While White House requests $500 million to aid terrorist militias in Syria, US firm to construct $1bn highway Kosovo doesn’t need.
“We bomb, we destroy, we build”. ~ This is the freemason’s way & motto: “solve et coagula”.
White House requests $500 million to aid Syrian ‘rebels’.
The White House on Thursday asked Congress for half-a-billion dollars in aid to go towards opposition fighters in Syria at war with the regime of recently re-elected President Bashar Al-Assad.
Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to develop more detailed plans to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, should Congress approve the requested funding.
In a report sent to lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday, the White House requested $500 million in aid to “help defend the Syrian people, stabilize areas under opposition control and facilitate the provision of essential services, counter terrorist threats and promote conditions for a negotiated settlement.”
The Associated Press reported that the multimillion dollar request makes up just a fraction of a larger, $65.8 billion overseas operations request sent to Congress that, if approved, would fund a number of Pentagon and State Department programs, as well as $1 billion in assistance to nations adjacent to Syria.
Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin called the request a step in the wrong direction, adding that the White House is only trying to add more fuel to the fire instead of seeking a political solution when it comes to the Syrian conflict.
Churkin added that the money could be spent on something more useful. The comments were made during a UN press conference.
This latest request by the administration for aid comes merely weeks after the president outlined his foreign policy objectives during a speech last month at the West Point Military Academy graduation ceremony.
“As president, I made a decision that we should not put American troops into the middle of this increasingly sectarian civil war, and I believe that is the right decision. But that does not mean we shouldn’t help the Syrian people stand up against a dictator who bombs and starves his own people,” Obama said. “And in helping those who fight for the right of all Syrians to choose their own future, we are also pushing back against the growing number of extremists who find safe haven in the chaos.”
“So with the additional resources I’m announcing today, we will step up our efforts to support Syria’s neighbors — Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq — as they contend with refugees and confront terrorists working across Syria’s borders.”
Since nearly the start of the Syrian civil war more than three years ago, hawkish Republicans in Congress have urged the White House to take action against Assad, with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) going as far as to travel abroad to meet with rebel fighters overseas. Others have condemned any response from Washington altogether, though, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who this week attributed the arming of fighters in Iraq as the impetus for a “jihadist wonderland” there created on Uncle Sam’s watch and dime.
But Brian Becker, national coordinator for the anti-war ANSWER Coalition, says the US government is playing both sides with its actions in Syria and Iraq counteracting each other.
“The United States appears to have a schizophrenic foreign policy,” Becker said in an interview with RT. “They’re saying they demand unity in Iraq behind the central government, which is fighting what they call Islamic extremists from ISIL or ISIS, and yet, at the same time, they’re funding these same armed groups in Syria to take down an independent, nationalist and sovereign government in Syria.”
According to the AP’s Julie Pace, White House officials said the Obama administration would work with members of Congress and regional player to come to terms with what sort of training and assistance in particular would be provided to opposition fighters by the US.
“One potential option,” Pace wrote, “would be to base US personnel in Jordan and conduct the training exercise there.”
Becker believes that US personnel in Jordan being coordinated by the CIA, which is “funding and fueling a civil war using proxy forces.”
“What the US is doing and has been doing is funneling money, guns and more occupation tools in a region that it considers to be vital because it’s resource-rich,” Becker added. “That’s about it.”
Last month, the Pentagon deployed more than 6,000 Marines to Jordan to conduct drills alongside military officials there.
We bomb, we build: US firm to construct $1bn highway Kosovo doesn’t need
Have you ever heard of the Bechtel Corporation?
It’s America’s biggest construction firm and its projects include:
- restoring of Kuwaiti oil fields back in 1991, after the Gulf War between the US and Iraq
- hefty rebuilding contract to restore Iraq
- motorway in Kosovo
So the US bombs – then repairs. We discuss Bechtel and its latest project in Kosovo IN THE NOW.
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“………….. who bombs and starves his own people,”
where does that mass murderer live or better still stop smoking the drugs of Afghanistan, omoron
Majority of the SYRIAN people voted for Dr Bashar AL Assad and no one asked you thugs to come to our country – WE DO NOT WANT YOU/R MORONS
“US ready to construct $1bn highway Kosovo doesn’t need” – whatever gave you the idea that it was for Kosovo?
It is the US KFOR TERRORIST training CAMP and it is to make TERRORISM MOVE AROUND FAST –
Kosovo’s “Mafia State” and Camp Bondsteel: Towards a Permanent …
KOSOVO’S “MAFIA STATE”: FROM MADELEINE TO HILLARY: THE US SECRETARY OF STATE’S “LOVE AFFAIR” WITH THE KLA.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a meeting in Washington with former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Commander and “Prime Minister” of Kosovo Hashim Thaci made a firm commitment to assist the Kosovo government in becoming a full member of the European Union and NATO:
“I believe strongly in Kosovo’s independence and territorial integrity and in its aspiration to become a full partner in the international community and a member of the European Union, and eventually, NATO,”
“The United States will continue to support Kosovo and work with the European Union to resolve the outstanding issues that exist between Kosovo and Serbia,”
“Thaci’s visit to the United States “comes amid increased tensions between Pristina and Belgrade over Serbia’s intention to hold municipal elections in the breakaway region on May 6. Clinton said she was “encouraged” with Kosovo’s progress in European integration and economic development.”
“The prime minister told me Kosovo has grown five percent this year. That’s a very strong signal of the kind of progress that Kosovo is making, and we want to help fully integrate, particularly the young people of Kosovo, into Europe and the international community,” she said.
About 90 states, including the United States and most of the EU countries, have recognized Kosovo since it declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Belgrade and Moscow have refused to recognize Kosovo’s sovereignty.” (Russian Information Agency Novosti, April 4, 2012)
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Excellent summary with great selection of clips.