US, UK Training Syrian Rebel Forces for Eventual Takeover

As expected the Brits are the first to pull the trigger on this, both in providing the training and being willing to talk about it. That was the way it was in Libya, with the US government never getting around to admitting what was really going on, while the British defense (or defence) chief openly talked about taking out Gaddafi.

The paper shield for all this is that the United States and the United Kingdom are providing training to manage the chaos after/if Assad falls. There’s some grounds for that considering the disaster in the Libyan War, when the US, UK and France destroyed the Libyan government’s forces and turned over the country to a bunch of Islamist militias. Benghazi was a direct result of that.

But there’s no sign that Syria will go any differently. If anything the mess is likely to be worse. Al Qaeda allied militias are already keeping orders in parts of the country. Displacing them using a force commanded by defecting Syrian rebel officers is iffy at best. And that’s assuming that they don’t just hook up anyway, which has happened in the past.

Western training of Syrian rebels is under way in Jordan in an effort to strengthen secular elements in the opposition as a bulwark against Islamic extremism, and to begin building security forces to maintain order in the event of Bashar al-Assad’s fall.

Considering that the Syrian rebels have become a Muslim Brotherhood franchise under Turkish and Qatari supervision, with the apparent consent of Hillary Clinton, it’s hard to believe that these really are secular elements.

According to European and Jordanian sources the western training in Jordan has been going on since last year and is focused on senior Syrian army officers who defected.

A Jordanian source familiar with the training operations said: “It’s the Americans, Brits and French with some of the Syrian generals who defected. But we’re not talking about a huge operation.”

He added that there had so far been no “green light” for the rebel forces being trained to be sent into Syria. But they would be deployed if there were signs of a complete collapse of public services in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which could trigger a million more Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan, which is reeling under the strain of accommodating the 320,000 who have already sought shelter there.

Again a bit vague. There are supposedly only a handful of senior officers being trained. So why this talk of rebel forces being sent o take control of an entire city?

British officials say new European guidelines on the Syrian arms embargo, formally adopted by the EU at the beginning of March, allow military training as long as the ultimate aim of that training is “the protection of civilians”.

In Libya, protection of civilians was used as an excuse for killing Gaddafi and destroying his military. So it’s a big foot inside a small door.

  • rodger the dodger

    The UK can’t provide its own soldiers in Afghanistan with properly armoured vehicles and body armour (many cases of soldiers buying their own body armour, and even boots), but they are happily going to provide this equipment for retarded Islamic psychopaths in Syria.

    I’d finish with ‘unbelievable’, but it isn’t. Not remotely surprising. The British foreign secretary William Hague must be mentally ill.

    • LindaRivera

      Rodger, UK leaders despise their own British people so of course, they won't supply necessary body armor for British soldiers. Muslims are given many special rights and privileges in Britain that are not given to others. Muslims are the TOP priority for UK leaders.

  • LindaRivera

    US/NATO waged war for months for Al-Qaeda and other terrorists in Libya. Gaddafi was fighting AGAINST Al-Qaeda!
    It is clear that Al-Qaeda are one of the top Muslim terrorist favorites of U.S. leaders. Hillary Clinton Admits US and Al-Qaeda On Same Side in Syria

    US and France arm rebels with anti-aircraft missiles
    March 1, 2012

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has admitted that Al-Qaeda and other groups on the State Department’s terror list are on the same side as the United States in Syria and that they are aiding opposition rebels…

    Clinton’s admission that Al-Qaeda is supporting the armed insurrection in Syria dovetails with reports that the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who helped overthrow Colonel Gaddafi in Libya were airlifted into Syria by NATO forces.

    Together, which country is the U.S.-Al-Qaeda targeting next and how long is the list?

  • LindaRivera

    The U.S. backed rebels in Syria are specifically targeting Syria's Christians for attacks and murders which clearly has the FULL APPROVAL of the Obama administration and UK leaders.

    G-d help you in this world if you are not a Muslim!

  • Toni_Pereira

    Don't worry! Within ten years or so, they will be fighting the people who trained them…

    Didn't we saw this movie before?

  • AdinaK

    Here is the real deal – they are creating, once again, BETTER trained jihadi soldiers, ones who will kill westerners with even more precision. There is NO diff between the factions fighting, they are ALL "soldiers for Allah", one side working for Iran and Assad, the other for the Brotherhood Mafia and Al Qaeda. Yes, those same friendly sorts whom Obama & surrogates used to oust Qaddafi, in order to effectuate this result in Syria! It's all about Obama's determination to raise the banner of the Brotherhood, yet the blow back on the west will be as dangerous as ever –

    The Islamist-in-Chief set this jihadi train in motion, having worked towards the ouster of Arab strongmen rulers, pretending that an "Arab Spring" would usher in democratic results. He knew better…

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel