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Syria says rebels insurgents would ‘take years’ to match army’s strength

21st Century Wire says…

History redux… in the 80’s Reagan called the Contras in Nicaragua his “freedom fighters” in the battle against global communism, when in reality they were part of a golden triangle with the CIA and Columbian drug cartels – and Iran. You know the rest of the story – Oliver North, Pablo Escobar, Barry Seal, and Bill Clinton’s thinning nasal cavity…

The plan was to soften up Central America so big corporations could continue to rape the economies and so covert players within the US government could keep getting rich, and building their political dynasties (Clintons, and Bushes and others) off of cocaine and arms shipments. It worked for the most part, but the only thing they could not succeed is in wiping their crimes from the face of history. It’s all too obvious looking back now…

Now suspect western leaders like David Cameron, Obama, Clinton and McCain – all on a political suicide bombing mission for their banker bosses, each of them trying to sell the same old chestnut in Syria – as they cry out to western citizens, “we need to help these poor freedom fighters and liberate the Syrian people from the clutches of another evil dictator…”. Yes, we know, you’ve heard it all before, but that doesn’t seem to be deterring the west and their Saudi and Qatari partners from pumping more illegal arms and cash to fund the al Qaeda insurgency in Syria.

How long will the Saudis and the Qataris pay the monthly salaries of thousands of murdering foreign jihadist mercenaries in Syria? How much will the west spend to support their al Qaeda “freedom fighters” in Syria?

All this, just to have Iran hamstrung because the Israelis and Saudis want the Iranians crushed? Really?

This is not unlike the International Brigades in 1930’s Spain, where the foreign jihadists of that era piled into Spain to fight the Franco fascists (well, it’s a bit more complicated than that, but that for another essay). We all know how that one turned out…

By this time next year, the US, Britain and France will have spent over $1 billion arming and training their jihadists in Syria, and to what end? Despite all this, western-backed al Qaeda forces are losing in Syria, and it doesn’t look like they have a hope in hell and will likely be resorting to out-of-the-box terror solutions like bombings etc in order to fuel chaos and claim a hollow victory.

There are only a finite amount of foreign jihadists available to be hired for fighting in Syria, so expect the CIA, MI6 and Saudi intelligence will be recruiting new fighters in from Africa – from Somalia and Sudan next, in order to restock their ranks…

Is Syria where the covert western agenda of constant destabilization and regime change finally ends, and their bankrupt neocolonial agenda finally exposed? We think it might be…

Daily Star

BEIRUT: Syria’s foreign minister said on Monday that a decision by Western and Arab countries to arm the rebels posed a danger to peace talks and would prolong the two-year conflict.

Walid al-Moualem told a news conference in Damascus that the opposition had little hope of matching the Syrian army’s strength despite a pledge by the states that make up the “Friends of Syria” to increase military support to the rebels.

“If they expect or fantasize that they can create a balance of power, I think they will need to wait years for that to happen,” he said during the televised news conference.

Western and Arab countries as well as Turkey, who have thrown their weight behind the opposition, said their decision to arm the rebels was to rebalance the conflict that has killed more than 93,000 people, most of them civilians.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is widely seen as having gained momentum, seizing a strategic town near the Lebanese border which helps him cement control between the capital Damascus and his stronghold on the Mediterranean coast.

Moualem said that a move towards openly giving military support to the rebels would encourage terrorism and that radical Islamist groups linked to Al-Qaeda would benefit the most.

“The decision (at the Friends of Syria meeting) in Doha is dangerous … because it aims to prolong the crisis, to extend the violence and the killing, and to encourage the terrorists to carry out their crimes,” he said.

The United States and Russia are planning a “Geneva 2″ peace conference between the opposition and Assad’s government, but diplomatic deadlock has grown.

“They say (the arming decision) is to make the Geneva conference a success,” the foreign minister said. “Arming the opposition will obstruct Geneva. Arming the opposition will kill more of our people.”

“We head to Geneva not to hand over power to another side. Whoever on the other side imagines (this), I advise them not to go to Geneva,” Moualem said. “We will head to Geneva to undertake a genuine partnership and broad-based government of national unity.”

Syria’s conflict began as peaceful protests against four decades of Assad family rule, but descended into a bloody civil war that has drawn in foreign fighters to both sides of the fight, increasing regional ethnic and sectarian tensions.

Syria’s opposition, led mostly by the country’s Sunni Muslim majority, has attracted foreign Islamist fighters. Fighters from Iraq and Lebanon have joined the fight on the side of Assad, who is from the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

Moualem told journalists that Syria wanted a ceasefire in order to hold talks at Geneva.

“We are insistent that if Geneva is held there must be a ceasefire, and we are ready to study mechanisms for observing it on the basis that neighbouring states abide, by halting training, arming and financing and sending them to Syrian territory,” he said.



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