The United States and CIA have been funding and training "rebels" since 1980. #Zionist The New York Times is mourning the money spent because they didn't destroy yet another country for USA and #Israel and got defeated by #Russia, #Iran and #China (and #Turkey switched teams) in #Syria.
"The program did have periods of success, including in 2015 when rebels using tank-destroying missiles, supplied by the C.I.A. and also Saudi Arabia, routed government forces in northern Syria. But by late 2015 the Russian military offensive in Syria was focusing squarely on the C.I.A.-backed fighters battling Syrian government troops. Many of the fighters were killed, and the fortunes of the rebel army reversed."