The news is reporting the NATO backed fighters in the Babr Amr suburb/district of Homs made a “tactical retreat” from the area.
This first reason given for the retreat is totally bogus. I will get to what is most likely the real reason in short order
“A statement by the Baba Amr rebels brigade says the decision was made to spare some 4,000 civilian residents who insisted on staying in their homes.”
Sparing 4,000 civilians, really?
Where was the rebels concern for these civilians when they holed themselves up in what is basically a suburb of the city of Homs ??
Why did they plant themselves in a residential area?
How come our intrepid main stream media doesn’t ask that question?
I will suggest to you they planted themselves smack dab in the residential area, and began terrorizing the residents with sniper fire, while they attempted to carve out a zone that was going to be the next NATO no fly zone.
All those stories we have been given about government snipers surrounding the residential areas to target civilians were as bogus as this most recent claim of NATO's goons all of a sudden having concern for the citizens they had drawn into their destabilization agenda.
The snipers were backed/trained/armed whatever by NATO. They were terrorizing the citizens. The fact that snipers were “set up all around the area” tells us that these NATO goons were not allowing any people into Homs unless they knew who it was in advance.
Like Marie Colvin and Edith Bouvier and Paul Conroy all the “spooky” reporters.
How did you think they got past the snipers?
More importantly the snipers positioned around the neighbourhood tell us they were not letting anyone out, unless they were allowed to leave. That means ordinary civilians.
Who might try to flee. Who might try to inform.
When the Syrian troops did come calling as they inevitably were going to, the bogus “Free Syrian Army” was willing to fire away and then display the dead civilians they had held hostage in the suburb. On You Tube, for western consumption of course, in what has to be the sickest psyop imaginable.
We are then supposed to believe “In the statement issued Thursday, the rebels warn government troops against carrying out "revenge" attacks targeting civilians. It said any such action will "cost the regime dearly." Utter nonsense. These statements are made to create a perception of the fighters as good. Or caring. Or decent.
With all the NATO backed goons gone why would the government target civilians? They wouldn’t and they didn’t. Instead we get this news.
Within hours of the withdrawal of the NATO backed goons, the International Red Cross is going into help. It would make sense that the Syrian Army present will also aid the residents along with the Red Cross.
Within hours of the rebels' withdrawal, President Bashar al-Assad's government granted permission for the International Committee of the Red Cross to enter the besieged neighbourhood of Baba Amr in Homs on Friday.
"The ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent received today from the Syrian authorities the green light to enter Baba Amr tomorrow to bring in much-needed assistance, including food and medical aid, and to carry out evacuation operations,"
So here is another question that the main stream media hasn’t dared to ask.
Who was not allowing humanitarian aid into the suburb?
Smart money says it was the NATO backed fighters.
Tough to terrorize a population with outside observers around, isn’t it?
What was the real reason for the withdrawal? As stated it had nothing to do with sparing civilians for the reasons already given above.
This makes more sense
A statement posted online in the name of the Baba Amr brigade of the FSA said the fighters did not have enough weapons. The rest of the sentence “ to defend the civilians.” it bullshit
The fighters did not have enough weapons to fight. Period.
Why this shortage has occured. Is anyone guess.
Has Syria been securing the borders better?
Have the NATO nations been having difficulties getting weapons through?
Despite all this, there are reports today that “Syrian National Council was coordinating with the Free Syrian Army to get weapons, to the fighters. This is nothing new. These so called Syrian groups have been arming these thugs for some time now.
I have covered that in a couple of previous posts. One here.
In November 2011 we first met a great humanitarian as he makes deals for guns and fighters with Libya to pour into Syria
“The Telegraph has also learned that preliminary discussions about arms supplies took place when members of the Turkish-based Syrian National Council [SNC] — the country's main opposition movement — visited Libya earlier this month.
"The Libyans are offering money, training and weapons to the Syrian National Council," added Wissam Tariff, a human rights campaigner with links to the SNC. “
An aside there is more on outside weapons making there way into Syria, here.
There is the Syrian National Council making deals for guns along side that great humanitarian that I had mentioned- Wissam Tarif.
You may have all heard of him recently in relation to the “heroic” rescue of the spook journalist Paul Conroy? Wissam Tarif of Avaaz was influential in accomplishing this feat of daring
“Wissam Tarif of Avaaz said his organisation coordinated the rescue together with Syrian activists from the battered city of Homs and across the border into Lebanon.”
Of course he was vital in coordinating this “rescue” since it was Wissam that was instrumental in getting fighters and arms into Syria. And as mentioned most likely Paul Conroy, Marie Colvin, Edith Bouvier et al. You know past the snipers...
Cause if you can get them out, you most likely got them in. Along with weapons, communications equipment etc.. All these people, weapons and communication devices were moving into Baba Amr, while the snipers on the building kept their comings and goings safe and secure.
Would never have happened if the snipers had been affiliated with Syrian Army or government.
Speaking of Libya and it’s NATO backed regime aiding the destabilization of Syria.
This was reported just yesterday
Libya to give Syrian opposition $100 million in aid
Representatives from the Syrian National Council (SNC) visited Tripoli this week (again) after Mustafa Abdel, chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), made the initial offer earlier this month to host an SNC office there.
Libya's new government was one of the first foreign states to recognize the SNC as the legitimate authority in Syria in October - a gesture it said showed solidarity following Libya's own struggle to oust Muammar Gaddafi and end 42 years of autocratic rule.
Asked whether Libya, which has its own hefty reconstruction needs after last year's war, could afford such aid, NTC spokesman Mohammed al-Harizy told Reuters: "There is no problem."
This aid is about weapons! Put two and two together with the news that opened this post about the Syrian National Council coordinating with the “Free syrian army” and you understand that this aid is going to be in instruments of mayhem, death and destruction.
NATO plundered Libya and has left her people impoverished and lacking, but, they are funneling money through to their fighters in Syria