NBC News Chief Global Correspondent Bill Neely reported that the US has “no effective ally on the ground” in Syria and wondered aloud where he could find the moderate Syrian rebels the president says he wants to support during MSNBC’s coverage of President Obama’s ISIS address on Wednesday.
“The Syrian National Coalition wasn’t much of a coalition and wasn’t very national. And you do look around now, where are these moderate rebels that President Obama hopes to train and arm? Because most of the Free Syrian Army have just simply been overrun by ISIS. The plain fact of the matter is there is no effective ally on the ground here, and there certainly is no friendly government. There’s only President Assad.”
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