Now the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has finally realized that he can no longer deny the painfully obvious, and thus has stated that the footprints of so-called “established terrorist groups” can be observed in the recent bombings in Syria.
The UN chief sent a letter to the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday which stated that the sheer scale and sophistication of the recent attacks in Syria suggest that there are terrorist groups involved.
The [Syrian] Government asserts that such groups are active in the country, as do some opposition groups. The al-Nusra Front has claimed responsibility for at least six of the recent bombings,” Ban stated.
It’s interesting that only now, after all this time, they seem to be willing to give the Assad government any shred of credence when it comes to their insistence that terrorists are involved in the violence there.
Arguably even more important is that Ban urged UNSC member states not to supply arms or what some officials would call “lethal aid” to the armed opposition, as well as the Syrian government itself.
Supporting any side with either military hardware or training, according to Ban, jeopardizes any chances of a cease-fire and long term peace in Syria.
Unfortunately, the U.S. is already arming the terrorists in Syria with one report even indicating that the rebels are being armed with anti-aircraft missiles and similarly, some nations like Russia are providing the Assad government with military aid in order to minimize the chance of foreign military intervention.
“The overall situation in Syria remains extremely serious,” Ban said, while indicating that there had been some small progress on some issues.
The UN observer force deployed to Syria continues to monitor the cease-fire between Assad forces and the armed opposition, with the truce stemming from UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan proposed in March.
The Assad government continues to state that “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups,” which are organized from abroad, are behind the violence in Syria, while the armed opposition places the blame squarely on the government – an assertion which the West and the establishment media seems to nonsensically support.
Thankfully it appears that the UN is finally catching up with reality and recognizing the fact that the opposition in Syria isn’t entirely made up of peace-loving, pro-democracy, placard-waving protesters but indeed has a large armed terrorist element as well.