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Considering that there are cables showing US support (mostly cash and technical) up to 2010, and US main stream media reporting support (including weapons) from 2012, it would hardly be a surprise if support never ended but was continuous through 2011. Having evidence of such support would be useful when arguing with people who think the West started supporting a spontaneous uprising after the fact.
Amb. (ret.) Robert S. Ford is currently a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington where he writes about developments in the Levant and North Africa. Amb. Ford retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2014 after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2011 to 2014. In this role, Amb. Ford was the State Department lead on Syria, proposing and implementing policy and developing common strategies with European and Middle Eastern allies to try to resolve the Syria conflict. Prior to this, Amb. Ford was the deputy U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2008 to 2010, and also served from 2006 until 2008 as the U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, where he boosted bilateral education and rule of law cooperation. Amb. Ford served as deputy chief of mission in Bahrain from 2001 until 2004, and political counselor to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 until 2006 during the tumultuous establishment of the new, permanent Iraqi government.
○ Who is Ambassador Robert Stephen Ford? The Architect of US Sponsored Terrorism in Syria
○ Free Syrian Army Defeated, US Entices Saudi Led Terror Group
○ Townhall Meeting Ms Clinton with CNN's Amanpour
Amanpour didn't pop the question about Obama's red line and the gas attack in Ghouta, would Ms Clinton have bombed the Assad military assets and thus help the extremists to a victory in Syria?
U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford was to be appointed to Egypt, but this nation refused to accept this troubled ambassador.
Hariri Assassination, Robert S. Ford as counsel to CPA in Baghdad under John Negroponte - 2005
○ The Redirection by Seymour M. Hersh in The New Yorker (2007)
○ Syria Drama In the Making - the Bush and Obama Years 2005-2013
○ NSC Chief Hadley asked Italy for a Bashar Replacement by susanhu @EuroTrib in 2005
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