Obama denies what other US officials confirm.
A knowledgeable unnamed Arab intelligence operative said:
"CIA officers are there and they are trying to make new sources and recruit people" to help topple Assad.
Turkish army vehicles are used to transport weapons and munitions to border areas. From there they're smuggled into Syria.
Turkish officials deny what confirmed evidence shows they're doing.
The New York Times article failed to explain what's been ongoing since violence erupted early last year.
Throughout the conflict, NATO's been waging covert war. Washington directs everything. Israel, France and Britain are directly involved. So are Gulf States, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon's March 14 alliance, and other Arab League countries.
In January 2012, British media confirmed that MI6 and CIA operatives were training Syrian insurgents. US, British, French, and Qatari special forces are involved.
They're recruiting, funding, equipping, arming, training, and directing insurgents. They're choosing targets. They're responsible for recent massacres and terrorist bomb attacks.
Last February, Mossad-connected DEBKAfile said:
"British and Qatari special operations units are operating with rebel forces under cover in the Syrian city of Homs just 162 kilometers from Damascus, according to debkafile’s exclusive military and intelligence sources."
They're "tactical advisers." They're "manag(ing) rebel communications lines." They're involved in supplying "arms, ammo, fighters and logistical aid."
They're operating from Homs, Bab Derib, Rastan, and Bab Amro.
Syrian operations are similar to Western intervention in Libya last year.
Months after conflict erupted, BBC and other British media reported that hundreds of UK SAS, SBS, and Special Reconnaissance Regiment forces operated covertly in plain clothes. Other troops were on standby if needed. ........... M O R E: by Stephen Lendman http://www.indymedia.org/de/2012/06/957522.shtml