back a re-evaluate the strategy and look for an alternative…..
After a very short evaluation period a new plan has come up….at least a partial plan that is…….
Syria’s largest Kurdish militia, the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), have announced they are joining a new rebel faction, initially dubbed the “Syrian Arab Coalition,” but subsequently renamed to the Democratic Forces now that they are dominated by a Kurdish faction.
The faction includes a handful of smaller Arab tribal militias, along with an Assyrian Christian faction. The group is said to be made up of about 3,200 fighters overall, though this is likely primarily the YPG itself, who controls significant territory in the Hasakeh Province.
Ironically, the YPG’s main city, Hasakeh, is co-defended by it and the Syrian government, so its ties to the rebellion in general are unclear. The promise of a massive influx of US weapons into this new faction, however, likely was sufficient to get them on board
In case you are interested…..Amnesty International has accused the YPG…….
Amid the bevy of armed groups fighting in Syria, none has received the sort of fawning heaped on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and its political arm, the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Their prowess against the Islamic State, embrace of secularism and non-Muslims and emphasis on gender equality have made them the darlings of the international media and top allies of the United States. So it may come as a shock that the London-based human rights watchdog Amnesty International is accusing the autonomous administration that runs the areas of northern Syria under Kurdish control known as Rojava of committing war crimes.
Just which mental midget is in charge of strategic plans for Syria?
Let me see if I have it all right……we abandoned a program of arming and training Syrian rebels because it was going nowhere….and the new plan is to arm a whole new group of rebels….do I have it right?
Here is the new plan…….
After ditching the $500 million “train-and-equip” program, the Obama Administration rapidly started making high-profile pronouncements about new arms shipments to assorted rebel factions. Dubbed “Arab groups” in Pentagon statements, the program is creating a lot of confusion, primarily over who they’re arming.
“Arab groups” aren’t really a specific thing in a largely Arab country like Syria, and while some airdrops were reported in Hasakeh Province, Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions openly talking up terrorist attacks are also claiming stepped up shipments of missiles from the US.
The Pentagon doesn’t seem to be really specific about anything involving this new program. Yesterday, they insisted that the rebels don’t need to be vetted because they’re fighting ISIS, but today they assured al-Jazeera that the unnamed leaders of these unnamed groups were vetted.
Seriously? Just how much thought went into this “new” plan?
There is another part that confuses me a bit…..our good ally Turkey has finally stepped up and started getting involved in the action and have started by taking their vengeance out on the Kurds…..and we are now supporting the Kurds in Syria…..does that smell to you?
Wait there is more…..we do not want Assad to stay in power yet his army and the Kurds are cooperating with each other at least in the one region….just how does that work out in the grand scheme?
Sorry but I see NOTHING that would give me any confidence the US has any idea what it is doing….at least in Syria…..how about you?
I believe it was Einstein that had a though on this type of plan…….”Stupidity is doing the same thing over again and again and expect a different outcome”…..sounds like he hit this on the head, huh?
Without a good battle plan the chances of a successful completion of the intended goals is never going to work out…..it is that simple, people!