CIA Freezes Aid To Free Syrian Army

from Sputnik International

As Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s hold on western parts of Syria solidifies, the CIA is lessening its support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

No military assistance will be delivered to the FSA by the CIA “until matters are organized,” a source on the ground in Syria told Reuters. Specifically, FSA commanders said that the agency could be worried that, with growing jihadist assaults across the region, including the mass execution of up to 200 last week, the CIA is wary of putting cash and weapons into the hands of combatants that could then be given to regional terrorists.

Officials familiar with the CIA-led program said the decision to freeze aid has nothing to do with US President Donald Trump replacing President Barack Obama, even though Trump has indicated skepticism about the nature of US support of rebels in the region, saying that the US should focus efforts on Daesh, not Assad.

The FSA will continue to receive aid, however, from nations that receive weapons from the US and who oppose the Assad administration. While US aid to the FSA has been severed, at least temporarily, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and NATO-member Turkey continue to pour weapons and money into groups aligned with the FSA. In 2015, Qatar, a nation of two million, spent more money on US weapons than any other country, while Saudi Arabia ranked third, behind Egypt, according to the US Congressional Research Service…

[read more here]

Advertisements

4 Responses

  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
    *
    *
    As Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s hold on western parts of Syria solidifies, the CIA is lessening its support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Officials familiar with the CIA-led program said the decision to freeze aid has nothing to do with US President Donald Trump replacing President Barack Obama, even though Trump has indicated skepticism about the nature of US support of rebels in the region, saying that the US should focus efforts on Daesh, not Assad.

  2. Can we please stop talking about mercenary terrorists as though some are “good” and some are “bad”? As though some are “jihadists” and some are “freedom fighters”? As though there is a difference between Al Qaeda™, ISIS™ and the FSA™?

    I don’t believe there is any such group as the “Free Syrian Army.” In Syria the creeps are all terrorist mercenaries dedicated to destroying the Syrian government and society in service to the Empire (and in service to Israel and the Gulf oil sheikdoms).

    I miss the 1980s, when the Empire referred to all its terrorist mercenaries in Central America simply as “Contras.”

  3. as usual, Ms E.H. Nails the monsters right on…

    How does c.I.a ( comical insane assassins) develop these scripts
    and git us sheeple to go along?
    Take the trump show etc

  4. trying to wrap my po’ lil’ hurtin’ cabeza
    around the current good-cop/ bad-cop FakeNews neo-lib/ con job
    concerning ” RUSSIA DONE DID IT ” hoax.
    Now even we deplorable trumpeteers ain’t fallin for dat jive turkey!
    Is it all just Shock ‘n Awful / chaos confusion divide/conquer.
    civil war & police state / military lock down ? Preparation domestic wargames for financial breakdown / societal Panick.
    Crisis / solution /depopulation…

    ( how moi larned to wuv da bom…bring it forth Extinction.
    Love ya Gaia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: