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Washington Admits Aiding Syrian Opposition

Stephen Lendman | 29.03.2012 09:52 | Free Spaces | Repression | Terror War

On March 25, The New York Times headlined, "US and Turkey to Step Up 'Nonlethal' Aid to Rebels in Turkey," saying: Other US allies were urged to do the same. Insisting no weapons will be sent belies heavy Western and Israeli ones delivered through porous borders for months. ... They include powerful explosives, small arms, submachine guns, machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket and anti-tank grenade launchers, among others. They've been used to kill civilians and security forces, as well as destroy government facilities. Russia repeatedly denounces Washington's one-sided support while claiming peaceful resolution intentions. Obama says aiding Assad's opposition furthers transitioning to a "legitimate government." In other words, he wants independent Syria replaced by a client state America controls. Then on to the next target for the same purpose - Iran.

If Washington had a motto it would be: We're boss, and what we say goes! Russia and growing numbers of other nations respond Nyet!

Syrians want no outside interference. International law backs them. They assert sole right to decide how their nation's governed. Most support Assad. Washington recruited and backs Syrian National Council (SNC) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) belligerents. They function lawlessly as Western proxies.

Most Syrians oppose them. They want peace, not violence. They know Washington pulls their strings. Its Special Forces and CIA operatives aid them covertly on the ground. So-called "non-lethal" aid includes "strategic communication" equipment.

White House spokesman Ben Rhodes says it's "important to the opposition as they're formulating their vision of an inclusive and democratic Syria to have the ability to communicate."

It's not about saying hello to mom. It's for coordinating attacks, as well as communicating with neighboring forces in Turkey, regional countries, and Western ones. It and other aid subvert peace efforts. ......... more .......

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