Friday, June 14, 2013

The Road to Damascus: West Now Honest About Arms Selling

Well, we all saw it coming. Obama, the reluctant president, has finally made the move to arm the Syrian rebels. But we know that. We, being people whose information does not solely come from the propaganda arm of the Western corporate media.

There have several reports since the conflict started of an international effort to directly fund and train the rebels. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has stated that the selling of arms has been going on for quite some time. Meanwhile in Lebanon, there are open arms sales to the rebels. And Turkey has alleged training bases in its refugee camps along the border. The U.S.' claim to only be providing "non-lethal support" is one not to be taken seriously. Even if they aren't supplying the bullets, assistance is assistance.

But the dam has broke now. Due to the fact that rebels are well, quite frankly, getting their asses handed to them.

The State Department and Pentagon have reacted wildly, and are now ready to openly fund these cannibalistic Islamists (I couldn't make this shit up).

So now, we will see the invasion of Syria take place, or not. Officials are currently scurrying to decide what is the best option. But funds are limited. Advisers say that even a limited no-fly zone (à la Libye et Iraq) will cost a cool $50 million per day. And are asking for international assistance.

We can be sure, however, that the UK will always be following closely behind the United States in such matters, with David Cameron agreeing on the chemical weapons farce. And France, never one to be shy, has been spearheading the Western effort with a constant supply chain via Turkey.

The following weeks are the most important in the conflict, so follow this site to see where the Road to Damascus might turn.

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