About Obama’s $500,000,000 plan to train & arm the ‘moderate’ opposition in Syria… people would do well to consider the track record, something the U.S. administration seem incapable of weighing and making intelligent consequent decisions:
When American Trained Commandos Go Rogue
When reading these succinct examples of American trained commandos gone rogue, keep in the back of your mind that a dozen men trained in elite special operations skills can turn that knowledge into hundreds who in turn can pass the knowledge on to thousands of insurgents:
“Los Zetas’ [drug cartel] training as a local version of the Green Berets constitutes their foremost asset. In cooperation with their U.S. counterparts, the Mexican military created the Gafes in mid-1990s. Foreign specialists, including Americans, French, and Israelis, instructed members of this elite unit in rapid deployment, aerial assaults, marksmanship, ambushes, intelligence collection, counter-surveillance techniques, prisoner rescues, sophisticated communications, and the art of intimidation” -George Greyson, Foreign Policy Research Institute (2008)
^ Note “the art of intimidation” … the Zetas international drug cartel have sometimes introduced themselves with rolling severed heads into nightclubs frequented by their rivals .. oh, and have decapitated a ‘bakers two dozen’ in one fell swoop:
“A spokesman for Guatemala’s police described what they found on Sunday morning: “One whole body, 26 bodies without heads, and 23 heads”
And these same ‘stupid is as stupid does’ programs just go on:
“Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.
“The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq” -WND 17 June 2014, ‘Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS’
Many, many dozens would have been the more apt description. Of course the USA allies, particularly Saudis funding these efforts might be a role model, your head can come off in Saudi Arabia for possession of new age literature and an accusation of witchcraft…
“The man, Muree bin Ali bin Issa al-Asiri, was found in possession of books and talismans”
Or you can be a minority Shia dissident in USA’s ally Saudi Arabia and be literally crucified:
“prosecutors called for al-Nimr to be executed by crucifixion”
I expect we can know where our CIA paramilitary and special operations forces trained commandos take their inspirations from…
“The secretive program, financed in part with millions of dollars in classified Pentagon spending and carried out by trainers, including members of the Army’s Green Berets and Delta Force, was begun last year to instruct and equip hundreds of handpicked commandos in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali” -Eric Schmitt, New York Times 26 May 2014
Oh yeah, what a great idea, to mix the preceding with this next:
“an estimated 15,000 children in Africa’s Niger Delta [have been] denounced by Christian pastors as witches and wizards and then killed, tortured or abandoned by their own families” -Return to Africa’s Witch Children (documentary film)
Witches must be why Christian Taliban work out of the ‘Pentagon’
“In 2013, the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) — one of the nine organizational units that make up the Unified Combatant Command — had special operations forces (SOFs) in 134 countries, where they were either involved in combat, special missions, or advising and training foreign forces” -The Tucson Sentinel, 18 September 2014
Great, just what the USA needs, thousands of armed, extremist missionaries proselytizing a ‘weaponized gospel of Jesus Christ’ across the world, that’ll make plenty of sober & thoughtful friends, you think?
And be certain to check out where the Islamic State’s top military commander received his training; should the USA’s Green Berets come as a surprise?
“He was a perfect soldier from his first days, and everyone knew he was a star,” said one former comrade, who asked not to be identified because he remains on active duty and has been ordered not to give media interviews about his former colleague. “We were well trained by American special forces units, and he was the star pupil”
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