Pentagon: U.S. Military Pays Syrian Rebels

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There is a lot of controversy over the Syrian conflict, especially whether the recent gas attack was carried out by the Syrian government or by a rebel group or someone else. What is known for sure is that the Syrian rebels have been on the payroll of the US military, they have been fighting the Syrian government, and they have carried out chemical attacks on civilians in the past and tried to blame it on Assad.

Reuters reported Syrian rebels receiving U.S. military training are being paid $250 to $400 per month, depending on their skills, performance and leadership position, the Pentagon said.

The actual number of “moderate” rebels on the US Military payroll is unclear.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Syrian fighters participating in the U.S.-led mission would receive “some compensation,” but he gave no figures, according to Reuters.

Navy Commander Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said trainees were each receiving a stipend.

There is no way the US leaders can claim to be impartial when they choose to blame Assad with no evidence for the chemical attack on Syrian civilians.  When the rebels are being paid by the US military, it means the US will give them a free pass to do whatever they want as long as their overall work still fits in the agenda of the US war machine.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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