After talks today in London, Secretary of State John Kerry announced an increase in “all aspects” of aid to the Syrian rebels, including weapons shipments, though he declined to discuss specifics on what weapons this would involve.
Syria’s rebels have recently enjoyed an influx of US anti-tank (TOW) missiles, though they have also sought anti-aircraft weapons, which the US has so far not provided them. The rebels have openly threatened to use anti-aircraft missiles against civilian airliners in Syrian airspace, explaining the US reticence.
Kerry assured that the weapons are only going to “carefully vetted” rebel factions, though since all weapons in the past seem to quickly end up distributed across the rebel spectrum, it isn’t clear how the US hopes to keep that happening this time.
The US and Britain have both given the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) rebel faction diplomatic status, and their leadership has been using that to lobby heavily for increased weapons shipments, saying the arms sent so far are insufficient to turn the tide of the war in their favor. The SNC’s own fighters are extremely minimal inside Syria, but the group has been favored by US and British officials so far.
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So once again the US is supporting terrorism in Syria with paid mercanaries and interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign country where they have no business being.
The hypocrisy stinks to high heaven when the Putch leaders in Ukraine, installed by the US in a violent coup, are considered a "democracy" and those wanting a referendum to decide their own fate, are designated "terrorists" by this same murderous and illegitimate pack of killers in Kiev, while calling the Syrian terrorists "rebels" What exactly are those foreign paid killers flooding into Syria rebelling about?
America, die already and save the world with your demise.
The real joke is that America's puppet government is fighting exactly the same rebels on the other side of the border. Its a very good joke. There's an imaginary line drawn by a couple of diplomats at the end of world war one, where they divided the French spoils (aka Syria) from the English loot (Iraq) when the two carved up the old Ottoman Empire.
Today, if an Al-Qaeda fighter stands on the western side of that line, he's in Syria and thus a courageous freedom fighter trying to topple the evil Assad regime. The US, and the US allies in Saudia Arabia and the Gulf States, will make sure he is armed and fed and ready to fight. Then, if the same fighter moves just a few meters east and crosses the Sykes-Picot line, he's in Iraq, and now he is a terrorist and the American puppet government will try to kill him. After of course getting lots of new weapons and ammunition and supplies from the US to fight the terrorist threat that remains in Iraq.
The Merchants of Deaths must be loving it. Their favorite position, in that they get to sell weapons to both sides of the war. And they don't have to ask the fighters to pay for them. For that, they've got the American taxpayer.
ur a shining example of why me and other Muslim people hate u americans. The fact u talk like every fight for freedom in the Muslim world is automatically terrorism really shows ur ignorance of Muslims and will only increase the hatred my brothas an sistas have of u.
US military bases in Syria, that's the objective here, doesn't matter how many Syrians are slaughtered to achieve that goal, then we'll be right in Iran's back yard.
You might want to check a map.
Do the American people realize the United States government is engaged in war against the Syrian people without authorization by their representatives in Congress?
Do they care? Apparently not.
Congress frequently acts against the wishes and the interests of the American people. There is no democracy in the USA, just rule of the rich, by the rich, for the rich.
The answer to that of course is to stop voting for rich candidates. Or for candidates backed by the rich. When you see a candidate with enough money to flood the airwaves with ads, never vote for that candidate. It doesn't matter what the ads say. The obvious sign of all that money in that campaign tells you that you should never vote for them.
For a generation, America has been electing millionaires, and those bought by millionaires, to represent them. The result has been unfortunately predictable.
They don't even try to hide it anymore. They have become a rouge bunch these corrupt Oligarchs like Kerry. I would definitely call this violating the territorial integrity of Syria.
Soooo..does anybody in the White House have a brain?
Wrong question. They are bought and paid for, all of them. The right question would be "does anybody in the White House have a conscience", and the answer would be a resounding "NO!"
In 2008 I thought that nobody can be worse president then Bush, but Obama with his "yes, we can" turned out to be right. A pity.
Anyone remember the old TV show MASH? Picture the character Radar, and the way he used to wheel and deal. If Radar could trade an anti-tank missile for a case of scotch, that missile is gone by sunset. If Al-Qaeda has something to trade, to Radar, or perhaps to the person who had the case of scotch, they've got a nice new anti-tank missile. Or an anti-aircraft missile to shoot down a civilian passenger plane.
The point is, anyone who tries to tell you that they can control who gets what in a war zone is lying to you. Imagine that, John Kerry lying. I just wonder who will be the last man to die for this lie? Or woman or child who made an unfortunate choice in selecting a plane flight?
They will be in crates marked USDA Grade A beef.
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