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To Syria now, where the UN is pulling out its staff amid growing concern about the violent crackdown by government forces against demonstrators. It comes as activists say over 30 people have been killed since troops seized control of the northern port city of Latakia.
But, director of the Center for Research on Globalization – Michel Chossudovsky – says the hype around the Syrian crisis is being orchestrated from abroad.
U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.), explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years:
Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran.
Iran’s Press TV:
- NATO plans to arm Syria criminal gangs (Press TV, Aug 14, 2011):
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Turkey are preparing the ground for military intervention in Syria especially through providing criminal Syrian armed gangs with weaponry.
Large caches of weapons including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, mortar bombs and heavy machine guns will be sent via ground to major Syrian cities witnessing unrest, according to a report by Debka.
Turkey’s military will protect the arms caches on their passage to Syrian rebels.
Syrian rebels have been receiving training inside Turkey to use the weapons for two weeks.
Turkey has warned that it will join any possible military action against neighboring Syria.
On Saturday, Ankara recalled its retired officers to be deployed to cities along the border with Syria. Ankara is a NATO member seeking an EU membership.
More than 1600 people have lost their lives since a wave of unrest gripped Syria five months ago.
Syrian authorities blame foreign-backed armed gangs for the killings. Damascus says as many as 500 soldiers and police officers have been killed by armed groups.