By Theodore Shoebat
The Obama Administration is indirectly telling Bashar al-Assad to keep his troops from firing on the Islamic terrorists that they have trained, or else they will attack his soldiers. The US is saying that that they are training simply “opposition fighters,” but the reality is that these supposed freedom fighters are terrorists who will only use the training to advance their Islamic utopia. According to the report:
The U.S. directly stated Tuesday that it would protect its nascent force of Syrian rebels from Syrian government attacks.
“What we are trying to convey is that we’ll also do defensive efforts in case or in the hypothetical that they would come under fire from Syrian forces,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
He ruled out that any such attack would be offensive, however, Toner said “any type of effort to protect them from Syrian forces would be defensive in nature”.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest hinted at the policy Monday, saying previous warnings that Washington issued to Damascus to not interfere with its aerial bombardment of Daesh and other Syrian extremists holds true for the U.S.-trained opposition forces.
He added that the U.S. and its coalition partners are “committed to using military force where necessary to protect the coalition-trained and equipped Syrian opposition fighters that are operating against ISIL inside of Syria right now”.
The decision by President Barack Obama could potentially further Washington’s stake in the Syrian conflict, and drag the U.S. deeper into ongoing hostilities – action the Obama administration has been reluctant to take.