Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Embargo End: EU Lifts Syria Arms Ban to Spur Peace Process? (Unlikely)


The EU has agreed to lift the Syrian arms embargo.The UK and France led the effort which has now opened the door to lethal aid flowing into the hands of the Syrian rebels. The UK aid agency Oxfam has warned of "devastating consequences" if more arms are sent into Syria. Anti-war activist Richard Becker says the arms embargo never stopped western supporters of the opposition. And Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, an independent researcher and writer, says Washington is not entirely sincere when it calls for peace talks.



There never was an arms embargo, except against shipping in heavy weapons which are harder to supply. Europe, the US and Israel plus Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey have been funding, training and arming the rebels since BEFORE the fighting broke out and never stopped doing so. The war in Syria is a fight by Western powers via proxy - with the FSA rebels being the dupes to get the heinous job done.
There would be no war in Syria without foreign intervention.

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 29th, 2013.]

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