Sunday, 20 May 2012

‘US Trying to Disperse Syrian Efforts to Chase Militants’

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syria militantsUS intelligence experts doubted the United States’ denial over sending senior intelligence elements to Syria in attempt to facilitate the flow of weapons to the Syrian opposition funded by some Gulf States.

Those experts did not stop here, they also considered that Washington was propagating rumors about weapons smuggling, along Lebanon-Syrian and Turkey –Syria borders, in bid to disperse Damascus’ efforts in chasing armed groups.

Stratford Global intelligence Center confirmed on Thursday that the US has been arming the Syrian opposition with advanced military equipments.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. officials have given the green light for weapons, funded by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states as well as the United States, to be delivered to rebels in Syria.

According to the report, armaments including anti-tank weapons are making their way to the Syrian rebels and materiel is being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border. However, no U.S. troops or intelligence personnel were said to be in Syria.

stratfor logoStratford was commenting on the report as saying: “What is important about this is that it appeared in The Washington Post and would appear to originate with official sources in Washington.”

“It is impossible to believe that the United States has not sent intelligence personnel into Syria. The need to know what is happening on the ground and to make contact with the rebels is obviously crucial for Washington. Supplying weapons to rebels would also require such on-the-ground intelligence. It is possible that military personnel have not been deployed there, but if they were, Washington would deny it.”

“A peculiarity of the story is that it names the places where the weapons have been stockpiled. We assume that part of the story is false, as it will cause the Syrians to leave no stone unturned to find the weapons. It may be that the story itself was planted to drive the Syrians to tremendous wasted effort. This is a story that in general makes sense,” the center added as saying.

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