Obama administration pulls out all stops to make sure al-Qaeda wins in Syria
September 2, 2013
A group created by the Obama administration to skirt the United Nations Security Council and push for war against Syria will meet in Rome on September 8. The Friends of Syria was specifically created in response to a Russian and Chinese veto on a Security Council resolution condemning Syria.
Kerry: Obama reserves the “right” to violate the Constitution and attack Syria without congressional approval.
France, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar are members of the pro-war collective. The United Nations and the European Union, among others, have participated in meetings held by the group. A meeting was held in Doha, Qatar, in June. The discussion centered on how to illegally deliver military aid to the “rebels” inside Syria.
The largest and most brutally effective component of the mercenaries supported by the CIA and the West belong to al-Qaeda and the equally fanatical al-Nusra Front. The Iraq chapter of al-Qaeda “played an active role in founding the Nusra Front and provides it with money, expertise and fighters,” Maj. Faisal al-Issawi, an Iraqi security official following jihadi activities in Iraq’s Anbar Province, told the New York Times last December.
“Qatar has been paying a pretty penny for weapons, with few questions asked,” one American official told the New York Times last month. “Once word gets out that other countries have opened their depots and have been well paid, that can be an incentive.”
Secretary of State John Kerry – who said on Sunday the U.S. may take military action without congressional approval – played an instrumental role during the Doha meeting. A communique issued during the June meeting stated the Friends of Syria supported arming al-Qaeda and establishing “a transitional governing body to which full executive powers would be transferred, including military and security institutions, that excludes the central figures and associates whose hands are stained with blood. In this context, Bashar al-Assad has no role in the transitional governing body or thereafter.”
On Sunday, Kerry pushed the latest “evidence” implicating the Syrian government in the chemical weapon attack in a Damascus suburb last month. “In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin,” Kerry said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “So this case is building and this case will build.”
Asked by ABC News if the Obama administration will take action if Congress rejects the “military option” in Syria, Kerry told George Stephanopoulos “we never lose, ever, in America, when the congress of the United States has a chance to weigh in and join the president in this kind of an endeavor.”
“This goes to the core of American credibility in foreign policy, and I believe the congress of the United States will understand that and do the right thing,” the Secretary of State said.
Pressed by Stephanopoulos to say if Obama will take military action if a vote fails in Congress – and in the process violate Section 1, Article 8 of the Constitution – Kerry said:
“The president has the right, as you know George, the president of the United States has the right to take this action, doesn’t have to go to congress. But he does so with the belief — and this is why I think it’s courageous, the president knows that America is stronger when we act in unity.”