Without Congress, Obama Deepens Overt U.S. Support for Syrian War

By:  Alex Newman
02/28/2013
       
Without Congress, Obama Deepens Overt U.S. Support for Syrian War

Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.

Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.

According to media reports citing Western officials, the latest round of assistance for the rebels will be channeled through a variety of establishment front groups including the so-called “Supreme Military Council.” The Obama administration will also be sending “technical advisers” to support the revolutionaries, who, like Syrian despot Bashir al-Assad, are accused of mass murder, war crimes, torture, massacres of civilians, and more. Meanwhile, the president has already put American troops on Syria’s northern border in Turkey and along the southern border in Jordan — all without asking Congress.

The most recent decisions to increase overt aid to the dubious opposition forces were supposedly made at a meeting of foreign ministers held in Rome, where a protester shouted at the officials to “stop supporting terrorists.” Apparently, however, as the powerful, global-government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations explained recently, the “rebels” need al-Qaeda jihadists to successfully overthrow the Assad regime. Officials claim, however, that, unlike Libya — where the Obama administration openly backed al-Qaeda-linked forces — the latest round of taxpayer funding for the “revolution” will be screened to keep it out of the hands of certain terrorist groups.

“We need to stand on the side of those who want to see a free Syria,” claimed new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. “The stakes are really high and we can’t risk letting this country in the heart of the Mideast being destroyed by vicious autocrats.” Apparently without a trace of irony in his voice, Kerry added: “No nation, no people should live in fear of their so-called leaders.”

The controversial secretary of state also noted that the Obama administration and its “partners” — mostly European governments and vicious Arab dictatorships famous for human rights violations — have called on Assad to step down for well over a year. "President Assad is out of time and must be out of power," Kerry told reporters, echoing previous demands by the administration.

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