February 28th, 2013. – US: $60 Million in New Aid to Syria Opposition. Matthew Lee, Associated Press.
“The Obama administration said Thursday that it will provide the Syrian opposition with an additional $60 million in assistance and — in a significant policy shift — will for the first time provide nonlethal aid like food and medical supplies to rebels battling to oust President Bashar Assad.
“We need to stand on the side of those who want to see a free Syria,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. “The stakes are really high and we can’t risk letting this country in the heart of the Mideast being destroyed by vicious autocrats.”
Kerry announced the new support and the decision to back the rebel fighters on the sidelines of an international conference on Syria in Rome, where European and Arab nations also signaled their intention to provide fresh assistance to the opposition.
“No nation, no people should live in fear of their so-called leaders,” Kerry said. (And Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of their own government!)
Kerry said the U.S. decision is designed to increase the pressure on Assad to step down and pave the way for a democratic transition. The aid is also intended to help the opposition govern newly liberated areas of Syria and blunt the influence of extremists.
“For more than a year, the United States and our partners have called on Assad to heed the voice of the Syrian people and to halt his war machine,” Kerry said. “Instead, what we have seen is his brutality increase.”
Washington has already provided $385 million in humanitarian aid to Syria’s war-weary population and $54 million in communications equipment, medical supplies and other nonlethal assistance to Syria’s political opposition. The U.S. also has screened rebel groups for Turkey and American allies in the Arab world that have armed rebel fighters.
But until now, no U.S. dollars or provisions have gone directly to rebel fighters, reflecting concerns about forces that have allied themselves with more radical Islamic elements since Assad’s initial crackdown on peaceful protesters in March 2011.
“Given the stakes, the president will now extend food and medical supplies to the Syrian opposition, including the Supreme Military Council,” Kerry said Thursday.
The $60 million will go to Assad’s political opposition. U.S. officials said the rations and medical supplies will be delivered to the rebels through their military council, and is to be distributed only to carefully vetted members of the Free Syrian Army.
Kerry was asked if the U.S. contribution was enough to tilt the conflict the rebels’ way. “We’re doing this but other countries are doing other things,” he replied, without going into specifics. “I am confident the totality of this effort is going to have an impact on the ability of the Syrian opposition to accomplish its goals.”
The U.S. will be sending technical advisers to the Syrian National Coalition offices in Cairo to oversee and help them spend the money for good governance and rule of law. The advisers will be from non-governmental organizations and other groups that do this kind of work.
The foreign ministers’ presentation was disrupted by one protester who called on them to “stop supporting terrorists.”
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”
December 11th, 2012. – 99% of Syrian Rebels Are Islamic Extremists And Jihadist Terrorists. Saman Mohammadi, Infowars.com.
“The lone Syrian rebel group with an explicit stamp of approval from Al Qaeda has become one of the uprising’s most effective fighting forces, posing a stark challenge to the United States and other countries that want to support the rebels but not Islamic extremists.” – The CIA Times, “Syrian Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War,” December 8, 2012.
“Americans are learning more about the latest piece of major folly the United States has stumbled into in the Middle East, providing arms indirectly to Islamic extremists, considered to be our most important foe, in Libya and Syria.
It almost certainly wasn’t done deliberately, but what occurred was that some in the administration of President Barack Obama wanted to provide military aid to the rebels against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya and, subsequently, to Syrians fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Mideast folly: U.S. arms find their way to Islamic extremists,” December 7, 2012.
After denying the reality that the U.S. government is shipping arms, money, and foreign fighters with a Jihadist and sectarian worldview into Syria, the U.S. media is finally admitting the obvious to the American people. Numerous articles in American papers point to the growing visibility of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria, but they are only telling half-truths about the radical policies of the White House and the CIA.
The first half-truth is that the arming of radical Jihadist terrorists is not U.S. policy, but the accidental byproduct of outsourcing the war against Syria to the Gulf monarchies. We’re supposed to believe that the CIA was unaware that this would happen after their experience in Afghanistan and Libya.
The truth is that the CIA is deliberately funding and arming Jihadist terrorists to destabilize Syria and change its regime. Regime change in Syria has been a U.S. aim since the false flag September 11 events, and going back further, since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
General Wesley Clark has said in numerous interviews and lectures that the neocons put Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Lebanon, and Iran in their sights before 9/11 happened. So none of this is about supporting democracy and overthrowing a dictator who is killing his own people.
Syrians are not fighting their government, and Assad is not killing his own people.
The picture the morally bankrupt mainstream media wants to paint is that Jihadist elements are scattered in an otherwise noble, pure, and freedom-driven Syrian rebellion. They are saying that Washington wants to help the rebels but not the Islamic extremists. But there is no such thing as the “Syrian rebellion” divorced from Islamic extremists.
The Syrian “rebels” are the foreign-backed Jihadist terrorists. So to support the rebels means to support the Jihadist terrorists. Al-Qaeda = Syrian rebels.
The other half-truth is that Washington is a reluctant player in the aggressive war against Syria. The media is saying President Obama is not interested in starting another war in the Middle East. But after Libya who believes this crap?
The truth is that Washington is leading from behind on Syria because it is too cowardly to risk its own troops to secure its dream of destroying Syria’s government. So it is relying on Jihadist terrorists to do its dirty work, which involves intimidating Syrian cities with desperate terror tactics, beheading critics, brainwashing children, targeting religious and ethnic minorities, and blowing up Syria’s government and civilian infrastructure.”
As Webster Tarpley said in an interview, the U.S.-backed Jihadist terrorists are cannon fodder. Jihadists from all around the world, including many European countries, are risking their lives to help the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and gain control over Syria. Their stupidity and ignorance is being exploited by the CIA and its partners in crime.
The leaders of the Jihadist terror groups know perfectly well what they’re doing and who they’re doing it for. One of them told the CIA Timesback in October, “We use means only used by the devil.”
(We shouldn’t be giving them any money at all!)