Thursday various media sources reported that the British authorities previously planned to train a 100,000 strong band of rebels to oust Syrian leader President Bashar Assad. Once again it shows lengths government ministers and their cronies will go to for their own agenda. Thursday as the news broke no official was available to comment.
BBC's Newsnight broke the story and this is what the Independent reported Thursday - "The idea - developed two years ago by Lord Richards, who was then Chief of the Defence Staff - was considered by David Cameron and the National Security Council but they ultimately decided against carrying it out. The plan, revealed on the BBC's Newsnight programme, called for Syrian rebels to be removed from their home country, put through a vetting process, given training and equipment by an international coalition and then sent back after a year. They would have invaded Syria with air cover provided by the West and allies in the region in a “shock and awe” campaign modelled on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Government did not respond to Newsnight when it was asked to comment."
The training would last a year and then the highly trained band of rebels would return to the region in a 'shock and awe' campaign. Read - Chemical weapons use in Syria, real or false flag Former British military head warns on Syria Opinion: From day one of the Syrian civil war there has been a nasty smell attached to the uprising and a hard to ignore path leading back to the west. For whatever agenda - oil, Israel, money, the elite or a combination of all of these - the west no longer wanted Assad in power in Syria.
In the past he had been feted by the west, British royals rolling out the red carpet when he visited London.
As the west followed its own Middle East road-map, removing a succession of leaders was the agenda. Certainly some of those dictators were not kind to their subjects but in most cases they provided stability. Now those same countries are war ravaged, and the people battered and bruised.
Surely the west could have taken a different course of action to bring about regime changes?
Reacting to the newsnight report some officials have talked of missed opportunities and how the failure to supply a fully trained band of western rebels has negatively impacted on Syria. But that misses the point of how deeply involved the west have been in Syria. Were the rebels truly acting on behalf of the majority of Syrians or a minority and western forces?
The west's plans were never about the people although the general public in the west had their heart strings pulled on numerous occasions with images of hungry children playing on TV and online. The authorities however never really said what would be their fate assuming a civil war with the help of the west removed a country's leader. That was because that was low on the west's list and certainly not a priority. Read -Who is to blame for Syrian refugees Prince Charles looks the fool but why is he in Saudi
On thing is for sure and that is this is not the first time the UK or other western governments have stirred up regime change and revolution abroad.
It does leave a big question over Ukraine and foreign involvement in that so-called revolution which centred on a small region of the country.
The west wants to teach Russian President Putin a lesson and put Russia back in its place but just how far will it go to do that? Create a supposed civil war? Help remove an elected government? Covertly supply arms, agents and more to prop up a band of rebels?
Once again the west has blood on its hands and for its own ends.
Currently the chickens are coming home to roost as the UK, USA and other western countries face an increased threat of terrorism and mercenaries bringing their Jihad home. Read - Fears computers and people will be used in latest terror plot American airport security stepped up overseas Final note: Two years ago Brits were told they would have to accept further austerity measure and budgets, including welfare were slashed. The country was allegedly skint but yet it had money to interfere in Syria in a big way. Maybe Tory ministers saw that as speculating to accumulate? After all it is always about money.