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American General: Training the Syrian opposition fighters was a complete failure

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The head of the US Central Command, General Lloyd Austin, said in an interview with Foreign Policy that only four or five Syrian opposition fighters, whom the United States prepared to fight the Islamic State terrorist organization, are taking part in the hostilities.




According to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Vormuta, around 100-120 fighters are currently training in Turkish training bases. This information shocked the US senators.

“Yes, this is a joke,” said Senator Kelly Ayotte.

"This is just a complete failure," added Senator Jeff Sessions.

General Austin noted that in a few months, about 60 fighters from the so-called moderate Syrian opposition had been trained in Turkey. In July, they were transferred to Syria to fight the Islamic State grouping, but for several days they were defeated by militants of the Dzhebhat al-Nusrah group. More than 41 million dollars was spent on their preparation.

At the end of last year, the US Congress approved the allocation of half a billion dollars for combat training of Syrian opposition fighters. It was assumed that by the end of this year about 5500 people would be prepared to fight the IG, and within three years their number would increase to 15 thousands.
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  1. gudgeon
    gudgeon 17 September 2015 08: 51 New
    +23
    "This is just a complete failure," added Senator Jeff Sessions.

    Like all US policies in the Middle East ...
    1. Bazilevs81
      Bazilevs81 17 September 2015 08: 54 New
      +23
      A flock of sheep led by Barak Baran
      1. KazaK Bo
        KazaK Bo 17 September 2015 09: 06 New
        +15
        Bazilevs81
        A flock of sheep led by Barak Baran

        It is understandable! People FOR MONEY DO NOT GO FOR WHAT TO DESTROY IN THE FIRST BATTLE ... BUT FOR ... TO EARN AND ..LIVE ... LIVE WELL !!!
        This once again confirms the need to educate patriotism and pride in their country among all citizens of the country ... and not rely only on contract soldiers or mercenaries in matters of strengthening defense capability!
        Unfortunately, this is not necessary for our liberal part of the elite! That is why they are so violently weathered ... already from school, education ... replacing it with feelings of materialism ...
        1. DanSabaka
          DanSabaka 17 September 2015 09: 32 New
          +1
          laughing and in Ukraine, the Americans also train fighters APU? laughing if with the same efficiency, then I don’t understand why there are so many protests and outrages from the Russian side with this preparation .... winked
      2. GDP
        GDP 17 September 2015 09: 09 New
        +8
        750 000 $ for the training of one soldier and it is planned to spend 100 000 $ on one soldier in the future!

        It is not surprising that the poor Syrians disappeared after the first battle, probably the Javelins igil ran to sell :))

        Or is it all the easier they are ISIS fighters and they didn’t have it written on their forehead which particular Islamic group they belong to ...
        1. zeleznijdorojnik
          zeleznijdorojnik 17 September 2015 09: 17 New
          +2
          Most likely they just washed off to Europe - refugees.
      3. sherp2015
        sherp2015 17 September 2015 09: 26 New
        +1
        Quote: Bazilevs81
        led by barak ram


        How? Barack Bananas?
        1. b0bi
          b0bi 17 September 2015 09: 36 New
          +1
          Abram's farm
        2. b0bi
          b0bi 17 September 2015 09: 36 New
          +1
          Abram's farm
      4. hedgehog in the fog
        hedgehog in the fog 17 September 2015 09: 53 New
        +7
        God damn it, $ 41 million for 60 ragged people, they’re cutting a damn for themselves, our bureaucrats nervously smoke aside .. smile
    2. Engineer
      Engineer 17 September 2015 08: 55 New
      +7
      Just the whole US policy on BV is very effective. Everything that goes on in the US’s hands. It is strange that you do not understand this.
      1. Mareman Vasilich
        Mareman Vasilich 17 September 2015 09: 18 New
        +5
        Correct comrade. If the US policy on BV failed, then there was no war in Syria.
      2. GRAY
        GRAY 17 September 2015 11: 20 New
        +1
        Quote: Engineer
        Just the whole US policy on BV is very effective. Everything that goes on in the US’s hands. It is strange that you do not understand this.

        If we consider it in the current period of time, then yes. However, they had good chances, in the future, to lose their influence in the Middle East.
        American politics makes me associate with a duck in a swamp: the tail will pull out and the beak will bog down; the beak will pull out - the tail will bog down.
    3. little girl15
      little girl15 17 September 2015 09: 00 New
      +1
      In the second half of the last century, the Americans worked much better. And nowadays, whatever they do, everything turns out guano.
      1. SRC P-15
        SRC P-15 17 September 2015 09: 22 New
        +4
        American General: Training the Syrian opposition fighters was a complete failure

        They eagerly hang noodles on our ears. America does not need the opposition to fight ISIS, so they simply pretend to train fighters against the Islamists. ISIS - that’s their brainchild, it’s not for this that they raised it, so that later they would create opposition in the form of “opposition fighters”. Everything goes according to plan - IS is conquering new territories, and new waves of refugees are rushing to Europe.
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt 17 September 2015 09: 16 New
      +2
      It seems that the US task is to draw Russia into Syria like Afghanistan. But there were Vietnam and Korea. Now Assad would have air defense systems and MLRS, and Russia would have an anti-American coalition.
      1. mosquit
        mosquit 17 September 2015 11: 54 New
        0
        Ani-ISIS-ovskaya, you wanted to say :)
    6. Darwin
      Darwin 17 September 2015 09: 45 New
      +3
      Saw the loot is not sickly, the soldiers must be gold.
      1. Corsair
        Corsair 17 September 2015 11: 10 New
        +1
        Quote: Darwin
        Saw the loot is not sickly, the soldiers must be gold.

        wassat it seems that each fighter was given a minitank or are they already full-length Iron People riveting on the conveyor belt ...
    7. vodolaz
      vodolaz 17 September 2015 11: 03 New
      +2
      They trained the Iraqi army, only they stupidly fled and threw all the equipment.
  2. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 17 September 2015 08: 51 New
    +4
    Amerikosy well and "master" the budget. The result is deplorable, but this is not so important.
    1. captain
      captain 17 September 2015 09: 13 New
      +2
      The Americans were let down by ignorance of the mentality of the Arabs. They operate according to old English patterns. And time has sunk into summer.
  3. Barboskin
    Barboskin 17 September 2015 08: 52 New
    +7
    Well, they say corruption is only ours. Ours would have prepared a full-blooded regiment for forty lyamov and would have been generously sawed off to ourselves. And for half a lard, if the IG had not been dispersed, then they would have created problems for sure.
  4. Decathlon
    Decathlon 17 September 2015 08: 52 New
    +4
    "... and for three years ..."
    And, within three years, there will be nobody to cook! And even better - no one ...
  5. nivander
    nivander 17 September 2015 08: 54 New
    +4
    it's America, everything is cool and beautiful, but at least one wheel is always flat
  6. Andryukha G
    Andryukha G 17 September 2015 08: 54 New
    +5
    A whole American general admitted that the United States is training militants to kill civilians, it is "overseas democracy in action" ... in Syria and ... Ukraine.
  7. Meh-forester
    Meh-forester 17 September 2015 08: 55 New
    +5
    American General: Training the Syrian opposition fighters was a complete failure
    In Iraq - failure, in Afghanistan - failure, and here in Syria - failure. I hope the next one will be Ukraine.
    General Austin noted that in a few months, about 60 fighters from the so-called moderate Syrian opposition had been trained in Turkey. In July, they were transferred to Syria to fight the Islamic State grouping, but for several days they were defeated by militants of the Dzhebhat al-Nusrah group. More than 41 million dollars was spent on their preparation.
    Judging by the number of funds prepared and spent on this, these are:
    - Super duper special forces - well, then the result of their training speaks about the level of American instructors.
    - the command staff, which was obliged to organize a mass partisan movement and then the result speaks of the FULLEST misunderstanding of the American specialists in the situation in Syria and ways to solve the tasks assigned to them, as well as the non-competence of their intelligence agencies.
    1. Voha_krim
      Voha_krim 17 September 2015 09: 05 New
      +2
      Quote: Meh-forester
      In Iraq - failure, in Afghanistan - failure, and here in Syria - failure.

      There’s a cliff in Georgia! And where was the failure? As if for the first time they hear am
  8. as150505
    as150505 17 September 2015 08: 55 New
    +9
    41 million dollars to train 60 fighters? Which of them prepared the terminators? Someone was not sickly rubbing money.
  9. pvv113
    pvv113 17 September 2015 08: 57 New
    +1
    Their preparation took more than 41 million dollars.

    A good way to cut money.
  10. sinukvl
    sinukvl 17 September 2015 08: 58 New
    +5
    In Iraq, army training ended in complete failure, in Ukraine also complete failure, in Syria again the same thing. Conclusion: these are not students so stupid, they are teachers so Dumb!
    1. screw cutter
      screw cutter 17 September 2015 10: 28 New
      0
      You need to learn from the winners, at least from the Vietnamese, but how many wars did the Americans win?
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 September 2015 08: 58 New
    +4
    Failure after failure, and Assad rested with enviable tenacity. They see that this is to the detriment, but the "exclusivity" and ambition of the "world hegemon" does not allow working back.
  12. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 September 2015 09: 05 New
    +8
    40 lyamy greens to prepare a company? It is interesting (of course, hypothetically) if you take our GRU special forces to the parade ground and say - guys, here are 40 lyamas of greenery, you need to thin out the bearded, say, in Palmyra. Wow, dear mom. I think those who would survive would be sought on the border with Iraq.
    Unexpectedly. Unprofessional. I thought about the army of mattress much better. Although after their exploits in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was slightly disappointed.
    1. RiverVV
      RiverVV 17 September 2015 09: 16 New
      +2
      So judging by the number of flights of our ships to Syria, this has already been done. Of course, not GRU special forces were hired. Ordinary motorized infantry cost less.
      1. japs
        japs 17 September 2015 10: 48 New
        +3
        I really don’t think that our leadership of the Council of Counselors is such truncheons as the Americans. Do we need another afghan?
    2. vinc
      vinc 17 September 2015 09: 17 New
      +2
      Yes, for forty greens of greens, what you describe will be done by grannies from any market in our country.
    3. V.ic
      V.ic 17 September 2015 09: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      40 lyamy greens to prepare a company?

      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Unexpectedly. Unprofessional. I thought about the army of mattress much better

      You shouldn’t be so. Philip Amintovich, Pope of Alexander the Great said: "A donkey loaded with gold will take any fortress." In 1989-1990, they stupidly bought our "top" and the "great-mighty" quickly broke up into a number of bandustanov. That's just with Russia until the bummer came out.
    4. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 17 September 2015 12: 10 New
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Wow, dear mom. I think those who would survive would be sought on the border with Iraq.

      If the children still have the opportunity to finance purchases of what they need in European markets, even if directly from this amount, then Palmira’s business will not be limited. And there will be silence on the border with Iraq, none of the bandits will run there ...
  13. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 17 September 2015 09: 08 New
    +6
    Cool. USA prepared a 5 fighters. laughing

    What a power! What a swing! Each fighter, in terms of spending money and the weight of a "fighter" more expensive than the F-35, comes out.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 17 September 2015 09: 15 New
      +4
      Quote: Gormengast
      Cool. USA prepared a 5 fighters. laughing

      What a power! What a swing! Each fighter, in terms of spending money and the weight of a "fighter" more expensive than the F-35, comes out.

      Cyborgs probably ...?))))))
  14. RiverVV
    RiverVV 17 September 2015 09: 15 New
    +2
    Yes ... The amount surprised of course. For more than 650.000 US rubles for the training of one soldier. Maybe it was easier for the Americans to immediately buy wholesale ISIS militants and quietly and peacefully put them in concentration camps? For such grandmas it was possible to agree.
    1. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 17 September 2015 17: 11 New
      +1
      Do you believe in this ??? It seems to me that 41 green lemon is invested in the training of just 5500 “moderate oppositionists”, namely the 60 who went to the front and there are ALL “moderate oppositionists” who don’t like Assad, but even more they don’t like ISIS, with whom or with an ally of which they and clashed. and perished. Almost all. the question is different - and where are 5440 other people trained by the USA. so they were transferred to ISIS and now on the side of the "immoderate opposition" "aalah soldiers" trained according to the best American methods will fight. is it possible?
  15. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 17 September 2015 09: 20 New
    +10
    A bit of humor ... but essentially so! bully hi
  16. afrikanez
    afrikanez 17 September 2015 09: 23 New
    +1
    Yes, all that’s not right with you and that’s not so, so what x .. to undertake what you can’t do. Mutt striped angry
  17. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 17 September 2015 09: 24 New
    +2
    Everything was gone, BEF, American pennies flew away to nowhere. ... A vile country, a black White Baboon from the White House with idiots McCain, look around, your country has become a stronghold of terrorists around the world. This will not be in vain for your crappy country, the Ishilovites will find a way to hit harder at the innocent American common people.
  18. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 17 September 2015 09: 26 New
    +2
    Quote: RiverVV
    650.000 American rubles for the training of one soldier.

    For some reason I took the calculator ....
    If our instructors were given 42 million 250 thousand rubles (ours, wood, at today's rate) for the preparation of freshly arrived green young meat (one piece) - what would be the outcome? Superman nervously smokes on the sidelines, Batman fights hysterically from a sense of inferiority, Spiderman hanged himself on his own web, because ours for that kind of money would jump higher and further without any cobwebs and cowards from above ....
  19. Sakhalin.
    Sakhalin. 17 September 2015 09: 31 New
    0
    "Complete failure"? As the GDP said, Libya doesn’t take up anything.
  20. raid14
    raid14 17 September 2015 09: 33 New
    +1
    The United States is cutting the military budget for preparing cannon fodder ahead of the rest.
    Thoughts aloud, 60 killed raccoons were spent on training only one “moderate” terrorist (683.330 of whom were soon defeated after crossing the Syrian border).
  21. atamankko
    atamankko 17 September 2015 09: 34 New
    +1
    Plus to the failures and hatred of nations,
    experienced American "democracy."
  22. kil 31
    kil 31 17 September 2015 09: 44 New
    0
    Must Crankset Suspended to report. He promised for a small fraction, to teach dill to dig trenches for shooting standing from a horse. For such loot, he will teach all Arabs, the Persians and the children of Moses will be able to enroll in his courses. laughing laughing laughing
  23. Ribald
    Ribald 17 September 2015 09: 45 New
    +1
    Here is a cut. Good! 60 snouts 41 million.
  24. 31rus
    31rus 17 September 2015 09: 51 New
    +1
    Dear, all these statements are just a maneuver, distracting by privacy, the main problem is ISIS and other radical movements and those who support them, the issue of Syria is very far from being resolved, and this statement will lead to the United States finding other methods and artists
  25. shinobi
    shinobi 17 September 2015 10: 03 New
    +2
    The Americans are amusing. low results. They rely on the superiority in weapons, which constantly fails them, since the number still does not solve anything, and the quality is doubtful. And their main misconception is that everything can be bought.
  26. lukke
    lukke 17 September 2015 10: 04 New
    +1
    "Over $ 41 million was spent on their preparation."
    60 fighters ?! in a year? for 41 lam? Yes, we have an annual budget of all CSP less)))) but about efficiency I don’t even stutter
    American generals - world champions in cutting budget funds!
  27. vvp2412
    vvp2412 17 September 2015 10: 07 New
    +1
    Here it is quality sawing loot! :)
  28. roskot
    roskot 17 September 2015 10: 08 New
    +1
    Little hands warmed not sickly.
  29. roskot
    roskot 17 September 2015 10: 16 New
    0
    We wanted Rimbaud, but it turned out as always.
  30. slizhov
    slizhov 17 September 2015 10: 27 New
    +1
    and who thought otherwise ..?
  31. vladimirw
    vladimirw 17 September 2015 10: 44 New
    +1
    a common thing, for ov. they have failures around
  32. Polite Moose
    Polite Moose 17 September 2015 10: 51 New
    +2
    "General Austin noted that over 60 fighters of the so-called moderate Syrian opposition were trained in Turkey in a few months. In July they were transferred to Syria to fight the Islamic State group, but within a few days they were defeated by militants of the Jebhat an- Nusra. ”On their preparation gone over $ 41 million. "

    The key word here is "gone"! The warriors turned out - what happened, and more than 41 million dollars "gone."
    These trained supermen will still die in Syria, and they will come in handy at home. And, most importantly, the ends in the water, or rather in the sand.
  33. 4ekist
    4ekist 17 September 2015 10: 52 New
    +1
    And denyuzhki something bye ....
  34. Shilochnik
    Shilochnik 17 September 2015 10: 53 New
    +1
    What if they trained instructors? Then everything falls into place, the guys learned, got weapons for a couple of boxes, and rushed to train their homies from ISIS ..... Type escaped .... :)))))
  35. Garris199
    Garris199 17 September 2015 11: 22 New
    +1
    How not to fail when you train those who are not.
  36. provincial
    provincial 17 September 2015 12: 29 New
    0
    And where did they have success in training military personnel from other countries? In Yemen, in Iraq, in Ukraine, tell me.
  37. denk20
    denk20 17 September 2015 12: 53 New
    0
    An army that has not won a single land war is preparing someone there? How would this ask a question about corruption, theft in the US Armed Forces? :)
    1. IAlex
      IAlex 17 September 2015 17: 41 New
      0
      Actually, they killed England and Mexico ...
  38. kagorta
    kagorta 17 September 2015 13: 44 New
    0
    There was no one in preparation, there was only a payroll. And signatures with crosses. Oh sorry crescents. fellow laughing
  39. IAlex
    IAlex 17 September 2015 17: 31 New
    0
    Like they gave the blacks humanitarian aid, and when they gave it, it rained and it turned out that the blacks were white ISIS soldiers ...