Syria: Weapons instead of words, Petrodollars for regime change

Posted: April 4, 2012 in International
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So much for mediation talks! The so-called “Friends Syria” have encouraged Assad`s opponents to continue the struggle. The armed rebels are going to receive about 100 million U.S. dollars.

The questionable “Friends of Syria” have confirmed their prospects for a “regime change” in Damascus. At a meeting in Istanbul on last Sunday, the self-appointed committee has recognized the “Syria National Council” (SNC) as a “legitimate representative of the Syrian people”, and has also agreed to support the committee financially, politically and logistically.


A so-called working group should consider now, what additional sanctions may be imposed against Syria. Kofi Annan, who advertises as a “Syrian commissioner” of the Arab League (AL) and the United Nations (UN) for a plan which should end the violence in Syria and should also implement a national dialogue, was at least mentioned, that he should have the nominally support of the meeting in Turkey.

At the same time it was said, however, Damascus would be given a deadline to implement the plan. U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, finally decreed: “The world will not hesitate, Assad must go”. (This all doesn`t sound like all sides really agree to the six-point plan from Kofi Annan for Syria…)

Russia, China and Iran were – like the most organized states in the United Nations – not a part of the meeting of the dubious “Friends of Syria” in Istanbul, Turkey. They stayed away. In contrast to a earlier statement, the Iraq has decided, to stay away from the meeting in Istanbul, to not jeopardize a possible mediator role.

However, the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has strongly rejected the arming of insurgents in Syria and he has also rejected the calls for the resignation of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The dubious head of the “Syrian National Council” (SNC), who was “elected” by the Muslim Brotherhood for this office, Burhan Ghalioun, has announced in the Bosporus metropolis, that the fighters of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) will now receive a monthly salary for their fight against the regular Syrian army and its government in Damascus.

Money will also be used to reward all the regular Syrian soldiers who will decide to change the sides. What a plan! Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have promised the questionable “Syrian National Council” (SNC) at the last weekend that they are going to pay millions of dollars in the next three months, so that the strange “Council”, which mainly consists of Islamists, will be able to make these payments for the fighters of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA). Nobody cares, even for a moment, about the Syrian people.

Molham Al-Drobi, a member of the “Syrian National Council” (SNC), has said to the New York Times, that the “Friends of Syria” have applied for 167 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian aid and about 100 million U.S. dollars to pay the fighters within Syria. One can assume that the story with “humanitarian aid” is just another word for financing the fight against the Syrian government.

Molham Al-Drobi has also confirmed that they have already received money in the last week. Reportedly 500 000 U.S. dollars were already paid to the “Friends of Syria”. Al-Drobi is so honest, that this member of the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) was not willing to tell who has payed this enormous money. He wasn`t interested to reveal this.

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, announced the payment of twelve million dollars for humanitarian aid. Again, just a cover for the real reasons. Hillary Clinton said that the money flows to international organizations. Allegedly, of course.

Hillary “AIPAC-darling” Clinton, the head of the U.S. State Department, has also confirmed for the first time, that the U.S. government already has provided equipment for satellite communications to the insurgents in Syria, so that the armed groups, also some al-Qaeda thugs, are able to evade “attacks of the Syrian regime” and are also able to keep in touch with the world.

In other countries this is a clear declaration for a war. As Hillary Clinton has also stated, this technology shall also help to infiltrate the regular Syrian army much better.

According to a representative of the questionable “Syrian National Council” (SNC), the U.S. also provides night vision devices to the armed groups in Syria. Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, some Gulf States like Qatar and Saudi Arabia and also some European governments plan with the financial and material support for the fighters of the uncoordinated “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) to form them to a “powerful force” against the Syrian army and government, according to a unnamed member of the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) (mentioned at BBC).

The Islamist members of the „Syrian National Council” (SNC) are dissatisfied with the fact that they were only recognized as a “legitimate representative” of Syria and not as the “sole representative” of Syria. Considering that the huge majority of the Syrian population rejects this dubious “Council” in reality, all this is a huge farce.

Some observers consider this (legitimate and not sole representative) as a compromise in order not to alienate other external opposition groups.

Haitham Manna, spokesman for the National Coordination Committee abroad, has said about the meeting of the “Friends of Syria” in Istanbul, that there is a huge “hypocrisy” on all sides. Manna has also said that the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) is not the main representative of the “organized Syrian revolution”. Organized? Oh yeah..

Throughout its existence, so this spokesperson, the “Council” in and outside Syria was “probably never so little accepted as today”. Haitham Manna is convinced that the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) has lost all claims to independence for money and recognition.

Haitham Manna also said that the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) is not able to decide on its own. In order to decide something, so Manna, the heads of the “Syrian National Council” (SNC) need “the approval from Ankara, Riyadh and Doha and also from Madame Clinton”.

The majority of the Syrian opposition was not present at the meeting in Istanbul. This includes the “Kurdish block, the local and the national coordination committee and the Democratic Forum”. “These groups put together are stronger than the SNC”, so Haitham Manna. “Both in Syria, as well as outside.”

The decisions of the second meeting of the Syrian Contact-Group, the false “Friends of Syria”, shows clearly that these “friends” and the armed insurgents are not interested to act in accordance with the six-point “peace plan”, presented by Kofi Annan. Petrodollars, equipment and support with weapons will increase the violence in Syria.

Of course, the Syrian government will be blamed, it doesn`t matter what they do – for propaganda purposes, like it has happened endless times now.

Based on: www.jungewelt.de

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