March 25, 2013
The CIA has sent forth its potted plant to rule over Syria – but only if it can manage to defeat the Syrian army and remove Bashar al-Assad, either by Russian aircraft or in the same way Moammar Gaddafi was removed.
The CIA’s man is Ghassan Hitto, the provisional prime minister of a wobbly interim government established by the Syrian opposition National Coalition – a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar — in a chaos-wracked and warlord ruled area carved out of Syria by the FSA and the agency’s al-Nusra terrorists who are indistinguishable from al-Qaeda.
Aljazeera, Qatar’s propaganda channel, reports on Hitto’s appointment.
“Ghassan Hitto has won,” coalition member Hisham Marwa said from Istanbul on Monday. The coalition’s “Islamist and liberal factions” engaged in 14 hours of “closed-door consultations” before deciding on the Texan “with Islamist leanings,” according to Agence France-Presse.
Hitto is backed by another CIA asset – the Muslim Brotherhood – and also supported by coalition Secretary General Mustafa Sabbagh, who is Qatar’s man in the floundering plan to turn Syria into a compliant bankster satellite lorded over by fanatical Salafists. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are bankrolling the effort.
Hitto is a naturalized American citizen who lived in Texas for over three decades. He relocated to Turkey in 2012 to run a provisional government micromanaged by the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Perturbed by Hitto’s appointment, Moaz al-Khatib, the contentious head of the Syrian National Coalition, tendered his resignation. Al-Khatib “blamed world powers for providing insufficient support for the rebel cause,” the AP reports today, despite a recent gift of $60 million earlier this month. Following the infusion of money, al-Khatib lectured the newly installed U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the finer details of overthrowing sovereign nations.
Al-Khatib fell from favor after he offered al-Assad a deal to end the conflict. The former imam of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and follower of prominent Muslim Brotherhood intellectual Yusuf al-Qaradawi also said he didn’t approve of the declaration of a provisional government in al-Qaeda and mercenary-held areas of Syria.
New Chemical Attack as Old One Fizzles
The latest developments in the struggle by the CIA to topple al-Assad arrives after an unsubstantiated chemical attack inside Syria failed to produce the desired result despite a letter sent to EU foreign policy boss Catherine Ashton and Obama’s “red line” speech.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and British Foreign Minster William Hague said in the letter they are “increasingly concerned about the (Syrian) regime’s willingness to use chemical weapons.”
“I insisted that very close attention must be paid to the possible use by Assad of chemical weapons,” Fabius said. “There are indications that he might have used them or that he might use them.”
The CIA has apparently launched another chemical attack following its previous failure.
On Monday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted Syrian “opposition campaigners” as stating that the al-Assad government has fired chemical weapons from rocket launchers at mercenaries surrounding an army base in the town of Adra outside Damascus. There was no independent confirmation of the attack, the newspaper reported.