M-16s ARE “Small Arms”… and M-16s did this:
I SERIOUSLY doubt Reuters, the article source, ever reported it but there WERE heroes at My Lai. Unfortunately there WILL NOT be any heroes made in the Dirty War on Syria unless a US military Cargomaster unloads (sic) on a few rebel commanders…"
(Reuters) - The U.S. government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two U.S. security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of U.S.-backed peace talks.————————————————————————
The United States would increase assistance and send the shipments to moderate rebel factions mostly based in Jordan, along Syria’s southern border, the officials familiar with the plan told Reuters.
The additional supplies are likely to be…
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you do not know a thing… at least when it comes to Syria.Since “7iah” didn’t bother explaining what ‘thing’ I need to know, Troll “Ignored”.
James Howard Kunstler, “Let’s You and Him Fight" (a ploy out of the old Eric Berne “Games People Play” playbook), Clusterfuck Nation
What the USA and its European factotums ought to do is mind their own business and stop issuing idle threats. They set the scene for the Ukrainian melt-down by trying to tilt the government their way, financing a pro-Euroland revolt, only to see their sponsored proxy dissidents give way to a claque of armed neo-Nazis, whose first official act was to outlaw the use of the Russian language in a country with millions of long-established Russian-speakers.
See Dimitry Orlov’s “Reichstag Fire in Kiev" for more:
What provided the rationale for the (Ukraine) coup d’état was the killing of demonstrators by uniformed snipers, blamed on the previous government. The overthrown president, who has since fled to Russia, was accused of mass murder, and the new government demanded his extradition (a dumb move, since Russia’s constitution forbids extradition).
But there are serious questions about this interpretation of events: the special forces were never issued rifles and were never ordered to open fire on the protesters; there were quite a few special forces members themselves among those killed; the killings were carried out in such a manner as to incite rather than quell protest, by targeting women, bystanders and those assisting the wounded.
The killings were followed by a professionally orchestrated public relations campaign, complete with a catchy name—“Heaven’s Hundred” (“Небесная сотня”)—complete with candlelight vigils, rapid clean-up and laying of wreaths at the scene of the crime and so on…
DemocracyNow! Feb 27 2014 notes Venezuela IS NOT a “Lawless State” with a rogue intelligence agency like the FBI, who get away with murder quite regularly.
See the link in the quote body for more about the arrests. Also in the news abut Venezuela, the Argentine ambassador to the United Kingdom, also having served as ambassador to Venezuela before appointment to Britain, has reiterated her government’s support for the elected government of Venezuela.
The initial Syrian opposition to Assad was peaceful. Then military deserters formed an armed opposition that was swiftly taken over by radicals (Link added… Also see this piece with more -Ed) more interested in replacing Assad with a caliphate than the “free Syria” which the opposition originally demanded.
So, too, in Kiev: Yanukovych’s opponents found themselves, after several weeks, uneasily linked to small, right-wing, neo-Nazi groups who had – in the eyes of their enemies – more in common with the Ukrainian fascists who helped the Germans in the Second World War than with the Soviet resistance to Nazi occupation."
In Full, Ukraine’s Future is Tied Up With Syria’s
For more background on the Fascist of Ukraine, and some more similarities between the nature of Fascists who the US tangentially back in Ukraine, and ISLAMOFASCISTS which the US directly supports through it’s alliance with various al-Qaeda related groups in Syria and the Middle East/Central Asia see this LeMonde Diplomatique article just in: Ukraine beyond politics.
"Fascists from Lviv are in charge of the Ukraine presidential palace as the West worries about a "Power Vacuum". Ukraine Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman called on Kiev’s Jews to leave the city… even the country if possible, and ten of the country’s regions reject the coup d’etat, declare autonomy. That’s 24M out of 45M Ukraine citizens who don’t accept the new Fascist ‘gubmint’."
Survey courtesy Russia Today live online aircheck
Ukrainian Rabbi urges Jews to flee Kiev
“Fascists from Lviv in charge”:
“Members of an opposition group from Lviv called the 31st Hundred — carrying clubs and some of them wearing masks — were in control of the entryways to the palace Saturday morning.”
In Full @ New York Times