Posts made in April 2017

War in Syria: $4 million to train one SFR fighter

In June of last year the Obama administration allocated $500 million to train, supervise and equip 3,000 Syrian Free Rebels (SFR), a group of opposition fighters committed to overthrowing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. However, a year has passed causing “mission creep” to the war theater, adding the task of defeating ISIS to the menu. As a result the Department of Defense Secretary Ash Carter reports only 60 SFR fighters have been trained to fight tens of thousands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists.

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Trump strikes Syria in retaliation for chemical attack

On Thursday night, while dining with Chinese president Xi Jin Ping, President Trump announced the US had launched Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria for an alleged chemical attack that reportedly killed 80 civilians. The USS Porter and USS Ross fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military air base near Homs, Syria. The stagecraft went off without a hitch and many world allies congratulated the military strike, but for those frienemies, it’s a wait and see approach.

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Using a back channel form of communication, the “deconfliction channel,” Russia warned there would be consequences. However, the Kremlin didn’t employ its anti-missile defensive batteries deployed in Syria.

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Trump strikes Syria in retaliation for chemical attack

On Thursday night, while dining with Chinese president Xi Jin Ping, President Trump announced the US had launched Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria for an alleged chemical attack that reportedly killed 80 civilians. The USS Porter and USS Ross fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a military air base near Homs, Syria. The stagecraft went off without a hitch and many world allies congratulated the military strike, but for those frienemies, it’s a wait and see approach.

Watch One America News TV segment here

Using a back channel form of communication, the “deconfliction channel,” Russia warned there would be consequences. However, the Kremlin didn’t employ its anti-missile defensive batteries deployed in Syria.

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