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US general ‘admits losing war in Syria’


A political commentator says General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged that the US is losing the war in Syria.

“The US top general Martin Dempsey finally admits the truth that the US-funded proxy military in Syria is losing,” Joe Iosbaker, from the United National Antiwar Coalition, told Press TV on Thursday.

Gen. Dempsey said Wednesday that his country is not providing militants in Syria what they would need to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Dempsey maintained that the foreign-backed militancy needed far more than just a rescue mission.

“They need something that eventually will be able to hold ground. And they need a counter-terror capability – all of which is responsive to Syrians,” the general stated.

America’s highest-ranking military officer offered a dour assessment about the future of Syria and warned that a succession of conflicts was likely to erupt even if the government was ousted from power.

“Why does he [Dempsey] admit this now? The Syrian army and the government of President Bashar al-Assad have been winning politically and militarily for a year,” Iosbaker said.

“He was making the case that the so-called Free Syrian Army needs superior arms,” he said. “I think the desperation of the US government is revealed with every new war and intervention they launched.”

Iosbaker concluded that the United States is “eager for a victory in Syria” because Washington “has not scored a military win for a very long time.”

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