CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents
Washington wages war while talking peace.
by Stephen Lendman
On June 21, The New York Times headlined "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," saying:
Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are "decid(ing) which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers."
Weapons supplied include "automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, (and) antitank weapons...."
They're smuggled across Turkey's border through "a shadowy network of intermediaries...."
They're also entering through Lebanon.
Muslim Brotherhood officials are involved. So are Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, other Gulf States, Jordan and Israel.
Obama denies what other US officials confirm.
A knowledgeable unnamed Arab intelligence operative said:
"CIA officers are there and they are trying to make new sources and recruit people" to help topple Assad.
Turkish army vehicles are used to transport weapons and munitions to border areas. From there they're smuggled into Syria.
Turkish officials deny what confirmed evidence shows they're doing.
The New York Times article failed to explain what's been ongoing since violence erupted early last year.