This all proves, once again, that the Obama administration would rather play weapons-for-peace gambits than talk real democracy. In the end, what those paragons of democracy -- the GCC petro-monarchies -- want is exactly what the Anglo-Franco-American axis wants (but can't admit explicitly); a long, horrid, protracted war where no one can claim victory. We're now living under the terrible shade, and possible, much expanded remix, of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
1. Decision to arm Syrian rebels was reached weeks ago, US officials say
, Washington Post, June 15, 2013.
2. Saudi Arabia, France sending Syria rebels anti-aircraft guns: source
, Al-Akhbar, June 17, 2013.
3. US to Arm Syrian Rebels
, Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2013.
4. US participating in international Eager Lion exercise in Jordan
, Stars and Stripes, June 12, 2013.
5. Morsi's Syria stance influenced by US: Egyptian opposition
, Ahramonline, June 16, 2013.
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Pepe Escobar is an independent geopolitical analyst. He writes for RT, Sputnik and TomDispatch, and is a frequent contributor to websites and radio and TV shows ranging from the US to East Asia. He is the former roving correspondent for Asia (more...)