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Old 09-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #256
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Re: US closes embassy in Damascus, pulls American diplomats out of Syria

Blowback Bitshez!
Hell, would any of you stand for that being done to your country/loved ones.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #257
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Interesting opinion. And an epic failure. Good thing we have a budget crisis so this shoved to the side and ignored.
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U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to reporters about Syria during a meeting with Baltic leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington August 30, 2013.

The U.S. strategy in Syria is unraveling, and it's playing right into the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Here's are the key dynamics on the ground: Islamic brigades are coalescing after the largest Islamist rebel brigades rejected the planned government-in-exile of the Western-backed Syrian National Council (SNC) ; al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is expanding its territorial control by fighting Kurds and rebels; and Assad is laughing as ISIS goes after his enemies where he cannot.

Michael Young of Now writes that Assad's strategy of not attacking the al-Qaeda groups — and even collaborating with them in certain districts — has worked astonishingly well, noting that the Obama administration has a lot to do with it.

This sentence from Young says it all:

The United States, rather than read the signals early on and arm the Syrian opposition when it was making substantial gains, allowed a vacuum to form and then fretted when that vacuum was filled by jihadists.

This echoes what Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution said earlier this week: The U.S. was worried about the rise of Syria's Islamist rebels, which contributed to its unwillingness to arm the Supreme military council (i.e., the armed wing of the SNC), which had Islamists. That stance is now backfiring.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) confirmed the “high degree of frustration in the executive branch” to Greg Miller of The Washington Post:

“The situation in Syria is changing faster than the administration can keep up,” Rogers said. He ... said that U.S. support for moderate opposition groups is “less than robust” and has been hobbled by “inconsistent resource allocation with stated goals.”

The dysfunction can be seen in numbers of fighters: The CIA has trained fewer than 1,000 rebels while Iran and Hezbollah have trained more than 20,000 Assad militiamen and 20,000 “extremist” rebels fight with militant Islamist agendas, according to U.S. intelligence estimates .

At the moment America's preferred resolution involves peace talks at Geneva II, but that looks like a pipe dream since the strongest forces on the ground don't recognize the SNC.

Furthermore, the deal to disarm the Syrian regime's chemical weapons gives Bashar al-Assad and his allies a boost while clipping American influence in the region.

Young ends his piece by referring to the president as “ America’s Hamlet” because he is willing to “do everything to avoid doing anything. ”
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #258
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Saudi Black Op Team Behind Damascus Chem Weapons Attack – Diplomatic Sources

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The August chemical weapons attack in the Syrian capital’s suburbs was done by a Saudi Arabian black operations team, Russian diplomatic sources have told a Russian news agency.

“Based on data from a number of sources a picture can be pieced together. The criminal provocation in Eastern Ghouta was done by a black op team that the Saudi’s sent through Jordan and which acted with support of the Liwa Al-Islam group,” a source in the diplomatic circles told Interfax.

The attack and its consequences had a huge impact on the Syrian situation, another source said.

“Syrians of various political views, including some opposition fighters, are seeking to inform diplomats and members of international organizations working in Syria what they know about the crime and the forces which inspired it,” he told the agency...
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #259
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US-Backed Syrian "Rebel" Commander Chased Out Of Country By Al Qaeda
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Syria may be old news as any escalation has been put on hold at least until next summer, but the hilarity resulting from the bungled US foreign policy intervention in the country lingers. The latest chapter in John Kerry's book of "Diplomacy for Idiots" is the case of General Salim Adris, a so-called moderate the top Western-backed commander of the Free Syrian Army, who was literally run out of the country by the more extremist, Al Qaeda based factions among the Syrian CIA armed and Qatar funded "rebel" forces.

As the WSJ eloquently puts it, "Islamist fighters ran the top Western-backed rebel commander in Syria out of his headquarters, and he fled the country, U.S. officials said Wednesday." Any references to brave Sir Robin are purely accidental. It got better when the same Al Qaeda fighters "took over key warehouses holding U.S. military gear for moderate fighters in northern Syria over the weekend." In other words, as we repeatedly forecast over the summer, the US is now once again arming Al Qaeda fighters with weapons that sooner or later will be used against the US, at a time of the CIA's choosing...
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:52 PM   #260
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Why Turkey Was Planning A False Flag Operation In Syria
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You’ve probably heard about the recent leaked conversations involving Turkey.

It was stunning to hear the highest-ranking Turks casually discussing how to provoke a false flag incident that would justify a large military intervention in Syria.

This is a big deal because Turkish troops in Syria opens the door to NATO troops in Syria, which drastically expands the conflict.

As someone who has spent a number of years living and working in the Middle East, and having been to Syria multiple times, I was encouraged by my colleagues at Casey Research to share my perspective on this...
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:15 AM   #261
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Libya worked out so swimmingly that I can hardly wait til we get done with Syria!

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PARIS (Reuters) - Southern Libya has become a "viper's nest" for Islamist militants and the only way to tackle it is with a strong collective response from neighbouring countries, France's defence minister said in remarks published on Monday.

"We are increasingly worried. It's a viper's nest in which jihadists are returning, acquiring weapons and recruiting," Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an transcript of an interview provided by the ministry. "It is dangerous and the conditions are not in place to find a solution."

Two-and-a-half years after the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-rich North African state is struggling to contain violence between rival forces, with Islamist militants gaining an ever-stronger grip on the south of the country.

With no desire to get involved militarily, Western countries have pledged for months to train Libyan security forces so they can better protect borders, but with few actually doing so.

France had been due to begin training 1,000 Libyan police officers at the end of March, but that plan appears on hold.

"The only possible response is a strong collaboration between neighbouring states to ensure border security because there is no state in Libya," Le Drian said. "We are ready to train policemen, but there are no volunteers."

A French-led military offensive launched in Mali in January 2013 broke the grip of al Qaeda-linked militants over the north of the West African country, but small pockets of Islamists have re-grouped to operate the vast desert region of West and North Africa.

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and regional countries met in Rome last month to try to find ways to tackle the crisis in Libya, but yielded few results and within days the country was plunged into more chaos when the prime minister was removed.

(Reporting By John Irish; Editing by Susan Fenton)
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:04 PM   #262
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NATO Members Conduct False Flag Terror In Attempt to Whip Up War
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.Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh (who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam) says that high-level American sources tell him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government.

Indeed, it’s long been known that sarin was coming through Turkey.

Turkey is a member of NATO. So we’re really talking about a NATO member launching a false flag attack against a non-NATO member, and then blaming it on the victim.

Indeed, a new tape recording of top Turkish officials planning a false flag attack to be blamed on Syria as a causus belli was just leaked a couple of weeks ago, and confirmed by Turkey as being authentic.

In other words, since the last big Turkish false flag didn’t succeed in launching war against Syria, they’re going to try again.

This is not the first false flag by NATO members. For example....
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Old 04-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #263
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I like Seymour. His reporting on the Iraq War was top notch
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:51 AM   #264
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Whelp...here it is. Proof of the CIA's funding of terrorists. Also, Saudi Arabia and Turkey being major players...and the MSM is silent.

Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights

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While it's long been understood that the US-Gulf-NATO coalition arming rebels inside Syria facilitated the rapid rise of the Islamic State as the group had steady access to a "jihadi Wal-Mart" of weapons (in the words of one former spy and British diplomat), the Trud Newspaper report is the first to provide exhaustive documentation detailing the precise logistical chain of the weapons as they flowed from their country of origin to the battlefield in Syria and Iraq. Gaytandzhieva even traveled to Aleppo where she filmed and examined labeled weapons shipping containers held in underground jihadist storehouses.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:13 AM   #265
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https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b3d_1503957760
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:47 PM   #266
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More proof of the CIA's involvement w/ ISIS. Geeesh...our fed gov't is really evil, especially McStain. The comment section is rich w/ info.


US Coalition Attacks ISIS Convoy, Accuses Syria And Russia Of "Terror Transfer"
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:09 PM   #267
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Whelp...this is interesting/awkward. Why not bomb them like we did Dresden unnecessarily during the final hours of WWII, killing thousands upon thousands of innocent women/children? Oh, that's right..they're CIA/Mossad assets.

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Isis is cruising around in their Kid Rock luxury tour bus, probably pulling out their nice luggage full of designer jeans, high dollar laptops and US tax payer purchased cell phones
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