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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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In the two year conflict in Syrai the US Gov't as allocated 500+ million in support and aid to the rebels.


April 1 2012.
Atlantic wire

An international coalition gathered in Istanbul to address the situation in Syria has decided today that it will begin funding rebels and providing them with communications equipment. The multi-million-dollar fund, backed by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countires, will pay members of the Free Syrian Army in their efforts to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. They also hope to lure away defectors from his army with the money.

At a stump speech at the 70-nation Friends of Syria summit, Hillary Clinton warned of "serious consequences" if al-Assad does not adhere to Kofi Annan's cease-fire plan, MSNBC reports: "Nearly a week has gone by, and we have to conclude that the regime is adding to its long list of broken promises," she said. Clinton also pledged another $12 million to the cause, bringing the total amount of U.S. aid spent on the Syrian rebellion to $25 million.

Annan's plan, which al-Assad agreed to last week, calls for a cease-fire, humanitarian aid for Syrian citizens, and a democratic political referendum. There have been daily reports of violence since.


February 27 2013
NY Times

U.S. Offers Training and Other Aid to Syrian Rebels

The training mission, already under way, represents the deepest American involvement yet in the Syrian conflict, though the size and scope of the mission is not clear, nor is its host country. The offer of nonlethal assistance is expected to come from Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting on Thursday in Rome with opposition leaders. Mr. Kerry is also expected to raise the prospect of direct financial aid, though officials cautioned that the White House still had to sign off on all the elements.



One major goal of the administration is to help the opposition build up its credibility within Syria by providing traditional government services to the civilian population. Since the conflict erupted two years ago, the United States has sent $365 million in humanitarian aid to Syrians. American officials have been increasingly worried that extremist members of the resistance against the government of President Bashar al-Assad, notably the Al Nusra Front, which the United States has asserted is affiliated with Al Qaeda, will take control of portions of Syria and cement its authority by providing public services, much as Hezbollah has done in Lebanon.


March 12 2013

the Hill

Kerry’s announcement came after Syrian opposition forces almost skipped a meeting out of anger that the Obama administration isn't doing enough to assist them. The opposition leaders, though, were persuaded to attend by Ford.

The aid is on top of a previously announced $385 million in humanitarian aid and more than $50 million to help the Syrian activists “organize opposition efforts across the country” by improving their ability to communicate with each other and to broadcast a “message of hope across their country.”


March 13 2013

the hill

Ambassador: US providing $114 million in aid to Syrian rebels

The Obama administration is providing the Syrian opposition with $114 million in aid, more than previously revealed, to help topple Bashar Assad, U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford told Congress on Wednesday.

Ford briefed House appropriators in a closed-door hearing following Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement last month that America would provide $60 million in direct food and medicine assistance to the Syrian Opposition Coalition. The aid, Ford said, is in addition to $54 million in communications gear and other aid already offered to “disparate Syrian opposition groups across the country to build a network of ethnically and religiously diverse civilian activist."


385+114= 495

I say Minimun of 500 million+ because we know that for at least a decade the CIA has been giving bags of cash to President Kazari of Afghanistan.abovetopsecret.com

However,aljazeera

April 21 2013


John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said that the United States would double its non-lethal aid to opposition forces in Syria to $250m.

Kerry on Sunday stopped short of a US pledge to supply weapons to rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He said, however, that the rebels' foreign backers were committed to continuing support and had decided to channel all future aid through the opposition Supreme Military Council.

Kerry added that "there would have to be further announcements about the kind of support that might be in the days ahead" if Syrian government forces failed to pursue a peaceful solution.


Speaking after a meeting of the Syrian opposition and its 11 main foreign supporters in Istanbul, Kerry said the United States would provide an additional $123m in non-lethal assistance to the rebels, bringing the total of this kind of US help to $250m.

Kerry urged other foreign backers to make similar pledges of assistance with the goal of reaching $1bn in total international support.


385+114=495

495+123=618

But it gets better.


April 11 2013

reuters.com


(Reuters) - U.S. senators, including some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats, pushed the White House on Thursday to shift its policy and provide lethal military assistance to rebels waging a civil war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


It is absolutely scary how some of these elected officials yearn for blood shed and the lengths, extremes, and the prices they will pay to get what they want.

But in the long run, who pays for it?

Tax dollars, and drug money from the CIA Pimps which is done "legally" as well as those innocent casualties of war.

For what?


"Nearly a week has gone by, and we have to conclude that the regime is adding to its long list of broken promises," she said. Clinton also pledged another $12 million to the cause, bringing the total amount of U.S. aid spent on the Syrian rebellion to $25 million.




A regime?

noun
1. a mode or system of rule or government: a dictatorial regime.
2. a ruling or prevailing system.
3. a government in power.
4. the period during which a particular government or ruling system is in power.


A democratic regime? or the illusion of?

Common sense is only as common as those who share the same, have access to the same, information and knowledge. To empower the masses is to share knowledge and not control that power. The power the gov't has slowly taking away from the masses for centuries.

It is Time to unite that common sense inside those who are being enlightened to this out pour of information and take a stand, that we the people will not endure these tyrannical acts of abuse suffered at the hands of the elected few, we the masses are lead to believe as trustworthy.

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posted on May, 16 2013 @ 02:02 PM
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Want more financial support for the rebels?


Monday 22 April 2013

independent. co.uk


A crude oil embargo placed on Syria by EU member states has been eased in a move that will allow the purchase of the natural resource from areas held by groups opposing the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg today said the decision to allow European companies to import crude oil from the opposition will “help the civilian population”.

The main Syrian opposition alliance, the National Coalition, will have to approve each transaction, and it is thought oil will have to be transported by tanker to Turkey and Iraq. But analysts believe security concerns and badly-damaged infrastructure will complicate the process.



And Turkey is visiting the white house as we speak so that eliminates Iraq as a tanker destination



posted on May, 16 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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You dont suppose we are being flim flammed do you?
I mean there werent any WMDs in Iraq, and Osama was hiding in Pakistan not afghanistan....
what do the rulers take us for?a bunch of chumps?



posted on May, 16 2013 @ 08:07 PM
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I've been barking like a dog for who knows how long?

If you put a check-box for no-confidence, I will bother to vote...
providing the game is on a level playing field, where crap splatters evenly and not roll down from "the hill."

Conceivable?

In a can of worms;

All this symbolism and an openness of what it means in the city streets, parks, and playgrounds doesn't mesh in a single dimension...my friends, and strangers I come in contact with always have a reason to celebrate with one another on these many city streets, parks, and playgrounds- anywhere and everywhere.

While living life is at stake.

What could be more at stake?

If harming others is the cause, how can it be the solution?

I won't be participating in any mutually assured destruction with anybody. I have no reason to.



posted on May, 17 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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Not a US conflict but can't help it to not have a hand in it in some way shape or form to mold and assure the outcome most beneficial to the set middle eastern agenda... woo woo piss away more tax dollars we could really use at home making more enemies along the way. I really wish the US was a neutral country...



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 07:06 PM
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In the meantime President Obama is set to announce a further $300 million in new humanitarian aid to Syria, which will bring the total of US aid during the two-year civil war there to over $800 million. A little less than half of the new aid package will go to Syria itself, with the rest being sent to neighboring countries harboring Syrian refugees, the White House said on Monday.


RT


300 million more? WTF.

The people have won the information war, we know what is going on, we know how corrupt politics has become and how economically prosperous it is for those who play the game. I am sick of it. Im tired im done. Im frustrated.

There is no more debating over what needs to be done. Get Obama out the white house NOW.





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