Skip to comments.U.S. Secretly Shipping Weapons to Syria
Posted on 01/29/2014 11:11:11 AM PST by jazusamo
Though its been well documented that opposition forces in Syria are mostly run by Islamic terroristsmainly Al QaedaCongress has secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as moderate Syrian rebel factions.
The problem with this is that there are no moderate rebel forces in Syria, according to a number of reputable news reports, both domestic and international. In fact, the New York Times published a piece last spring that confirms Islamist rebelsincluding the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned forceare running the show in Syria. The Islamist character of the opposition reflects the main constituency of the rebellion, the story says. Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.
It continues: From the beginning, it was clear to geopolitical analysts that the conflict in Syria was not pro-democracy protesters rising up, but rather the fruition of a well-documented conspiracy between the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia to arm and direct sectarian extremists affiliated with Al Qaeda against the Syrian government. A few months later a British newspaper reported that in Syria jihadists are the largest and best armed faction in the opposition.
With that said, the Obama administrations secret operation is essentially forcing American taxpayers to arm the very jihadists that want to murder them. The astounding development of this back-door scheme was reported this week by an international news agency that cites U.S. and European officials. The weapons deliveries have been funded by the U.S. Congress, in votes behind closed doors, through the end of government fiscal year 2014, which ends on September 30, two officials said, the report says.
Government officials on both sides of the Atlantic claim the weapons are going to moderate rebel factions, not terrorists. The goods include light arms and anti-tank rockets that are being shipped to non-Islamist Syrian rebels through Jordan, the story says, reminding that just last month the U.S. and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to Syria because Islamist fighters seized western-backed rebel weapons facilities. Now were sending them weapons! Not surprisingly, the most transparent administration in history refused to comment when contacted by the news agency.
Heres some history that could help explain the stealth weapons program. A U.S.-based group that advocates for Syrias rebels is defining and steering policy in the Obama White House as well as Congress. Its called the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) and last year a 26-year-old SETF Syria expert (Elizabeth OBagy) convinced the president, secretary of state and some federal lawmakers that Syrian rebels are mostly moderates and not terrorists. Arizona Senator John McCain even dedicated a portion of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting to an OBagy opinion piece calling for U.S. military intervention in Syria and dismissing concerns about Al-Qaeda terrorists running the rebel operations.
I’m guessing they came out of Benghazi.
The referenced article is thus:
(Reuters) - Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.
The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets.
(Clipped. Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-usa-syria-rebels-idUSBREA0Q1S320140127 )
Both sides are fanatical subhuman savages. Arming one or the other is madness.
But that concept worked so well in Afghanistan..... /sarc/
Great find. I cross posted the original Reuters account here:
No doubt in my mind you’re correct.
or Mexico. These guys have been gun walking since they started.
Good post, thanks.
Amen to that!
Seems like we want the regime to topple to the terrorists then we can justify sending troops to die fighting the terrorists! I love it when a plan comes together.
Well said...We’ll never hear from 0bama, McCain and others why the Syrian revolution is vital to our interests because it isn’t and they can’t make it so.
didn’t post.....little box with an X
After Lockerbie Reagan ordered airstrikes against Kaddafi, who later went on a decades-long hobby of buying up MANPADS big-time. Right before the fall Libya had 21,000,of them.
Intel Ops are always more quiet if they don’t require huge amounts of outside funding, so why not help knock off Syria with barely guarded muzziles laying around in Libya..?
BENGAZI: MISSILES FOR MUZZIES
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Thanks, null and void. It’s way past time for McLame to retire.
I think a lot of other countries see us a pushy, arrogant Americans for good reason, but arming rebels? That’s on an entirely different level. These rebels are not fighting for a free Syria unless freedom means creation of another theocratic, anti-US Islamic state.
The administration made a total mess in Libya. They are in the process of surrendering on Iraq and Afghanistan. They almost managed to help create a hostile Islamic state in Egypt (fortunately overthrown in spite of our efforts). Why would any sane person trust the Obama administration on Syria? They’ve only produced one dismal failure after another.
That's true but quite a few in Congress seem to be listening to Bibi.
Arm both, and let Allah sort it out.
Maybe...I finally got it. Shows you what McCain has really been up to. He is insane.
And, I kinda half expect one of McCain’s minions to call me and tell me “He’s not insane, his momma had him tested.”
Shades of Big Bang Theory.
Nowhere in rebel-controlled Syria is there a secular fighting force to speak of.
Notice the anti-religious litmus test.
Insane is the kindest possible explanation.
Al-CIA-duh has ALWAYS worked for Uncle Scam.
Al-CIA-duh is the sword of the New World Order.
I won’t say McCain is insane. Suffice it to say I totally disagree with his approach to most things. Yet, he keeps getting reelected, so he can stand on that and claim to have the support of most Americans. We aren’t going to change him. If Americans don’t want the US to arm rebels in Syria, then we need to quit sending the likes of McCain to DC. That is the fundamental first step toward reigning in the federal government. We have to change the people who run it!
BTW, that’s not an easy proposition, because the McCains of this world have considerable power. I don’t count out any of them, because they will do nearly anything to hang onto power. It will take a populist political revolution of epic proportions to kick the bastards out. I know of no nicer way to sum it up.
F’ing idiots all. They are arming our enemies outside our borders and inside our borders are trying to dis-arm us.
That should tell even the most brain dead voter who and what they are in DC (yeah, yeah, I know....It won’t matter to LIVs)
The US govt gives out arms like candy to rebels in the middle east, but I can’t buy an AR-15 in CT.