Via D.C. Clothesline:
Yesterday I discussed the fact that many of the same ISIS insurgents in Iraq are men who were fighting against the Assad Regime in Syria. We provided them monetary aid and weapons. Now they are our enemy on the battlefield, but it gets worse.
I don’t think many of our readers will be surprised, but we trained many of these men as well. Aaron Klein, reporting for WND, now tells us that many of these rebels were trained by the U.S. at a secret facility in Jordan.
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials.
The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq.
The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.
(contineu at D.C. Clothesline)