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CIA spending $1 billion a year to arm and train Syrian ‘rebels’

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Key lawmakers have moved to slash funding of a secret CIA operation to train and arm rebels in Syria, a move that U.S. officials said reflects rising skepticism of the effectiveness of the agency program and the Obama administration’s strategy in the Middle East. The House Intelligence Committee recently voted ...

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Propaganda: US claims Assad is helping ISIS

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Officials representing the U.S. Embassy Syria Twitter account accused the Syrian government of aiding ISIS in the takeover of Aleppo this week, a major shift in narrative following the publication of declassified Pentagon documents showing clear Western support for jihadist elements in the country. According to embassy representatives, Syrian President ...

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Report: US created ISIS to overthrow Syria’s President Assad

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From the first sudden, and quite dramatic, appearance of the fanatical Islamic group known as ISIS which was largely unheard of until a year ago on the world’s stage and which promptly replaced the worn out and tired al Qaeda as the world’s terrorist bogeyman, we suggested that the “straight ...

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Western backed ISIS now controls half of Syria

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Islamic State is thought to be holding sway over half of Syria’s landmass after its seizure of Palmyra, where it has reportedly begun massacring a rebellious tribe and faces no opposition to sacking the city’s ancient ruins. “There are no forces to stop them [entering the ruins],” Rami Abdurrahman, director of ...

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NBC knowingly lied to try start a war with Syria

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An NBC News journalist is involved in a harrowing scene of battlefield danger. The journalist’s first-person story serves as the dominant narrative for years—but it turns out to be wrong, very wrong. Sound familiar? This isn’t the Brian Williams scandal. It’s worse: the story of the December 2012 kidnapping and ...

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ISIS authorized to call in US airstrikes in Syria

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The Obama administration is preparing to equip the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels with the ability to order U.S. air strikes despite the group’s admitted allegiance to the Islamic State. Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) will be provided with radios to call in strikes from American B-1B bombers as ...

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US humanitarian aid is going directly to ISIS

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“The convoys have to be approved by ISIS and you have to pay them: The bribes are disguised and itemized as transportation costs,” says an aid coordinator who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition he not be identified in this article. The kickbacks are either paid by foreign ...

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Fighting ISIS: $1.1bn already spent, ‘30 years of war’ to come

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As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years. Since mid-June, when militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) launched their ...

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