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Henningsen: New Obama ‘Arms to Al Qaeda’ deal will prolong the violence in Syria

This week, the momentum in Syria shifted dramatically as the Syrian Army liberated of the Old City in eastern Aleppo, so far retaking 80% of ‘rebel’-held areas in the city. As a result, operatives in Washington and their allies are now taking desperate measures in order to try and preserve the viability of remaining terrorist forces on the ground – in the hopes of extending Syria’s five year bloody conflict and overthrowing the legal government in Damascus. 21WIRE will post more ALEPPO UPDATES as new information comes in…

In 2016, US President Barack Obama allocated at least $500 million in US taxpayer funds to ‘train and equip (arm)’ the so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). On his way out the door, he’s upgraded that arrangement to waive any restrictions on weapons to militants in Syria.

21WIRE editor Patrick Henningsen discusses Obama’s dangerous executive action this week, which lifts arms export restrictions, paving the way for Washington to flood the Middle East with more lethal weapons, guaranteeing even more violence in Syria, and beyond. Watch:


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