On June 21, The New York
Times headlined "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition,"
Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are "decid(ing)
which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms
to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and
Arab intelligence officers."
Weapons supplied include "automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades,
ammunition, (and) antitank weapons...."
They're smuggled across Turkey's border through "a shadowy network of
They're also entering through Lebanon.
Muslim Brotherhood officials are involved. So are Turkey, Saudi Arabia,
Qatar, other Gulf States, Jordan and Israel.
Obama denies what other US officials confirm.
A knowledgeable unnamed Arab intelligence operative said:
"CIA officers are there and they are trying to make new sources and
recruit people" to help topple Assad.
Turkish army vehicles are used to transport weapons and munitions to
border areas. From there they're smuggled into Syria.
Turkish officials deny what confirmed evidence shows they're doing.
The New York Times article failed to explain what's been ongoing since
violence erupted early last year.
Throughout the conflict, NATO's been waging covert war. Washington directs
everything. Israel, France and Britain are directly involved. So are
Gulf States, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon's March 14 alliance, and other
Arab League countries.
In January 2012, British media confirmed that MI6 and CIA operatives
were training Syrian insurgents. US, British, French, and Qatari special
forces are involved.
They're recruiting, funding, equipping, arming, training, and directing
insurgents. They're choosing targets. They're responsible for recent
massacres and terrorist bomb attacks.
Last February, Mossad-connected DEBKAfile said:
"British and Qatari special operations units are operating with rebel
forces under cover in the Syrian city of Homs just 162 kilometers from
Damascus, according to debkafile’s exclusive military and intelligence
They're "tactical advisers." They're "manag(ing) rebel communications
lines." They're involved in supplying "arms, ammo, fighters and logistical
They're operating from Homs, Bab Derib, Rastan, and Bab Amro.
Syrian operations are similar to Western intervention in Libya last
Months after conflict erupted, BBC and other British media reported
that hundreds of UK SAS, SBS, and Special Reconnaissance Regiment forces
operated covertly in plain clothes. Other troops were on standby if
They included Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) paratroupers drawn
from the SAS (Special Air Service) and SBS (Special Boat Service). Royal
Marines were also positioned to enter Libya if ordered.
Its model is now replicated in Syria. So far it's short of NATO bombing.
For how long isn't clear. Expect it if other measures fail.
In March, People.co.uk headlined "SAS in Syria to guard MI6 spies on
"The elite Who Dares Wins troops are 'riding shotgun' with MI6 agents."
They're on "24-hour alert."
They're conducting anti-Assad missions.
They're directly involved in insurgent violence to topple him.
On June 17, Middle East analyst Peter Eyre accused Washington, Britain,
France, and their major media with promoting anti-Assad terrorism, saying.
"The Talons of Obama, Clinton, Cameron, Hague and Hollande are waiting
to grab Syria but in doing so will probably also take out some aspects
of Lebanon and Palestine with the their ultimate goal being Iran…but
their final shopping list will not be complete until they also have
Yemen, Somalia and Sudan in their grasp."
What's now ongoing isn't new. Britain's sordid history reveals previous
similar missions. UK forces are involved in all US imperial wars.
"We are now seing an almost out of control, undisciplined pile of thugs
running amok in Syria with the arming, financing and training by our
special forces, as well as those from Israel, France, Qatar, Saudi and
that no so friendly ally Turkey who forms part of NATO."
French and British forces were caught red-handed.
US death squads are actively involved. They're training and directing
"guerrilla attacks and assassinations (according to) a leaked Stratfor
memo published by WikiLeaks."
Satellite channels broadcast fake videos. Assad's blamed for insurgent
massacres and other forms of violence.
An unnamed "New Delhi magazine" reported the following:
"Syrians wanting to watch their national TV stations will see them replaced
on their screens by TV programs created by the CIA."
"Studio-shot images will show massacres that are blamed on the Syrian
Government, people demonstrating, ministers and generals resigning from
their posts, President Al-Assad fleeing, the rebels gathering in the
big city centers, and a new government installing itself in the presidential
"This operation of disinformation, directly managed from Washington
by Ben Rhodes, the US deputy national security adviser, is aimed at
demoralising the Syrians in order for a coup dZetat which may well be
successful in their current very effective propoganda machine...."
"Nowdays the media do not only support a war, they produce it themselves."
"New World Order" officials control UN monitors. They're deployed to
spy, not operate independently.
In 1998, the Paris-based Le Nouvel Observateur published an interview
with former Carter administration National Security Advisor Zbigniew
He discussed the CIA's intervention in Afghanistan, saying:
"....CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after
the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979."
"But the reality, secretly guarded until now, is completely otherwise
Indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive
for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul."
"And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained
to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military
At issue was giving Soviet Russia "its Vietnam war." It "brought about
(its) demoralization (and) breakup...."
Asked whether he regretted bring Taliban forces to power, he responded:
"What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or
the collapse of the Soviet empire?"
He added that notions of Islamic fundamentalism threatening Western
interests are "(n)onsense....There isn't a global Islam." Its adherents
differ from one country to the next.
In September 2003, the London Guardian headlined "Macmillan backed Syria
assassination plot," saying:
"Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President
Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents
as an excuse for an invasion by Syria's pro-western neighbors, and then
to 'eliminate' the most influential triumvirate in Damascus."
Historians knew about this long ago. However, confirming documents weren't
previously available. They leave "no doubt" about plans "to assassinate
the top men in Damascus."
Part of the "preferred plan" says:
"In order to facilitate the action of liberative forces, reduce the
capabilities of the Syrian regime to organise and direct its military
actions, to hold losses and destruction to a minimum, and to bring about
desired results in the shortest possible time, a special effort should
be made to eliminate certain key individuals."
"Their removal should be accomplished early in the course of the uprising
and intervention and in the light of circumstances existing at the time."
Washington and London approved the plan. Macmillan "was remarkably bellicose."
The scheme was so secret even "British chiefs of staff" weren't told.
At issue then was Syrian/Soviet ties. Former President Theodore Roosevelt's
grandson, Kermit Roosevelt, was involved.
In 1953, he engineered the first CIA coup. Iran's democratically elected
Mohammad Mosaddegh was toppled. At the time, The New York Times called
him "the most popular politician in the country."
Anti-regime officers staked their careers on ousting him. Reza Shah
Pahlavi replaced him. Iran remained an Anglo/American client state until
he fell out of favor and was toppled in 1979.
Efforts then and now are part of a larger scheme to balkanize the region
along tribal, sectarian, and religious lines. It's also about creating
an arc of crisis through Central Asia to Russian and Chinese borders.
The Macmillan/Eisenhower plan sounds similar to what's ongoing today.
It called for CIA and SIS (MI6) "to mount minor sabotage and coup de
main incidents within Syria, working through contacts and individuals."
Generating fear was planned. Syria had to be "made to appear as the
sponsor of plots, sabotage and violence directed against neighboring
"CIA and SIS should use their capabilities in both the psychological
and action fields to augment tension."
At issue was destabilizing Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. Damascus would
be blamed. Funding a so-called "Free Syria Committee" was involved.
Also arming "political factions with paramilitary or other actionist
Earlier objectives replicated today's. Plans then and now involve replacing
independent regimes with pro-Western ones.
Action didn't follow planning because neighboring Arab states weren't
persuaded to topple Syria's Baathist government. They're much more amenable
A Final Comment
On June 21, Stratfor headlined "Are Syria's Rebels Getting Foreign Support?"
Washington, other NATO states, Gulf ones, and Israel are waging covert
war on Syria and Iran.
They're directly aiding Syrian insurgents. They're providing arms, munitions
In recent weeks, weapons supplies have "increased dramatically."
"Supply lines through Lebanon (and Turkey) have proved crucial."
Growing numbers of "jihadists" are involved. "(C)onflict is set to intensify."
Western intervention intends protracted fighting until imperial aims
are achieved. Expect much more bloodshed to follow.
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