CIA Delivering Weapons to Obama-Supported Syrian Rebels

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We’ve reported  on how the Obama administration has been secretly arming Syrian jihadists  since 2012.  Now reports are coming out that the Central Intelligence Agency,  headed by Muslim John  Brenner, has been delivering light machine guns (something the Obama  administration does not want in the hands of ordinary Americans) and other  small  arms to Syrian rebels for weeks.  This is the same agency that wants to  keep  their operative’s mouths shut and threatening them and their families if  they testify about the jihadist attack in Benghazi.

According to the Associated Press:

The agency has also arranged for the Syrian opposition to receive  anti-tank weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades through a third party,  presumably one of the Gulf countries that has been arming the rebels, a senior  U.S. intelligence official and two former intelligence officials said Thursday.  They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to  discuss  the classified program publicly.

The officials said the aid has been arriving for more than a month, much  of it delivered through a third party, which could explain why the rebel  commander Idris does not believe the U.S. directly delivered the aid. The  officials said the aid is delivered to commanders who have been vetted by the  CIA, and the path of the weaponry is tracked through trusted parties within the  country — though eventually, once they’re in the hands of fighters, the U.S.  loses sight of where the weapons go.

The CIA program is classified as covert, which means it would be briefed  to Congress’s intelligence committees but not its defense committees. That  explains why some senior lawmakers on the defense committees have complained  the  lethal aid was not arriving, two of the officials  said.

Rebels are denying that they are receiving aid (as if they would admit it).   Rebel commander General Salim Idris told NPR that no such aid had been  provided,  and the CIA declined to comment.

The rebels have requested quite bit of aid from the US, including  anti-aircraft.  Officials say they don’t want such arms in the hands of the  Syrians, believing that they might fall into the hands of al-Qaeda, which I’ll  remind you are part of the factions that make up the Syrian rebels. 

 

The Washington Post said that the shipments of light weapons and other  munitions “can be tracked.”  This immediately raises a red flag with the  current  administration who failed to track any of the nearly 2,500 weapons they  authorized to walk across the southern border of the United States.  Wait, one  ATF agent did make a homemade tracker and used a 40 hour battery.  I guess  these weapons being sent to Syrian rebels are in capable hands, and we’ll be  able to keep our eyes on them, right?

Beyond that, the Post also reports non-lethal gear to the rebels as well.   That aid includes vehicles, sophisticated communications equipment and advanced  combat medical kits.

However, on page  three of the WAPO report the claims of Mark S. Ward, the State Department’s  senior adviser on assistance to Syria, who coordinates nonlethal aid to rebels  from southern Turkey.

“We feel we’re able to get these local councils off to a good start,”  said Ward, a  veteran U.S. Agency for International Development official who has  worked in Libya, Afghanistan and Pakistan. “We vet individuals who are getting  our assistance to make sure they are not affiliated with terror  organizations.”

The assistance to local communities includes training in municipal  management as well as basic infrastructure such as garbage trucks, ambulances  and firetrucks. The areas receiving this aid are carefully selected, U.S.  officials said, noting that extremist groups, including Jabhat al-Nusra, are  delivering services to communities newly under rebel control. “If  you see new firetrucks and ambulances in places where al-Nusra is trying to win  hearts and minds, this might not be a coincidence,” said a U.S. official, who  spoke on the condition of anonymity to explain details of a sensitive  strategy.

The initiatives are part of a $250 million effort to support  moderate factions of the Syrian opposition. Of that, the United States has  earmarked $26.6 million in aid for the Supreme Military Council. The  delivery that began this week does not include items that the rebels have long  identified as priorities: night-vision goggles and body  armor.

So Ward is telling us that Jabhat al-Nusra along with other jihadist groups  is delivering services to communities under rebel control.  They aren’t being  stopped.  They are being encouraged, and Ward tells the American taxpayer that  we are going to send tens of millions of dollars to those that put up drawings  like the one below where jihadists are marching on Washington.

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The American people and Congress should be up in arms about this treasonous  spending of taxpayer money.

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