I guess American taxpayers are going to arm radical Islamic fighters like ISIS one way or another. Despite our governments “fear of the weapons falling into the wrong hands”, as well as our “attempts to carefully vet the “moderate” rebels.” US-made humvees and other weapons in Iraq are now being taken across the border into Syria. U.S. TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE ARMING A GROUP OUR GOVERNMENT CALLS “WORSE THAN AL QAEDA.” Let’s stop sending weapons into Syria and Iraq!
“Kerry Confident Syria Arms From U.S. Allies Are Going To Moderate Rebels
DOHA, Qatar — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the Obama administration is confident that the vast majority of weapons being supplied to Syrian rebels by U.S. allies are going to moderates and not finding their way to extremists. Speaking in Qatar, one of several Arab nations providing weapons to the rebels, Kerry told reporters he had spoken to Qatari leaders about the matter and said there are now “greater guarantees” that nearly all the arms and ammunition going to the opposition inside Syria are getting into the hands of moderates.”
“U.S. finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two U.S. security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of U.S.-backed peace talks.”” The weapons shipments are scheduled to continue through 2014.
From the Free Syrian Army’s Al Aqsa Facebook page. The Arabic script reads, “and we will continue to crush their strongholds.”
“ISIS moving seized US tanks, Humvees to Syria”
Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Bill Speaks confirmed the weapons transfers and expressed concerns about the captured arms. “We’re aware of reports of some equipment—namely Humvees—and the pictures that have been posted online,” Speaks said in an email. “We are certainly concerned about these reports and are consulting with the Iraqi government to obtain solid confirmation on what assets may have fallen into ISIL’s hands.””
US and Saudi Arabia arms significantly enhanced Isis’ military capabilities, report reveals
“Number of US and Saudi supplied weapons in Isis’ hands goes ‘far beyond those that would have been available through battle capture alone'”
“Iraq and Syria have seen Isis forces use large numbers of weapons, supplied by states such as Saudi Arabia and the United States, against the various international anti-Isis coalitions that the two states support,” researchers found.