WAR ON SYRIA; NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) Puppets Get First Salary In 6 Months, ‘Crisp US $100 Bills’
They work for free, that’s why they’re called the “Free Syrian Army”…
So NATO and their puppet Islamic States’ strategy of not paying these “95 Percent Foreign Insurgents” for up to 6 months must work out well since they don’t have to pay all the dead ones… you can almost hear the London bankers rubbing their hands together and toasting their brandy glasses.
Countries mentioned by name in the AFP article below as paying the Free Syrian Army (FSA) salaries include Qatar, Turkey, and rather opaquely, “Gulf States” and “Islamic States”. So if this is such a wonderful and righteous cause why don’t they proudly display their names?
Of particular interest is also the mention of the “Revolutionary Military Councils” and the “Association Of Muslim Scholars”.
The US Treasury’s exclusive TERRORISM LICENSEE the Syrian Support Group Inc. (SSG), their Director Of Government Relations (ie, terrorism lobbyist) Brian Sayers admitted in his BBC interview that their group is supplying NATO’s Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists with money (crisp US $100 bills?) and weapons via “Revolutionary Military Councils”. Sayers proudly mentions his organizations deep contact and control of these “Military Councils” a number of times in the interview.
The “Association Of Muslim Scholars” must be referring to the International Union For Muslim Scholars (IUMS) run out of London by Oxford Trustee. and Muslim Brotherhood (MB) intellectual leader, Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi. This is the same Al Qaradawi who issued a fatwa against Gadhafi live on Al Jazeera TV (ie, the Qatar propaganda channel) urging the Libyan Army to kill Gadhafi… this was less than a month before the NATO bombings started.
It’s simply amazing how perfectly in sync Sheikh Al Qaradawi was with Britain’s and NATO’s plans for the coup of Libya, and how perfectly in sync he is once again with their desire for a coup of Syria… I’m sure it’s nothing to do with the Sheikh’s status as an Oxford Trustee.
ALEPPO, Syria — After months of fighting without pay, Syrian rebels in Aleppo are receiving their first salaries, paid with money commanders say is at least in part provided by foreign states.
In Aleppo’s old city area, fighters gave their names to defected Syrian military officer Colonel Abdul Salam Humaidi, who searched through lists provided by rebel commanders before paying the men in crisp US $100 bills.
The rebels made thumbprints in ink next to their names to indicate they had been paid.
As the fighters gathered, the crack of rifle fire could be heard from elsewhere in the old city, just one of many areas in Syria’s one-time commercial capital that have become battlegrounds between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels fighting to overthrow his regime.
“The revolutionary military councils … are undertaking to distribute monthly salaries to the fighters, especially on the front lines,” Humaidi told AFP.
All fighters are now paid US $150 per month, but this may change in the future, with different salaries given to those who are married and those who are on the front lines, he said.
Humaidi said he “defected from the military after 30 years of service, because the regime is corrupt and sectarian.” He is now a financial official for the rebel Revolutionary Military Council.
He declined to say where the payroll cash was from, but rebel commanders in Aleppo told AFP it came from foreign assistance and from other supporters, though they differed on the specific countries involved.
“The Military Council (is) distributing the salaries, with Qatari support … of US $150 per person registered for two months,” said Haji al-Bab, a commander in the Tawhid Brigade, adding that fighters who are not registered are not being paid.
Ahmed Arur, a commander in the Saqur al-Sham Brigade, said that “international assistance (and) Syrian opposition traders are paying the salaries for the Free Army.”
And Sheikh Mahmud Mujadami, a commander from the Halab al-Shahbaa Brigade, said sources of the money include “Turkey, from the Gulf states, from … Islamic states,” and the Association of Muslim Scholars.
For the fighters battling the Assad regime’s heavy weapons with light arms for which they sometimes even lack ammunition, the money has been a long time coming.
“We obtained salaries in the amount of US $150, and we will use it for pocket money and for the family, for the house,” said Mohammed al-Nasser, who has fought for six months without being paid.
He is married and has a son, but his family was able to get by with aid they received in Turkey. Now, they are back in Syria.
Ahmed al-Shawaf said he was a fighter for five months without a salary, and that while this did not personally cause his family hardship, there are “many difficulties” for a person who is “the only one working, and he stops his work because of the revolution.”
He said that individual battalion commanders can decide to give fighters assistance.
Hussein Ristum defected from the police about three months ago, losing his salary.
“I was depending on the salary for my family, (but) thanks be to God, here in the Tawhid Brigade we do not need anything, food, we receive everything,” he said.
Rebel forces helped his family during the time he served without pay. He said there were “difficulties, but thanks be to God, the Free Army and the guys provided housing.”
2012.10.23 After Months Of Waiting, First Pay Day Comes For Syria Rebels (AFP, chinapost.com.tw):
2012.10.23 ‘US Seeks Afghan Type War In Syria’ (Shows Crisp US $100 Bills) (PressTV, youtube.com):
The United States seeks a rise in the Syrian conflict, attempting to mimic a Soviet Union, Afghanistan -style war, a political analyst tells Press TV.
While an international proposal has been made for a truce in Syria, the insurgents in the Arab country are receiving US dollars and heavy weaponry from their foreign supporters.
Some regional and trans-regional states also provide the armed groups with
sophisticated and heavy machine guns to assist them in fighting against the
Syrian army forces.
This is while UN-Arab League Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi called on the Syrian government and the foreign-backed insurgents to unilaterally declare a ceasefire.
The Syrian government says it will support the truce proposal only if the Western countries and their regional allies stop supporting and financing the insurgents.
Press TV has conducted an interview with Ali Al-Ahmed, director, IGA, from Chicago, to further discuss the issue.