Syrian rebels pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda – Troop Movements suggest invasion of Syria …
‘London 11’ vow to increase arms to Syrian ‘rebels’ 22 Jun 2013 Foreign ministers from 11 countries meeting here cited the presence of foreign fighters in the country and the alleged use of chemical weapons by Damascus in agreeing Saturday to increase arms shipments to the rebels [aka cannibals, terrorists, and rapists]. In a statement, the ministers representing the “London 11,” an offshoot of the “Friends of Syria,” said they would “provide urgently all the necessary materiel and equipment to the opposition on the ground…” The weapons are to be funneled through the opposition Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council (SMC).
Senators introduce bill to block US arming Syria militants 21 Jun 2013 Four bipartisan US senators have introduced a bill aimed at prohibiting the administration of President Barack Obama from providing military assistance to militants in Syria. The legislation was introduced on June 20 by Democrats Tom Udall and Chris Murphy and Republicans Mike Lee and Rand Paul in an effort to bar the US Department of Defense and spy agencies from feeding anti-Syria Takfiri militants. On June 14, Obama ordered his administration to provide the militants with weapons, which include assault rifles, shoulder-fired rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles.
Syrian rebels pledge loyalty to al-Qaeda 14 Jun 2013 A Syrian rebel group’s April pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda’s replacement for Osama bin Laden suggests that the terrorist group’s influence is not waning and that it may take a greater role in the Western-backed fight to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. The pledge of allegiance by Syrian Jabhat al Nusra Front chief Abou Mohamad al-Joulani to al-Qaeda leader Sheik Ayman al-Zawahri was coupled with an announcement by the al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq, that it would work with al Nusra as well. Lebanese Sheik Omar Bakri, a Salafist who says states must be governed by Muslim religious law, says al-Qaeda has assisted al Nusra for some time.
US now has 900 troops in Jordan, PM says 22 Jun 2013 Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour says the United States now has about 900 troops in the country. On Friday, the United States said it had left about 700 troops in Jordan after the completion of a multinational military exercise. Addressing a press conference in Amman on Saturday, the Jordanian prime minister disclosed the numbers of US troops that arrived in the country in recent weeks for military exercises and other deployments. Ensour said 200 US servicepersons are experts training people to deal with a [CIA-launched] chemical attack, and 700 troops are manning Patriot missiles and F-16 fighter jets.
CIA training Syria militants in Jordan, Turkey: Report 21 Jun 2013 CIA operatives have been secretly providing Syrian militants with training on the use of anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons for months, a report says. Since the opening of a new US base in the desert southwest of Jordan in November 2012, CIA operatives and US special operations troops have covertly trained the militants in groups of 20 to 45 at a time in two-week courses, The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. The militants receive training with Russian-designed 14.5-millimeter anti-tank rifles, anti-tank missiles, and 23-millimeter anti-aircraft weapons, according to a militant commander in the Syrian province of Dara’a.