by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
February 2, 2014 (TSR) – Predictably backstabbing the Geneva 2 like other peace talks, the U.S. Congress in a secret vote approved funding for military assistance to “Syrian rebels” last week until the end of the fiscal year, ending September 30, 2014.
This occurred in the normal session of Congress, but more importantly, in a secret closed door meeting according to the January 27 report from London-based Reuters news agency by Mark Hosenball:
“The weapons deliveries have been funded by the U.S. Congress, in votes behind closed doors, through the end of government fiscal year 2014, which ends on September 30, two officials said”.
The agency specifies that the assistance consists of small arms, including anti-tank rockets, but would exclude anti-aircraft material.
While the United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria in December after reports that Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in hostile hands, this tiny and little publicised report said that “Congress approved funding for weapons deliveries to the Syrian rebels in classified sections of defense appropriations legislation” with the likelihood of having it included in the unclassified defense funding which was passed in late December.
The official delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Geneva 2 Conference headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, on 28 January, reacted immediately by submitting to a vote a statement echoing some of the points contained in the final communiqué of the Geneva 1 conference, namely the condemnation of foreign military support for terrorist groups, thereby exposing the duplicity and double game that U.S.A. has been playing all along.
Predictably, the “Syrian Opposition” coalition, which technically was only represented by SNC who have never lived in Syria, rejected the proposal of the Syrian Arab Republic, despite the fact that no new rhetorical element had been introduced.
In his 2014 State of the Union address on 28 January, President Barack Obama attempted to minimize and cover up the U.S. contradictions and duplicity in the Geneva 2 peace talks. In a passage dealing with the fight against Al-Qaeda, he stated: “In Syria, we’ll support the opposition that rejects the agenda of terrorist networks”. However, the President failed to name the opposition “which rejects the agenda of terrorist networks” or which represents it.
Citing presidential adviser and former CIA asset Bruce Riedel, Reuters asserts that these weapons are not likely to change the outcome of the war, but rather to make it last,
“The Syrian war is a stalemate. The rebels lack the organization and weapons to defeat Assad; the regime lacks the loyal manpower to suppress the rebellion.”
Yet, on the ground, the armed groups – mainly made up of foreigners – have continued to draw back over the past four months.
Riedel has advised four U.S. presidents. He is currently attached to the Albright Group and to the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. He omitted to point out that his country would not be delivering anti-aircraft weapons to the “Syrian rebels” in order to maintain Israel’s air superiority.
The Reuters report was not picked up by the U.S. mainstream media which are not allowed to mention the existence of secret sessions of Congress. Subsequently, most of the media in NATO-member states were abiding by the same censorship to leave the masses and the international community in the dark about the facts on the ground, and continuously produce distorted news in order for foreign-backed militants continue killing the innocent civilians and destabilise the sovereign nation of Syrian Arab Republic.