Militants can’t hold ground against Syrian forces for a long time: Obama

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US President Barack Obama has said “moderate” militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot hold their ground for a long period of time.

Speaking at a summit of Pacific leaders in Lima, Peru, on Sunday, Obama predicted that Syria’s second city, Aleppo, was going to fall to Syrian forces supported by Damascus’ allies, Russia and Iran.  

“Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back Assad in a brutal air campaign… it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time,” he said.

Obama, whose country is funding and training anti-Syrian militants, also said he is “not optimistic” about the Arab country’s future. “I am not optimistic about the short-term prospects in Syria.”

Since March 2011, the United States and its regional allies, in particular Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, have been conducting a proxy war against Syria….

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  • anonymous4u4me

    Lets hope it won’t be long before they cannot hold their water or bowls when they get shot.

  • Nick Papathanassiou

    They would have lost a long time ago if obama wasn’t supporting them with weapons and turkey and Jordan if they denied them sanctuary and training facilities . AS well as israel supporting them with timely bombing runs against the syrian military

    • DonNeedNoStinkinUserName

      And treating the wounded . . .There’s pictures (or was !!) on line of Nutty Yahoo shaking hands with wounded Jihadists in hospital in IsraHell & of Jihadists talking with IDF soldiers at what looks like a border crossing on The Golan. . . . . no tension, all guns hanging from one hand, pointin’ at the ground.

  • TellTheTruth-2

    Good .. give Obama a gun and let him go help them.

  • Ideas Time

    The problem is if you made these traitors go fight on the front lines of every war they fund, we would not have any more wars. Oh darn.

    Unless the US is attacked and I am not talking about another false flag, if you vote for funding and war go fight it on the front lines and send your kids and grand kids to be first. Problem solved. Quit funding all of it. Period!

    • gmatch

      Yeah, America should use that money to fill potholes in the streets, instead they spend money to make potholes in other countries.

  • DaddyO O

    Uh Oh… Seems Obamas Proxy army is rapidly being dispersed and cant get away without getting bombed in the process

  • legal eagle

    Even though the US created ISIS they are now having to back off and just let Russia finish the job they were invited into Syria to do. Without US support in the form of weapons and finance the job will be much simpler and order can be restored under the legitimate elected government of Syria.

  • kinky

    Okay. So send them back to their masters in Tel Aviv and Riyadh

  • gmatch

    Haha, that is the end of thousands of CIA operatives.

  • PJ London

    “As usual I was candid and courteous but very clear about the strong differences we have on policy,” Obama said.
    As usual President Putin was candid and clear and informed Mr Obama exactly what he could do with his ‘differences’.

  • garwain

    Barry’s proxy army gets the dicking it deserves now that Hillary’s supply of weapons is drying up.

  • Tim Hadfield

    Barry’s proxy army is toast.
    What a waste of people’s tax money that was.

  • come-and-take-it

    Another part of Obammys legacy. Tranny bathrooms, unaffordable health care, lost wars, maimed soldiers, fighter planes that don’t work, coups to install neo-nazis, fake school shootings, doubling of the national debt, 13 million illegal aliens, 94 million out of work… Who would have thought “Hope and Change” could have been so much fun?