A Third of Syrian Rebels Agree with ISIS

Supporting the Syrian rebels against Assad–as bad as he is–is morally perverse. We’ve covered before  how the rebels work with ISIS. To claim they are moderates is false. Here is more evidence from Rare.US: “Study: 1 in 3 Syrian rebels shares ISIS’s ideology.” A report released today by the Centre on Religion and Geopolitics—a think tank tied to former UK prime minister Tony Blair who helped orchestrate the 2003 invasion of Iraq—shared grim findings about the chaos that will persist Read more […]

The Proxy Fight Against ISIS is Collapsing

Arming groups to fight against ISIS can easily backfire. The Daily Beast reported yesterday, “Exclusive: Key Rebels Ready to Quit U.S. Fight Vs. ISIS.” A centerpiece of the U.S. war plan against ISIS is in danger of collapsing. A key rebel commander and his men are ready to pull out in frustration of the U.S. program to train a rebel army to beat back the terror group in Syria, The Daily Beast has learned. The news comes as ISIS is marching on the suburbs of Aleppo, Syria’s second-largest Read more […]

So-Called Moderate Syrian Rebels Cooperate with ISIS

Oh, wow; this news about the moderate Syrian rebels is such a massive surprise. Who would have ever guessed? I mean, the United States has a glowing record in picking the right jihadists to support, train, and equip (See: Osama Bin Laden—seems that worked out smashingly for the people in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon!). The “moderate” Islamists our President and Congress just voted to arm in order to fight ISIS have now signed a non-aggression pact with ISIS! From the Global Post, Read more […]

ISIS Is Being Fought to Create a Forever War

Perhaps I should say it is being fought in a way to continue a forever war. The CIA has allowed their skepticism to leak to the press. According to the Huffington Post, At a recent closed-door congressional briefing on the administration’s new strategy to combat the Islamic State, a top CIA official left little doubt among those in the room about the agency’s attitude toward the project. The official’s muted approach to the briefing dovetails with what senior intelligence community officials Read more […]

Democrat Senator Will Not Vote to Train Syrian Rebels

With President Obama and others insisting that it is possible and advisable to train Syrian rebels perhaps some will try to argue that opposition to this strategy is merely partisan conservative resistance to Barack Obama. But the above video shows a Democrat Senator who thinks it is wrong to give weapons and training to people who might use it to shoot at us. As National Reviews’s the Corner reports, Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said he will not support a key part of President Obama’s Read more […]