Big Lies, Big Omissions: NY Times, Vox, the CIA and Syria

Posted: September 22, 2015 in -
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Note that this map accompanied an article headlined “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From CIA.”

NYT Erases CIA’s Efforts to Overthrow Syria’s Government

[Vox] didn’t just omit the fact that the CIA has been arming, training and funding rebels since 2012, they heavily implied they had never done so.

[CIA] trained approximately 10,000 rebel fighters at a cost of $1 billion a year, or roughly 1/15th of the CIA’s official annual budget.

…The Pentagon program, which began earlier this year and is charged with fighting ISIS (rather than Syrian government forces), is separate from the covert CIA operation.

…CIA’s years-long program has vanished from many popular accounts

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