Wednesday, September 4, 2013

American Trained Death Squads On the Ground In Syria

Why is Obama Changing the Date and Size of First CIA Death Squads to Enter Syria?
For the record, I'm also dead set against this.  While we are focused on the bombing possibility it's easy to forget what acts of war we are already committing "covertly" against Syria.

"In direct contradiction to Obama's Monday statement to McCain and Graham on the timing of the entry of the first US-trained death squads into Syria, we have this report from the Jerusalem Post that quotes a story first reported in Le Figaro: The first group of 300 handpicked Free Syrian Army soldiers crossed the border on August 17 into the Deraa region, and a second group was deployed on August 19, the paper reported. The paper quoted a researcher at the French Institute for Strategic Analysis as saying the trained rebels group was passing through Ghouta, on their way to Damascus. Okay, now this gets interesting. Obama claimed only the first group of 50 were entering, while Le Figaro claimed there were two groups, with the first one being 300 and the second one not specified by size. Further, note the dates and location: they entered on August 17 and 19 and they passed through Ghouta. The large number of deaths from a suspected chemical warfare agent occurred on August 21 in Ghouta. In fact, the second paragraph of the Jerusalem Post article notes: Le Figaro reported that this is the reason behind the Assad regime's alleged chemical weapons attack in Damascus on Wednesday morning, as UN inspectors were allowed into the country to investigate allegations of WMD use. Were these first groups of CIA-trained death squad members the target of the attack? Or could it be even worse than that? Vladimir Putin had some very interesting things to say in a wide-ranging interview today, but this bit stands out in relation to the death squad story: "If it is determined that these rebels used weapons of mass destruction, what will the United States do with the rebels?" Mr. Putin asked. "What will the sponsors of the rebels do? Stop the supply of arms? Will they start fighting against the rebels?" Whether they were the targets of an attack by Assad's forces or whether they were the agents carrying out a false flag attack, US-trained death squads could well be at the center of the disputed use of chemical weapons. That would seem to be both a strong incentive and a huge tell for Obama to change both the date and the size of the entry of the first of these agents trained by the US. After all, even while reporting Obama's leak to McCain and Graham on Monday, the New York Times noted that the training program is covert."
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