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Clinton suggests Syrian rebels will get arms

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posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:47 PM
Hillary is talk'n tough at China and Russia !!

She says that the Syrian rebels will ultimately arm themselves !!
(as if they're not armed already ?)

She obviously knows something we don't know.

She rarely "speculates" without inside info ya know !!

Reuters – 3 hrs ago -- Yahoo News

LONDON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested on Thursday Syria's opposition will ultimately arm itself and said she would bet against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's staying in power.

Speaking directly to Russia and China, which have blocked U.N. Security Council resolutions designed to end the violence in Syria, Clinton said the government's "brutality" against its own people was unsustainable in the internet age.

"There will be increasingly capable opposition forces. They will from somewhere, somehow, find the means to defend themselves as well as begin offensive measures," she added.
She has some details and some "predictions" ?

long article with "smoke signals"

Hillary Says ...

What does Hillary say in between the lines ??

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:50 PM
And these Rebel forces will be the new Al qaeda in about 10 to 30 years from now, trained and armed by the U.S.A. History repeats itself.

posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 11:56 PM
reply to post by 2manyquestions

They probably are Al Qaeda..

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:04 AM
Americans were rebels once, too. People demanding isolationist policies conviently forget that if not for foreign intervention, America would never have come to be.

We can't afford another war, and with China and Russia sabre rattling over the issue, it would be truly disasterous to overtly participate in the conflict in Syria. But to blindly ignore it, and claim that it isn't happening is shameful.

So what do we do in this situation? Arm the rebels. Simple as that. We don't drop bombs, we don't put boots on the ground. We help give the underdog a fighting chance. There doesn't need to be a repeat of what happened in Lybia, a massive NATO committment is frankly unnecessary. The weaponry is out there, the rifles, the machine guns, the RPGs, whatever. The people who pull the strings need only get these things into the right hands.

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:08 AM

Originally posted by IgnorantSpecies
reply to post by 2manyquestions

They probably are Al Qaeda..

No doubt certain Islamist elements are going to be attracted to the Syrian conflict. After all, those are people looking for a fight - where ever they can get it. But there are also good, honest hard working Syrians of all backgrounds participating in the revolution. Many different religions, sects, tribes. People who just want out from under an oppressive regime.

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:16 AM

Originally posted by IgnorantSpecies
reply to post by 2manyquestions

They probably are Al Qaeda..

This report from ABC is interesting:

Feb 16, 2012 7:05pm

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before Congress today that al Qaeda and Sunni extremists were seeking to gain influence in Syria, possibly infiltrating some of the fragmented opposition groups engaged in fighting there.

“Another disturbing phenomenon that we’ve seen recently, apparently, is the presence of extremists who have infiltrated the opposition groups,” Clapper told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“The two bombings in Damascus in December … and then the two additional bombings in Aleppo, both of which were targeted against security and intelligence buildings … had all the earmarks of an al Qaeda-like attack. So we believe that al Qaeda in Iraq is extending its reach into Syria.” Clapper said.

Intelligence Chief Concerned About Al Qaeda in Syria Conflict

I think they are already there.

Legions from Libya have been sent to Syria.

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:24 AM
Who is who? looks like an other Nam, send in the weapons then the trainers on how to use them, then a few more, then say we need more troops on the ground and in the air, then the draft , why the draft? Gee let me see... Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, and Libya, possibly Iran. Bush and Chaney must be doing the Texas two step knowing their plan is coming full circle , how else would you control all that oil?

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:51 AM
reply to post by Monger

blah blah blah .....

Those of us who have been assiduous and diligent students of the developments, and the confrontation and contestation in Libya, will, of course, notice similar parallels. The use by opportunistic and myopic imperial powers of Islamists, extremists, and Salafists in taking down a secular, insufficiently neoliberal, and not acceptably pliant and malleable — sovereign Middle Eastern government. Indeed, post-Qaddafi reports currently welling in from Libya have been filled with accounts of an increasingly wild, unstable, and a deeply unsettled (former?) nation-state. With militias and gangs still holding tightly to munitions and power, rather than any sort of centralized authority — and still fervently and resolutely — unwilling to disarm, dissipate, deescalate, or voluntarily disappear into the ether.

Will this be the fate of Syria if the US, and its usual suspect friends and confidants, “have at it” their way again? One can easily see why the armed opponents of the Assad regime, strike fear into the hearts of many of the Syrian people. Indeed, the “expiring” Syrian regime retains, not only a hold on power, but a majority of support from its citizenry. Perhaps because a majority of Syrians are facing this unrest, and remarkably unceremonious attempted destabilization effort, with their eyes, rather uninnocently — fully awake, aware, and even wholly wide open! Conversely, the US, the West, and the Gulf Cooperation Council benighted Sunni kingdoms, seek to pull the wool over the eyes, of any and all; who might be willingly, openly and (at least) ephemerally capable of supporting them.

– January 27, 2012Posted in: Middle East, Politics

The Doha Debates, funded by the Qatar Foundation, published a poll on its website but it was ignored by almost all media outlets in every western country whose government has called for Assad to go.

The key finding was that while most Arabs outside Syria feel the President should resign, attitudes in the country are different.

Some 55% of Syrians want Assad to stay, motivated by fear of civil war. The poll also found that half the Syrians who accept him staying in power believe he must usher in free elections in the near future.

Assad claims he is about to do that, a point he has repeated in his latest speeches.

Syria has started implementation of referendum to implement free elections.So why do you support muslim brotherhood terrorists?

posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 07:03 AM
reply to post by xuenchen

From what I have seen it looks like Arab countries have already started sending aid / military supplies to the Syrian opposition. There is a meeting coming up in Tunis to discuss the Syrian situation.
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