March 19, 2013 (LD) UPDATED – After a 10 year war/occupation in Iraq, the death of over a million people including thousands of US soldiers, all based on patently false claims of the nation possessing “weapons of mass destruction,” (WMDs), it is outrageous hypocrisy to see the West arming, funding, and politically backing terrorists in Syria who in fact both possess, and are now using such weapons against the Syrian people.
At least 25 are reported dead after a chemical weapons attack targeting Syrian soldiers was carried out by NATO-backed terrorists in the northern city of Aleppo. While NATO-backed terrorists claim they lack the “expertise” to even use chemical weapons, it was reported by CNN in their December 2012 article, “Sources: U.S. helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons,” that:
The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors
to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in
Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN
And while some are attempting to suggest the use of chemical weapons by either side indicates “unsecured stockpiles” and a “security risk,” the weapons could have just as likely come from Libya. Aleppo is located near the Syrian-Turkish border. Had Libya’s looted stockpiles of chemical weapons been shipped to Syria, they would have passed through Turkey along with weapons sent from Libya by the US and thousands of Libyan terrorists who are admittedly operating inside Syria, and would most likely be used to target cities like Aleppo.
Worse yet, any chemical weapons imported into the country would implicate NATO either directly or through gross negligence, as the weapons would have passed through NATO-member Turkey, past US CIA agents admittedly operating along the border and along side Western-backed terrorists inside Syria.
Libya’s WMD’s are in Terrorist Hands
Libya’s arsenal had fallen into the hands of sectarian extremists
NATO assistance in 2011 during the culmination of efforts to overthrow the
North African nation . Since then, Libya’s militants led by commanders
of Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) have armed sectarian extremists across the Arab World, from as far West as Mali, to as far East as Syria.
In addition to small arms, heavier weapons are also making their way
through this extensive network. The Washington Post in their article,
“Libyan missiles on the loose,” reported:
“Two former CIA counterterrorism officers told me last week that
technicians recently refurbished 800 of these man-portable air-defense
systems (known as MANPADS)
— some for an African jihadist group called Boko Haram that is often
seen as an ally of al-Qaeda — for possible use against commercial jets
flying into Niger, Chad and perhaps Nigeria.”
While undoubtedly these weapons are also headed to Niger, Chad, and
perhaps Nigeria, they are veritably headed to Syria. Libyan LIFG
terrorists are confirmed to be flooding into Syria from Libya. In November 2011, the Telegraph in their article, “Leading Libyan Islamist met Free Syrian Army opposition group,” would report:
Abdulhakim Belhadj, head of the Tripoli Military Council and the former leader
of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, “met with Free Syrian Army
leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey,” said a military
official working with Mr Belhadj. “Mustafa Abdul Jalil (the interim
Libyan president) sent him there.”
Another Telegraph article, “Libya’s new rulers offer weapons to Syrian rebels,” would admit
Syrian rebels held secret talks with Libya’s new authorities on Friday,
aiming to secure weapons and money for their insurgency against
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, The Daily Telegraph has learned.
At the meeting, which was held in Istanbul and included Turkish officials, the
Syrians requested “assistance” from the Libyan representatives and
were offered arms, and potentially volunteers.
“There is something being planned to send weapons and even Libyan
fighters to Syria,” said a Libyan source, speaking on condition of
anonymity. “There is a military intervention on the way. Within a few
weeks you will see.”
Later that month, some 600 Libyan terrorists would be reported to have entered Syria to begin combat operations and have been flooding into the country ever since.
Image: Libyan Mahdi al-Harati of the US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed
terrorist organization, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG),
addressing fellow terrorists in Syria. Harati is now commanding a Libyan
brigade operating inside of Syria attempting to destroy the Syrian
government and subjugate the Syrian population. Traditionally, this is
known as “foreign invasion.”
Washington Post’s reported “loose missiles” in Libya are now turning up
on the battlefield in Syria. While outfits like the Guardian, in their
article “Arms and the Manpads: Syrian rebels get anti-aircraft missiles,”
are reporting the missiles as being deployed across Syria, they have
attempted to downplay any connection to Libya’s looted arsenal and the
Al Qaeda terrorists that have imported them. In contrast, Times has
published open admissions from terrorists themselves admitting they are
receiving heavy weapons including surface-to-air missiles from Libya.
In Time’s article, “Libya’s Fighters Export Their Revolution to Syria,” it is reported:
Some Syrians are more frank about the assistance the Libyans are
providing. “They have heavier weapons than we do,” notes Firas Tamim,
who has traveled in rebel-controlled areas to keep tabs on foreign
fighters. “They brought these weapons to Syria, and they are being used
on the front lines.” Among the arms Tamim has seen are Russian-made
surface-to-air missiles, known as the SAM 7.
Libyan fighters largely brush off questions about weapon transfers,
but in December they claimed they were doing just that. “We are in the
process of collecting arms in Libya,” a Libyan fighter in Syria told the
French daily Le Figaro. “Once this is done, we will have to find a way to bring them here.”
Clearly NATO’s intervention in Libya has left a vast, devastating arsenal in the hands of sectarian extremists, led by US State Department, United Nations, and the UK Home Office (page 5, .pdf)-listed
terrorist organization LIFG, that is now exporting these weapons and
militants to NATO’s other front in Syria. It is confirmed that both
Libyan terrorists and weapons are crossing the Turkish-Syrian border,
with NATO assistance, and it is now clear that heavy weapons, including
anti-aircraft weapons have crossed the border too.
The Guardian reported in their November 2011 article, “Libyan chemical weapons stockpiles intact, say inspectors,” that:
Libya’s stockpiles of mustard gas and chemicals used to make weapons are
intact and were not stolen during the uprising that toppled Muammar
Gaddafi, weapons inspectors have said.
But also reported that:
The abandonment or disappearance of some Gaddafi-era weapons has
prompted concerns that such firepower could erode regional security if
it falls into the hands of Islamist militants or rebels active in north
Africa. Some fear they could be used by Gaddafi loyalists to spread
instability in Libya.
Last month Human Rights Watch urged Libya’s
ruling national transitional council to take action over large numbers
of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, it said were lying
unguarded more than two months after Gaddafi was overthrown.
Wednesday the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said the UN would send
experts to Libya to help ensure nuclear material and chemical weapons
did not fall into the wrong hands.
And while inspectors claim that Libya’s chemical weapons are in the “government’s” hands and not “extremists’,” it is clear by the Libyan government’s own admission, that they themselves are involved in sending fighters and weapons into Syria.
It remains to be seen where these chemical weapons came from. Should they appear to be from Libya’s arsenal, NATO, especially the US and Turkey, would be implicated in supplying Al Qaeda terrorists with WMDs, the very scenario the West has been paralyzed in fear over for the past 10 years, has given up its liberties, and spilled the blood of thousands of its soldiers to prevent.
The implications of Western-backed terrorists using chemical weapons, regardless of their origin, has cost the West its already floundering legitimacy, jeopardized its institutions, and has further shook the confidence of the many shareholders invested in them – politically, financially, industrially, and strategically. Such shareholders would be wise to begin looking for exits and cultivating alternatives outside the Wall Street-London international order.