Headline yesterday on Reuters News:
Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels
My first thought after reading this headline was how can it be “secret” if it is being reported openly to the world? But that is not the only problem.
The U.S. government, the military, and the CIA, among others, including U.S. allies, have been supporting the Syrian rebels for some time. In my opinion, they have been there since the beginning, or before. So why this announcement now?
This is simply an intentional leak; government propaganda given to a willing mainstream media in order to cover unjustified activity already taking place. Is this just the next step in gaining support from ignorant Americans for yet another war? Is this meant to establish an open aggression against Syria due to its ties with Iran so that the stage is set for a following war with Iran?
The U.S. has been collaborating with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar to fund and supply weapons to the Syrian rebels. These are the same rebels who were supported by the U.S. in Libya; many who are members of al Qaeda. All support from these allies has been sanctioned by the U.S. government, and this support is meant to achieve regime change in Syria.
According to the Reuters’ article, the base in Turkey being used to support the rebels is in Adana, and is also home to Incirlik, a U.S. air base where U.S. military and intelligence agencies maintain a substantial presence. In other words, the dirty hands of the U.S., its military, and the CIA are all over the aggression and killing by the Syrian rebels.
This should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention, but it is nonetheless disturbing. Most everything happening in the Middle East is being designed by U.S. policy, and in my opinion, has been prosecuted either directly or indirectly by the U.S. government. This includes the slaughter and maiming of Syrian civilians by U.S. supported rebels, which has been falsely blamed on Assad and his regime.
Where will this end you say, and why should it matter? Because this will most likely lead to a war with Iran, and that could easily turn into World War III!