Turns out you can use videogame controllers for more than videogames. You can also use them to shoot a.50 caliber machine gun from your homemade tank in your ongoing battle against ISIS. Good for you guys, but I think I'll keep using mine for videogames.
Desperate for weaponry, the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo has thrown together a homemade war wagon comprised of a pickup truck patched with scrap metal, a.50 cal machine gun, and a camera. And incredibly, the gun is controlled with a PlayStation controller. Read more...
It won't be easy to arm and train moderate rebel groups like the Free Syrian Army to fight ISIS
“Unfortunately, there is zero coordination with the Free Syrian Army."
s Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. Show More Summary
Assume for a moment that the Free Syrian Army, the mysterious rebel alliance to which the United States is now allied in its broader campaign to degrade and destroy ISIS, is not the ill defined and ever-changing conglomeration of tribal...Show More Summary
Chuck Todd went after Obama UN ambassador Samantha Power today on Meet the Press. Todd backed Power into a corner on US funding of Free Syrian Rebels. Chuck Todd: Is that what the Free Syrian Army wants to do? I … Continue reading ?
Friday on MSNBC's "José Díaz-Balart Live," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said she voted against President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm 3,000 to 5,000 Syrians in the Free Syrian Army because it is "lame." Speier said, "It wasn't a plan to actually, train and arm three-to-five thousand Syrians in the Free Syrian Army is not a plan. Show More Summary
The Free Syrian Army is on the wrong side. Here's its bloody track record and disturbing alliances.
Since July 2014, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime. According to one Free Syrian Army commander, the combining of forces with ISIS was needed in … Continue reading ?
It wasn’t close but it was telling. By a vote of 78 to 22, the Senate passed the continuing resolution to keep the government going until December and the authorization for aiding the Free Syrian Army. The no’s were largely from the politically ambitious right wing — betting they can profit by disclaiming responsibility for […]
The biggest political news yesterday may not have been the Senate vote to arm the Free Syrian Army and the continuing resolution to which it was attached. Rather it was the release (almost) from purgatory for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” […]
Backstabbing. Leaks. Catty e-mails. A GOP House conference? No, the GOP is doing fairly well these days. They passed a bill to fund the government and train Syrian Free Army troops. They are in sync on immigration (border security first, oppose executive unilateralism). The party is returning to its internationalist roots. RealClearPolitics reports: “The Democratic […]
Since July, the Obama-backed Free Syrian Army, Al Nusra Front, and ISIS have paired together in order to fight the Syrian Assad regime. According to one Free Syrian Army commander, the combining of forces with ISIS was needed in order … Continue reading ?
They are calling them “moderate rebels” and they want to train and equip them. The House has passed a measure that begins that process. And that means the Free Syrian Army will undergo training by the U.S. military once the measure is, as expected, passed by the Senate. The Congress then goes on a long […]
Free Syrian Army rebel, future foe. Try not to act too surprised. "... the CIA regards the effort [to arm Syrian rebels] as doomed to failure," the congressman said in an email. "Specifically (again without referring to classified information),...Show More Summary
The House will vote today to authorize training for the Free Syrian Army, the non-jihadi rebels who have been fighting both Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State. Despite the administration’s half-hearted plan and lack of leadership, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is setting an example by pushing support through the House, ensuring some oversight and sounding […]
A pugnacious Senator John McCain (R-AZ) told Sean Hannity Monday night, quite forcefully, that reports the Syrian Free Army had signed a ceasefire with ISIS were false, and that he didn't particularly want to hear Senator Rand Paul's (R-KY) opinion about anything having to do with the Middle East.
Opponents of arming the moderate rebels in Syria are honing in on a report that the Free Syrian Army agreed to a truce with the Islamic State. Opposition leaders say that’s just false.
House Republicans plan to unveil legislation to provide the Obama administration a limited authority to arm and train the Free Syrian Army, in a proposal that will require that Congress is kept in the loop, according to reports. According...Show More Summary