July 8, 2014

To Stop ISIS, Help Rebels We Abandoned

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, New York Post

The Associated Press

President Obama recently dismissed as “fantasy” the idea that Syrian “farmers, dentists and folks who have never fought before” could defeat both Syria’s Assad regime and the extremists like ISIS. Yet Syrians like Jamal Maarouf, who never fought before the revolution, have a better record against ISIS than US-trained Iraqi forces.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Syria


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