Obama seeks $US500m to equip Syrian rebels

Introduction — June 27, 2014

Obama-Pinocchio. Click to enlargeRupert Murdoch’s Sky News makes some crucial errors in this report which make it in effect tantamount to disinformation.
Firstly, most of the militants now fighting in Syria are not even Syrian but an assortment of Sunni extremists from Turkey, Libya, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They’ve been joined by other militants from as far away as Europe and Australia in a campaign to establish an a fundamentalist Sunni state in what is now Syria and Iraq.
Hence the involvement of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS sometimes referred to as the ISIL – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in the conflict.
To call them “Syrian rebels” disguises the fact that they are engaged in a campaign of terror.
They are not in any way “moderate” as the Obama administration calls them. And even if the U.S. supplied selected “moderate” opposition groups with aid there is no way it could ensure that it wouldn’t end up in the hands of Sunni militants; especially given the chaos and confusion prevailing in the region.
There is also absolutely no way that groups receiving aid could be carefully “vetted”.
The Obama administration must know this. Claims that it wants to supply aid to more “moderate rebels” are simply a ruse to further fuel to the conflict.
Moreover, in the event of that U.S. aid reaching “moderates” in Syria some of it would inevitably and up in Iraq. Again, the Obama administration must already know this even as it refuses to launch air strikes against the militant groups fighting in northern Iraq.
It is a documented fact that ISIS are using outright terror tactics. Less well documented are their ties to so-called “Syrian rebels”.
Both are fighting to establish a Sunni fundamentalist state straddling northern Iraq and Syria. Again, the Obama administration must know this
The $1.5 billion ‘regional stabilisation initiative’ proposed by the Obama administration will do anything but stabilise the situation Again, U.S. officials must know this but they are being aided in selling these lies to a gullible public by the likes of Zionist-billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his Sky News.

Obama seeks $US500m to equip Syrian rebels

Sky News Australia — June 27, 2014

US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to approve $US500 million ($A540 million) to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels battling the forces of strongman President Bashar al-Assad.

Following strong hints by Obama in recent weeks, the White House said it intends to ‘ramp up US support to the moderate Syrian opposition’.

It proposed the funding for ‘vetted elements of the Syrian armed opposition, to help defend the Syrian people, stabilise areas under opposition control, facilitate the provision of essential services, counter terrorist threats and promote conditions for a negotiated settlement’.

The proposal was part of the $65.8 billion overseas contingency operations request to Congress for fiscal year 2015, which begins on October 1.

‘The administration will develop the details of this envisioned program in consultation with the Congress and our international partners,’ the White House said.

Washington has been studying options for providing additional assistance to rebel forces beyond the existing aid, which includes mainly ‘non-lethal’ support.

While US officials normally publicly refuse to comment on exactly what they are doing to train opposition groups, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice acknowledged early this month that the Pentagon was aiding Syrian rebels with ‘lethal and non-lethal support’.

About $287 million in mainly non-lethal support has been cleared for the rebels since March 2011, and the CIA has participated in a secret military training program in neighbouring Jordan for the moderate rebels.

The request comes at an extraordinarily sensitive time in the Middle East, with Sunni ISIS jihadists in Iraq, who are threatening to overtake Baghdad, joining forces with extremists in Syria.

Rights observers have said members of Al-Qaeda’s franchise in Syria, Al-Nusra Front, pledged loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), giving it control over both sides of the frontier.

The $500 million in aid is part of a proposed $1.5 billion ‘regional stabilisation initiative’ to bolster stability in Syrian neighbours Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, and to support communities hosting refugees.