US military equipment and weaponry sent to arm Syrian rebels fighting against Bashar al-Assad were simply handed over to al Qaeda militants, says a man who brokered the deal with the Obama administration.
According to Fox News, the man behind the arms shipment now claims he “communicated” with the terror network and “simply handed” US trucks and armaments over to the global Jihadi organization.
“U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed Obama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS, were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group,” writes Fox News.
“I communicated with Al Qaeda’s branch, Al Nusra, to protect and safely escort me and my soldiers for two hours from North Aleppo to West Aleppo,” said the man behind the deal. “In exchange, I gave them five pickup trucks and ammunition.”
The military equipment was part of a 2015 policy that allocated roughly $500 million to help “train and equip” Syrian fighters operating inside the civil war-torn country.
Read the full report at Fox News.
SYRIA CHEMICAL SURVIVOR: ‘Bad Days’ of Barack Obama are ‘OVER’
A Syrian refugee who survived a 2013 chemical weapons attack thanked President Trump this week for striking Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime; adding that the “bad days” of Obama’s “inaction are over.”
Kassem Eid praised the President’s harsh response to last weekend’s deadly chemical attack during an interview with Fox News; saying the President had a “big heart” after he struck Assad’s regime following the death of at least 40 civilians near Damascus.
“Trump, I’ll buy you a beer” — Kassem Eid, a survivor of 2013 chemical weapons attack in Syria following missile strikes by U.S., U.K. and France.https://t.co/Ufb1JCvk66
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) April 14, 2018
“U.S. strikes against Assad meant the world to us, because it showed us that the United States actually cares and the bad days of Obama’s inaction are over, hopefully forever,” Eid said.
“We wish that President Trump will double down on his action and go and bomb ‘Animal Assad’ back to the zoo,” he added.
Watch the refugee’s comments above.
ADAM’S ADMISSION: Schiff Says OBAMA ADMIN to Blame for Russian Meddling
Liberal congressman Adam Schiff publicly admitted over the weekend that former President Barack Obama dropped the ball on Russian election interference; saying his administration was partially to blame for foreign meddling throughout the 2016 race for the White House.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations Friday, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee spoke out about the Obama administration’s “minimal response” as accusations of Russian interference made national headlines.
“Russians are equal-opportunity malevolent actors,” said Schiff. “They’re not Republican and they’re not Democrats. They’re just designed in their foreign policy and their cyber policy to undermine the United States.”
“I do think though, that in fairness, some responsibility is attributed to the Obama administration for not establishing a more forceful deterrent. I think it goes back to the [North] Korean hack of Sony, which there was a minimal response. I think others around the world watched that,” he added.
Watch Schiff’s admission above.