Skip to comments.U.S. in first, plans to conduct military training of Afghans in Syria
Posted on 05/01/2010 4:43:20 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a project to train Afghan combat pilots in Syria. This is believed to be the first time that the U.S. military has included Syria in a training program. The United States has long refused to sell aircraft and combat systems to Damascus.
The U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation has drafted a tender in which military cadets from Afghanistan would undergo courses in English and pilot-training in several Middle East and other Muslim states. The countries included Syria, which is on the State Department list of terrorist sponsors.
"It is desired that the English language and basic pilot training take place within South West Asia," the army statement said. "PEO STRI requests information on sources available to perform training in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Yemen or other locations in Southwest Asia with the capability to provide requested training."
Under the request for information, or RfI, cadets from the Afghan Air Force would be trained in basic flying skills and the English languague. The RfI called for the training of up to 67 Afghans.
The RfI was issued as the administration launched a drive to increase U.S. business opportunities with Muslim countries.
Officials said Syria would be included in the new U.S. entrepreneurship initiative.
"How is it possible that Syria, a charter and current member of the U.S. State Department list of terrorism-supporting countries, is considered an acceptable place to train Afghan pilots?" the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs asked. "Or Lebanon, which has Hizbullah as a member of the governing cabinet in Beirut?"
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We are truly under the guidance of a lunatic.
Next step, remove the syrians from the terrorist supporter list, and sell them our technology. The great zero has to support his goat fornicating comrades.
Unfreakin Believable!!! OBOZO is rewarding the MUSLIM TERRORISTS Who Rule Syria, a Terrible, Longterm Enemy of AMERICA and the Perpetrators of Murder and Terror all over The Middle East and elsewhere! OUTRAGEOUS!! OBOZO is laughing as he sits on his Muslim Prayer rug in the White House and more likely in AIR FORCE ONE!
This is a joke right?
Please tell me this is sarcasm, or a joke.
I guess this means the Afghan national army is going to be flying Russian rotary-wing stuff? Wonder why that is?
Yeah he is training the Syrians to defend themselves from Israel.
Don’t like the smell of this at all.
The list, ping
Dip-lunacy as always. Thank you for the ping.
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