U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels

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Washington Post:

SALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images – An opposition fighter fires a rocket propelled grenade during clashes with regime forces near Aleppo. A new phase of non-lethal U.S. assistance is ramping up as weapons supplied by the CIA have begun to trickle into Syria, according to opposition officials.

By Ernesto Londoño and , Wednesday, September 11, 9:30 PM E-mail the writer

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.Click to continue: 

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8 Replies to “U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels”

  1. I strenuously object that my tax dollars are being used to arm these questionable ‘rebels’ whose affiliation cannot be confirmed. It has been said that there are numerous groups, many infiltrated or taken over by hard line Islamists , and staffed by Jihadists from all over the world. It looks as if our ‘Dear Leader” is hell bent on war, regardless.Did we learn nothing from Korea, Vietnam , and all of these so called ‘limited engagements’ ?

  2. @ Big Frank:
    I think actually it’s more sinister than that: Obama is not stupid which leaves the probability that he knows what he is doing, and, personally, I dont think that it is “caring” about the gassed children. One of our left politicians, in a moment of ungardedness once said: “whatever it takes”.

  3. I support Syria as it is the only ME country where Christians and other minorities can practice their faith or culture without fear and in freedom.

    However, Obama is doing what he forced to do – the American and Western response to 9/11 is a long term strategy to reduce the Islamic ME to chaos.

  4. Iran is going to get nukes whether we go into Syria or not. We are moving too late if we are going to stop Iran’s program. so that is not a reason for going into Syria. Obama made stopping iran’s acquisition of several nuclear weapons a moot point and Obama made it that way.

    The gas attack is not a reason to attack Syria. It does not matter who did it. If 100,000 people were dead and that was not a cause to invade than 102,000 is not a reason to invade.

    The gas attack is not a good reason to invade. Being beheaded or gassed or machete’d or tortured is all bad. One of those is not worse than the other. Dead is Dead. Beheadings, torture and gas all can take a long time to kill. Beheadings are no better. it is the same. you know they are going to kill you . you might have hours or days to think about it. you know that they will abuse your corpse, persecute your family and destroy your ethnicity. to argue otherwise is to prove that you are a lying, deceiving, conniving, power mad leftist or islamicist.

  5. Frank our leaders, especially on the left, have not learned that you don’t fight a war with out a way to a clear victory, in fact I think they are incapable of learning this fact.

    History shows us that if you want to nation build the first thing you have to do is win a clear decisive victory over the nation to be rebuilt, and then be ready and willing to kick anyone who opposes you.

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