The “Free Syria Army”: Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists

The “Free Syria Army”: Placard-Waving Protesters are actually Machine Gun-Wielding Terrorists

by Tony Cartalucci


The “Free Syria Army” is literally an army of militant extremists, many drawn not from Syria’s military ranks, but from the Muslim Brotherhood, carrying heavy weapons back and forth over the Turkish and Lebanese borders, funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey. The latest evidence confirming this comes in the form of a report out of the International Institute for Strategic Studies which clearly states that Syria’s opposition is armed and prepared to drag Syria into more violence.

This report comes in sharp contrast to the propaganda fed via the corporate-media and the West’s foreign ministers on a daily basis, where the violence is portrayed as one-sided, with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad “gunning down” throngs of peaceful, placard waving protesters. Just as in Libya where these so-called “peaceful protesters” turned out to be hordes of genocidal racist Al Qaeda mercenaries, led by big-oil representatives, fighting their cause upon a verified pack of lies, so too is Syria’s “pro-democracy” movement which is slowly being revealed as yet another militant brand of extremists long cultivated by Anglo-American intelligence agencies, whose leadership is harbored in London and Washington and their foot soldiers supplied a steady stream of covert military support and overt rhetorical support throughout the compromised corporate media.

The unrest in Syria from the beginning was entirely backed by Western corporate-financier interests and part of a long-planned agenda for region-wide regime change. Syria has been slated for regime change since as early as 1991. In 2002, then US Under Secretary of State John Bolton added Syria to the growing “Axis of Evil.” It would be later revealed that Bolton’s threats against Syria manifested themselves as covert funding and support for opposition groups inside of Syria spanning both the Bush and Obama administrations.

In an April 2011 CNN article, acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner stated, “We’re not working to undermine that [Syrian] government. What we are trying to do in Syria, through our civil society support, is to build the kind of democratic institutions, frankly, that we’re trying to do in countries around the globe. What’s different, I think, in this situation is that the Syrian government perceives this kind of assistance as a threat to its control over the Syrian people.”

Toner’s remarks came after the Washington Post released cables indicating the US has been funding Syrian opposition groups since at least 2005 and continued until today.

In an April AFP report, Michael Posner, the assistant US Secretary of State for Human Rights and Labor, stated that the “US government has budgeted $50 million in the last two years to develop new technologies to help activists protect themselves from arrest and prosecution by authoritarian governments.” The report went on to explain that the US “organized training sessions for 5,000 activists in different parts of the world. A session held in the Middle East about six weeks ago gathered activists from Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon who returned to their countries with the aim of training their colleagues there.” Posner would add, “They went back and there’s a ripple effect.” That ripple effect of course is the “Arab Spring,” and in Syria’s case, the impetus for the current unrest threatening to unhinge the nation and invite in foreign intervention.

With planted “speculation” running through the corporate media that a recent explosion, amongst several other “incidents” in Iran, were the work of Western covert operations, and the Jerusalem Post all but admitting the entire Western-backed destabilization in Syria aims not at ushering in “democracy” or upholding “human rights,” but to weaken Iran by proxy, it is clear that everything within Wall Street and London’s power is being done to provoke Iran. Iran has downplayed the recent explosion at their military base as an accident and has thus far maintained a persistent patience in the face of criminal provocations and overt acts of war by an alarmingly and increasingly depraved West.

It is quite clear that the stratagems spelled out in the corporate-funded Brookings Institute report “Which Path to Persia?” have been read and understood by both sides and that Iran realizes that any act of retaliation not expertly played, only gives the West what it has stated it wants – an excuse to go to war with the Islamic Republic. Should the public in Syria, Iran, and throughout the West also read “Which Path to Persia?” and realize that the only threat Iran and its allies pose to the West is toward the extraterritorial ambitions of Wall Street and London, perhaps a bloody, entirely unnecessary war can be avoided, and the first steps taken toward dismantling the parasitic corporate-financier oligarchy that has misled the world for the past several decades.

Tony Cartalucci is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Global Research Articles by Tony Cartalucci

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Monday, November 21, 2011″Second Revolution” Rocks Egypt
Military reneges on Wall Street mandates, gets second wave of protests aimed at them.
by Tony Cartalucci

November 21, 2011 – After playing a role Wall Street and London meddlers had hoped would translate into the Egyptian military holding the bag while corporate-fascists like those escorted through Cairo by John McCain in June 2011 filled it with Egypt’s wealth, it seems as if the Egyptian military, through the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCARF) has gotten cold feet. Perhaps through pangs of nationalism or at least a realistic appraisal of their own future, trading places with the now fully betrayed Hosni Mubarak or Muammar Qaddafi verses their best self-interests, the military, despite grandiose promises to usher in Wall Street and London’s “democratic reforms,” including the implementation of a constitution literally written by George Soros-funded think tanks, have laid these measures thoroughly, and entirely to the wayside.

With predictable exactitude, the very same protesters, led by the very same US-created April 6 youth movement and Muslim Brotherhood, have once again poured into the streets to either get the military back on the right, Wall Street/London approved track, or as Council on Foreign Relations “fellow” Steve Cook hopes, oust the military from power all together. Al Arabiya News has recently reported that the April 6 youth movement, “would stay in Tahrir Square and continue sit-ins in other cities until its demands were met, including a call for a presidential vote no later than April.” The Muslim Brotherhood has also taken a vocal lead in the protests – a move that should not surprise anyone aware of the US-backed nature of the Arab Spring, consuming nations from Tunisia to Syria and everywhere in between.

Waiting in the wings for this eventual collapse and the expedited presidential elections April 6 is “fighting for,” is US-backed Mohammed ElBaradei, another “Nobel Peace Prize” carrying imposter, along side President Barack Obama, and Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, bent in perpetual servitude to the corporate-fascist agenda of Wall Street and London. ElBaradei has faced severe PR challenges as Egyptians and indeed people around the world learned of his deep ties to Washington despite his attempt at portraying himself as “at odds” with the West. At one point, ElBaradei, after leading the US-engineered “Arab Spring” through his native home of Egypt, had rocks hurdled at him months later, with angry mobs calling him “an American agent.”

Predictably the West came to his rescue using the now fully exhausted ploy of planting “Wikileaks” documents “revealing” just how contemptible the West saw ElBaradei in an attempt to rehabilitate his image as “anti-West” and therefore “pro-Arab” and thus more likely to be able to foist the US agenda upon Egyptians. More recently, and perhaps the most ludicrous attempt yet to paint ElBaradei as anything but an agent of the West, was when Israel accused him of being an “Iranian agent” instead. Of course, ElBaradei literally sits on the board of trustees of the same US corporate-funded think-tank, the International Crisis Group, as several of Israel’s most prominent political and financial figures including the Israeli President himself, Shimon Peres.

That April 6 was waiting at the airport in Cairo (and subsequently arrested) in 2010 for ElBaradei’s return to Egypt, after the youth movement had received training via the US State Department in New York a full two years earlier, is highly significant. April 6, along with Google’s Wael Ghonim would spend 2010 building up ElBaradei’s “National Front for Change” for the coming January 25, 2011 Egyptian revolution. As this premeditated, US-engineered unrest unfolded, many of the media organizations complicit in the US State Department’s planning of the “Arab Spring” feinted surprise and confusion claiming that these events were entirely spontaneous, triggered by neighboring unrest in Tunisia (which was also premeditated by the West years in advance) and entirely indigenous in nature.

That April 6 is now back in Tahrir Square, with their man ElBaradei still lurking in Egypt’s political underbrush bidding his time, and as violence starts all over again, it appears something has gone awry with the West’s heavy investments in the Egyptian military. The US is still in fact funding the Egyptian military, perhaps in a bid to bring out officers more willing to take short-term Western incentives at the cost of inevitable long-term consequences. It is also likely this continued funding plays as the carrot to the US State Department-funded street mobs’ stick to get the military to move forward and accept Wall Street/London mandates regarding Egypt.

Such a dichotomy of incentives and consequences are a reoccurring theme in US foreign policy and have been written about extensively by US policy makers, in particular toward Iran, where economic aid of every kind imaginable is counterbalanced with the threat of everything from fomenting street mobs against the Iranian government, to funding outright terrorism, to even unilateral first strikes against the Islamic Republic. The definitive “handbook” of overthrowing an entrenched targeted regime, Brookings’ “Which Path to Persia?” gives invaluable insight into the mechanics at work now in Egypt.

And finally, as people fret over which side to take, it should be noted that no real revolution of any kind will take place until people both understand the balance of power currently held in the world today and how to change it pragmatically rather than politically. Whether Egypt retains its sovereignty against the Wall Street-funded forces wreaking havoc throughout Cairo’s streets or not, Wall Street itself will remain intact until we see them, not Egyptian generals or street hooligans and dupes as the true enemy, and the systematic boycotting and replacing of their degenerate, global domineering system implemented in full as the solution

Sunday, November 13, 2011JP Blabs Truth About Western Stance Toward Syria: To Weaken Iran
Humanitarian issues merely rhetorical cover for regional gambit to dismantle Iranian influence.
by Tony Cartalucci

November 14, 2011 – As stated in February 2011’s “The Middle East & then the World,” the US-funded, armed, and backed “Arab Spring” was far from “spontaneous” or “indigenous” but rather a premeditated region-wide destabilization to solidify Wall Street-London hegemony throughout the Middle East in an effort to cut-off and isolate both Moscow and Beijing in a gambit designed to establish an uncontested, corporate-fascist “international order.”

US Senator John McCain, chairmen of the International Republican Institute, an organization dedicated to fomenting extraterritorial seditious unrest and revolution throughout the world, openly said of the unrest his IRI had helped fund starting in Egypt, ravaging Libya, and now consuming Syria, “I would be a little less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were Vladimir Putin. I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort [of] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of 1.3 billion people.” McCain who has openly consorted with Al Qaeda in Libya and led corporate-fascist delegations touring the now hopelessly destabilized Cairo as they prepare to reap the benefits of their foreign-funded sedition, let slip the true nature of the global gambit playing out via US-fueled color revolutions and that indeed, their final destination is in the capital cities of Moscow and Beijing.

Now the Jerusalem Post has reported that a “strike on Syria could be less costly way of weakening Tehran,” revealing that power mongering, not humanitarian concerns, lie at the heart of the “West’s” designs toward Syria and that the clearly foreign-funded, and now armed, sedition unfolding in Syria’s border cities aims at weakening the Iranian sphere of influence, with concerns of “democracy” only rhetorical fodder scattered on the ground for anyone ignorant enough to gobble it up. The Post reported that Gabriel Ben-Dor, director of national security studies at the University of Haifa, hailed the recent decision by the Arab League to suspend Syria but stated that further action would be necessary to “back it up,” revealing indeed that the League is acting as a proxy for Wall Street, London, and Israeli interests.

Ben-Dor would confirm that, “they’re hoping to dismantle the axis of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, and to somehow weaken this entire coalition, which is a common interest of all major powers of the Arab world,” revealing with absolute certainty that the last half year of corporate media reports citing the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Soros-funded Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International (page 10) have been nothing more than crass propaganda in a bid to justify what is essentially a proxy war being fought not with US troops but with US-trained youth groups in Egypt, Al Qaeda thugs in Libya, and Muslim Brotherhood militants in Syria.

The report titled “Syria urges Arab League to reconsider suspension,” and written by Oren Kessler of Jerusalem Post and Reuters – in itself illustrating the incestuous, completely compromised nature of the mainstream corporate-fascist serving media- even degenerates into wailing and chest beating over humanitarian concerns, citing the now entirely discredited UN and “activists.” This breathtaking display of corporate-funded agenda-driven propaganda irrefutably lays to rest the illegitimacy of the foreign-funded protests/unrest in Syria, the legitimacy of mirroring foreign-funded “activism” throughout the world, and the paid liars throughout the mainstream media.

With this confirmation in hand – it may be worth re-reading “The Middle East and Then the World,” as the megalomania of Wall Street-London and its legion of treasonous helpers consume the world and edges us all closer to World War III under the guise of humanitarian concerns, “democracy,” human rights, and “freedom.”


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