Monday, March 2, 2015

     In a 19 January blog entry I noted that the United States planned to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.  The US has already given weapons such as TOW missiles to the Syrian rebel group Harakat Hazm.  Unfortunately, yesterday Hazam was pushed from its headquarters in Aleppo by an al-Qaeda affiliate after having been pushed from its former headquarters in Idlib.  As a result of these defeats Hazam has decided to dissolve and the al-Qaeda backed al-Nusra group that defeated them has taken possession of the US provided TOW missiles.  If military planners developing the strategy to "disrupt, dismantle, and destroy" ISIS are not alarmed by this development they are overwhelmed by wishful thinking.

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