There aren’t 70,000 ‘moderate’ fighters in Syria – and whoever heard of a moderate with a Kalashnikov?

Londoners protest against bombing Syria [Image: Getty Images].

Londoners protest against bombing Syria [Image: Getty Images].


It’s important for everybody to understand that David Cameron’s claim of 70,000 ‘ground troops’ in Syria is ludicrous.

Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week.

Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 “moderate” fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied – because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty – but something approaching burlesque.

It was whimsy – ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.

At one point last week, one of Cameron’s satraps was even referring to this phantom army as “ground troops”. I doubt if there are 700 active “moderate” foot soldiers in Syria – and I am being very generous, for the figure may be nearer 70 – let alone 70,000.

And the Syrian Kurds are not going to conquer Isis for us; they’re too busy trying to survive the assaults of our Turkish allies. Besides, aren’t the “moderates” supposed to be the folk who don’t carry weapons at all? Who’s ever heard before of a “moderate” with a Kalashnikov?

Source: David Cameron, there aren’t 70,000 moderate fighters in Syria – and whoever heard of a moderate with a Kalashnikov, anyway? | Voices | The Independent

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3 thoughts on “There aren’t 70,000 ‘moderate’ fighters in Syria – and whoever heard of a moderate with a Kalashnikov?

  1. roybeiley

    Oooops! Over the top PR nonsense exposed for what it is. Trouble is, many will be given to think he is right. But like changing your brand of toothpaste because it is claimed to contain a nonsense ingredient that will make your teeth stronger, fight tooth decay.

  2. amnesiaclinic

    I think David Icke sums it up very well – they only kill you moderately!

    The stupidity is that the us and britain were training and funding these moderates and pretending to fight them. Then Russia came in and really upset the apple cart by really destroying them. No, that wasn’t the gameplan and now they are caught out and two lots of ‘moderates’ are fighting each other in northern Iraq moderately with American weapons while ‘moderates’ with American rocket launchers are targetting Russian press.
    The target all along from the beginning was Assad and Russia has upset that plan so now they just want to go all-out and destroy the lot.
    Well, it really worked in Iraq, and Libya and Afghanistan.
    Iran, Russia and China next and then they have world domination.
    Unless we wake up.

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