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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

US sees no peaceful solution in Syria?....Maybe it would help if they Stopped Supplying Weapons to these Rebels



There are reports that Washington is coordinating material support to the Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime. Anti-war activist Brian Becker believes the US has scripted it in a way that peace is impossible in Syria.

A senior State Department official admitted on condition of anonymity that the United States has increased its assistance to the Syrian opposition, the Washington Post reports. The Obama administration, however, has emphasized that the US is neither supplying nor providing funding for any lethal weapons, including anti-tank weaponry.

“We are increasing our non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition, and we continue to coordinate our efforts with friends and allies in the region and beyond in order to have the biggest impact on what we are collectively doing,” an official said.

The rebels confirm that they have begun receiving significantly more – and better – weapons in recent weeks. Officials and opposition activists say it is all paid for by states in the Persian Gulf and coordinated by the United States.

With the US repeatedly saying that “all options are on the table” the report seems to be a shift away from a peaceful solution to the crisis. RT spoke about the issue with Brian Becker, the director of the anti-war coalition ANSWER.

RT: What does Washington seek to gain by this? And what about the Gulf states? Why are they fueling a conflict in their own backyard?

BB: I think Saudi Arabia, Qatar have their own interest in terms of reorganizing the Middle East, principally weakening Syria, weakening Iran, changing the relationship of forces in Lebanon. But behind Qatar and Saudi Arabia and even Turkey which has its owner regional ambitions, is the United States and NATO countries, the former colonizers of Syria and the region, who are committed to overthrowing the Assad government. Read More