BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department is offering up a $75 million grant to eligible NGOs willing to combat Iranian ‘disinformation’ inside Syria.

According to the State Department, this grant will help advance the U.S. government’s policy inside of Syria.

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to advance the following U.S. Government policy objectives in Syria:

  • Ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS and counter violent extremism, including other extremist groups in Syria;
  • Achieve a political solution to the Syrian conflict under the auspices of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254; and,
  • End the presence of Iranian forces and proxies in Syria. The Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) aims to advance these policy objectives by supporting the following assistance objectives:
  • Strengthen responsive and credible governance and civil society entities to capably serve and represent communities liberated from ISIS.
  • Advance a political solution to the Syrian conflict under the auspices of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2254; and,
  • Counter extremism and disinformation perpetuated by Iranian forces, designated terrorist organizations, and other malign actors through support for local governance actors and civil society organizations

In the description of the grant, the State Department is offering this money to “counter extremism and disinformation perpetuated by Iranian forces.”

This move comes at the same time the U.S. has increased its military presence in the Middle East.

The U.S.previously spent $500 million training 50 ‘moderate’ rebels to fight the Syrian government; they later defected from the group, with some even joining the jihadist group Jabhat Al-Nusra.

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jjjhunn@yahoo.com
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I’m pretty sure that every thing the state department outlined in there proposal was exactly like Syria was before the US intervened..US terrorist…!!!

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If the US had intervened, SAA would had been wiped out within a week…
And coalition has killed much more ISIS roaches than Russia.
IMHO, it’d be a better invest to use these $75M to purchase 70 SCALP-EG and pay French Navy to do a decapitation strike on Iranian regime from the aircraft carrier since Rafale is the best western asset for deep penetration…

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Kevin Quinn

Putin intervened and made sure the US wasn’t going to happen.

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I got a better idea. It is free and will save a billion dollars. STOP MEDDLING.

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Kevin Quinn

Much simpler, too.

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Nestor Arapa

EE.UU. esos $ 75 millones de dolares tranquilamente puede usar en dar ayuda a sus ciudadanos que vienen soportando los embates de la naturaleza, pero prefiere invertir los impuestos de sus contribuyentes en los mercenarios de la información.

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Kevin Quinn

$75 million? In paper? Gold? Or guns?

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+++ “The U.S.previously spent $500 million training 50 ‘moderate’ rebels to fight the Syrian government; they later defected from the group, with some even joining the jihadist group Jabhat Al-Nusra.” =>Wrong. The NSyA had much more personnel than 50 (about 300) and the sum included equipment, the building of the al-Tanf base, as much as funding for the “Ghosts of the Desert” and also for the deployment of US+allies militaries to al-Tanf. In December 2016, the New Syrian Army dissolved after internal disputes. Some of its remnants regrouped under the name of Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra, abbreviated MaT. Moreover, al-Nusra has… Read more »

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ISIS wasn’t active near Al Tanf either, at least on the Syrian side of the border. The ‘coalition forces’ there had the SAA in their gunsights – a couple of times. They never did ‘tackle’ ISIS or AQ in North western Iraq.