Least surprising news item of the day.

From Rare:

Tarkhan Batirashvili, also known as Abu Omar al Shishani, has been responsible for some of the Islamic State’s biggest victories in Syria. Batirashvili is a Chechen who joined the former Soviet republic of Georgia’s military and fought the Russians in 2008. He later made his way to Turkey and from there went into Syria.

“We trained him well, and we had lots of help from America,” said a former Georgian defense official who asked to not be identified because of the sensitivity of Batirashvili’s role in the Islamic State. “In fact, the only reason he didn’t go to Iraq to fight alongside America was that we needed his skills here in Georgia.”

Even before Georgia and Russia came to blows in 2008, Batirashvili had earned a reputation for fighting Russians. While a part of Georgia, the Pankisi Valley’s northern end abuts Chechnya, where separatists fought a brutal war for independence from Russia in the 1990s. Batirashvili’s mother was Chechen, and his father has told local journalists that young Batirashvili had seen a handful of military operations as a rebel in Chechnya before joining Georgia’s military in 2006 at age 20. …

According to Batirashvili’s ex-comrades in the Georgian military, Batirashvili was tapped immediately upon his enlistment to join Georgia’s U.S.-trained special forces

Another day in the horrors of the NeoCohens reckless interventionist policy. We have stick our heads in every conflict just because Israel or Saudi Arabia told us to. We keep making things worse yet the NeoCohens still push for war everywhere and our sons and innocent civilians pay the ultimate price. Whatever happened to “America First”?

Hopefully this story will destroy the myth that Putin is some evil fascist dictator and rather a true patriot fighting scumbags who want to destroy his people and their culture, but I’m being way to optimistic.

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