Direct support of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the CIA, MI6, Mossad and the U.S. and British millitary is apparently having the desired result – the mass murder of civilian supporters of the government in Syria.
On Friday, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that at least 25 people were killed and their bodies mutilated by the FSA or an associated terrorist group in northern Syria. The victims were abducted Darat Izza in the Aleppo province. “The terrorist groups in Daret Azzeh committed a brutal massacre against the citizens, whom they had kidnapped earlier in the day,” SANA said.
The story was virtually ignored by the establishment media in the United States.
On Wednesday, a diplomat at the United Nations, Major General Robert Mood, praised the FSA for its “efficacy.” Mood is a Norwegian major general and heads up the United Nations “peacekeeping” Supervision Mission in Syria. He suspended operations because Syria insisted on maintaining its sovereignty.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Charlie Rose earlier in the week that the United States is working with the FSA and other opposition groups and attempting to turn them into a force capable of overthrowing the al-Assad regime. “We’re also working very hard to try to prop up and better organize the opposition. We’ve spent a lot of time on that. It’s still a work in progress,” she said.
The CIA now publicly admits it is working with the FSA. It is providing automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons to the FSA, according to a report published by The New York Times. The Times said the CIA is considering providing satellite imagery and other detailed intelligence on Syrian troop locations and movements to the FSA. The State Department has authorized $15 million in “nonlethal aid” to “civilian opposition groups” in Syria, according to the report.
In 1987, the former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, John Stockwell, said the CIA is responsible for tens of thousands of covert actions and destablization programs since it was created by Congress with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. At the time, Stockwell estimated that over 6 million people had died in CIA covert actions.