How The US Ends Up Training al-Qaeda And Isis Collaborators – Asia Times

By Christina Lin

“I don’t understand why people don’t like al-Nusra” one rebel told the American soldiers, while a Green Beret associated with the training program in Turkey admitted “a good 95 percent of them were either working with terrorist organizations or were sympathetic to them.” He added, “a good majority of them admitted that they had no issues with ISIS and that their issue was with the Kurds and the Syrian regime.”

Indeed, the illegal CIA program has a regime change mandate to overthrow the Syrian government, and little to do with a counter-terrorism mandate to fight ISIS and Al Qaeda. In fact, a resilient ISIS and a more powerful Al Nusra are likely an organic outgrowth of this beneficial arming and training program. As described by a Green Beret, the trainers know “we are just training the next generation of jihadis,” and that “the FSA [Free Syrian Army] is little more than a cover for the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra” to continue procuring western weapons from CIA and Saudi intelligence services. Read full in AsiaTimes