Did Obama supply al Qaeda with US missiles?

PJ Media:
Video posted online Monday shows the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), using U.S.-supplied TOW missiles in its ongoing campaign against Assad regime forces in the northern province of Idlib. The video was published by Ebaa News, with claims that the target was a group of Syrian soldiers....

he incident took place in Abu Duhur, and the video claims that eight soldiers were killed. The missile appears to be a BGM-71D/E TOW of the variety that the CIA had provided to "vetted" Syrian groups prior to July 2017.

The spillage of weapons provided by the CIA and the Pentagon to so-called "moderate" rebel forces in Syria, only to fall into the hands of terrorist groups like HTS and ISIS, was perhaps the most predictable outcome of the civil war. One of the first actions taken by the Trump administration two years ago was to halt the CIA weapons program, which prompted many of the U.S.-backed groups to flock to al-Qaeda. The CIA program supporting the Syrian "rebels" was shut down entirely in July 2017. When President Trump shut down the program, both the Washington Post and the New York Times claimed that the move would aid Russia....
Obama's Syria policy was a series of blunders which made matters worse.  It was sometimes overshadowed by his strategic blunders in Iraq and Libya, but it is hard to overlook his phantom redlines in Syria.  He was a terrible wartime President.


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