It’s not exactly a secret, with rebels putting up videos showing themselves wielding US-made weapons, but the Obama Administration seems to finally be admitting to its arming of the Syrian rebellion.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice confirmed today on CNN that the US is “providing lethal and non-lethal support” to the “moderate vetted opposition” in Syria.
Rice insisted the she was “heartbroken” about the civil war, and that this was why the US had “ramped up” its involvement in the ongoing conflict. Recently, US weapons, particularly anti-tank rockets, have been showing up across the rebellion.
Other administration officials were still refusing to detail the extent of the US armament of rebels, so it’s not clear if Rice’s comment reflects increasingly overt involvement in the war, or simply a one-off interview while they continue on with relative secrecy.
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Shame on you . Where is ICC, a whore hourse? These murderers must be arrested and put on trial and punish severly. Why Does ICC, a whore house, goes after Al bashir who is trying to protect his country from the savages in Washington and Tel Aviv, but these baby killer are off the hook and none of them has been arrested? Down with ICC, a whore house. The world cannot tolerate these mass murderers to be around any more. Long live Syria and damn with Dr. Bashar Assad's enemies. You are not only a murderer but a petty person with blood on your hands. We are fed up with you and people like you. Get lost Now. You have shown you are as savage as white politicians if not MORE. You are responsible for 160000 deaths in Syria and 50000 deaths in Libya including Qaddafi , not to mention millions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine and other Muslim countries.
" Why Does ICC, a whore house, goes after Al bashir who is trying to protect his country from the savages in Washington and Tel Aviv, but these baby killer are off the hook and none of them has been arrested?"
Well, first of all, the ICC isn't going after Assad. There was an attempt on the UN Security Council to refer Syria to the ICC, but Russia and China vetoed it.
Secondly, that is the same block to the US and Israel being referred to the ICC.
The ICC's territorial jurisdiction extends to countrie:
* where the person accused of committing a crime is a national of a state party (or where the person's state has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court);
* where the alleged crime was committed on the territory of a state party (or where the state on whose territory the crime was committed has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court); or
* where a situation is referred to the Court by the UN Security Council
Neither the US nor Israel are state parties to the ICC, and the US have a veto on the Security Council. QED, they will remain outside ICC jurisdiction.
Sudan is NOT a state party to the ICC either. Then on what basis a Zionist stooge by the name of Payam Akhavan, an Iranian born Canadian citizen, working closely with ‘Save Darfur” and CIA, conducted a campaign of lies and deception against Al Bashir and told the world that he has killed 300000 – 400000 “rebels” in Darfur. ICC based on CIA/Mossad constructed lie with the help of Akhavan
issued two arrest warrants against President al-Bashir accusing him of responsibility for war crimes, but ICC had never issued a damn thing against the real war criminals in Washington, London and Tel Aviv. Payam Akhavan, A CIA asset has never done anything to bring these war criminals to justice because he works for them, but he recently wrote a play called ‘Iran Tribunal,’ working with a Zionist, Irwin Cotler, who supports MEK, an Iranian terrorist organization, like CIA/Mossad working with CIA/Mosad, to implicate Iran committed “war crimes against humanity"?
"Sudan is NOT a state party to the ICC either. Then on what basis"
Through the UN Security Council, in 2005.
Since the US has veto power on the UNSC, it is able to protect itself and Israel from ICC referrals. Sudan had no one to protect it.
We don't have to like it. That's how it is whether we like it or not.
Sorry for mistaking your initial complaint as being about Bashar al-Assad rather than about Bashir of Sudan.
Rice insisted the she was “heartbroken” about the civil war, and that this was why the US had “ramped up” … –Seem to recall rumors that Condoleeza Rice had also been influenced by internal atrocity propaganda…
If I were evil (and hence selling evil characters for do-gooders to chase (imperatively, other than myself)), I'd certainly prop up sobbing females to sell evil USg remedies all day. It's the kind of thing that, e.g., could break a President's resolve more effectively once calling him a wussy starts wearing thin.
One thing I can't believe could possibly be working on the do-gooder populace: what's this 'vetting' bit? Far as I know, USg's been arming/funding/training your terrorists at least as long as I've been alive.
They are the "good" moderate terrorists as opposed to the "bad" extreme ones.
They only moderately cut your throat and terrorise your family, as opposed to extremely doing it.
Unfortunately the "moderate" Brotherhood and Salafists are not nice people and you would not want to have them around.
This is how Psychological Warfare works;-
Appealto the emotions
Appeal to moral outrage.
If they don't react start atrocity stories.
She was one of the people who started the war in the first place.
Hadn't caught she was part of the origin –seem to recall a story or two of her stopping in on Israel to kiss some butt …probably right after talking to Iran. Strongly s'pect that relates.
Yeah but they're "vetted" moderates so not to worry.
And this 'moderate vetted opposition' most certainly won't pass the weapons on to the extremists who do the actual fighting. No siree bob.
Her whole career was based on this type of Covert Operations dressed up as "Humanitarian Interventions" under Clinton – vide Jugoslavia.
If she didn't like what was happening in Syria when she was UN ambassador she could have rung her boss and demanded he pick up his red phone and close down the covert operation. Then resigned if he didn't.
Didn't think this was a secret to anyone, wouldn't be surprise either if Israel is in on the deal, and transferring some of those weapons to our so called "moderate rebels."
Ramp up recent weapons shipments because you are heartbroken about a war you helped prop up?
She feels guilty but not enough to stop.
She's heartbroken. I'm touched.
An incredible fool.
Does this lady Rice had ever known that the US belong to a organization by the name of United Nations? Had she ever had known that nations are ruled by International Law? Have she had heard about United Nations and International Law? Shame.
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