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Homs, Syria: Assad Allies Charge Mossad, CIA, Blackwater Link

International Business Times  March 8, 2012

The press agency of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement charged Wednesday that the CIA, Israel’s Mossad and private security firms have been exposed supporting Syrian rebels in Homs.

Al-Manar, a channel linked to the Shi’ite militia Hezbollah — a close ally of the Assad regime in Syria — asserted that 700 Arab and Western gunmen along with Israeli, American and European-made weapons were seized in the rebellious Homs neighborhood of Baba Amro when government forces overwhelmed and routed the rebel Free Syrian Army last weekend. It said mercenaries of Xe Services LL, formerly known as Blackwater, and Academi were also apprehended

The site quoted one predicting: “Huge and critical surprises will be uncovered in the coming few days, such as the kinds of arms seized, as well as the military tactics the armed groups follows, and the sides that supervised the operations.”

Salim Harba, a Syrian security expert, told Al-Manar that “a coordination office was established in Qatar under American-Gulf sponsorship. The office includes American, French, and Gulf — specifically from Qatar and Saudi Arabia — intelligence agents, as well as CIA, Mossad, and Blackwater agents and members of the Syrian Transitional Council.”

He added, “Qatar had also made deals with Israeli and American companies to arm the armed groups, and Gulf countries have been financing the agreements.”

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March 8, 2012 - Posted by | Blackwater, Civilian Contractors, Contractors Held, Private Security Contractor, Syria | , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Doesn’t it also appear that stateless rebels from the Libya overthrow have recently been detected in Syria as well?

    When I look at Homs on a map I see that a fast-moving mobile force from northern Lebanon could penetrate Syria along the western shore of that lake and swing into Homs under cover of darkness. Snipers from rooftops killing innocent civilians of every ethnic background sounds like soldier of fortune riff-raff to me. Not government forces. Entry from Lebanon would explain how observers in Lebanon might have intelligence of such a thing. The southern city of Deraa – the first location for police-killing demonstrations – is also easily penetrated from outside Syria.

    I hope someone gets to the bottom of this before NATO wrecks Damascus.

    Comment by John Anngeister | March 9, 2012 | Reply


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