Latest News: U.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria

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U.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria, while forcing Iraq to accept support from the U.S. to control the chaos…

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has all but declared war on the the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), stating that he and his government will continue the fight against the terrorist group which has taken over parts of the city of Fallujah. Such is the concern of the recent developments in the nation that the USA has declared it will speed up weapon and hardware deliveries in a bid to push back the fundamentalist terrorists.

The crisis in Iraq came to a head last week when fighters belonging to the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began to attack police stations in the city of Fallujah in central Iraq, taking de facto control of large parts of the city away from the central government, raising their flags on government buildings and declaring their own independent Islamic state following increased fighting in the west of Iraq. The attacks have split the population between those who support the Islamist terrorists and Sharia law, and those who fear for their future under an ISIL-controlled Fallujah.

In reaction to events in the city which lies just 69 km away from the capital Baghdad, PM al-Maliki has made a number of declarations on television declaring that “We will continue this fight because we believe that al-Qaeda and its allies represent evil” in conjunction with a number of air strikes and shelling operations against parts of the city as tanks and artillery amassed at the edge of the city ready for a potential assault should local residents and forces located in the city not first expel the terrorists in the city. Al-Maliki is reported to have halted the shelling following the request of local tribal leaders, however the amount of time these local leader have before the Iraqi army launch their own attack on terrorists is not known.

Should the order come from the government, the Iraqi Army may very well have support from the USA, whose own forces fought a long and bloody campaign to capture the city following their invasion in 2003. According to news from Reuters, the US government has announced that it will fast-track shipments of military equipment to the Middle Eastern nation, equipment which would include missiles and drones, in order to rid the city of the yet unknown number of terrorist militants.

http://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/u-s-backs-al-qaeda-in-spreading-chaos-in-syria-while-forcing-iraq-to-accept-support-from-the-u-s-to-control-the-chaos/#comment-14704

USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance:
http://www.strategic-culture.org/pview/2012/07/17/usa-and-al-qaeda-holy-alliance.html

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I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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2 Responses to Latest News: U.S. backs al-Qaeda in spreading chaos in Syria

  1. kruitvat says:

    Jan. 6, 2014

    BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida gunmen seeking to form a radical Islamic state out of the chaos of Syria’s civil war are fighting hard to reconquer the province they once controlled in neighboring Iraq, stirring fears the conflict is exporting ever more instability.
    Exploiting local grievances against Baghdad’s rule and buoyed by al-Qaida gains in Syria, the fighters have taken effective control of Anbar’s two main cities for the first time since U.S. occupation troops defeated them in 2006-07.
    Their advance is ringing alarm bells in Washington: The United States has pledged to help Baghdad quell the militant surge in Anbar — although not with troops — to stabilize a province that had the heaviest fighting of the U.S. occupation.
    Washington announced it is speeding up deliveries of military equipment to help Baghdad fight the gunmen.
    “We’re working closely with the Iraqis to develop a holistic strategy to isolate the al-Qaida-affiliated groups, and we have seen some early successes in Ramadi,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “This situation remains fluid, and it’s too early to tell or make conclusions about it. But we’re accelerating our foreign military sales deliveries.”
    As part of that effort, the United States is looking to provide additional shipments of Hellfire missiles to Iraq as early as this spring, Carney said, as well 10 ScanEagle surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles in upcoming weeks and 48 Raven surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles later this year to help Iraq track insurgent groups.
    The United States delivered three Bell IA-407 helicopters to Iraq in December, bringing total helicopter sales and deliveries to the country to 30, Carney said.
    Al-Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has a tough potential foe in Anbar’s well-armed tribes, fellow Sunnis ill-disposed to ceding power to al-Qaida even if they share the splinter group’s hostility to the Shiite-led central government.
    And the group’s goal of establishing a hardline Islamic state reaching into Syria is regarded by many as far-fetched.
    But its high-profile push into Ramadi and Fallujah illustrates the dangers of conflict spreading from Syria’s three-year-old conflict, which is in part a proxy war between Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia and Shiite rival Iran, analysts say.

    Read more: http://triblive.com/usworld/world/5370749-74/iraq-qaida-syria#axzz2pwizzsBK

  2. kruitvat says:

    USA and Al Qaeda: Holy Alliance
    Igor IGNATCHENKO | 17.7.2012 |
    http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/07/17/usa-and-al-qaeda-holy-alliance.html

    Syria is flooded by terrorists of all kinds. Al Qaeda has committed a number of terrorist acts. According to former Commander of Turkish Naval Academy Admiral Turker Erturk it gets support from the USA. He says that the West and its Arab allies have decided to repeat the “Salvadorian scenario” counting on terrorist groups stepping in instead of the opposition. The suicide bomber raids in Damascus corroborate the fact. Let me remember the operation aimed at destabilization of Salvador with the help of suicide bombers was headed by John Negroponte, who later became US ambassador to Iraq, and would be US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford.

    Peter Oborne, a Daily Telegraph commentator, confirmed that the USA and Great Britain have intensified clandestine cooperation with Al Qaeda recently joining efforts in fight against the Syrian government. In its article Syria’s Crisis is Leading Us to Unlikely Bedfellows he points out that the terror acts committed in Damascus before the New Year had all earmarks of the ones committed by the terrorist organization in Iraq. According to the British journalist the Al Qaeda militants had come to Syria from Libya across the “Turkish corridor”. Peter Oborne sees “the triple Washington-London-Al Qaeda alliance” as a great menace for the UK.

    Omar Al-Bakri, a religious extremist residing in Lebanon, confessed in an interview to the Daily Telegraph that Al Qaeda militants supported by Al Mustaqbal headed by Saad al-Hariri have already infiltrated into Syria from Lebanon. At a press-conference held in Baghdad Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari confirmed the fact that Al Qaeda does infiltrate into Syria across the Iraqi border in order to commit terror acts and bring in weapons.

    The Guardian has recently published an article called Military Intervention in Syria Would Be Disastrous for Its People. The author Sami Ramadani points out the fact an alliance between the USA and Al Qaeda has taken shape. The USA and Turkey intensively destabilize Syria using the oil funds provided by Qatar and Saudi Arabia. While Hillary Clinton is trying to persuade the world community an intervention in Syria is a necessary step, the CIA is actively involved in providing support and training to the militants. As is known the USA and NATO allies have recruited heads of terrorist organizations and common criminals from different countries of the world as mercenaries to make them go through special drilling course in the training camps located in Turkey and Lebanon. For instance, while in Homs a member of the League of Arab states observer mission working for Iraqi special services was very much surprised to see Pakistani, Iraqi and Afghan mercenaries. Especially striking was the fact that some of them had been his kidnappers in Iraq. It’s important to note that over a hundred of hirelings from Arab and other countries, including a significant number of French legionaries, were captured by Syrian authorities after freeing Homs.

    Hala Jaber, a Sunday Times correspondent, is sure religious extremists and foreign mercenaries infiltrating Syria from the territories of adjacent countries contributed to the exacerbation of violence to make international observers terminate their mission. Hala Jaber emphasized the calls of Saudi sheikhs to cross the Syrian border were followed by dozens of people coming from Lebanon, Tunisia, Algiers, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Kuwait full of fanatic aspiration to create an Arab caliphate in Syria and the region.

    The British Times published an article in January this year that said Saudi Arabia and Qatar joined in a covert deal to fund weapons acquisitions by the Syrian opposition to topple the regime of Bashar Assad. A secret accord between the governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Syrian opposition was reached after the Arab League of Nations foreign ministers Cairo meeting in January. A representative of the Syria opposition told the British newspaper that Saudi Arabia offered any assistance. He added Turkey also took an active part in supporting the opposition by delivering arms across the Syria-Turkey border.

    Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, a deputy from the province of Hatay, said to a United Arab Emirates outlet the National there were great quantities of Turkey-made fire arms in Syria. Ediboglu was part of the Turkish Republican People’s Party team coming to Syria in September 2011. The Syrian officials showed the delegation truckloads of weapons unloaded in deserted buffer zone between Syrian and Turkish checkpoints. According to the Turkish deputy’s interview the weapons were delivered by the Muslim Brothers.

    Pro-Israeli Debka internet-outlet close to the Israeli Intelligence Mossad reported as far back as August 2011 that NATO delivered shoulder-fired air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns to the opposition forces across the territory of Turkey. “Syrian rebels have been receiving training inside Turkey” Debka reported. NATO and the USA organized a campaign to recruit thousands of Muslim volunteers from different countries to boost the might of Syrian “rebels”. The Turkish army provided them with training and safe passage across the Turkey-Syrian border.

    According to the Guardian Saudi Arabia is ready to offer any financial assistance to the Free Syrian Army militants to incite mass defections from the Syria’s military ranks and increase pressure on the Assad’s government. Riyadh has already discussed the far-going plans with Washington and other Arab states. As the British outlet notes referring to the sources in three unnamed Arab capitals the idea didn’t originate from the Saudis but rather from their Arab allies willing to eliminate the Syrian statehood. The encouragement of Syrian defectors coincided with arms deliveries to Syria. The Guardian says the discussions with Arab countries officials make it clear the arms supplies from Saudi Arabia and Qatar (including automatic rifles, grenade launchers and anti-tank missiles) started since the middle of May. The Guardian’s Arab interlocutors said the final agreement to move weapons from storage points inside Turkey into rebel hands was hard won, with Ankara first insisting on diplomatic cover from the Arab states and the US. The authors of the article said Turkey had also allowed the establishment of a command centre in Istanbul which is coordinating supply lines in consultation with FSA leaders inside Syria. The Guardian witnessed the transfer of weapons in early June near the Turkish frontier.

    As the influential New York Times has reported, the CIA has already organized arms and equipment supplies to the opposition. According to the source experienced CIA operatives are “working” involved in distributing illegal assault rifles, anti-tank rocket launchers and other ammunition to Syrian opposition. Arms and ammunition are being brought over into Syria mainly with the help of Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood network says Eric Schmitt, the author of the article. Expenses for rifles, grenade launchers and anti-tank systems are being shared by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The CIA operatives provide assistance on spot to deliver the cargo to the desired destination. The agency operatives might be helping the rebels with organizing a rudimentary intelligence and counterintelligence organization to fight Bashar Assad. Andrea Stone from the Huffington Post confirms this information. He notes Central Intelligence Agency officers have been working from southern Turkey since March to advise Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates which elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) they should arm. Besides, the Vice-President of the Turkish Labor Party, Bulent Aslanoglu, confirmed that about six thousand people of Arab, Afghan and Turkish nationalities have been recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to commit terrorist acts in Syria.

    The USA and Al Qaeda’s alliance doesn’t confuse Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA operative and a senior fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. On the pages of the Wall Street Journal he argues for “a muscular CIA operation launched from Turkey, Jordan and even Iraqi Kurdistan”. He thinks the limited in scope CIA undertaking against Assad coming into public view thanks to Western media will not lead to anything in concrete terms for those who strive to topple the ruling regime in Syria. Gerecht puts special importance to the fact that “Assad, who depends upon his Shiite Alawite minority (roughly 10%-15% of the population) for his military muscle, does not have the manpower for a multiple-front counterinsurgency”. The scholar of Foundation for Defense of Democracies thinks “a coordinated, CIA-led effort to pour anti-tank, antiaircraft, and anti-personnel weaponry through gaping holes in the regime’s border security wouldn’t be hard. The regime’s lack of manpower and Syria’s geography-low-rising mountains, arid steppes and forbidding deserts—would likely make it vulnerable to the opposition, if the opposition had enough firepower”. The former CIA operative is sure this Syrian action would not be a massive undertaking: “Even when the CIA ramped up its aid to Afghan anti-Soviet forces in 1986–87, the numbers involved (overseas and in Washington) were small, at roughly two dozen. An aggressive operation in Syria would probably require more CIA manpower than that, but likely still fewer than 50 U.S. officers working with allied services”.

    According to Gerecht most importantly, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has irreversibly broken with Assad. Jordan, the country enjoying the most intimate Arab liaison relationship with the USA, is also set against Damascus. Moreover the former CIA veteran assures Iraqi Kurdistan, always eager for more U.S. officials on its soil, would likely give the CIA considerable leeway provided Washington promised to stand by the Kurds in any dispute with Baghdad and Tehran.

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