Guardian: Saudi Arabia plans to fund Syria rebel army

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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 10:52 AM
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Saudi officials are preparing to pay the salaries of the Free Syria Army as a means of encouraging mass defections from the military and increasing pressure on the Assad regime, the Guardian has learned

The move, which has been discussed between Riyadh and senior officials in the US and Arab world, is believed to be gaining momentum as a recent flush of weapons sent to rebel forces by Saudi Arabia and Qatar starts to make an impact on battlefields in Syria.


And how are they going to pay them? In US currency, of course!



The plan centres on paying the FSA in either US dollars or euros, meaning their salaries would be restored to their pre-revolution levels, or possibly increased.


So the US is indirectly funding and arming (through their proxies in SA and Qatar) the rebellion in Syria, even though they suspect it will cause chaos in the region? Why?



fficials from Washington to London and Brussels have warned of grave risks to the region which may follow the fall of Damascus

Intelligence officials say a power vacuum would provide an attractive environment for militants who espouse a global jihad world view. "The next three to six months are crucial in Syria," one official said. "The ingredients are right for them [jihadists] to turn up and start acting decisively. That would not be a good outcome.".


But weren't Turkey, SA, and Qatar former allies of Assad? Yep.



Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar were all allies of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad until several months into the uprising, which now poses a serious threat to his family's 42-year rule over the country. All three states have become increasingly hostile as the revolt has continued, with Saudi Arabia in February describing the suggestion to arm rebel groups as an "excellent idea" and Qatar having offered exile to Assad and his family.



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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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Already posted that here use the search button.



posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
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Already posted that here use the search button.


No need to be an ass.

Search function only works if it's the same headline.

Here's the article you mention, which is actually not the original article I posted above, from the Guardian, but a synopsis from msnbc (who you usually rail against).

Report: Saudis will pay salaries of rebel Syria army

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Jun, 26 2012 @ 11:12 AM
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So, is making the middle east even less stable benefit the US, or hurt them?

Obviously it hurts the region, russia, and China. But does it actually benefit the US by giving their geopolitical enemies problems in their own back yard?





 
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