Posts Tagged ‘support for terrorism’

Aleppo

Blumenthal works for ALTERNET, with its shady funding sources and record of imperial spin. But here (on Real News btw), he gives a very good summary of the Syrian fiasco to date.

 

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NATO member country Bulgaria supporting terrorism. “Regular supplies” through SAUDI ARABIA.

 

The Double Game

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NY Times covered this (finally) in the middle of the Trump transition turmoil.

U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

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This admission is going to disappear from the White House website next week, when the office passes to Donald Trump. Barack Obama admitted to supporting “extremists” in Syria, which are Al Qaeda, Al Nusrah, Al Sham, ISIS/ISIL.

This fits perfectly in line with his actions vis a vis Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, which were all exposed repeatedly for supporting the terrorists. No sanctions or punitive actions of any sort have been instituted against any of these sponsors of international terrorism. Far from it, the US and its Western allies have sent many billions of dollars of weapons to the perpetrators, not held them accountable. They are partners in crime.

The full text:

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
August 07, 2013
Readout of President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey
President Obama spoke by phone today from California with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, at the Prime Minister’s request, about developments in Syria and Egypt.  The President and Prime Minister discussed the danger of foreign extremists in Syria and agreed on the importance of supporting a unified and inclusive Syrian opposition.  The President and Prime Minister expressed concern about the situation in Egypt and a shared commitment to supporting a democratic and inclusive way forward.  The two leaders agreed to have their teams continue to coordinate closely to promote our shared interests.  The President gave his best wishes to the Prime Minister and the Turkish people on the beginning of their Ramazan holiday.

More:

Why ISIS Exists: The Double Game

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Any imbecile who gets all shmaltzy over Joe Biden, just paste this:

Vice President Joe Biden:

“[Erdogan…the Saudis, the Emiratis, etc.]…poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad, except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra, and al Qaeda, and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29528482

What was actually done about it??? No spoilers.

“President Obama spoke by phone today from California with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, at the Prime Minister’s request, about developments in Syria and Egypt. The President and Prime Minister discussed the danger of foreign extremists in Syria and agreed on the importance of supporting a unified and inclusive Syrian opposition.”
-White House admits to supporting Al Qaeda in Syria, Aug. 7, 2013

http://intpolicydigest.org/…/why-isis-exists-the…/

Oh yeah. He was told to apologize for telling the truth and shut the hell up in the future.

#obamareallegacy

 

 

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Reuters:

Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

Ryabkov was referring to a statement made by U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby who said on Wednesday that Russia had an interest in stopping the violence in Syria because extremists could exploit the vacuum there and launch attacks “against Russian interests, perhaps even Russian cities.

“We cannot interpret this as anything else apart from the current U.S. administration’s de facto support for terrorism,” Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

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State Dept Excuses Syria Rebel Group Over Terror Attacks

“First of all, there’s a lot of vetting of the Syrian moderate opposition that has already taken place, and it’s not just by the US,” Toner insisted, adding that one incident here and there would not necessarily make you a terrorist group.”

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