US Increase Aid to Syrian Opposition as Israel Prepares to Strike
July 25, 2012
The Obama administration is focusing on increasing aid to the Free Syrian Army and other oppositional factions to facilitate a forced regime change in Syria. Talks with Israeli and Turkish governments will include defense and military actions as Leon Panetta, US Defense Secretary heads to Israel.
The Israeli government has plans to strike Syrian “weapons facilities”. While Obama is not publicly condoning military action, the US government is supporting Israel’s movement because of unsubstantiated claims that Syria has chemical weapons.
Obama has denied that the US government is arming oppositional forces, yet the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been in Turkey offering intelligence and training to factions aiding in the destruction of the Syrian government.
Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, admits that the US government “[is] looking at the controlled demolition [of the Syrian government]. But like any controlled demolition, anything can go wrong.”
Based on Israeli intelligence, the US government is warning Syria against use of their alleged chemical weapons stockpiles . The threats include the facing of “unstated consequences”. It appears that the US government still wants to appear as though they are not directly behind the violence and destruction of the Syrian government and removal of Assad from power. Then the US government claimed that the chemical weapons movement was simply precautionary.
Adm. William McRaven, the head of the military’s Special Operations forces, speaking to Congress back in March stated: “It’s going to take an international effort when Assad falls — and he will fall — in order to secure these weapons.”