June 27, 2013
The Wall Street Journal reports today that the CIA is moving weapons from secret warehouses to Jordan ahead of an August offensive in Syria. The covert plan was authorized by Obama earlier this month, the newspaper reports. Arab and European nations are also involved in the effort.
F. William Engdahl on the CIA and its mercenaries in Syria.
Saudi Arabia plans to provide Manpads, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, to a select number of groomed terrorist mercenaries, according to U.S. officials. The Journal reports that the U.S. will “monitor this effort… to try to reduce the risk that the Manpads could fall into the hands of Islamists.”
In fact, the United States and its Arab and European collaborators depend almost exclusively on fanatical Salafist mercenaries. The CIA plans to spend around two weeks grooming an initial group of Salafist fighters and training them to use small arms and antitank missiles.
The most effective mercenaries sponsored by the CIA are al-Qaeda terrorists, a fact underscored recently when Sheikh Nabil Naiim, who led an al-Qaeda training camp in Egypt, said al-Nusra is controlled by the CIA.
“I personally believe that the leader of the Nusra Army who declared his support for Ayman al-Zawahiri, is a CIA operative in the al-Nusra,” Naiim said. He also said al-Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri is a double agent working for the United States.
The al-Nusra Front and related Salafist groups in Syria are funded by the CIA and the Sunni government of Qatar. They are the driving force behind the effort to militarily defeat Syrian leader al-Bashar.
“These extremist groups have become the best equipped, most organized, consistently well-funded and importantly, the most successful on the ground,” writes Phil Greaves. “While the US and its Gulf allies claim to have only armed, trained and supported ‘vetted’ and ‘moderate’ rebels, the reality inside Syria bears absolutely no resemblance to these claims.”
Despite the demonstrable fact the al-Bashar government cannot be dislodged without al-Nusra and al-Qaeda in Syria, the United States insists the August offensive will bolster Gen. Salim Idriss and his Supreme Military Command.
Idriss has admitted that the Free Syrian Army and other secular forces inside Syria cannot match the dedicated fighting power of the Salafist mercenaries supported by the Wahhabi regimes in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
The Obama administration has not released additional details on the CIA sponsored offensive. Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House National Security Council, refused to comment on the plan.