How many Syrian volunteer soldiers have we trained so far? Four or five.
That is the number of US-trained Syrian “moderate” soldiers who are currently in the field against the Islamic State forces.
Not four or five divisions. Not four or five brigades. Not even four for five hundred troops.Four or five guys.
So far, the U.S. has spent $42 million on the training and deployment of the Obama Brigade. At the Obama Brigade’s current level of manpower, that comes to between eight and ten million dollars a soldier. Not much bang for the buck.
Now Russia is establishing a base of operations in Syria. Allegedly to fight ISIS. Actually to shore up the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad.