Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Moderate Insurgents"

You don't have to take sides in any particular cause/conflict to see that the concept is fucking idiotic.
Mr. Hassan’s trainees were mainly from villages within the 68-mile strip along the Turkish border that the moderate insurgents are supposed to seize, and had long been slated for deployment there. But, Mr. Hassan said, they are so few “they can barely cover 200 meters.”

Better-financed groups are luring recruits awaiting the next course; they make $225 a month, and with no budget, Mr. Hassan said, “I can’t buy them lunch.”

The good news is that you can probably give them weapons, so, baba booey.