Tuesday, May 30, 2017

US starts sending weapons and equipment to Syrian Kurds

Via Billy


The U.S. military started sending equipment and weapons to Kurdish parts of the Syrian Democratic Forces, according to a report Tuesday.

Two defense officials told NBC News the U.S. began sending the equipment to Syrian Kurds in the last 24 hours. However, neither of the officials would provide specific information about what the U.S. is sending or how the equipment and weapons are being delivered.

President Trump approved a plan to provide weapons and ammunition to Syrian Kurdish fighters earlier this month, and the Pentagon said the move signaled the Syrian Democratic Forces would attempt to re-take Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State.


  1. Assad and Russia probably don't want the Kurds armed. And the Kurds are supposedly "Marxists".

    But ISIS is angry. Turkey is angry. I can't help but smile. And everyone likes a self-determination story. Ethnogenesis!

    1. the Kurds are supposedly "Marxists".

      New to me. :)

  2. How about "we" don't send anymore weapons to anybody in Syria, and "we" help Syria rebuild?