- CIA Providing Military Weapons and US Intelligence to the Free Syrian Army (Occupy Corporatism, June 14, 2012):
Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, defended his country’s sale of armory to Syria at a news conference in Tehran. “We are not violating any international law in performing these contracts. [The US] are providing arms and weapons to the Syrian opposition that can be used in fighting against the Damascus government.”
Last month, at a House Intelligence Committee meeting, Representative Mike Rogers spoke out against the US arming the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with military grade weapons. Rogers said: “I’m not sure arming is the right answer here, mainly because we’re just not exactly sure who the bad guys are and who the good guys are right now in Syria. So you don’t know who you’re giving weapons to.”
Both President Obama and GOP nominee hopeful Mitt Romney is calling for the US arming of FSA.
Victoria Nuland, US State Department spokesperson, asserts that the Obama administration is not arming the FSA. “With regard to any assertions with regard to lethal (aid), we are not involved in that. The United States has made a decision to provide nonlethal support to civilian members of the opposition. This is things like medical equipment. This is communications, things to help them, first of all, deal with the humanitarian aspects but also to help them to communicate better so that they can plan and be ready for the period of transition that we expect and want to see in Syria.”
Rogers maintains that the US government must “make sure all the right steps are taken so that we don’t lose these weapons caches and something more horrific happens.”
Georges Sada, former general for Saddam Hussein, claims that “There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands. I am confident they were taken over.”
Yet, it is the FSA who are reported to have possession of chemical weapons with the intention to use them against Syrian citizens to frame Assad’s military forces.
US diplomats and intelligence agents are engaging the FSA to assist them in organizing their attacks against Assad.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and State Department, in conjunction with Saudi Arabia, are helping the FSA develop logistical routes to transport supplies into camps in Syria and train them in better communications abilities.
According to US officials, the CIA is divulging secret intelligence with the FSA so they can better attack Assad’s military forces.
While the chemical weapons assumed to be in Assad’s possession are just an assumption, Rogers advocates that Russia must halt their arms sales to the Syrian government. “Russia needs to decide if they’re going to be on the side of the rest of the world.”
Dennis Ross, senior policy analyst for the Washington Institute for Near East Studies , a propaganda think-tank, believes that the trajectory for Syria is already set. Ross also states that, “Russia plays a pivotal role. Arab governments have to make it clear to the Russians that they can either be friends with President Assad or with the rest of the Arab world. If Russia helps with a political transition in Syria then there will be benefits for Moscow across the region.”
The FSA has been forthcoming with journalists, explaining that they have received both US and French military assistance in their fight against Assad.
The FSA said: “French and American assistance has reached us and is with us. We now have weapons and anti-aircraft missiles and, God willing, with all of that we will defeat Bashar [President Assad].”
Back in December, Sibel Edmonds, FBI translator turned whistleblower, said the US government was training the FSA in Turkey and giving them weaponry.
While Kofi Annan, UN Peacekeeping envoy head, maintains that the international community is supporting a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict, behind the proverbial curtain, the UN is turning a blind eye while Western nations send their own military weapons to the FSA in support of their efforts to terrorize the Syrian people and overthrow Assad’s regime.
Annan has expressed impatience over Russia, who he refers to as Syria’s most important ally and protector.
At the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Russia would not support the UN’s call for foreign intervention in Syria. Russia has been quite vocal about their preference toward peace talks, and not forced regime change, which is the solution being pushed by the US government.
Russian diplomats at the UN maintain that the resolution proposed in Geneva is “unbalanced” and voted against it.
William Hague, UK Foreign Minister, claims: “We believe that the acts committed by the Syrian regime may amount to crimes against humanity and other international crimes, and demonstrate a pattern of widespread and systematic attacks against civilian populations.”