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Revealed by journalist Seymour Hersh, the project was funded by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar while "the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi's arsenals into Syria". The operation was not disclosed to US congressional intelligence committees as required by US ...
Those seven years have been a "disaster," he said, recalling a covert CIA operation called 'Operation: Timber Sycamore.' The US "started a war to overthrow a regime." "This is what I would call the 'Permanent State.' This is the CIA, this is the Pentagon wanting to keep Iran and Russia out of Syria, but we ...

All my fancy gadgets from the twenty-first century were alit yesterday when reports emerged that the United States, as the clownish President Donald Trump threatened, had launched cruise missile strikes against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. FLASHBACK: I recall the CIA operation Timber Sycamore ...
It was covert. It was Operation: Timber Sycamore, people can look it up, the CIA operation. Together with Saudi Arabia, still shrouded in secrecy... A major war effort shrouded in secrecy, never debated by Congress, never explained to the American people. Signed by President Obama. Never explained.".
As President Donald Trump tweets Syria provocations, it's almost a foregone conclusion the U.S. will escalate its military response to the ongoing civil war ... It was Timber Sycamore, you can look it up, the CIA operation, together with Saudi Arabia, still in secrecy, which is part of the problem in our country.”.
Since a direct US-led war on Syria would have been a violation of international law, Obama unleashed the CIA to operate covertly with Saudi Arabia and other countries. The CIA and Saudi Arabia teamed up in an operation code-named Timber Sycamore to back anti-Assad Syrian forces and jihadists from ...

Since a direct US-led war on Syria would have been a violation of international law, Obama unleashed the CIA to operate covertly with Saudi Arabia and other countries. The CIA and Saudi Arabia teamed up in an operation code-named Timber Sycamore to back anti-Assad Syrian forces and jihadists from ...
That forced me to focus on the rebel side, which meant being smuggled across the Turkish border into northern Syria. I did that for years, and even though I was ... Timber Sycamore was the code name for the CIA effort to arm the rebels, which came into being in late 2013. One of the first rebel groups to be ...
The program did have periods of success, including in 2015 when rebels using tank-destroying missiles, supplied by the C.I.A. and also Saudi Arabia, ... Given the code name Timber Sycamore, the covert program began slowly, but by 2015 the C.I.A.-backed rebel groups had made significant progress ...
But if that does not happen or if it fails to pacify Syria—a likely outcome—this would not alter an already-dismal strategic situation for the Syrian opposition, one that may well be acceptable to the United States ... Obama first authorized the CIA-run covert program, known as “Timber Sycamore,” in early-2013.
The covert CIA-run programme, known as 'Timber Sycamore', which then president Barack Obama approved in 2013, trained, armed and paid thousands of insurgents who, more often than not, returned to Syria from America's Jordanian training bases to fight their own conflicts, sometimes arm in arm with ...
Germany's Leopard 2 Tank Was Considered One of the Best (Until It Went to Syria) ... While the Leopard 2 is in service with eighteen countries, including many NATO members, a lucrative Saudi bid for between four hundred and eight hundred .... I take it you haven't heard of operation Timber Sycamore?
The program, Timber Sycamore, had served as the backbone of Washington's strategy to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, but proved a comprehensive failure. Besides the CIA program, other US train-and-equip strategies to bolster rebel groups in Syria have also been notoriously underwhelming.
The program, codenamed Timber Sycamore, had served as the backbone of Washington's strategy to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, but proved a comprehensive failure. Besides the CIA program, other US train-and-equip strategies to bolster rebel groups in Syria have also been notoriously ...
But the anti-tank weapons like the Javelin and TOW didn't just turn up in Iraq and Syria amid the chaos of the 2003 invasion: they were sent there more recently by the U.S.-led coalition in Syria. Under Timber Sycamore, the covert CIA program established during the Obama administration to arm Syrian ...
The Trump administration's suspension of Timber Sycamore followed months of scaling down the program and was seen by many as an inevitable divorce. Mr. Trump referred this week on Twitter to his “ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments” to the rebels. Saudi Arabia and the UAE, staunch ...
The program did have periods of success, including in 2015 when rebels using tank-destroying missiles, supplied by the C.I.A. and also Saudi Arabia, .... Given the code name Timber Sycamore, the covert program began slowly, but by 2015 the C.I.A.-backed rebel groups had made significant progress ...

The Trump administration's suspension of Timber Sycamore followed months of scaling down the program and was seen by many as an inevitable divorce. Mr. Trump referred this week on Twitter to his “ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments” to the rebels. Saudi Arabia and the UAE, staunch ...
The covert action program Trump cancelled, known as Timber Sycamore, was the brainchild of the Obama administration. The operation involved arming, training, and funding Syrian rebels with the help of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. The ostensible goals were to topple Assad or, at the very least, pressure ...
In an effort to control the flow of weaponry into Syria, President Obama authorized the CIA to formally take over the process of training and equipping Syrian rebels. This operation, known by its codename, Timber Sycamore, was run out of Turkey and Jordan with the full support of both governments.
But if that does not happen or if it fails to pacify Syria—a likely outcome—this would not alter an already-dismal strategic situation for the Syrian opposition, one that may well be acceptable to the United States ... Obama first authorized the CIA-run covert program, known as “Timber Sycamore,” in early-2013.
In what may be one of the most significant foreign policy decisions of his first year in office, Trump is shutting down the CIA's covert program to arm rebels fighting the Syrian government. This would constitute a monumental shift in terms of US priorities in Syria which throughout most of the 6-year long war ...
At times the US and Saudi Arabia would share their intelligence, while in some cases Riyadh just hand out large sums of money to CIA operatives, without asking any questions. Back in 2013 the CIA and Riyadh have agreed on launching an operation under the code name the Timber Sycamore that is ...
Long held up as a success story in Cold War proxy warfare, the mujahideen – supported by the United States, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia – fell on each other after the Soviets ... Since then, America's CIA covert operation against the Syrian regime, known as Timber Sycamore, has grown substantially.
Although the Saudis have been public about their help arming rebel groups in Syria, the extent of their partnership with the C.I.A.'s covert action ... approval for the C.I.A. to begin directly arming and training the rebels from a base in Jordan, amending the Timber Sycamore program to allow lethal assistance.
NEW DELHI — When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India's capital on Friday, he never once used the words “Donald Trump” and was careful to avoid any direct reference to his successor in the White House. Yet Obama made plenty of veiled references, from climate ...
Under Timber Sycamore, the covert CIA program established during the ... at least 500 TOW missiles were reportedly transferred through Saudi Arabia to the ... any anti-tank weapons to regional forces fighting ISIS in Syria.).
With the heart of ISIS's self-proclaimed “caliphate” in Mosul in ruins and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Baghdad to assess the U.S.-led ...
Given the code name Timber Sycamore, the covert program began slowly, ... The offensive gained momentum after the C.I.A. and Saudi Arabia ...
Analysis: Dropped by CIA, Syrian Rebels Could Join Jihadists ... spent the past four years shuttling between southern Syria and Jordan to negotiate for ... The Trump administration's suspension of Timber Sycamore followed ... MOC in Amman, rebels have been negotiating with Saudi Arabia and the UAE to ...
... training, and funding Syrian rebels with the help of Saudi Arabia and Jordan. ... in southwest Syria that covers the same area “where the CIA train[ed] moderate rebels. ... The Syria program has been given a loud and public death. .... We do not know why the Trump administration ended Timber Sycamore.
#timber sycamore ... The US is largely content to fall in line behind Putin's Assad-centric vision for Syria, writes Aaron Noonan. Share201 Tweet ...
Suspension of a CIA program that armed and trained the rebels leaves ... known as Timber Sycamore, in early 2013, it was designed to pressure Assad on ... Saudi Arabia and the UAE, staunch supporters of the rebels, will be ...
The train and equip mission of the CIA in Syria can be traced back to the spring ... From 2013 through 2015, Timber Sycamore oversaw the purchase of ... the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and the willingness on the ...
But if that does not happen or if it fails to pacify Syria—a likely ... first authorized the CIA-run covert program, known as “Timber Sycamore,” in ...
Trump Ends Timber Sycamore, The Covert CIA Program To Arm ... of US priorities in Syria which throughout most of the 6-year long war have ...
Operation Timber Sycamore And Washington's Secret War On Syria ... the criminal role that the CIA played in the Syrian war, reporting that members of ... Still, the New York Times states that Saudi Arabia has been the major ...
Since then, America's CIA covert operation against the Syrian regime, ... Timber Sycamore had become a joint effort with Saudi Arabia: The ...
Since then, the C.I.A. and its Saudi counterpart have maintained an unusual ... mission, which the Americans have code-named Timber Sycamore. ... The Qataris and the Saudis had been funneling weapons into Syria for ...
500 million dollars on its way to fund the next war against Syria ... This trafficking is really an extension of Operation Timber Sycamore, conceived by General David Petraeus when he was head of the CIA. ... government has already authorized weapons being transferred to Saudi Arabia in the context of the ...
The CIA's covert Operation Timber Sycamore, which was started in ... as well as an earlier 1.2 billion euro pipeline financed by Saudi Arabia, ...
But the appearance of the Mk 14 in Syria in particular highlights a ... to end Timber Sycamore, the CIA-administered Obama program that kicked ...
Under Timber Sycamore, the covert CIA program established during the ... reportedly transferred through Saudi Arabia to the Free Syrian Army in late 2015. ... any anti-tank weapons to regional forces fighting ISIS in Syria.) ...
The Trump administration's decision to end a covert CIA program that ... The Trump administration's suspension of Timber Sycamore followed ... Saudi Arabia and the UAE, staunch supporters of the rebels, will be unable or ...
Given the code name Timber Sycamore, the covert program began slowly, ... The offensive gained momentum after the C.I.A. and Saudi Arabia ...
The Trump administration's suspension of Timber Sycamore followed ... Saudi Arabia and the UAE, staunch supporters of the rebels, will be unable ... to build a fighting force to oust ISIS from Syria, analysts and rebels say, the ...
The train and equip mission of the CIA in Syria can be traced back to the ... the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and the willingness on the part of ... President Trump's decision to terminate Timber Sycamore is part and ...
#timber sycamore ... The US is largely content to fall in line behind Putin's Assad-centric vision for Syria, writes Aaron Noonan. Share201 Tweet ...
The train and equip mission of the CIA in Syria can be traced back to the ... the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, and the willingness on the part of ... President Trump's decision to terminate Timber Sycamore is part and ...
But if that does not happen or if it fails to pacify Syria—a likely ... first authorized the CIA-run covert program, known as “Timber Sycamore,” in ...


 

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