The End of the CIA’s Illegal Program in Syria is a Major Victory

John Wight | Sputnik 15:42 07.08.2017


When the definitive history of the conflict in Syria is written, the role of the United States in funding, training, and arming rebel groups in clear violation of international law will by necessity comprise a major chapter. Washington’s announcement that the CIA has canceled its program to support “moderate rebels” in Syria — estimated to have cost the US taxpayer US$1billion and which has helped perpetuate a conflict in which up to 400,000 people have died, many in the most heinous way — was made recently in the manner of a multinational corporation wrapping up a failed business venture overseas…

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