US prepares multi-front proxy war against Syria
By Chris Marsden; 25 May 2012 – WSWS
Since the Washington Post’s May 16 report on an influx of arms to Syrian opposition forces, the Obama administration’s plans for a proxy war against Syria have become clearer still.
The Post wrote of “significantly more and better weapons” reaching oppositionists, “paid for by Persian Gulf nations [Saudi Arabia and Qatar] and coordinated in part by the United States,” based upon a perspective that “an expanding military confrontation is inevitable.”
Saudi Arabia and Qatar were sending weapons with approval from Washington, which has “expanded contacts with