First Batch Of Obama’s Anti-ISIS Rebels Cross Into Syria, Promptly Arrested By Al-Nusra Front For Being “American Agents”
BTW: This is costing us $500 million
On Monday I reported here at PJ Media that the first 50 graduates of Obama’s U.S.-trained “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel army had left Turkey for Syria two weeks ago — and haven’t been heard from since.
But today comes a new report that a fresh class of U.S.-trained recruits were arrested today upon entering Syria.
Tanir links to this Turkish Sputnik News report that says Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s official affiliate in Syria, arrested the 18 U.S.-trained members of Obama’s “vetted moderate” rebel army for being American agents.
This is just the latest embarrassing episode for Obama’s $500 million anti-ISIS army approved by congressional Republicans back in September.
And despite having spent half of those funds already, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter revealed to Congress earlier this month that only 60 fighters had been trained so far. This amounts to $4 million per fighter.