Friday, August 3, 2012

Is The U.S. The New Villain For Syria's Rebels?

Syria's Rebels Have A New Villain: The United States -- Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor

The US has stepped up its rhetoric against President Assad and is providing covert support to rebels. But for many fighting the Assad regime, it is not enough.

For those challenging the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the list of villains has always included the regime's closest allies: Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.

But as the death toll rises and Syria marks 17 months and counting of revolt, many in the embattled city of Aleppo say they have added another, perhaps surprising, villain: the United States.

The US is an arch-foe of the Syrian regime. US officials have stated plainly and repeatedly that Assad "must" go. And President Barack Obama earlier this year signed a secret order authorizing clandestine aid to rebel forces, it was reported today.

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My Comment
: After what happened to the U.S. in Iraq, the Syrian rebels are dreaming if they think that the US government .... through their air force, special ops, CIA, etc. will get involved in Syria's growing and bloody sectarian civil war. The White House with Congressional approval will be giving the rebels nonlethal support, plus intelligence. The US will also permit other U.S. allied governments to supply arms to the rebels. In this context .... the rebels should consider themselves very lucky. But honestly .... considering what is happening right now in Syria .... the rebels attention is really focused elsewhere, and not on the U.S..

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