Yesterday’s announcement that the US had suddenly decided that the Syrian government was using chemical weapons and that therefore the Obama Administration was going to start arming Syrian rebels was presented as an impromptu action made in haste, with the ongoing debate on arming the rebels at any rate suddenly forgotten.
Officials are conceding the whole thing is much more straightforward than that, however, and that the Obama Administration had decided to start arming the rebels “weeks ago,” and was just waiting for a convenient time to whip out the chemical arms excuse as a pretext for doing it.
Syrian rebels have been pressing the need for “immediate” aid from the moment the war began, but it seems the fall of the town of Qusayr is what convinced the administration that they needed to start the arming now, or risk the rebels losing momentum and eventually the war.
But even the promises of arms already made aren’t enough for many rebels, who are demanding huge influxes of combat vehicles, including tanks and warplanes, under the assumption that the US can transform them from an insurgency into a heavily armed military with its own air force overnight.
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So is not that Obama give up to bill Clinton demands..? Obama is from the lower ranking within the Democratic Party.., bill Clinton in the other hand controls the lower level ranked democrats.
So, my guess is there really isn't any verifiable "proof" – just as the Russians continue to say – that Assad used chems…but it's a "good excuse" to get the US involved…under false pretenses…again. Sounds suspiciously like WMD and yellowcake… But the American people aren't buying this time..just the Congressional Chickenhawks and the MSM.
How about we send the entire Congress and their lapdog press over there, slap a weapon into their hands and tell them to git-R-done. Have a nice day.
I suppose the next admission will be that DC has been arming the insurgents all along.
jason, i like your writing style. lots of nuance with few but relevant words
America has been covertly arming the FSA for months if not longer. This is done through proxy nations like Turkey.
So America is now merely coming out of the closet and OPENLY arming the Free Syrian terrorists.
The chemcial weapons "red line" is of course a contrived pretext and lie–just like America's massive lise about Iraqi WMDs for over a decade leading to the America-led aggression against Iraq in 2003.
Decision made weeks ago? You mean before the "revelations" about all that spying and stuff, eh? Guess they need to get peoples attention diverted once more from all the lies by making further lies and excuses. Never mind that all that "use of chemicals" BS probably came from the very "rebels" our own crooked administration has been funding. All I can say is that the Russians need to hurry up and deliver the goods so that Assad can kick ass and put an end to this.
Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas admitted on French TV that his colleagues from US and Britain told him in 2011 that war preparations against Syria have long been going on. So the decision to arm terrorists is much older than a few weeks. This proxy war to topple the Assad goverment or destroy Syria (preferably both) has long been planned and is now being executed at any costs.
Here is more info about Dumas' shocking revelations.
Somehow, I doubt the American "Free Press" will report this crucial piece of information that unravels the USA's various pretexts and "red line" bullsh8t.
Dumas, “Top British Officials Confessed to Syria War Plans Two Years before Arab Spring” http://nsnbc.me/2013/06/16/dumas-top-british-offi…
When the US/ NATO/Empire begin providing heavy weapons Turkey and the gulf dictatorships will provide the mercenaries to operate them.
They have IT PLANNED FAR INTO THE FUTURE. WE ARE POWERLESS THROUGH THE MANIPULATED BALLOT BOXES. REVOLUTION IS THE 'ONLY' SOLUTION..
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