US struggles to find ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels to train

The United States has hit a snag in its program to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State (IS) group because of the lack of so-called moderate recruits, with less than 200 taking part in the program so far, the Pentagon said this week.

“We are trying to recruit and identify people that … can be counted on. That is, to fight, to have the right mindset and ideology,” US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told a congressional committee hearing, saying that many of the potential trainees were either unsuitable or lacked the will to take on the IS group.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Once again, Obama and his gang of losers confirm Einstein’s definition of insanity. They keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results every time. Try backing the Kurds, the Druze and the Christian militias and put together a winning team even if the alliance is politically incorrect.

  • cmh

    i am really tired of the US foreign policy. i grew up loving the US but I find it harder and harder each day to continue feeling admiration for them.

  • Alain

    Here we go again! Some of their “moderates” are Hamas, the PA, and the MB for starters. I have no doubt more will soon qualify.

  • Canadian

    He still doesn`t get that there are no moderate muzzies, only muzzies.
    But he does not want to help Christians, and he wants to be seen as doing something, hence the fiction about the good beheaders.