Suffice it to say, I have remained painfully frustrated for over a year now in my continuing quest to get US officials to name these moderate Syrian rebels. I wait in hope that one US journalist in the State Department press pool decides to join this quest.
In the meantime, please, Ambassador Ford. Be a gentleman and name them.
Former US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said in an interview yesterday to PBS Newshour:
“We need – and we have long needed – to help moderates in the Syrian opposition with both weapons and other non-lethal assistance.”
“Had we done that a couple of years ago, had we ramped it up, frankly the al Qaeda groups that have been winning adherents would have been unable to compete with the moderates who frankly we have much in common with,” he continued.
That’s great, Ambassador Ford. Now can you kindly put us out of our misery and name these Syrian “moderate” rebel groups? For any Syrian rebels to take the lead on the ground, they must be able to command a good 50,000 men…but I’ll settle for the name of a moderate fighting force that can…
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