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U.S. Nonprofit Wins License to Supply Free Syrian Army

“Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the License, the Syrian Support Group, Inc. (the “Licensee”) may export, sell, or supply to the Free Syrian Army (“FSA”) financial, communications, logistical, and other services otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13582 in order to support the FSA…”

According to Treasury License No. SY-2012-294747-1, dated 23 July 2012, the Syrian Support Group, Inc. (SSG) will be providing “otherwise prohibited” services to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) under the supervision of the Office of Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy at the U.S. Department of State.  The license was announced on the SSG website after a copy was leaked to the public.  According to the website, the SSG “was formed to promote the establishment of a free, independent and democratic Syria” and “we advocate military intervention by any willing country to ensure saving lives…”

These developments are astounding.  It is extraordinary that the U.S. State Department would even have an Office of Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy.  Usually, such places are called the Office of Humanitarian Liberation and Promotion of Prosperity Policy.  We haven’t had that kind of honesty in government office titles since the Department of War was renamed, and our government should be commended for not hiding the financing of terrorism behind a cloak of euphemisms.

It is also an entirely new role for the military.  Usually we think of doctors, fire departments and humanitarian agencies as saving lives, often in situations of military conflict.  For military intervention to be tasked with saving lives rather than taking them is therefore also revolutionary, and we may hope that this daring experiment will succeed.

Finally, we are entitled to be astonished that the SSG would invite “any willing country” to join the military intervention in Syria.  That could be quite an array.  To date, Russia, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China, Cuba, Venezuela, Libya and probably many more might qualify.  If an invitation were extended to North Korea, I’m sure it would receive favorable consideration.

Indeed, the Syrian Support Group is blazing a new trail in uniting the militaries of all these countries in peaceful humanitarian efforts.  The photos on their website of soldiers with weapons that they obviously have taken out of combat and intend to destroy are an inspiration to us all.


14 Responses to U.S. Nonprofit Wins License to Supply Free Syrian Army

  1. Khalid Amayreh July 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    Helping and supporting the Free Syrian army is as moral a task as supporting the European resistance against the Nazi occupation armies in Europe.

    Syria is being occupied by the Nazi-like regime of Assad, which has murdered thousands of innocent people in order to stay in power.

    • justice1948 July 28, 2012 at 2:33 am #

      Free Syrian Army is being armed with US weapons, advised by the CIA in Turkey, and funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar the most corrupt and subservient Arab regimes who serve only US and Zionist interests. Anyone who believes that a rebellion commanded, financed and controlled by this axis of evil will bring freedom to Syria must have been living in Mars for the last 10 years. The US and the west intervened in Afghansitan, Iraq and Libya and they brought ten times more death, destruction, chaos and poverty than the Taliban, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Qaddafi. It seems Khalid Amayreh is one of those Arabs who enjoys being bitten more than once by western imperialism and Zionism.

      • Barb Weir July 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

        Khaled is hoping for a better day for Syria. Don’t we all! He apparently thinks almost any change will be better than what now exists.

        I am one of those that thinks otherwise, and that Iraq is an object lesson. However, I do not think that Khaled is a collaborator or a fool or a tool of imperialism and Zionism. We can have a difference of views respectfully.

  2. Barb Weir July 27, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    I look forward to a free Syria joining a free Libya, a free Iraq and a free Afghanistan.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 28, 2012 at 5:21 am #

      How can you neglect to mention that they are all cheered by the already free Palestinians?

  3. who_me July 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm #

    so it’s been hasbarat confirmed then, jewish money supports the “ngo” and it’s run by jewish zionist stooges, if not jewish zionists themselves. good to know 😉 😀

    (not a response to ms. weir.)

  4. who_me July 28, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    zionazis strike again:

    “We received reports that she was found dead in the house on her bed. What we have seen is that she has been strangled,” Anthony Kibuchi, Nairobi area police commander, told reporters outside the home.”

    outside of murdering children, murdering a woman doesn’t get much more jewish zionist than that.

  5. Ariadna Theokopoulos July 28, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    Since most of the rebels are Iraqis and other nationalities, the rogues outfit shoud be called instead Free OF Syrians Army

    • who_me July 28, 2012 at 6:04 am #

      “Free OF Syrians Army”

      good name for the excrement.

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 28, 2012 at 6:11 am #

        To keep the acronym they could also be called
        Foreign Stipend Assassins

        • who_me July 28, 2012 at 6:17 am #

          there are acronyms for less “printable” titles that could easily apply… 😉

  6. PeteK July 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    who_me appears to share with many strongly anti-Israel activists the willingness to attribute almost super-human powers to Israel, including the ability to control others, such as Syrians, even though Syrians like most Arabs are strongly anti-Israel. The events in Syria are very different from what happened in Nicaragua, in which the US already had strong ties with the Nicaraguan military, and the activities of the Nicaraguan contras were not publicized widely. Yes, I support the Palestinian cause, and also support the Syrian rebellion against Assad, which was not originated by either the US or Israel.

    • Barb Weir July 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      I also support the Syrian rebellion. It’s the non-Syrian rebellion against Assad that I find problematic, and it seems to have crushed the Syrian rebellion as much as Assad has.

    • who_me July 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

      “Yes, I support the Palestinian cause, and also support the Syrian rebellion against Assad, which was not originated by either the US or Israel.”

      were you able to get that greenstain out of your carpet? 😀

      btw, it’s the way you defend israel and american atrocities that gives your game away. back in the 80’s, if you were old enough , you would have been one of the liberal zionists selling the nicaraguan contras as freedom fighters too.