Eyewitness Tells How The U.S.
Ambassador Instigated "Revolution" In Syria
also known as
@THE_47th, is a Syrian "activist" from Homs. He
was involved since early 2011 when the U.S.
Ambassador Robert Ford (@fordrs58)
fomented the "revolution" in Syria. He has since
tweeted about the "revolution" and has shown lots of
insider knowledge. Below S. Rifai corrects the U.S.
ambassador Ford allegedly had a hand in last weeks
"dissident" letter by some State Department
employees. The letter urges launching an open U.S.
war against Syria and its government. Ford was
recently interviewed about the letter for an
exculpatory piece in the New Yorker.
In the New
Yorker interview Ford
We all learned from Iraq that
regime change is not the way to bring about
positive political change.
In the case of civil war, there needs to
be negotiation between the opposition
and the government. The question is how you
increase the likelihood that it will succeed.
And ever since Secretary Clinton and Sergei
Lavrov concluded the communiqué, in June, 2012,
Administration policy has failed to create the
conditions necessary to succeed.
above S. Rifai responded to former ambassador Ford's
assertions (emphasis added, edited to expand Twitter
5:02 AM - 19 Jun 2016
That's not what u told us
in meetings in Damascus Ambassador @fordrs58 ..that's
not the message you conveyed
Ambassador Ford @fordrs58 you have had more
freedom in Damascus in 2011 than most political
opposition and throughout your meetings,
the above message was
You actually had the courage Ambassador
@fordrs58 to sit with regime officials who
seemed ready to defect and
your message certainly wasn't "negotiation"
Your meetings in Abu Remmaneh, Malki, and in
known dissidents houses Mr. @fordrs58, remember
get more specific about these meetings Mr.
@fordrs58, but it is not in your interest nor
These details are like farts in the wind Mr.
Ambassador @fordrs58 -
what counts is the "Assad must
go" part that you and your president said
not immediately respond but S. Rifai insisted
5:14 AM - 19 Jun 2016
@fordrs58 so please clarify: you knew all along
that Obama wanted "negotiations with the
government" but you and him kept telling us
"Assad will go"?
5:36 AM - 19 Jun 2016
.@THE_47th @fordrs58 Isn't it our fault for
forgetting the last 90 years of US history in
all our excitement...
AM - 19 Jun 2016
didn't forget as much as we hoped for change..
It's not like we had another power-player we
could rely on
10:34 AM - 19 Jun 2016
you should remember that we (US
Embassy and others) urged a dialogue
with the Syrian government
and that protests stay peaceful
tweet implies that, despite his claimed urging,
the protests did not stay peaceful.
He admits that the protesters, not the government,
initiated the violence.)
11:36 PM - 19 Jun 2016
Expectation vs. Reality
to Hama was about dialogue? Your Malki meetings
were about peace?
insulting my intelligence?
.@fordrs58 when you knew Manaf Tlass or the
Prime Minister was about to defect,
did you urge them to
.@fordrs58 where is "dialogue" in Obama's "Assad
must step aside"?
Assad must go, Obama says
.@fordrs58 when farouk Al Sharaa invited the
opposition to a meeting in 2011 you
advised Nabil Maleh, Michel Kilo, Fayez
Sara NOT to dialogue.
.@fordrs58 do you want the Bulgarian Ambassador
to refresh your memory? How about B.R? Or M.T?
All were there when you advised the
opposition NOT to dialogue.
.@fordrs58 you were giving us lectures on how
important it was to tour the EU and lobby for
our cause, and to capitalize on EU cutting ties
7:33 AM - 20 Jun 2016
@THE_47th please get your facts straight. I
never even met Fayez in 2011. We urged Sharaa
dialogue to expand to include people like Michel
& Haithem M.
8:10 AM - 20 Jun 2016
.@fordrs58 fine. I'll get them to say what you
told them. On another note: why did you provide
"non-lethal" aid to rebels?
.@fordrs58 and when you went to the Syrian
border with Turkey to meet rebels, were you also
urging them to dialogue?
Ford now asserts that he and Obama did not want
immediate violent "regime change" in Syria. That
they wanted to have a dialogue and negotiate with
the Assad government.
was there from the very beginning, says that those
are lies. In his talks with the opposition Ford
argued against any negotiations. His talks were not
about peace or dialogue. They were for blatant,
violent "regime change".
"revolutionary" dupes fell for it.
peddles at least one other big lie in the New Yorker
interview. He says:
2012, we in the State Department ...] didn’t
anticipate that the Al Qaeda organization would
split and produce an even more virulent
form—that a more extreme form would come to
control the eastern portion of Syria going into
In mid 2012
the Defense Intelligence Agency circulated a
high level assessment of the situation in Syria
that said the opposite. The Obama administration did
anticipate the Islamic State.
According to (vid, 8:50) then DIA boss Gen.
Flynn, it was a "willfully decision" by the Obama
administration to do nothing to prevent it.
THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR
UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN
SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY
WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION
COULD ALSO DECLARE AN ISLAMIC STATE THROUGH ITS
UNION WITH OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS IN IRAQ
AND SYRIA, WHICH WILL CREATE GRAVE DANGER IN
REGARDS TO UNIFYING IRAQ AND THE PROTECTION OF
know what was going to come. He is lying.