Friday, June 22, 2012

Syria: A foreign-supported insurgency according to the New York Times

I've written earlier that no sovereign state can accept any of its territory being denied to its security forces.  The US massacre in Waco was an application of that principle. The US government killed the men, women and children there because it would not allow even that compound to be out of reach of government forces.

The New York Times has sourced the CIA admitting what honest observers have understood from the beginning, that foreign sources hostile to Syria's government are arming an insurgency there.  I'll just leave this here so it may be easier to find later.
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, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.


Lidia said...

and not just ANY foreign support, but support from the most reactionary forces like Saudi royals, not mentioning USA which has laid waste to the neighboring states of Syria, both by itself and via proxies. 

Lysander said...

Of Topic Arnold, but I wanted to repost these videos (I found via Angry Arab) of demos in KSA. I'm trying to post them everywhere since the MSM wont mention them.

There are new demos in KSA since the shooting of Shiite cleric Nimr al Nimr. Live ammo has been used against them. But there have also been demos (very small, but its a start) in Riyadh calling for release of prisoners.

All these videos I found via Angry Arab blog.

And this one is in Riyadh, saying the people want freedom for the prisoners.

Let us all pray for the fall of the house of Saud

Castellio said...

Off Topic, Arnold, but I'm wondering on your understanding of Mursi's recent actions (which Juan Cole has called "stealing third base").

DavidEvans said...

All wars in the Middle East including the Syrian conflict, are as much for Israel as for US regional hegemony.  One needs to understand this if one is to make sense of events there: 

Syrian is the conduit through which defensive weapons flow from Iran to Israel's victims in Lebanon and Gaza.  It is for this reason, also, that Zionist-influenced US foreign policy is undermining both regimes, as these weapons give pause to Israel as it continues illegally expanding onto ever more Arab lands: 

James Morris is spot on in his assessment in this interview: 

Lidia said...

Of course, Zionists have their dirty hands in every regional conflict. They do not have staying power in their settler colony itself, so they need to attack all over the ME, directly and indirectly to keep natives from coming together against colonizers. History of Zionism is chock-full of such crimes.

dermotmoloney said...

A state however should not use violence against peaceful demonstrators which is what the syrian government was doing.
In your breath taking ignorance on the matter however you wrote that "I haven't seen any verified fact that is inconsistent with Syria dealing with peaceful protests mostly reasonably."

You really did discredit yourself by writing such a moronic sentence.

dermotm1 said...

A state does not have the right to attack its own civilian population when its people protest against an ruler who was not elected.

Again such flawed analysis is to be expected from someone who claimed "I haven't seen any verified fact that is inconsistent with Syria dealing with peaceful protests mostly reasonably."