Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:10AM
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has backtracked on his former threats of keeping the military option on the table for Syria, rather calling for a “peaceful transition” in the country. "We are not looking for any foreign military intervention. I think we should not think about it in terms of another Libya," Hague told a news conference in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. "All our efforts are going into supporting a peaceful transition in Syria, and a peaceful solution," he added. Hague’s remarks comes as he told Sky News in the weekend that military intervention is still on the table for Syria and that he does not think “we can rule anything out.” Hague’s backpedaling on Syria has raised fears that London may be planning a low-level secret warfare in the country through terror networks to stimulate more violence and make the case for a foreign intervention in the country. This comes as the facts on the ground also suggest the ‘peaceful transition’ he is seeking, is not that peaceful after the Foreign Secretary himself suggested in his interview that Britain is already supporting the terrorists. Hague said Britain “would be greatly increasing further [its] support” for Syrian rebels in case London and its allies fail to persuade Russia and China to back a United Nations Security Council resolution against the Syrian government. A report by The Daily Star confirmed last week that Britain’s Special Air Service (SAS) and its spy agency MI6 are setting up camps in Syria, providing military and intelligence support to Syrian terrorists. AMR/GHN/HE