‘Independent Israeli-based intelligence outlet DEBKAfile are reporting that the US Air Force and Navy are quietly preparing for a “limited air offensive” and a series of no-fly zones against Syria, while their Gulf military sources have confirmed the presence of British special forces across the Turkish border. The Western powers continue to flagrantly ignore international norms and laws while pursing their secret proxy war against Syria, protected only by the appallingly one sided mainstream media.
According to the report the purpose of the US strategy is not to launch an overt attack on Assad (a disastrous PR move), but to quietly turn up the pressure so that high ranking army officers switch sides and hand over their leader without conflict; thus painting the picture that Syrians are the ones deciding their own fate. It’s thought that this tactic is only possible because of Russia’s recent acknowledgment that they’d support “the departure of President Bashar al-Assad if Syrians agreed to it.” So it would seem that the US want to covertly help along this Syrian agreement. This is not to say that Russia are naive to the detail of the proxy war, but on the international stage, the media portrayal is everything. As long as it appears that it was just a Syrian affair, and the US deny any involvement, then as far as the world is concerned that’s the truth.
Meanwhile the involvement of British Special Forces has reportedly increased beyond the role of managing supply lines on the Turkey/Syria border. According to the report, Gulf military sources confirmed the presence of British special forces in Syria itself, something long speculated, while unconfirmed reports from British, French and Turkish sources claim they have advanced up to 10 kilometers inside the country. DEBKAfile suggest this is part of a strategy to secure a stepping stone of safe zones further and further in to Syria in order to facilitate a more efficient route for mercenaries and foreign arms.
As noted by former CIA officer Philip Giraldi, since at least January : “Unmarked NATO warplanes [have been] arriving at Turkish military bases close to Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons from the late Muammar Gaddafi’s arsenals as well as volunteers from the Libyan Transitional National Council who are experienced in pitting local volunteers against trained soldiers, a skill they acquired confronting Gaddafi’s army.”
A rare admission by US officials (albeit as a limited hangout to deny any wrongdoing) came in the New York Times last week. They reported that “A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government.” The ridiculous claim being that they’re trying to prevent Al Qaeda from getting the weapons.
The brazen immorality here is two-fold. Firstly what is the CIA doing helping arm the Syrian rebels in the first place? The US congress has not declared any war, the UN has not passed any resolution, and the implication of physically supporting one side of the civil war means they’re advocating the murder of innocent pro-Assad civilians. Regardless of what the BBC or CNN imply, hundreds of thousands of Syrian citizens, if not far far more support the Syrian government .
Secondly if the US acknowledge that Al Qaeda are among the ranks of the rebels it makes the whole conflict a lot more complicated than they portray to the masses. Assad has always maintained that early violence was instigated by terrorists. If that’s the case, the West is now supporting the terrorist side of the conflict (regardless of whether they claim to be vetting weapon deployments). Where exactly does that leave the decade long war on terror? What happens when the Assad regime is overthrown, do Al Qaeda just disappear? If the ordinary Syrian opposition wanted freedom and democracy, they’re not going to get it with religious fundamentalists in their ranks. Take a look at liberated Lybia, now ruled under Sharia law by Al Qaeda linked militants .
Of course lets stop giving them the benefit of the doubt, the Western powers are aware of all this. It’s their modus-operandi. Since the late 70s the CIA and British Intelligence have been playing Al Qaeda like chess pieces in conflicts all around the world. Their support for the fundamentalists in the Soviet/Afghan war gave birth to Al Qaeda. They continued to support the extremists during the 90s conflict in the Balkans . NATO were working with Al Qaeda linked rebels to overthrow Gaddafi in Lybia. Syria is just the next victim of a long line of proxy wars, where the West has used Al Qaeda as pawns. Perhaps the ultimate goal once again is to stir up a hornets nest with Russia.’