It is no longer by any means secret that the Syrian opposition terrorist group known as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is being supported by the governments of the United States, Turkey, Germany and Britain.
Recently, the United States government made it completely legal to donate money to the Syrian opposition. While you can’t go out and buy an AK-47 and mail it to the FSA, you can instead send the same terrorists the money to buy it.
Keep in mind, these are the same individuals who have shown no willingness to give up the chemical weapons belonging to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if they get their hands on them.
One might also want to take note of the fact that there have been multiple reports claiming that the Syrian military captured military officers from foreign nations and that even mainstream international news sources are now being forced to report the truth about Syria as you can see in the below video:
Now news agencies as large as the United Kingdom’s Sky News and Daily Mail along with the Australian Herald Sun are reporting on the fact that these opposition terrorists are receiving assistance from Western intelligence including the location and movements of regime troops along with their communications.
According to reports, both British and German spies are working to pass on critical information to the Syrian rebels and it appears that these intelligence agencies have absolutely no qualms about what they are doing.
“We can be proud of the significant contribution we are making to the fall of the Assad regime,” an official from Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service told Bild am Sonntag, according to the Herald Sun.
According to the German news outlet, German spies have been stationed both off the Syrian coast and at a NATO base in Turkey while the British Sunday Times stated that British intelligence was passing on information gathered from listening posts in Cyprus.
The reports state that the intelligence is passed through Turkey to the FSA which is hardly surprising given the fact that there have been reports in the past of cross-border incursions from Turkey into Syria.
“British intelligence is observing things closely from Cyprus,” an opposition official said to the Sunday Times, according to Sky News.
“It’s very useful because they find out a great deal,” continued the unnamed official. “The British are giving the information to the Turks and the Americans and we are getting it from the Turks.”
The mention of Americans is critical because recent reports have stated that the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been working to funnel weapons to the armed Syrian opposition.
“The British monitor communications about movements of the government army and we got information about reinforcements being on their way to Aleppo,” the official stated.
“We hit at the government troops in Idlib and Saraqib (southwest of Aleppo), with success,” said the official.
Now the Washington Post is reporting fighting in and around Aleppo with heavy clashes in Salahuddin, Ansari, Sabbagh, Sukkari, Sakhour and Hanano.
It appears that the British are attempting to maintain plausible deniability and remove themselves from being associated with directly putting guns in the hands of the Syrian rebels.
“One diplomat denied that the British were ‘facilitating’ the supply of heavy machineguns. But he said he could not rule out the possibility that private contractors financed by countries such as Qatar were involved in providing arms,” according to the Daily Mail.
“Wealthy families in Qatar and Saudi Arabia are understood to be providing substantial financial support to the rebel forces,” they added.
This would hardly be surprising given that we now know that Qatar was running operations on the ground for the Libyan rebels.
However, the Daily Mail reports, “Britain has officially ruled out giving any covert help to the rebels,” which is quite doubtful since Britain had troops on the ground in Libya giving covert help to the rebels.
It only makes sense that the British would deny any such activities to the ends of the Earth given that, “William Hague, the foreign secretary, has been advised that it would be illegal under international law for Britain to supply weapons directly to any group in Syria, which is covered by a European Union arms embargo,” as the Daily Mail reports.
Another issue of significant concern to many is the treatment of Christians in Syria. According to Sky News, Christians located in Damascus have been informing Tim Marshall, the foreign affairs editor for Sky, that they are fearful of the future as the bloodshed continues.
“The patriarch of a Greek Catholic church in the Syrian capital says some Christians fear they could be forced out of the country after a civil war, as has happened in other countries touched by Arab Spring unrest,” reports Sky.
The number of people killed in the bloodshed in Syria continues to rise with the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – which is actually an anti-Assad opposition group run out of the United Kingdom by a man who hasn’t even been in Syria for over a decade – claiming that 23,000 people have died since March 2011 while the United Nations claims the number is around 17,000.
Both of these figures, however, are based on unverified, unsubstantiated reports from groups and individuals who are far from independent or disinterested.
I do not think that any figures are reliable since all sides of the conflict have good reason to skew the facts to their benefit. I encourage extreme skepticism when dealing with this issue.
Regardless of what the actual number is, it is undeniable that people have died in Syria and any loss of life is both tragic and unacceptable. With sincere hope, the Western intelligence agencies will cease aiding terrorists and this horrific situation will be resolved without further death and suffering.
Unfortunately, it appears that so long as Assad remains in power, the West will not give up and will continue to support the bloodshed in Syria.
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This article first appeared at End the Lie.
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