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Media: the program of training the Syrian opposition, which the Pentagon spent $ 500 million, ended in nothing

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The Pentagon closed last year’s program to prepare a “moderate” Syrian opposition, which was spent $ 500 million, the program did not bring the expected results, leads RIA News An article published in the Foreign Policy magazine.


Media: the program of training the Syrian opposition, which the Pentagon spent $ 500 million, ended in nothing


The magazine recalls that the implementation of the program started in the spring of 2015 and "provided for the training of five thousand insurgents by the end of the year, but because of desertion and attacks from other paramilitary groups, only a handful of fighters were trained and fought against the Islamic State."

Speaking Thursday at the Senate hearing, General Lloyd Austen reaffirmed: "We are talking about four or five (fighters)."

“The program turned out to be much smaller than expected. In total, the training took place from 100 to 120 people, ”said Pentagon spokeswoman Christine Wormut.

Back in September, Senator McCain declared that the plan of the military department was "cut off from reality." However, the special forces continued to work with individual field commanders.

According to the magazine, “in 2016, the US Department of Defense, with the approval of President Barack Obama, launched a new program to support the Syrian opposition.” What it is, the publication does not inform.
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  1. kimyth1
    kimyth1 20 March 2016 10: 45
    +14
    I have nothing to do with it !!! good
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 20 March 2016 10: 50
      +16
      Hands off the Governor Terminator! laughing
      ARNINASH!
      CALIFORNIAOUR!
      Syrian opposition training program, which the Pentagon spent $ 500 million on, ended in nothing
      But what a fatty slice (about 499 million) someone shoved into his pocket.
      Give!
      DAISH!
      YET!
      PROGRAM!
      PS: Slogans for raising the morning Sunday Spring mood!
      Forum users in! wink
      1. shibi
        shibi 20 March 2016 10: 56
        +8
        How are there no results then?
        Budget successfully drank!
        1. Lieutenant Izhe
          Lieutenant Izhe 20 March 2016 11: 02
          +9
          How are there no results then?
          Budget successfully drank!

          and not only...
          The USA has specially trained qualified fighter-instructors who Predictably switched to DAISH!
          For, to openly prepare personnel for Daesh in the United States is still embarrassed ...
          1. cniza
            cniza 20 March 2016 12: 35
            +6
            What would the US cry out if someone began to arm and train US farmers in confrontation with the federal government? How did they get the "democratizers", but apparently everything will pour out to them with full.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 20 March 2016 13: 06
              +1
              And the text of the article
              The Pentagon closed last year’s training program for the “moderate” Syrian opposition, which spent $ 500 million,

              Ha! Spend $ 500 million to the Americans - and as a result, have only “4-5” people in the exhaust so-called "Moderate opposition" is cool! laughing
              In this case, it turns out that the failure of the absence of the so-called RETURNABILITY of this very SOUNDED “operation” of the Pentagon in the BV is simply mind-waving for the mind !!! And who - with such business risks (!) - will believe in such an END US goal in the BV? !!! fool
              It’s just that in the US State Department and in the Pentagon itself the notorious world MAKIAWELLISTS settled in, casting a shadow over the wattle fence to deceive the world community!
              Lieutenant Izhe
              The USA has specially trained qualified fighter-instructors who Predictably switched to DAISH!
              For, to openly prepare personnel for Daesh in the United States is still embarrassed ...

              That's it!
              Moreover, this is precisely why the Pentagon regarding the lack of profitability of the help of the “moderate opposition” in the BV is not only NOT upset, but on the contrary, they will be READY to ask for more money.
              It should be borne in mind that dollars for the United States themselves cost almost no more than the cost of printing candy wrappers of their banknotes - PAYING and FILLING materially their nominal content under the existing "world order" will still be OTHER countries! Therefore, the bankers of the US Federal Reserve will still print money for the Pentagon - this is not a question.
              Thus, the true success of the Pentagon-Sounded operation to destroy IS militants does not at all depend on the United States on the availability and quantity of so-called "Moderate opposition" in BV. This SOUND “operation” of the Pentagon on BV itself is essentially just a screen for its own true intentions of the USA on BV, which allows manipulating the consciousness of people geopolitically - both in the countries of its satellite allies and in the countries of its adversaries - Russia, China etc.
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        2. Goha
          Goha 20 March 2016 17: 09
          -2
          Quote: sibi
          How are there no results then?
          Budget successfully drank!

          Steeper than ours. Or maybe not - not cooler. However!
        3. g1v2
          g1v2 20 March 2016 19: 43
          +1
          Unfortunately, this is not the case. It’s just that these 500 Lyamas trained Alkaedan fighters for the Nusra front. General Petraeus tried to conduct preparatory speeches that Nusra was the main ally against Yeg and Assad, but then we flew in and the legalization of the Syrian Alkaeda had to be postponed. request To admit that the NATO instructors trained Alkaeda with the help of American taxpayers, they cannot, and it turns out that 500 million according to the documents went into the training of several dozen SSA militants. And those, by the way, joined the nusra after crossing the border by a strange coincidence. belay
    2. MARK
      MARK 20 March 2016 10: 54
      +14
      Well, for OUR Victory, we were sure of it in Syria!
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2016 11: 38
        +3
        We sofas know everything. But we don’t know something ...
    3. 79807420129
      79807420129 20 March 2016 10: 55
      +14
      In total, from 100 to 120 people completed the training "

      Well, yes, yes, 5 warriors prepared for the type of struggle with barmaley for the report, and 115 people prepared for the barmaley.
    4. siberalt
      siberalt 20 March 2016 11: 03
      +2
      It’s like someone. Half a billion bucks just don't disappear laughing
  2. The black
    The black 20 March 2016 10: 46
    +6
    Syrian opposition training program, which the Pentagon spent $ 500 million on, ended in nothing
    How is it nothing? Someone has not built a frail villa laughing... also on bread and butter left
    1. barclay
      barclay 20 March 2016 10: 53
      +3
      Who is saying something about the terrible corruption in Russia?
      That's where the cut dough is fantastic! belay
    2. bronik
      bronik 20 March 2016 10: 55
      +3
      “In 2016, the US Department of Defense, with the approval of President Barack Obama, launched a new program to support the Syrian opposition”

      Apparently not everyone had enough denyushkov. They will cut further ..
  3. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 20 March 2016 10: 46
    +18
    The preparation of five bearded men cost the States half a yard of greenery, the Syrian air operation cost Russia the same amount. As they say, feel the difference! laughing
  4. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 20 March 2016 10: 49
    +8
    It would be so good! 10 times so a year, and you look in the world the world will come.
  5. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 20 March 2016 10: 50
    +10
    I wonder what percentage of these 500 lyamov reached the recipients at least in the form of equipment and materials)))) 100-120 bandits for 500 lyamov - this is a huge nonsense. And if you take into account that only 4-5 is left, then ... P ... dos! Are you really fucking up there ..? You are CRIMEA to us (!), And this is 2,2 million people, you bought for 5 lard, and then 5 bearded bearers for 500 lyamov ... I'm in shock ... I'll go pump ...
    1. def89
      def89 20 March 2016 11: 28
      +4
      I'm with you!!! Maybe they will buy us something else? laughing
      1. sabakina
        sabakina 20 March 2016 11: 41
        +2
        Quote: def89
        I'm with you!!! Maybe they will buy us something else? laughing

        Are you hinting at Giblartar? wink
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    1. svp67
      svp67 20 March 2016 10: 55
      +1
      Quote: barclay
      Who is talking about the terrible corruption in Russia?
      That's where the cut dough is fantastic!

      What kind of corruption, what kind of cut? It's all like in a joke: "Well, I didn't shmogla ..." "
  7. Barakuda
    Barakuda 20 March 2016 10: 52
    +2
    And imagine that half a lard of greenery was thrown out (spent) in Gorkgo Park on Border Guard Day? smile Moreover, no one needs to be taught ..
    The nightmare of NATO.
    1. Gunsmith
      Gunsmith 20 March 2016 10: 58
      +2
      In Gorky Park? In Fashington-Nevyork weak?
      1. Barakuda
        Barakuda 20 March 2016 11: 00
        +1
        This question is to Shoigu.
  8. raid14
    raid14 20 March 2016 10: 54
    +7
    Speaking at a Senate hearing on Thursday, General Lloyd Austin confirmed: “We are talking about four or five (fighters). At $ 100 million to prepare one person?
    "Brother's are swindlers"
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 20 March 2016 10: 55
    +1
    Judging only by the results that were announced, in the USA they steal no less than in Ukraine. 500 fighters were trained for $ 120 mil. For such grandmothers, it was possible to train 120 helicopter pilots, and not an infantryman !!!
  10. Arkan
    Arkan 20 March 2016 10: 56
    +2
    They sawed the money and reported on the work done. New cut on the horizon. The new budget of the Pentagon will be larger than the current one, and if not enough, the machine is always at hand.
  11. shinobi
    shinobi 20 March 2016 10: 56
    +1
    So, if my memory serves me right, 80 people +/- immediately went to the Ishilovites after preparation, like they were captured and all that, yeah, the rest quietly resolved in Iraq and Libya. McCain already called not to engage in verbiage, but to name things in their own names. Who, where and against whom.
  12. MARK
    MARK 20 March 2016 10: 58
    +6
    We will continue in the same spirit! And screams "Stop Russians .." it's too late to shout gentlemen ..!
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 March 2016 11: 01
    +1
    There are such grandmothers sawn that "the ends are in the water." It is not without reason that they say - if you steal a million, they will put you in jail, you will steal a billion ...
  14. Greenwood
    Greenwood 20 March 2016 11: 03
    0
    Offtop.
    Pay attention to how competently the Pentagon building is surrounded by parking spaces. And when will we learn to build buildings and related infrastructure in accordance with the number of cars in cities ?!
    1. Barakuda
      Barakuda 20 March 2016 11: 08
      +5
      I'm on a bicycle in Kiev faster than I drive. The truth is great 700 tanks are worth it. No parking, no traffic lights ..
      I do not praise myself .. Such a life. sad
  15. Stinger
    Stinger 20 March 2016 11: 07
    +5
    How did it end in nothing?
    1. Almost completely destroyed the country.
    2. Refugees invaded all of Europe.
    3. The legal refugee trade between the EU candidate Turkey and the democratic EU has been opened.
    4. The EU is quietly observing the extermination of the Kurds in its own democratic country called Turkey.
    5. Putin is to blame for all this.
    With which one can congratulate the American strategists, only faster, until the prepared "rebels" cut off their heads.
  16. izya top
    izya top 20 March 2016 11: 07
    +2
    and the Georgians failed request skakelov are now taught winked
  17. VP
    VP 20 March 2016 11: 15
    +2
    Preparation of one anti-barmalei for a hundred lyam?
    Practically F-35.
    Yes, they need to blow off dust particles, the most dear fighters of the world.
  18. kotvov
    kotvov 20 March 2016 11: 17
    +1
    . What it is, the publication does not report. ,,
    I can inform you that they are now waiting for the lard, another ten, fighters, will be prepared.
  19. satelit24
    satelit24 20 March 2016 11: 18
    +1
    It fell into the price of paints and paper for prints of 500 million - they would have to be slapped. This is a plus of their terrible economy!
  20. Michael
    Michael 20 March 2016 11: 22
    +3
    Quote: MARK
    We will continue in the same spirit! And screams "Stop Russians .." it's too late to shout gentlemen ..!

    Alan damn Chumak, charges water (urine)
    1. MARK
      MARK 20 March 2016 11: 31
      +1
      Quote: Michael
      Quote: MARK
      We will continue in the same spirit! And screams "Stop Russians .." it's too late to shout gentlemen ..!

      Alan damn Chumak, charges water (urine)

      So they tried to zombie us in the 90s ... It didn’t work (but they robbed us nobly ..))))
  21. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 20 March 2016 11: 57
    +1
    The fighters of the "moderate opposition" are informational stuff, if you translate it into a normal human - ISIS fighters.

    Quote: Barracuda
    I'm on a bike ...


    Respect! Our person!
  22. kolyhalovs
    kolyhalovs 20 March 2016 11: 58
    0
    They unsuccessfully spent half a billion greens. Not bad. This is approximately 35 billion of our rubles. Our entire operation was worth 33 billion. This is six months of intensive bombing from modern aircraft, the maintenance of which is very expensive.

    Tell me, HOW should these "oppositionists" be trained? WHAT did they teach them to manage to spend such a hefty sum? Either they simply sponsored them directly (read, they gave money for weapons), or stupidly shoved them into their pockets. I cannot imagine training programs at such a cost.
    1. VP
      VP 20 March 2016 12: 12
      0
      Yes, it's still modest. I came across a report on cuts of the Pentagon budgets in B. Vostok - there even penny sockets without a twinge of conscience are bought for 400 bucks.
      And here is the center of the building, demolish training grounds, guards and carriage instructors, provide with uniforms, food and weapons, provide equipment. In general, they somehow modestly could and would deploy much wider in the Razdan. )
      If there was an exhaust, at least some one would not ask questions, but the boys were unlucky, they got heated because of the lack of result
      1. satelit24
        satelit24 20 March 2016 12: 32
        0
        And, my neighbor in Sochi on the Olympic slalom put down lamps at a price of 240 tr for a pc, and they came home in a store for 12t.r lying to no one needed laughing
        1. VP
          VP 20 March 2016 12: 36
          0
          Oh, these tales, oh, these storytellers
  23. mamont5
    mamont5 20 March 2016 12: 05
    +1
    "According to the magazine," in 2016, the US Department of Defense, with the approval of President Barack Obama, launched a new program to support the Syrian opposition. "What it is, the publication does not report."

    And what is there to report? 500 million more will be snapped up for the needs of terror.
  24. black
    black 20 March 2016 12: 25
    +1
    Pentagon instructors conducted an experiment to domesticate Syrian opposition. During the experiment, they, the opposition, were shown 120 hours of educational porn videos, a lesson was held on the use of toilet paper. Syrian opposition even learned to eat hot dogs with pork sausages. But getting into their native environment, the opposition quickly run wild and turn into radical Islamists. The Pentagon is forced to state that the polarity of green rubles, in the best traditions of tolerance, went for a different purpose, i.e. in the ass.
    1. Baikonur
      Baikonur 20 March 2016 12: 41
      0
      Quote: black
      left for their intended purpose, i.e. in the ass.
      IN POCKET!!!
      The Pentagon is forced to state
      : This is not enough. Let's have more !!!
  25. or
    or 20 March 2016 12: 37
    0
    Still print.
  26. satelit24
    satelit24 20 March 2016 12: 41
    -2
    Do not forget - that they write a lot on the fences, and there is firewood! 90 percent of these amounts go to the so-called black projects! (so who-who, but pi-dosnik money know how to count)
  27. Cat man null
    Cat man null 20 March 2016 12: 44
    +2
    Quote: Talker
    What surprises you? What is the United States, or rather the Fed, are the owners of money? That's not news. Fed may print as many dollars as it sees fit

    Um .. not really like that ..

    - The Fed prints as much greenery as the US government can give it, the Fed .. IOUs (those same Treasuries, yeah ..)
    - how much the US government can produce these receipts - decides Congress, EMNIP.
    - The FRS buys these treasuries from the government (for freshly printed dollars) and immediately sells them to someone else. With a promise to redeem on demand, and even pay interest on them. That is, the Fed borrows somewhere "on the side"
    - thus growing (you will not believe) the US national debt. And the "ceiling" of this national debt is approved by Congress, and every time it is a very funny circus with horses.

    So what about "print how much paper is enough in the printer" - is that you .. folded .. unbend wink

    Quote: Talker
    But the Central Bank of the Russian Federation can not, only after the purchase of the appropriate amount of dollars. But this is a separate topic.

    - "only after buying the appropriate amount of dollars" - I read somewhere here that this is called "the principle of full reservation"
    - this requirement is not the Fed at all, but the IMF
    - This requirement applies only to countries in arrears to the IMF.
    - the Russian Federation has no debt to the IMF, therefore, strictly speaking, the Russian Federation is not obliged to observe this "principle"
    - nevertheless - the principle is respected, as I understand it. Charade belay

    But, nevertheless, with the "Central Bank of the Russian Federation - can not" you also ... bent.

    Although, even if frank lies are often and enthusiastically repeated, through time it becomes the usual truth. But this is psychology, and you have everything built a little thinner laughing
  28. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 20 March 2016 13: 15
    0
    Task: Find how many oppositionists the Pentagon prepared for 500 million
    Ours reports that they destroyed the damn breach of thousands of these oppositionists, and if we add the statistics of the Syrian army, then there will be a question for tens of thousands.
    The question is, do we believe the Pentagon that there were only 5 of them? laughing
  29. Gunther
    Gunther 20 March 2016 13: 26
    +1
    ... expected
    the program did not bring results

    Journalists obviously got excited, there is a result, because here the main quality and not the quantity, cyborgs, Carl.
    And if zhurnalyugi hint at corruption, then in vain, if bulk is silent, then there is no corruption in the Pentagon, definitely.
  30. gg.na
    gg.na 20 March 2016 16: 01
    +1
    And what is Daesh? It seems they fought with ISIS? Is this what the rebranding of the terrorists happened?
    Damn it started! Well I said that it is not necessary to rename the rotten igil to some kind of daish! This is something from the so-called overtone windows! Now we’ll remake the innocent name and after we say so, you agreed with the renaming, so what are you outraged now ?! We’ve already managed to come up with the word (rebranding) and now it turns out that we’ve gotten fucked up, then it turns out that he’s not a freak, but someone knows who belay ..., And so with a quiet glanders, the West will eventually throat tearing itself at the footcloths and kidneys at the British flag that we wet the whole Islamic world !!! And that our country will turn out to be an aggressor. So these, whether they are innocent-looking innocent sentences, ultimately turn out to be complete rot and redoing the facts in their favor!
  31. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 20 March 2016 21: 44
    0
    Quote: Talker
    and again this is not the final, the US does not leave Syria.
    “According to the magazine,“ in 2016, the US Department of Defense, with the approval of President Barack Obama, introduced a new program to support the Syrian opposition. ”What it is, the publication does not report.
    "
    So there are results. Do not underestimate our opponent, this can lead to disastrous consequences.

    It concludes (their new program) seems to be a desire to divide Syria into separate independent regions and put their "sons of bitches" in control of them and thereby neutralize all the achievements of the Russian Federation and the SAR to liberate Syria from the militants, whom they also support, of course implicitly. And then projects will be implemented to squeeze the Russian Federation out of the economy of these regions and build a gas pipeline through the territory of the former SAR by the Saudis to the EU countries. If they succeed, then Gazprom will sharply cut the quota of gas supplies to Europe. This is not a matter of the next few days, but 1-2 years. The Americans are not persistent - it did not work out with plan A, they will go to plan B, etc. until they reach the goal or refuse due to the unprofitable efforts. The struggle lies ahead for a long time, and our economic bloc still does not have a strategy for the development of the country, for it pursues the goals of the clans that have promoted them to the government, and not satisfying the needs of society / the country as a whole. hi
  32. Oleg Monarchist
    Oleg Monarchist 21 March 2016 14: 51
    0
    Quote: Talker

    Well this is unlikely. This is not Russia, if they saw in the USA, it is quiet and modest.

    And for the theft of budget money in the United States-they are persecuting very severely.

    I believe that in terms of theft of state money, Russia is a clear leader.



    I am directly delighted with your frantic belief in "the infallibility and exclusivity of the world guarantors of democracy."
    Reading your speeches, as if transported from a bloody Mordor recourse into this truly promised land, inhabited exclusively by exceptional elves devouring ambrizia and farting exclusively with roses. The deepest bow to you Tolmach, from all the oppressed Mordor laughing

    Quote: Talker
    And what is Daesh? It seems they fought with ISIS? Is this what the rebranding of the terrorists happened? laughing

    Have you decided to show protest "wit" like "the intrigues of corrupt Russia and Putin personally"? No conspiracy, my dear, DAISH is in Arabic al-Dawla al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-Sham, which means "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" laughing

    PS By the way, in Mordor, according to the rules of the Mordorian language, "Tolmach" is written without a soft sign, this is such a "b", from such orders ... do not call elvish hi