NATO powers arm Al-Qaeda in pursuit of regime change
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, March 5, 2012
NATO member Turkey is arming Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups as part of the international community’s efforts to help Syrian rebels overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, with a possible military invasion set for March, almost exactly a year after a virtually identical assault on Libya that was also achieved with the aid of Al-Qaeda terrorists.
Egyptian security officials told World Net Daily that, “Turkey has been arming al-Qaida and its affiliated group, Jihadiya Salafia, as part of efforts to support the so-called rebels in Syria.”
The officials also revealed that arms and training for the rebels is being provided by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Jordan, dovetailing with former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds’ report that hundreds of NATO and US troops arrived on the Jordanian and Syrian border back in December for the purpose of training militants to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.
“Several knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security officials claimed the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region,” states the WND report.
A March NATO bombardment of Syria, euphemistically termed a “no fly zone” by the mainstream media, would mirror almost precisely the timing and circumstances of the attack on Libya a year ago, which first came under assault on March 19, 2011, after NATO powers had spent weeks arming and directing Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels.
“According to the Middle Eastern diplomatic and security officials speaking to WND, the international community is considering launching NATO air strikes on Assad’s forces as soon as this month if the opposition does not make major strides toward ending Assad’s regime,” states the report,.
Turkey’s involvement in arming terrorist groups to aid rebel fighters follows reports that France and the United States have provided the Free Syria Army with weapons and anti-aircraft missiles.
As we reported last week, during a BBC interview U.S. Secretary of State admitted that the United States and Al-Qaeda were on the same side when it came to achieving regime change in Syria.
Just as in Libya, where the overthrow of Gaddafi was achieved through the use of Al-Qaeda groups, NATO and the United States are once again turning to terrorists as a means of achieving their geopolitical objectives in the region.
Indeed, as we reported back in November, some of the same Al-Qaeda terrorists who fought U.S. troops in Iraq were airlifted into Syria to aid rebels. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri’s has also publicly expressed support for Syrian rebel forces.
A UN report found that the invasion of Libya led to a huge number of weapons finding their way into the hands of Al-Qaeda groups in North Africa. Those weapons are now being used to carry out bombing attacks against Syrian government targets, even as the mainstream media still refuses to acknowledge, as the Arab League report made clear, that there is indiscriminate violence occurring on both sides.
The corporate press has dutifully echoed the official talking point that only Assad’s forces are responsible for violence against “innocent demonstrators,” even as those “demonstrators” are seen firing rocket-propelled grenades, while showcasing dubious “activists” like ‘Syria Danny’ who are given ample time by the likes of CNN to beg for a US-led military invasion.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.