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Obama to continue proxy in Syria despite Russia’s ‘diplomatic solution’

21st Century Wire says…

As the public’s attention is firmly placed on an estranged Navy Yard shooter, Obama moves forward with the West’s proxy destabilization campaign in Syria, continuing to arm rebel-terror groups despite Russia’s diplomacy.

The United States president has waived the federal law prohibiting the supply of weapons to known terrorist organizations, citing the Arms Export Control Act. The act gives the president the right to waive congressional oversight during a state of emergency. However, the act also stipulates that arms export transactions be handled by government entities, not international terror groups.

This comes after resounding public disapproval over a planned military strike in Syria, exposing the West’s “designer democracy” and “Arc of Crisis” pursuits planned for Syria as well as Iran.

While no one can argue that there is a crisis of terrorism and Islamic extremism running rampant in Syria, what kind of state of emergency is it for United States interests, now that Russia has crafted a diplomatic solution that seems sensible to avoid a larger conflict? 

The truth is, the public is awakening to the bigger picture as Washington and Tel Aviv surrogates have continued to breathe life into a  failed chemical weapons narrative in Syria, a narrative that has been manufactured.

This latest move by Obama comes at a time where he and his administration have been obsessed with gun control legislation, seeking to limit the American public’s right to use certain firearms, while quietly arming rebel-terror groups to the teeth in Syria.

The hypocrisy over domestic gun control, while simultaneously supplying heavy artillery to rebel-terror groups in Syria is staggering. 

According to the Nelson-Bingham Amendment contained within the AECA act, all large arms deals of defense equipment valued in excess of $25 million are to be conducted through government-to-government transactions. 

What does it mean if they give $25 million away in equipment, wouldn’t that be a distortion of the AECA act itself, as they openly traffic arms to known terror organizations with impunity?

The latest analysis from strategic defense consultants at IHS Jane’s confirms that the rebel factions in Syria are full of al Qaeda linked rebel-terror groups and Islamic extremists.

Now we see Israel’s silent involvement coming to light, as Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren is openly promoting Assad’s fall.

Reuters summarizes Israel’s position below…


IMAGE: Ambassador Michael Oren 

In public shift, Israel calls for Assad’s fall

Reuters 

Dan Williams

Israel wants to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad toppled, its ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday, in a shift from its non-committal public stance on its neighbor’s civil war.

Even Assad’s defeat by al Qaeda-aligned rebels would be preferable to Damascus’s current alliance with Israel’s arch-foe Iran, Ambassador Michael Oren said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post.

His comments marked a move in Israel’s public position on Syria’s two-and-1/2-year-old war.

Though old enemies, a stable stand-off has endured between the two countries during Assad’s rule and at times Israel had pursued peace talks with him in hope of divorcing Syria from Tehran and Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had long avoided openly calling for the Syrian president’s fall. Some Israeli officials now worry that radical Sunni Islamist insurgents fighting Assad will eventually turn their guns on the Jewish state.

But with Assad under U.S.-led condemnation for his forces’ alleged chemical attack on a rebel district of Damascus on August 21, Oren said Israel’s message was that he must go.

“We always wanted Bashar Assad to go, we always preferred the bad guys who weren’t backed byIran to the bad guys who were backed by Iran,” Oren said in the interview, excerpted on Tuesday before its full publication on Friday.

Assad’s overthrow would also weaken the alliance with Iran and Hezbollah, Oren said.

“The greatest danger to Israel is by the strategic arc that extends from Tehran, to Damascus to Beirut. And we saw the Assad regime as the keystone in that arc,” he said.

Oren said that other anti-Assad rebels were less radical than the Islamists.

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