US sends ground troops to Syria to train jihadists

The U.S. military is planning to send more than 400 soldiers to train Syrians to supposedly fight Islamic State militants along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, according to a Pentagon spokesman Thursday.   http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/16/us-syria-crisis-usa-idUSKBN0KP0FO20150116?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter

The training mission is expected to begin in the spring at sites outside Syria, Colonel Steve Warren said. Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have offered to host the training.

The Syrian state news agency SANA said the plan showed Washington was “continuing to support terrorism in Syria”. Syria’s government describes all of its armed opponents as terrorists.

The training program is a part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s plan to field local forces in Syria to halt and eventually roll back Islamic State fighters, while pounding them with airstrikes.

But the insurgency in Syria is now dominated by hardline Sunni Islamists, including both Islamic State and the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, complicating U.S. measures to find a suitable ally on the ground.

Warren did not offer additional details on the troop figures.

The Pentagon has estimated that it can train more than 5,000 recruits in the first year under a $500 million program, and that up to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State.

Critics in Congress have said the Pentagon program will not aid Syrian opposition forces fast enough, however, and question whether it is too small to influence the course of Syria’s civil war, which pits President Bashar al-Assad’s government against an array of opponents.

Across the border in Iraq, Obama has authorized more than 3,000 U.S. troops to advise and train Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

The disclosure of the planned troop deployments for the Syria training mission followed a meeting between senior U.S. officials and Syrian opposition and civil society leaders in Istanbul.

“These introductory meetings were an important step as we prepare to launch the train-and-equip program later this spring with our international partners,” Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Elissa Smith said.

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  1. Turkey’s intrusion into Syrian territory (with the excuse to relocate the tomb of Suleyman Shah) proves its connection with Daesh
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/report-42632/

    obama AND THE RULERS OF TURKEY ARE PUPPETS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2011/may/24/barack-obama-uk-state-visit-in-pictures
    http://hillbuzz.org/barack-obama-was-high-on-cocaine-during-the-missing-hours-of-the-benghazi-attack-last-september-90072

    ” (R to L) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) kicks a ball as his wife Emine Erdogan and Queen Elizabeth II amongst other guests attend a garden party held for the Queen’s birthday at the British Embassy on May 16, 2008 in Ankara, Turkey. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are in Ankara for a four day state visit to Turkey, the Queen’s first visit to Turkey for 37 years.
    (May 16, 2008 ….” http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/2sG70uzyZa8/Queen+Duke+Edinburgh+During+Their+State+Visit/qdxFjAPANkj/Recep+Tayyip+Erdogan

    ” Elizabeth II greets the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine during an audience at Buckingham Palace, London, Britain – 31 Mar 2011 ” http://www.rexfeatures.com/set/1302273

    ALSO THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF TURKEY abdullah gül WAS IN GOOD RELATIONS WITH THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
    ” President Abdullah Gül was presented with the 2010 Statesman of the Year Award from Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Relations, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during a ceremony. ”
    http://www.tccb.gov.tr/pages/visits/gb-exclusive/chatham-house/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvxOA_NzL08
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_G%C3%BCl

    ahmet davutoğlu, THE CURRENT PRIME MINISTER OF TURKEY, HAS ALSO RELATIONS WITH THE BRITISH CROWN.

    ” Davutoğlu (C) at the Chatham House International Roundtable, İstanbul, September 2012 with Suzan Sabancı Dinçer (L) and Dr Robin Niblett (R) ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmet_Davuto%C4%9Flu

    CHATHAM HOUSE IS CONTROLLED BY THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
    STUART POPHAM, CHAIRMAN OF CHATHAM HOUSE, ” WAS MADE QUEEN’S COUNSEL (HONORIS CAUSA) IN 2011.”
    http://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/stuart-popham-qc
    http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/presstv-uks-hague-car-bombers-are-us-by-finian-cunningham/
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/most-bloody-jihadists-are-uk-extremists/

    THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY IS CONNECTED WITH THE ROTHSCHILDS.

    1) JACOB ROTHSCHILD “is also a Member of the Council for the Duchy of Cornwall for HRH The Prince of Wales…”, a “Trustee of the Prince of Wales’ Prince’s Charities Foundation. ” and in ” 2002 awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen. Members of the Order are limited in number to 24 and the order is given to those who have rendered exceptionally meritorious service in the field of the arts, learning, literature and science ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Rothschild,_4th_Baron_Rothschild
    ” Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, President, Arts and Business awards The Prince of Wales Medal for Philanthropy 2013 to Lord Jacob Rothschild, one of the five recipients, during a ceremony on December 11, 2013 in London, England. ” http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Prince+Charles/Jacob+Rothschild/Reception+Held+Prince+Charles+London/08Isgaq04Qa
    http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/madeleine-mccann-cover-up-lelievre.html http://www.unofficialroyalty.com/royal-weddings/british-royal-weddings/wedding-of-prince-charles-and-camilla-parker-bowles/

    2) BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD AND HIS WIFE ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD, OWNERS OF THE EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD GROUP, ARE BIG FRIENDS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY BUT THEY LIKE TO KEEP HIDDEN THIS FRIENDSHIP. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_de_Rothschild_Group http://www.vb.com/chanel/rothschild.htm

    BENJAMIN DE ROTHSCHILD AND ARIANE DE ROTHSCHILD WERE PRESENT TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARK CHARITY TOGETHER WITH THE DUKE AND THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE UNDER THE NAME “BARON AND BARONESS DE ROTHSCHILD”. http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201106105582/william-kate-ark-gala-dinner/

    3) EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD ” In 1989, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, for whom he serves as a financial adviser. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Robert_de_Rothschild
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/sir-evelyn-and-lady-de-rothschild-with-bill-and-hillary-news-photo/104183227 http://aangirfan.blogspot.fr/2012/10/savile-royalty-barak-clinton.html

    4) ERIC DE ROTHSCHILD IS ANOTHER BIG FRIEND OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY.
    ” Queen Elizabeth II meets (L to R) Sir Evelyn De Rothschild, Lady Rothschild and Baron Eric De Rothschild during a reception at St James’s Palace in London to mark the 350th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish community in Britain on November 28, 2006 in London, England. ” http://www.gettyimages.nl/detail/news-photo/queen-elizabeth-ii-meets-sir-evelyn-de-rothschild-lady-nieuwsfotos/72668835

    5) ” Marie-Helene de Rothschild was the wife of Baron Guy de Rothschild [father of DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD AND EDOUARD DE ROTHSCHILD], head of the famous banking family. She was well known in France for her lavish hospitality and in particular for some magnificent balls she gave in the 1960s and 1970s at the Chateau de Ferrieres. …Her greatest triumph was the Proust Ball in December 1971, in celebration of the centenary of the reclusive author’s birth. …The guests came in costume and were photographed by Cecil Beaton, adorned as the photographer Nadar. Beaton set up a special studio for the occasion, taking portraits of Marisa Berenson as the Marchesa Casati, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor. The DUCHESS OF WINDSOR, described by Beaton that night as “a mad Goya”, was bedecked with a large blue feather. …The QUEEN visited the Rothschild stud privately on her visit to Normandy in 1967…. ” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-mariehelene-de-rothschild-1341658.html http://www.rothschild.com/David_de_Rothschild/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edouard_Etienne_de_Rothschild http://moutet.blogspot.de/1996/10/crown-prince-at-house-of-rothschild.html
    http://www.vb.com/chanel/rothschild.htm http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Edouard+de+Rothschild/Gucci+Paris+Masters+2012+Opening+Day/T3NwWmxHTNA
    http://www.architecturaldigest.com/blogs/the-aesthete/2012/05/bill-willis-book

    6) ” Stavros also frequents an old Medici family Palace/estate near Turin where the DUKE OF EDINBURGH and Baron Elie de Rothschild [father of NATHANIEL DE ROTHSCHILD] like to go and shoot birds. ”
    http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/the_onassis_bloodline.htm http://wikibin.org/articles/nathaniel-robert-de-rothschild.html http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/node/2354/print
    http://www.gettyimages.nl/detail/nieuwsfoto/baron-elie-de-rothschild-his-wife-liliane-his-brother-nieuwsfotos/106499527

    ” American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh says Turkey was behind last year’s sarin gas attack carried out by foreign-backed insurgents in Syria.
    In a report published on Sunday in the London Review of Books, Hersh claimed Turkey staged the gas attack to provoke a US war on Syria. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan was known to be supporting the al-Nusra Front, an insurgent group fighting the Syrian government, he said…..”
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/turkey-behind-syria-sarin-attack-american-investigative-journalist-seymour-hersh/
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-27/here-youtube-false-flag-attack-syria-clip-erdogan-wanted-banned
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2014/03/24/kessab-targeted-al-qaeda-front-groups-cross-border-attack-from-turkey.html
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-water-war-against-syria-turkey-suspends-pumping-euphrates-water/5386059
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-turkish-airline-is-transporting-terrorists/
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/erdogan-orders-to-its-mercenaries-to-take-control-of-the-aleppo-castle-their-future-grave/
    http://www.infowars.com/video-isis-militants-moving-freely-in-istanbul/
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/turkish-anti-missiles-shield-facilities-of-kurecik-to-protecting-nato-lobbies-and-zionist-entity/
    https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/turkish-army-physicians-are-treating-injured-mercenary-terrorists-in-turkey-and-daesh-isil-controlled-areas/
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2013/11/06/assad-advisor-with-political-will-syrian-crisis-over-in-2-weeks.html

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