JNN 18 June 2013 WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama authorized his administration to provide arms to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, officials said Thursday, a major policy shift after the White House said it had confirmed that Damascus used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war.
The classified order directing the Central Intelligence Agency to coordinate arming the rebels in concert with its allies reverses a long-standing policy that limited the U.S. to providing nonlethal support.
The White House declined to comment on the authorization, saying only that Mr. Obama had decided to ramp up “military support” to rebels both in “scope and scale.”
U.S. officials also told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that the U.S. military proposal for arming the rebels also calls for a limited no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced by U.S. and allied planes on Jordanian territory to protect Syrian refugees and rebels who would train there.
Such a move, if the White House goes ahead, would represent a significantly bigger U.S. engagement in Syria’s civil war.
U.S. officials said the issue divided Mr. Obama’s national security team but that the administration faced little choice other than to step up its support or risk watching as rebels lose still more ground to a resurgent Assad regime backed by Russia, Iran and soldiers from the militant Hezbollah group.
Rebels requested specific weapons to hold off Mr. Assad’s forces and Hezbollah fighters who are closing in on rebel positions in the city of Aleppo, as the defeat and complete cleansing of the Insurgents is on the verge The head of Syria’s opposition Supreme Military Council, or SMC, issued a plea to U.S. officials and others for arms.
And now to Justify its actions and aid to the Insurgents in Syria , the US and the West has taken the Plea that the Syrian forces have used Chemical Weapons , against the Insurgents , while it is another Lie of the US Govt. , like the same in which they attacked Iraq , on the Plea , that Saddam have Weapons of Mass Destruction, But even after invading Iraq and being on the ground for atleast 10 years , they could not find even a single Weapon of Mass Destruction to prove their Plea, and finally they have to admit that it was a Fake Intelligence Report .
Ben Rhodes, the White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, said the U.S. has concluded that forces loyal to the Syrian regime have used chemical weapons against rebels, resulting in up to 150 deaths.
The U.S. determination came the same day the United Nations reported that the number of deaths in the 27-month conflict has surpassed 90,000.
In the two months that followed, the U.S. came under heavy pressure from allies Britain and France to make a clear-cut determination. While U.S. officials initially voiced doubts, Britain and France said early on that they were more certain chemical weapons had been used.
Officials said the White House has yet to decide what types of arms the U.S. will provide to the rebels. The rebels have asked for antitank missiles and antiaircraft weapons known as Manpads, as well as for large amounts of ammunition for small arms.
U.S. officials have made clear the White House is unlikely to provide Manpads to the rebels because of concerns they could be turned against civilian aircraft. But the U.S. hasn’t ruled out providing antitank weapons and small arms. Officials say European allies have expressed a willingness to provide Manpads and potentially other heavier weapons sought by rebels.
“The red line has been crossed and now we are going to go ahead with arming the opposition,” a senior U.S. official said.
More important, officials say, the White House was moved by concerns that Mr. Assad’s forces and thousands of Hezbollah fighters may be poised for an assault on Aleppo that would be a serious blow to US and Saudi Infested Insurgents that it will be hard for them to regroup and bounce back.
U.S. officials say weapons and training will likely be delivered to the rebels inside Jordan, a key ally that has been overwhelmed by a flood of refugees from Syria and has offered the U.S. use of its bases to help set up a safe zone along the Syrian border.
Jordan has been inundated by a flood of refugees that Jordanian and U.S. officials say is a growing threat to the kingdom, a key U.S. ally in the region.
The U.S. has already moved Patriot air defense batteries and F-16 fighter planes to Jordan, which could be integral to any no-fly zone if Mr. Obama approves the military proposal.
The UN Sectary General Ban ki Moon , has strongly opposed the idea of arming the Syrian Rebels , while On Saturday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned against any effort to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.
Creating even a limited buffer zone that Syrian airplanes cannot enter will be expensive, costing an estimated $50 million a day, officials said.
Actually The Re Capture of the Border Town of Qusayr and adjoining areas by Bashar Al Asad forces , with the help of Hezbollah , is a Blow on the faces of US and Allied Pro Zionist Arab Forces who have heavily supported financially as well as in recruitment & training of the terrorist Networks which are creating chaos and Uncertainity for the last two years in Syria.
But with the Victories of the Pro Asad Forces , and the Balance in the favour of Pro Government forces , they feel Disgusted and threatened as firstly the Hezbollah Malitia , Previously defeated the Terrorist Nation of Israel in the 21 Day War , which was Unforgettable for these Nations and their Dictatorships , and now with the cleansing of the Terrorist Network from the Major supply Routes of these Networks in Syria , as now they are being sliced up between the Asad Regime forces and there supply line has been cut , through their Major artery .
So Now US and its allied forces want to come back with Double the Power and Terrorism , and for this , they are trying to create Disharmony in the whole of the Muslim World , by sectarianism , as by sketching the Terrorist Insurgency in Syria a Sectarian Conflict , while the real Picture is this that Syria is a Majority Sunni State , where the Shia Population is less than 1% ,
But due to good Governance , and Close watch on the Sectarian Elements ,In the Asad Regime there is no Sectarianism and every Citizen has a right to freely & fully Perform their Religious Obligations.
And as the Terrorist Infested in Syria are Majorly recruited by the Saudi Recruiters and thus they are the followers of Sectarianism and Painting the Insurgency into sectarianism , and looting and Killing the Shia Community , and have tried to Demolish the sacred Shia Shrine , while the Hezbollah fighters have Just come to assist the Assad forces in safe guarding the Holy Shrines of the Revered Muslims leaders and Sacred figures , and secondly to contain the terrorist from crossing the Borders into Lebanon , as they were trying to sow the seeds of sectarianism in Lebanon also, which is also a flash Point , as Sunni and Shia Live Peacefully there but , it also have People like Saad Hariri who toe the Policies of US and Saudi Monarchs of sectarianism and Disintegration of the Muslims.
And now the Egyptian President in following the Orders of his US Masters , have even allowed the free recruitment of the Insurgents , in the name of Jihad to fight against the Syrian Govt. forces. But he hasn’t learnt the lesson from the Pakistan’s History , where even the Pakistani Establishment , and the Intelligence agencies have Once recruited Jihadi’s , with the Help of Wahabi Clerics for the Afghan War, and now the Pakistan is itself , fighting the war for its survival , As the same Takfiri Jihadi who once fought against the Russian forces , are now Killing and trying to Disintegrate Pakistan in the Name of Jihad , and these Mercenaries , in the name of Jihadi have switched their Masters , as now they directly receive Dollars and Saudi Riyals , to Kill the Muslims to create Chaos and Uncertainty upto a limit that even Nobody knows what is the future of Pakistan ?
The same Pattern is being now followed in Egypt where the Wahabi clerics on Thursday made a joint call for Jihad (holy war) in Syria to support the opposition forces there against the army of President Bashar al-Assad and its allies Hezbollah and .
The clerics gathered in Cairo to unify their stance on the Syrian crisis and issued a statement denouncing the “sectarian” regime in Syria.
“We must commit to jihad to support our brothers in Syria by sending them money and weapons, and supplying them with all assistance to save the Syrian people from this sectarian regime,” the clerics said in the statement.
There speeches were on the same Lines which were written by the Saudi accent of Takfiri ,and sectarian grounds , denouncing the support of Hezbollah for the Syrian Army.
Hezbollah has sent couple of Hundred of its Militia Men to Syria and helped Assad’s forces take control of the border town of Qusayr after days of fighting.
A speech by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah last month overtly declaring his militia’s involvement in Syria has not only provoked the Pro Zionist Wahabi Monarch , but have been threatened them as they feel that , if the true revolutionary forces become so Strong , then it is not far away that they would not be able to control the Boiling revolutions in their countries against sectarianism and Biased attitude against the under Privileged Population across the region.
Qatar-based Wahabi Yusuf al-Qaradawi, was among the first to denounce Nasrallah’s speech.
Instead of Praising Qaradawi slammed Hezbollah for taking part in the action against the Terrorist , who are less Humans and are More Cannibals . Hezbollah in Arabic means “ Army of God;” Qaradawi described it as “Army of Satan.”