Fighting Intensifies Between CIA-Backed Militias and Pentagon-Backed Syrian Rebels
Clashes between militias trained by the CIA and the Pentagon are intensifying as bitter fighting has broken out near Aleppo and the Turkish border.
The fighting has intensified over the past two months, as CIA-armed units and Pentagon-armed ones have repeatedly shot at each other as they have maneuvered through contested territory on the northern outskirts of Aleppo, U.S. officials and rebel leaders have confirmed.
Rick Moran comments:
If anything demonstrates the incompetence, futility, and danger of the president’s policiy in Syria, it’s this almost comic clash between fighters trained by two separate wings of our national security apparatus.
Because NOTHING says competent foreign policy like two parts of your government training troops which end up shooting at each other.
I’m sure there are CIA officers and military advisers who are embedded with groups facing off against each other. This is madness. Where the hell are the smart people we were promised?