Wednesday, February 10, 2016

That Worked Out Well

At least there are more guns and stuff there, so that's a win.
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — The United States and its allies have spent many millions of dollars backing Syrian opposition fighters they deem relatively moderate and secular, and civilian groups whose work on small businesses and local councils they billed as the cornerstone of Syria’s future.

But the very Syrians who benefited — and risked their lives in the process — now say that investment is in danger of going down the drain, and they see little urgency from Washington, diplomatic or military, to save it.

After Iraq and Libya worked out so well, nobody could have predicted.