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US aid to Syrian 'non violent, political opposition' rebels

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:54 PM
That is if they can find any 'non violent, political opposition'!

Not to worry about the weapons, they have/will come from the CIA black budget. Our PTB seem determined to transform Syria (into a US puppet state).

Russia's reaction will be interesting.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has ramped up U.S. aid, including communications equipment and medical supplies, to Syria's opposition in hopes of accelerating the downfall of President Bashar Assad, officials said Friday.

The president signed off on the $12 million package last week, U.S. officials said on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. They would not outline all forms of American assistance because of the danger anti-Assad protesters have faced over the past year.

After a year of violence in Syria, a tenuous truce has taken hold this week. Tens of thousands of Syrians protested against the government on Friday. Security forces used live fire, tear gas and beat some protesters, but there was no immediate sign of wide-scale shelling or sniper attacks.

Obama spoke about potential aid options last month during a lengthy private meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in South Korea. Officials said at the time that Washington and its allies were considering providing Syrian rebels with communication, medical and other "nonlethal" aid.

They've declined to outline publicly what might be encompassed by nonlethal aid. That could include clothing, bullet-proof vests, radios, night vision goggles or other objects Washington provided last year to Libyan rebels as they fought a civil war to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi. But officials stressed the majority of the aid was medical and communications supplies.

The U.S. officials said the package Obama approved will be given to Syria's "nonviolent, political opposition" and not to armed rebels. It was unclear whether any monitoring will take place.

Washington had been providing satellite phones, SIM cards and other such equipment already, officials acknowledged, but said the level of assistance will now be increased. No figures for the value of the assistance were immediately available.

The administration views the aid as critical to supporting the U.S. policy to "hasten Assad's fall and push forward with a stable and democratic transition," an official said.

The U.S. and its partners have been trying to help the opposition organize itself and maintain better communications with members outside the country, so that they can coalesce around a common post-Assad vision for Syria. Radio assistance and the like also could help opposition members evade Syrian government regime attacks.

The Obama administration believes the Syrian government, with Iran's help, is actively jamming private communications and satellite Arabic television networks in an aggressive campaign to cut off anti-government organizers from the outside.

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:56 PM
STOP THE MADNESS!!!!! We need to stop spending money we do not have. We need to stop funding any and every entity that is foreign to this nation.

posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:57 PM

That is if they can find any 'non violent, political opposition'!

I am laughing at the title! There are NO non violent oppositions!

lol... they have US and Israeli weapons, been finding those for long now!

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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Yeah, they are playing to the Yuppies. Saying they are "non-violent" makes then believe the west are the good guys. Psychology 101.

Are we as responsible as our governments for these wars? Because I dont want to responsible for allowing people to die because of my criminal government. We know there were no WMD in Iraq, we know that 9/11 was an inside job.

If we know 9/11 was an inside job of course the UK government knows also. Is the US holding the rest of the world to ransom?

Makes you wonder about a lot of things.

posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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I seem to remember them spouting the same crap b4 Libya went down and Ghaddafi was shot in the head and sodomized with ak-47's.

Assad, thats your future run!

posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 06:22 PM
it's really awesome how clear in sight the hypocrisy is to see...

I mean, when the same types of humanitarian aid tried to reach Gaza,
Israeli commandos open fire and take the ship.

but when we have a political interest, oh hell, let's give them the stuff so they can take down that government for us!

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