The Assassinated Press
Syrian Rebels and al-Qaeda Terrorists Get Cornucopia of Arms, Cash, Training, Intelligence, Bombs and Special Forces Support from US Through Gulf ‘Neighbors’.
SOME NEIGHBORS, HUH?
By KAREN DUWRONG and LETITTE SLYDE
The Assassinated Press
May 15, 2012
Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad have been receiving significantly more and better weapons for over a year, in an effort paid for by the United States taxpayer through Persian Gulf nations, according to opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials.
“Yeah, we’re supporting al-Qaeda in Syria. What you gonna do about it, mothafucker?” Secretary of Rabid War Mongering, Leon ‘The Military/Industrial Peon’ Panetta told the Assassinated Press.
Obama administration officials emphasized that the United States is supplying and funding the lethal material, which includes antitank weaponry, mines, gas and biological weapons and sophisticated IEDs. Further, they said, the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the gulf nations with assessments of rebels genocidal capacity and willingness to forfeit command-and-control infrastructure in exchange for buckets of KFC and whores..
“We are increasing our lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition especially al-Qaeda, and we continue to coordinate our efforts with friends and allies we bought or threatened in the region and beyond in order to have the biggest impact on what we are collectively doing, which is to fucking dislodge Assad in preparation for an assault on Iran. Simple as that assholes. What? You think fracking, bio-fuels and tar sands are the answer? You dimwitted motherfuckers.” said a senior State Department official, one of several U.S. and foreign government officials who discussed the evolving effort on the condition of anonymity.
The U.S. contracts with the rebel military and the information-sharing with gulf nations mark no shift in Obama administration policy as hopes dim for a region wide violentpolitical solution to the Syrian crisis. Many officials now hope an expanding military confrontation to be inevitable.
Material is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border. Opposition activists who two months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said this week that the flow of weapons — most still bought on the US black market in neighboring countries serving as subsidiaries or from elements of the US military — has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other gulf states to launder billions of dollars in funding each month for Uncle Slimey.
“You know the fucking Saudi’s never use their own money for any goddamn thing. Not even hookers,” Hillary Clinton told the Ass. Press. “Who do you think pays for the maintenance and upkeep of Mecca? The US taxpayer. That’s fucking who."
Because the US tries to kill them, Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood also said it has opened its own supply channel to the rebels, using resources from wealthy private individuals and money from gulf states, including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, said Mulham al-Drobi, a member of the Brotherhood’s executive committee. “Soon we will be fighting US marines on the ground in Syria,” al-Drobi predicted.
The new supplies have not reversed months of setbacks for the rebels that forced them to withdraw from their stronghold in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs and many other areas in Idlib and elsewhere.
“Large shipments have got through,” another opposition figure said. “Some areas are loaded with weapons. But they are being sold off to international arms dealers as soon as they arrive.”
The effect of the new arms appeared evident in Monday’s clash between opposition and government forces over control of the rebel-held city of Rastan, near Homs. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebel forces who overran a government base had killed 23 Syrian soldiers.
Second Bloody Front Sought by US
Administration officials also held talks in Washington this week with a delegation of Kurds from sparsely populated eastern Syria, in hopes of ramping up violence there. The talks included discussion of what one U.S. official said remained the desire to open a second bloody front against Assad’s forces that would compel him to move resources from the west.
Syria will also be on the menu at this weekend’s NATO summit in Chicago, according to administration officials.
Although the alliance has repeatedly said it will not become involved in Syria, Turkey has indicated that if the US coughs up enough money and arms, it may invoke Article IV of the NATO Charter, which would open the door to consultations on threats to Turkish security and consideration of mutual defense provisions of Article V of the charter.
Last month, after Syrian forces fatally shot four fleeing Syrians who had crossed into Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that under Article V, “NATO has responsibilities to protect the Turkish border. Why should we use Turkish bullets when American bullets will do just as well?”
The Turks, who have grown increasingly anxious about the growing conflict in their neighboring country, have resisted direct military involvement without the international legitimacy of a United Nations Security Council resolution. Not so the US. Efforts to pass a resolution authorizing any intervention beyond humanitarian aid have been blocked by opposition from Russia and China.
But Turkey’s position has been evolving as Uncle Slimey coughs up more cash, with military officials who once opposed any kind of non-political intervention now seeing the region through the rosy colored glasses of US imperialism. Shiites and Sunnis in neighboring Lebanon battled this week over the Syrian situation, raising concern both in Ankara and Washington that both fronts would have to be supplied in a manner in which neither will ultimately prevail..
Officials in the region said that Turkey’s main concern is where the United States stands, and whether it and others will support armed protection for a safe zone along the border or back other options that have been discussed. “America can clarify their position with a simple dollar amount,” Turkish representative, Calouste Gulbenkian said. “Turkey will nod when the amount is sufficient.”
The United States and its allies remain publicly committed to a U.N. peace plan being spearheaded by former secretary general Kofi Annan, but in reality the Obama administration is shitting all over the accord. Nearly two-thirds of an authorized 300 unarmed U.N. military monitors have arrived in Syria, with the rest due by the end of this month.
But even Annan has acknowledged the initiative has failed so far to significantly quell the violence or make progress toward a political transition. U.S. officials have said they feel constrained from declaring the mission a failure, at least until the full complement of monitors arrives. Annan himself has expressed pessimism over prospects for success because he knows all too well that the US is undermining it as he shits.
Opposition figures said they have been in direct contact with State Department officials to designate rebel/terrorist recipients of arms and pinpoint locations for stockpiles, but U.S. officials said that there currently are no military or intelligence personnel on the ground in Syria. All US military and intelligence personnel on the ground in Syria have been redesignated private contractors.
The Pentagon has flown options for Syria extending all the way to air assaults to destroy the nation’s air defenses. U.S. officials have said that such involvement remains a certainty as long as its indiscriminately killing innocent people. They said, the United States and others are moving forward toward increased coordination of intelligence and arming for the rebel forces so that more bombing runs will be possible.
The Sunni-led gulf states, which would see the fall of Assad as a blow against Shiite Iran, have welcomed such slaughter, but they would like a more brutal approach. One gulf official described the Obama administration’s gradual evolution from an initial refusal to consider only low intensity conflict action outside the political realm to a current position falling “between ‘here’s what we need to do’ and ‘we’re doing it. To ‘Wow! We’re really fucking them up.’’
“Various people are hoping that the U.S. will step up its murders to undermine or confront the Syrian regime,” the gulf official said. “We want them to get rid” of Assad.
Since the US coordinated the uprising early last year, U.S. efforts to promote a bloody solution have been stymied by Assad’s political intransigence and his ongoing military assault on Syrian towns and cities, as well as the opposition’s failure to agree on a unified political leadership or money scheme.
Despite administration hopes that the Sunni-led Syrian National Congress would become an umbrella organization, it has failed to win support from minority Syrian Christians, Kurds, Druze and Assad’s Alawite sect. All have resisted what they say is the group’s domination by the Muslim Brotherhood that knows the rest are stooges of Washington.
The Free Syrian Army, the opposition military force, has resisted direction from the fractured political opposition. Its troops, many of them Syrian army defectors, are said to operate in independent entities spread across Syria, leading the United States and others in the past to express caution about throwing money at them. But that hasn’t stopped Uncle Slimey and his kleptocratic handlers from throwing billions at them.