‘Crusaders! Infidels! Dogs! Get out!’ American-backed rebels force US commandos to leave Syrian town

“Five or six” US special forces troops had to withdraw from the town of al-Rai on Syria’s border with Turkey, after allies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) had driven them out, calling them “infidels” and “crusaders,” several media outlets have reported.

The Turkish military, which last month openly crossed the Syrian border to fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), has admitted that US soldiers are providing a supporting and coordinating role in the operation being carried out between the Syrian towns of Azaz and al-Rai, Reuters reports.

At least two videos circulated on Twitter on Friday evening appeared to show that they were not welcome in al-Rai.

  • Martin B

    We all know whose side Obama would be on.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I’ll take “Carpet Bombing” for $200 Alex!

  • canminuteman

    I guess the Syrians aren’t big on diversity. Since they’re not, maybe we shouldn’t bring them here

  • Shebel

    Why waste money on them.? Pull every troop out. Send them no money ,medical aid ,food–send them Nothing free .
    Sell them all the guns and ammo they need ,both sides.

    Let them kill each other. No more immigration .

    • V10_Rob

      With friends like this…

      Well, give it a year or two, then our friends will be the new threat, requiring us to befriend an even worse faction.

      • Shebel

        V10 Rob— It is very easy to make stupid comments. .
        You explain yours .
        Mine are all on the internet.

        • V10_Rob

          I’m referring to what I call ‘Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly’ geopolitical strategy. The West befriends some Middle Eastern entity, giving them arms and other support against a common enemy (eg. the Taliban against the Soviets) while ignoring their more undesirable qualities. A few years later they turn on us, and we befriend a new M.E. entity and give them arm/support against our now ex-friends. These new friends are worse people than our old friends, but we ignore their flaws because we want them to kill our enemies, not join us for dinner. Then the new friends turn on us, and we hook up with some even worse people to kill our ex-BFF, and on and on and on.

          Give it a year or two, and our Free Syrian allies will be Kill On Sight by us and whatever new friends we’re slumming with.

          • Shebel

            Sorry . I apologise. I took it the wrong way. )))

            I don’t even pretend to understand why we are over there.
            I sometimes think that it is just a good place for the Military to practise and try out their new weapons without actually wanting to win.

            For me—only the Muslims want to Win.
            Everyone else -just wants to keep it going.
            It is good for business.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Not today, motherfuckers

  • B__2

    C’mon, these are our friends*! If they weren’t they’d be shooting at the Americans instead of just shouting at them.

    Note: * friendship status might be revoked for any reason and any time. Change in status might denoted by surprise change to ‘enemy’ with accompanying hostile action starting immediately. Be advised that previous American assistance may not be taken into account for any expectation of future obligation on the part of the current friends. Personnel must maintain a high degree of situational awareness and constant vigilance to ensure their own safety. Change is status from ‘friend’ to ‘enemy’ is most unlikely to revert to its previous ‘friend’ status.

  • xavier

    I’don’t simply send in the coordinates and then let the drones kill them. Ungrateful scum let them fight their own civil war and let the Peninsula fund the factions

  • But.. but.. everyone is friends now!