'I gave the US trucks and ammunition to Al Qaeda': The chaotic US effort to arm Syrian rebels

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(Worthy News) - U.S. military equipment and ammunition, sent to Syria as part of a failed Obama administration plan to find and arm moderate forces to defeat ISIS, were instead simply handed over to an Al Qaeda group, according to the man who said he himself brokered the deal.

“I communicated with Al Qaeda’s branch, Al Nusra, to protect and safely escort me and my soldiers for two hours from North Aleppo to West Aleppo,” Maj. Anas Ibrahim Obaid, better known on the battlefield as Abu Zayd, told Fox News from his home in the western Aleppo area. “In exchange, I gave them five pickup trucks and ammunition.”

Those trucks and ammo were issued to him by the United States in 2015, part of a $500 million Department of Defense effort to "train and equip" a new "ideologically moderate" force to battle ISIS. The program, one of at least two designed to funnel arms to so-called moderate Syrian rebels, proved to be a spectacular failure for the Obama administration. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]

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  1. Obama's plan from the very beginning was to create and arm ISIS and the overthrow of the legal government of Syria. Oh, and the sarin gas that the Syrian terrorists used; they got from Hillary through Benghazi. That's why Christopher Stevens had to be killed ...... he knew too much. Leave no evidence.

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