Thursday, November 1, 2012
"Syrian Rebels" Slaughter Unarmed People.
The Washington Post actually said these executed men were government soldiers. Not a full uniform between the lot of them, and a subsequent video made by these terrorists even says they are not soldiers! The lies of the West revealed once again. Lies kill. Speak up now for Syria, lest there be no one left when the people in the West behind this turn on you.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for an overhaul of Syria's political opposition, pulling U.S. support for the main exile-led group in favor of those fighting President Bashar al-Assad's forces on the front lines. Mrs. Clinton's announcement Wednesday marked a shift of U.S. policy and reflected months of growing American frustration with the Syrian National Council, the Paris-based body initially charged by the West to galvanize opposition to Mr. Assad.
Her comments also suggested a U.S. attempt to forge greater influence over Syria's opposition, which Turkey and the Gulf states, such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have most strongly affected. The new initiative is led by Robert Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Damascus. "This cannot be an opposition represented by people who have many good attributes but have in many instances not been inside Syria for 20, 30 or 40 years," Mrs. Clinton said at a news conference during a visit to Zagreb, Croatia. "There has to be a representation of those who are on the front lines fighting and dying today to obtain their freedom."
U.S. officials said they have increasingly realized that the SNC has become largely irrelevant to the conflict, which is being driven by heavily armed rebel militias. Most of the arms coming to these groups are supplied by the Gulf states and are flowing through Turkey, according to U.S. and Arab officials.
Mrs. Clinton said the State Department had in recent weeks provided to international partners a list of names and organizations that should play a central role in the making of a new organizational structure for the Syrian opposition movement. She said the Obama administration has focused on weeding out groups with Islamist extremist agendas or ties to terrorist groups, such as al Qaeda. "We also need an opposition that will be on record strongly resisting the efforts by extremists to hijack the Syrian revolution," Mrs. Clinton said. "There are disturbing reports of extremists going into Syria and attempting to take over what has been a legitimate revolution against an oppressive regime for their own purposes."
Mrs. Clinton's comments come ahead of a conference Qatar is hosting next week for opposition groups and representatives from the U.S., European Union and key Mideast states. They also come days before a U.S. presidential election in which the issue of U.S. involvement in Syria has become a major issue. ...
The Turkish city of Antakya, which sits just 12 miles from the border with Syria, is often abuzz with rumors of foreign Sunni fighters who have stopped there on their way to being smuggled into Syria. One self-described “mujahedeen,” meeting for coffee in the café of a four-star hotel in the center of town, had a Tunisian passport and spoke Arabic with a Maghreb accent. He painted his decision to fight in Syria as the next step in a line of armed struggles, including the conflicts in Chechnya and Libya, in which his religious beliefs had led him to take part. “God led me to this,”
he said. ...
Perhaps one of the most important questions that President Obama should be required to answer is, “What was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi when our 'consulate' was attacked?” And a follow-up question: “Was Ambassador Stevens helping to arm militant anti-American jihadists, including Syrian and Libyan al-Qaeda elements?”
Investigative reporter/bestselling author/radio talk-show host Aaron Klein has reported (see here and here) that according to his Middle East sources, that is precisely what Ambassador Stevens was doing.
This reporter interviewed Aaron Klein, Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily, in Appleton, Wisconsin, on October 22 (see video below) , where he appeared at a joint speaking engagement with New Zealand author/researcher Trevor Loudon, author of Barack Obama and the Enemies Within.
Klein emphatically took issue with the numerous media reports that referred to the U.S. compound that was attacked on September 11 as a “U.S. consulate,” and he explained why that distinction is important. “It was not a consulate,” Aaron Klein told The New American. “According to Middle East security officials I talked to, this was a major meeting point — I would say the central meeting point — for the American diplomats, including Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador who was killed, to meet with officials of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, about supplying the opposition in Syria and Libya.
Well, who is the opposition? In Libya, the opposition openly included jihadists, included al-Qaeda elements. In Syria, right now, the al-Qaeda elements are leading the opposition.... According to the different sources I spoke to, what we have here is a U.S. policy of arming rebels, knowing or not knowing — but I can’t understand how they would not know — that many of these rebels are jihadists.”
BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- "We've made it clear that the SNC can no longer be viewed as the visible leader of the opposition," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during a visit to Croatia on Wednesday, demanding a reshuffle of Syria's opposition leadership.
The proposed major shakeup, sidelining the Istanbul-based opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) that the U.S. has previously fully supported, shows the West's tactics on Syria are in disarray and it is now scrambling to find other proxies.
The U.S., which didn't bother to seek truth on the ground and hastily bolstered the SNC, has just found the proxy disappointing and withdrawn its support. It's like slapping its own face.
The U.S. currently is shifting its favor to other opposition forces. But the fresh attempt is likely to fail once again, as it hasn't addressed the root cause of the chronic crisis and suggested a political solution to the impasse.
Since the conflict broke out 20 months ago, the West has doggedly demanded the departure of President Bashar al-Assad, ignoring the varying strength of Syria's different factions.
Forces loyal to Assad have fought head-to-head with rebels and the peace process is nowhere in sight. It is estimated that more than 32,000 lives have vanished in the unrest. With the turmoil continuing, the four-day truce for Eid al-Adha initiated by Arab-U.N. peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, which was supposed to be a starting point for restoring peace, has also disappointingly unraveled.
Past experience shows foreign intervention and the blunt call for Assad's ouster hasn't reined in the raging violence, but has precipitated the country into deeper chaos.
Washington apparently still hasn't abandoned its old interventionist mindset, which will once again lead to a dead end. The West shouldn't support one side to wipe out the other side, because it will beget severe consequences.
Even Clinton isn't sure about Syria's future, supposing the rebels can defeat the Assad camp. She said Wednesday it was no secret that many in Syria, especially minority groups, are fearful about the prospects of Assad's government being replaced by the Sunni-led opposition.
"They have no love lost for the Assad regime but they worry, rightly so, about the future," she said.
For the West, the only right approach is to genuinely support a political and diplomatic solution to the crisis. China, together with Russia and some other countries, has been unswervingly supportive of the political efforts by the international envoy Brahimi and has been urging other parties to also play a constructive role.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Wednesday elaborated on China's four-point proposal on the conflict, urging all parties in Syria to cease fire and violence and begin a political transition at an early date. The West needs to understand a political solution deserves patience and time.