Obama Training Syrian Rebels to Secure Syrian WMDs

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Hey, you know what would be a great idea. Do you know that stack of dynamite that’s just lying out back? Why don’t we go shoot off some fireworks next to it. And then invite that drunk guy to shoot them off with us. And then we can fill up fire extinguishers with gasoline, spray them all over the place, and ask the Syrian rebels to come over and join the party.

In completely unrelated news, Obama’s bright idea is to secure Syria’s WMDs using the Syrian rebels, around 10 percent of whom he already classified as Al Qaeda, to secure Syria’s WMDs. Since the other 90 percent consists of also Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood militias, not to mention assorted thugs and loose cannons, this is probably the best plan since that fireworks dynamite gasoline party I mentioned before.

The US and its allies have hired contractors to train some Syrian rebel brigades in chemical weapons security,

The diplomatic sources say defense contractors hired by the US and its European allies have recently conducted training exercises with Syrian rebel forces in Turkey and Jordan. The programs were intended to prepare brigades to handle chemical weapons sites and materials they might encounter, as Assad troops lose control of over parts of the country. US contractors have also been on the ground in Syria to monitor the status of regime stockpiles, said an employee with a major US defense consultancy that has been engaged in that work.

If this is true, then we

A. Have boots on the ground in Syria already

B. Instead of using special forces to secure the WMDs, are going to be using rebel/terrorists, even the best of whom are closely intertwined with terrorists, to secure weapons that can kill thousands to millions of Americans.

C. Are about to make Benghazi look like a walk in the park

“They’re probably trying to provide near real-time surveillance at all these sites. There’s no point in limiting yourself,” said Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He emphasized that any training of rebel fighters would represent just one element of contingency planning underway and said it would be incorrect to assume that training rebels is “the only hope”.

The hope at this point is that Assad has either taken control of the worst of his weapons or shipped them to Iran, Saddam style. And it’s pretty sad when US policy is so awful that hoping that Iran gets its hands on Syrian WMDs before Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood do is considered hopeful.

  • whatthehell

    Someone at the State Department better start preparing another YouTube video now. Just in case, you know…

  • Mary Sue

    Oh just great. Just effing great.

    There's no possible way this could go wrong! [/sarcasm]

  • JacksonPearson

    As preciously posted, everything Baracky touches, turns to brown gooey stuff.

  • Arlie

    Who is stupider? Power hungry idiots in government training and weaponizing more jihadis, like they did with the taliban in Afghanistan? or power hungry jihad terrorists with chemical weapons? Who do you trust?

    They have all gone completely insane. You can't even make this stuff up.

  • JacksonPearson

    Throughout American history, we've never, ever, had a president doing what this one is doing. He kills al-Qaeda with drones in one breath, and than supports them with arms in Syria in another breath. He has Muslim Brotherhood enablers scattered all through upper government, while our congress see no MB, hear no MB, and speak no MB. Rep. Michelle Bachmann wrote a letter questioning the Muslim Brotherhood's presence in the white house, and upper government. and promptly got smacked down. All and all, very troubling and perplexing. Hard to get to the truth when doors and minds are riveted shut.

  • Alix

    While doing research, I read that almost 75% of the deaths in Syria are do to the 'rebel fighters', most armed by the U.S. (think Benghazi) which of course are blamed on Assad. Assad is no boy scout, and has killed many a Syrian and rebel alike. But what better way for the West to get into the fight than for the rebels to use Sarin gas on the Syrian people, and blame it on Assad. This is a disaster waiting to happen,because the West will not only be fighting Assad, but will also be fighting Iran, Russia, and China. The latter two depend heavily on Syria for their natural resources. Can anyone say WWIII!

  • Flowerknife_us

    One needs to know how to use these weapons once found. Really, how hard is it to train a Guard?

  • Thomas Wells

    From Obama's point of view it is a win-win situation. If Assad takes the cork out of the bottle on his chemical and germ agents and millions die locally and world wide from contagious diseases, there will still be enough jihadists to take over and expand the caliphate,especially if the contractors provide them gas masks and inoculations. If, on the other hand, the Syrian/rebels and jihadists including those in Iran get their hands on the chemicals and germs, then they can use them to kill millions of people world wide, and fill the population void with citizens of the new Caliphate.

  • booboobear

    Is not the entire point to cripple the Arab world. MB offers no hope for a viable sustainable future and only offers chaos and individual’s oppression. Secondly, a preemptive amateurish attack by said rebel or rogue states would be the green light for a crushing retaliation of gross devastation. Thirdly, how to best rid the region of extremist elements who are threating both Russia and U.SA; but them between the eagle and the sickle. Problem solved for western power. Go Sapien Sapien!