Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention.Fake news is published with the intent to sensationalize and mislead in order to grab attention. Misdirection.
So called “big news” from the other day. Trump cuts funding for CIA backed rebels.
Somewhere in the back of my mind, it seemed I had read this was already occurring.
So why this ample news coverage at this time?
It seemed to me as if the raison d'etre of this abundant coverage was to spin this old news as if it was something new and recent. And also to push the idea that Trump had caved in to Russian demands.
Neither scenario: old news as new or caving to Russia is legit. This is just more fake news.
More straight up bullshit.
And, even worse, a soap box for John McCain
"If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin,” John McCain, the Republican chairman of the Senate armed services committee, countered. “Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and short-sighted,” he said"How about this fake news headline from the Telegraph: Donald Trump ends covert CIA aid to Syrian rebels in 'win' for Russia
Independent and it's fake News headline: Trump 'ends programme to arm anti-Assad rebels' in move sought by Russia
Let's go back FIVE MONTHS AGO. To February of this year. 2017.
#World News February 21, 2017 / 7:17 AM / 5 months ago
Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after the rebels came under Islamist attack - sources
CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad.
So rebel funding has been frozen since January of this year
The halt in assistance, which has included salaries, training, ammunition and in some cases guided anti-tank missiles, is a response to jihadist attacks and has nothing to do with U.S. President Donald Trump replacing Barack Obama in January, two U.S. officials familiar with the CIA-led program said.The freeze reflects the troubles facing Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels in the almost six-year-old revolt against Assad
Reuters confirmed the freeze with officials from five of the FSA groups that have been recipients of financial and military support from the so-called "MOM operations room".
Another article discussing the funding freeze that actually occurred months agoIt was also confirmed by two other senior FSA figures briefed on the matter.They spoke on condition of anonymity given the covert nature of the CIA-backed program and the sensitivity of the subject.
February 2017: Confirmed the CIA is not longer aiding Syrian rebels
At least for the time being all rebels have been cut off without exception
This makes me believe there are other equally important reasons CIA aid is being reconsidered.
For one thing, such an enterprise requires the cooperation of Turkey and Jordan which is waning. Jordan has been cooling on Syria regime change for a while, while Turkey detests US military support for Syrian Kurds and has intermittently frustrated US access to Syria (and Incirlik air base) simply to get even.So in January of this year the CIA funding was cut across the board. One reason is due to Turkey's non cooperation, thanks to the US betrayal by arming their enemy.
Concluding! The whole brouhaha about this not new and non news story was FAKE NEWS, pure and simple.
Plainly rehashed to include rubbish about this being proof of Trump giving in to Russian demands-Bottom line- the US is funding the PKK/YPG. They have ensconced themselves in annexed/stolen Syrian territory and will now direct and fund attacks on Turkey.
Look at the map leaked by Turkish media? The US didn't deny they have forces present in those places. The US merely played the victim/bad Turkey card.