SNAP! Putin Mocks Obama: US Should Have Given Russia $500 Million Instead

As of July, the US had only trained 60 Syrian fighters to take on ISIS.
The Obama administration was hoping to build a rebel army of thousands to neutralize ISIS.

ISIS has 20,000 to 30,000 fighters.

But several of the US-trained rebels were captured when they entered Syria in July.

Al-Nusra Islamists released video earlier this month of the captured US trained rebels in Azaz, Syria.
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The US-trained rebels were taken hostage as they crossed into Syria from Turkey.

The rebels who were not captured refused to fight.

Last week Obama canceled the $500 million Syrian rebel training program.

This weekend Putin mocked Obama saying the US should have given the $500 million to Russia.
Via Tammy Bruce:

“It would have been better to give us $500 million,” Putin said of the aborted U.S. program to fund the Free Syrian Army. “At least we would have used it more effectively from the point of view of fighting international terrorism.”

Snap!

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