In the year+ before the Russian intervention, it has been reported that American forces flew over 7,000 sorties against ISIS/al-Qaeda — was there any effect against their gaining Syrian and Iraql territory, was there any destruction of the oil smuggling to Turkey — who and what were these thousands of American bombs directed against?
Enter the Russians and in six months, using a modest number of planes, the ISIS/al-Qaeda advances are stopped and thousands of oil-smuggling trucks are destroyed.
And then we learn that the US has been supplying, and is continuing to supply, hundreds of tons of arms to “moderate rebels” (“Kerry’s unicorns”) who immediately turn these arms over to ISIS/al-Qaeda.
WTF is going on here? Does the US really want ISIS/al-Qaeda to prevail and to establish a blood-thirsty Sunni-dominated government in Damascus?
Why hasn’t the US joined the Syrian Arab Army, Russia and the other allies and co-ordinated an offensive to destroy ISIS/al-Qaeda?