Trump Closes Covert CIA Program To Arm Militants In Syria – Media

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Trump Closes Covert CIA Program To Arm Militants In Syria - Media

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US President Trump has decided to close a covert CIA program to arm and train so-called moderate rebels battling the government in Syria, according to the US media refering to some sources in the White House.

The Washington Post clearly links the alleged move with the Putin-Trump meeting that took place earlier this month (source):

Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as an assault on its interests. The shuttering of the program is also an acknowledgment of Washington’s limited leverage and desire to remove Assad from power.

Just three months ago, after the United States accused Assad of using chemical weapons, Trump launched retaliatory airstrikes against a Syrian air base. At the time, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, said that “in no way do we see peace in that area with Assad at the head of the Syrian government.”

Officials said Trump made the decision to scrap the CIA program nearly a month ago, after an Oval Office meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster ahead of a July 7 meeting in Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Spokesmen for the National Security Council and the CIA declined to comment.

Even if reports are confirmed, it remains unclear which “rebel groups” will be cut off from the US arms supplies and funding. The move may also reflect the shift of the US strategy in Syria. Washington prefers to rely on the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces instead of a wide range of so-called moderate opposition groups often linked to al-Qaeda.

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  • christianblood

    EVIL, U$ pro-jihadist establishment should NEVER be trusted! SAA and Allies should keep on fighting until the end of the U$-backed terrorists are finished!

  • Samuel Boas

    Anyone who believes this is very ignorant and naive.

  • cortisol

    It does not change the fact that CIA proxies still need to be killed and preferably their covert handlers as well. Only way to advance world peace. These people will not give up easily.

    • G Dean VanGaya

      The only way to advance world peace is to defeat capitalism with a participatory socialism, by and for the people… Direct democracy in both political and economic matters.

      • Harold Smith

        The problem isn’t “capitalism”, the problem is the Satanic Jewish collective

        • G Dean VanGaya

          Oh right, it’s not the overarching system of market capitalism giving us these endemic problems, it’s satanism.

          • Harold Smith

            Oh right, we have to illegally, immorally and unconstitutionally invade Syria and risk nuclear war with Russia, for example, because of “market capitalism”? ROTFLMAO!

  • WinstonSmith

    And who believes the Trumpuppet of ISISrael and the CIA? If Russians do, they deserve to be had in the near future.

  • Alex Black

    So many haters… This is good news. This is the right direction. geez, you people suck.

    • zman

      You’re being a little naive, aren’t you? Why you would call those that don’t trust the US gov and bureaucracy haters is beyond me…realists is more like it. Unless, that is, you’re one of the die hard Trumpets that still believe Trump is for real. Up til now we’ve been told that we were not supporting ISIS too. When we actually see it, then I’ll believe it.

      • Alex Black

        You have to be able to separate your delusions about what is happening, from your theories, from things likely happening, from things likely happening supported by statements, from things likely happening supported by actions. The truth is, you can say nothing positive about trump, so fine, be a sour bitch.

        • EL ZORRO

          Hey Alex!, You know what is HAPPENING in Syria right NOW?,the UNITED STATES have about ten MILITARY BASES INSIDE SYRIAN TERRITORY ILLEGALLY, violating INTERNATIONAL LAWS, but well, the UNITED STATES DON’T RESPECT INTERNATIONAL LAWS, THEY ARE THE LAW, they BULLY any country than don’t want they ZIONIST CENTRAL BANKING AND FIAT MONETARY SYSTEM SLAVERY…WAKE UP.

          • Alex Black

            thanks for the update…

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Trump just wanted to get rid of Obama’s policies secret or otherwise and this was a secret policy signed by an executive order in 2013. Trump is trying to trim the fat in the CIA which had too much money handed by that order. The CIA has become a whiny bunch of spoiled brats over the years and need to refocus its priorities towards preventing not promoting world instability. Think Trump might be rethinking his strategy of Tomahawks when other countries have more accurate missiles and anti missile systems.

    • Harold Smith

      Why didn’t Chumpster fraudster do this months ago? Probably because it’s just another disingenuous tactic; i.e., trying to show some kind of “good faith” to Russia, while escalating the anti-Iran machinations. Sorry but Orange Clown is merely another Jew puppet ruler who’s just as bad as Obama and probably worse.

  • Len Zegelink

    the usa is israel,israel is the usa .it,s simpel .

    • G Dean VanGaya

      Then why wasn’t Israel able to prevent the signing of the Iran deal by Obama where Iran got it’s billion$ back and shit tons of business investment from Europe and China?

  • EL ZORRO

    “TRUMP CLOSES COVERT CIA PROGRAM TO ARM MILITANTS IN SYRIA – MEDIA”…TRANSLATION…TRUMP CLOSES (COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS)CIA PROGRAM OF FINANCING, ARMING AND TRAINING INTERNATIONAL MERCENARY TERRORISTS INVADING SYRIA.

  • Russell A Wilson

    That was fast. Trump announces shutdown of covert Cia operation and very next day Alphabay is seized and charges laid. Does take long for them to turn on their allies. To bad they cannot move this fast to shut down the Russophobia operation against Trump

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They actually planned to announce this earlier in the press but this was the only way to shut it down.

    • Thegr8rambino

      alphabay?

  • Peter Fastwolf

    bull shi* trump can not close a damn thing down , he is a clown that can’t get anything right or get one bill passed for the good of the American people, he has not done one thing that anyone can say helped out the American people , he makes a fool of of himself to the world leaders , and if he told the CIA to stop their killing around the world he would be the next to go to see his maker, if you want the killing to stop from America then he needs to kick most of the Jews and their money out of the American government ,and he does not have the balls too, the Jews help trump with his money laundering of Russian mob money since 1981 when every bank told him to f off because trump could not pay back his loans, America has no leaders only slaves and sheep running the streets for drugs, money, sex and rock and roll,,, and hoping the cops don’t shoot them,,,

    • G Dean VanGaya

      Wow, this rabid anti-semitism! If the Jews rule the world then why wasn’t Israel able to prevent the signing of the Iran deal by
      Obama where Iran got it’s billion$ back and shit tons of business
      investment from Europe and China?

      • Peter Fastwolf

        you can’t call a native American a anti-semitism! you dumb ass G Dean VanGaya go play your games some where else

        • G Dean VanGaya

          Ya, if a Native American holds racists, and violent views that are oppressive and not in self defense, you can totally call them a racist. I don’t know if you hold hate in your heart for other ‘races’ or cultures, but if you do, you’re a hater… And humanity and Earth ship Gaia badly needs to unite as one human becoming, and co-operate through a revolutionary shift to direct democratic economics and political confederation. And Northern Syria, including the full Rainbow of peoples there, are doing that, and you best believe Mossad, the CIA and the British are trying to squash that in N. Syira right now, as I type. The question for each of us, is what are we going to do to support the r’evolution so that humanity has a chance?
          Also we must stand with the Zapatista indigenous r’evolutionaries in Southern Mexico (our other great hope at this late hour), who stand in strong solidarity with Rojava – N. Syria.

  • Thegr8rambino

    FINALLY!!! very nice but he should have done this in like his first week in office!!!

  • Stuart Thompson

    I knew about the funding of these “rebel”-(terrorists) groups, you reading this knew about the funding of these groups, I’m pretty sure that a hermit living cut off from the rest of civilisation knew about this funding programme. So at what point was this programme a “covert” programme to fund the rebels.