Following up on the earlier report that Israel had warned the US that Russia was preparing to sell "advanced" military equipment to Syria (in False Flag Broken Telephone fashion), it was only a matter of time before the new US Secretary of State voiced his indignation over a development whereby someone else was providing arms to a conflict country's government, instead of the US providing its own weapons to said country's Al Qaeda-assisted rebel forces. Sure enough, he did: "I think we have made it crystal clear that we would prefer that Russia is not supplying assistance," Mr. Kerry said at a news conference after meeting the new Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino." While there was no immediate quote substantiating it, there is a rumor that Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov's response was a less than politically correct phrasing along the lines that he "would prefer that the US not supply assistance to Syrian rebels."
Secretary of State John Kerry said the transfer of advanced missile defense systems from Russia to Syria could potentially destabilize Israel's security, as he announced new humanitarian aid for Syria.
Mr. Kerry said the U.S. has expressed concerns about what the S-300 batteries in Syria would mean for Israel's security. He wouldn't address what the missiles might mean for Syria's civil war.
Speaking to reporters in Rome Thursday, the secretary of state stressed the U.S. would prefer Russia not to provide military assistance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Wall Street Journal reported that Russia was preparing to sell the weapons to Mr. Assad's regime, saying Israel had warned the U.S.
Mr. Kerry also praised Moscow for helping try to organize peace talks on Syria.
"I think we have made it crystal clear that we would prefer that Russia is not supplying assistance," Mr. Kerry said at a news conference after meeting the new Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino.
Mr. Kerry also announced Thursday that the U.S. would provide $100 million in new funds aimed at providing humanitarian aid for Syria. He said the funds were "another step forward," in helping support refugees and civilians trapped in the spiral of violence inside Syria.
And the reason why America is beloved all over the world:
Mr. Kerry also reiterated that Mr. Assad cannot be part of any transitional government in the country. "The foreign minister will work with us, as they have, to try to bring all the parties to the table so that we can effect a transition government by mutual consent on both sides, which clearly means that, in our judgment, President Assad will not be a component of that transitional government," he said.
Or, in other words, popular opinion abroad is irrelevant if and when the US has spoken what it believes is best in order to "liberate" said popular opinion.