Skip to comments.US grants Syrian opposition diplomatic status
Posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The United States has said it will recognise the offices of the main opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as a diplomatic foreign mission and announced plans for a $27m increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
The announcement came at the start of a visit to Washington on Monday by a Syrian opposition delegation led by Ahmad Jarba, president of the coalition, in his first official visit to the US since the SNC was set up in 2012.
Jarba is set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Washington was announcing new measures "to empower the moderate Syrian opposition and to bolster its efforts to help" those in Syria.
The US now recognises the coalition's representative offices in Washington and New York as "foreign missions under the Foreign Missions Act."
The upgrade will facilitate banking and security services for the opposition in the US and help it reach out to Syrians living in the US, Harf said. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...
U.S. recognizes Al Qaeda in Syria.
The exact same guys who were murdering our boys in Iraq.
The exact same Al Qaeda in Syria to whom Benghazi arms flowed with the CIA’s help.
My thoughts exactly. Next up for Al Qaeda is the U.N. with Obama as the official sponsor.
Let’s put it slightly differently to account for nuances on the ground:
ANY support sent to Syria is co-opted into Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda and other allied Islamists are the core of Assad’s opponents. They can control essentially everything outside of Assad’s patch.
Recognizing (or sending arms to) any of Assad’s opponents supports Al Qaeda indirectly, and KNOWINGLY.
The US will assist with the genocide of Syrian Christians.
This guy is now implementing stupid on top of stupid on top of stupid.
With al Qaidas Nusra Front leading, Islamists seize control of Syria-Turkey border crossing
That’s my take on it.
Radical Islamists ‘control much of northern Syria’
Published: November 07, 2013
CNN claims ISIS has taken control of key entry points into the city of Aleppo.
David Holt / Flickr / Creative Commons
A new survey of Syrian towns by CNN suggests that much of northern Syria has come under the control of radical Islamist groups.
With Islamists now in firm control of Syria rebellion, civil war might last years
It’s been a struggle to figure out which side is worse, but after several years it’s clear that Assad is the lesser of two evils in Syria
Good post. We are watching the legitimatization of Al Qaeda by this administration evolving.
Special Report: Syria’s Islamists seize control as moderates dither
We need to pray that Assad crushes this rebellion very soon.
0bama KNOWS any support of Assad’s opposition is effective SUPPORT OF AL QAEDA.
That’s the POINT!
Continuing to arm the Muslim Brotherhood, even after the Benghazi debacle.
This is either stupid or treason, or both, so it’s not surprising from Barry & Co.
Obama’s got to take care of his Al-Qaeda buddies. Makes one wonder what Obama was doing on 9/11? Dancing in the streets with Islamist buddies? He sure has proven his dislike of the USA.
But...But...the interventionists say that we have to engage in all forms of interventionism, “propping up,” etc.
We’ve switched sides in the war on terror.
Maybe it would be easier if Obama issued a decree that we all just kill ourselves.