[Marxism] Fwd: Syria Daily: US Solution for Conflict — Biometric Checks on “Moderate” Insurgents | EA WorldView

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 29 07:31:47 MST 2014

(I love how "an official" refers to "folks" below, a reminder of how the 
chief executive's faux "aw shucks" manner has filtered down to the rest 
of his minions.)

US officials have explained to The Washington Post how they will resolve 
Syria’s 44-month conflict through their program to train and equip 5,000 
insurgents over the next year.

The sources said prospective fighters will have psychological 
evaluations, biometrics checks, and stress tests”.

An official at the US Central Command reassured, “In the special 
operations community, we have a pretty long history of vetting and 
screening surrogate forces that we’ve worked with.”

The new plan goes even farther: “[It]

But the new plan “is unique to Syria, because we’re going to work with 
folks that we won’t accompany once we employ them,” he said. “So vetting 
and screening becomes even more important.”


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