The United States claims that Assad’s government is behind some of the murders, explosions, and other nefarious acts committed on the people of Syria. Yet there is evidence that these attacks are being carried out by rebel forces from inside and outside of Syria. Even US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that Al Qaida is involved with the “rebels.”
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that Al Qaeda and other organizations on the US “terror list” are supporting the Syrian opposition. (source)
So the western world has been painting a picture of the “evil” Assad regime and has been preparing us for military conflict over Iran. In fact, Ron Paul wrote yesterday:
Last week we learned that President Obama signed an intelligence “finding” directing the CIA to covertly assist rebels in Syria
So we see that Al Qaeda is our enemy one day, and a CIA asset the next (doesn’t all of this sound familiar?)! We’ve always been at war with Eurasia!
Earlier this week I wrote an article regarding this authorization to provide support to Syrian rebels by President Obama.
Leon Panetta, the United States Defense Secretary makes the claim that it is Assad who is to blame for all of the violence in Damascus and Aleppo; at the beginning of his Middle East tour he said:
“Aleppo is another example of indiscriminate violence against his own people that just makes very clear that he [Assad] has lost all credibility to lead that country.”
I don’t get that at all. It seems he is doing rather well, or would be if other countries wouldn’t support terrorism in Syria’s borders, or if the United Nations wouldn’t impose crippling sanctions (which according to the U.S. playbook is a prelude to war).
What Congressman Ron Paul has to say is at odds with the picture Panetta is painting:
According to another recent press report, German intelligence services estimate that nearly 100 terrorist attacks have been committed by al-Qaeda or related organizations in Syria over the past six months. Last month, a suicide bomber in Syria killed a defense minister and several top government officials. The U.S. government, which has been fighting a “War on Terror” for more than a decade now, refused to condemn that act of terrorism.
It looks to me like Assad will hold on to power for a little while longer, but not too long. This entire destabilization in Syria is being engineered in order to draw Iran into the fray. Unfortunately, it looks like it is working as “Iran reaffirms ‘unbreakable’ alliance with Syria.” If you’re unaware, Iran and Syria have a mutual defense pact, that could be triggered very easily!
The war rhetoric is heating up quickly! Every other news story is about war with either Syria or Iran or both. Just today, infowars.com announced that Israel has decided to attack; now the only question is when?