This moderate Syrian opposition is made up of Islamic jihadists. Former Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn recently confirmed that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State. The rebels are not by any stretch of the imagination “moderates”: they’re pro-Sharia Islamic jihad terrorists. Remember, the Obama Administration spent $500 million to find and train “moderates” in Syria, and could only come up with fifty trainees.
“US to Allocate Additional $100Mln to Support Syrian Opposition,” Sputnik, October 31, 2015:
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will allocate additional $100 million to provide assistance to the so-called Syrian moderate opposition, thus amount of US support since 2012 will total $500 million, US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement Saturday.
“This morning, I am pleased to announce that the United States will provide an additional $100 million in assistance in support of the Syrian opposition — bringing our total support for their efforts to $500 million,” a statement said.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011, as Syrian government forces fight opposition factions and extremist groups, including Islamic State (ISIL) and the Nusra Front insurgent groups.
Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, the United States and its allies have supported opposition factions they consider to be “moderate,” and have called for President Bashar Assad to resign….