(CSM) US promises military aid to Syrian rebels. Now what?

Reports are beginning to outline the weaponry and where it will go. Weapons will likely include automatic rifles, light mortars, and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) ”“ but not the shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles known as MANPADS (man-portable air-defense missiles).

The fear is that antiaircraft missiles could end up in the hands of more militant factions fighting in Syria, including Hezbollah and those with connections to Al Qaeda.

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5 comments on “(CSM) US promises military aid to Syrian rebels. Now what?

  1. Terry Tee says:

    Why are we arming the rebels? There is plenty of evidence that some of their component ‘armies’ are persecuting Christians. Most observers blame the rebels for the kidnapping seven weeks ago of two Syrian Orthodox bishops, Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yazigi, who are now believed to be dead, probably murdered soon after their car was stopped and their driver, a deacon, shot. There are also plenty of reports of villages or towns controlled by the rebels then being emptied of their Christian population.

  2. tgs says:

    I think Sarah Palin has it right – “Let Allah sort this out”.

  3. Capt. Father Warren says:

    [i]Why are we arming the rebels? [/i]

    Mainly because our handlers, the Muslim Brotherhood and the House of Saud wants us to. As chronicled in the WSJ in the last couple of days the Saudi’s have been in the WH pushing us to increase our efforts with the rebels in this Shi’ite vs Sunni war. Hence Sarah Palin’s remark, “let Allah sort it out.”

    Since our President is a lavish supporter [with our money] of Allah’s army, the Muslim Brotherhood, Sarah’s comment is more ironic than we might at first think.

  4. carl+ says:

    Unfortunately, the US State Dept has shown that they can’t be trusted to identify, let alone serve, the actual interests of America.
    Nor is it evident to any of the close observers of the situation that the State Dept. even understands the nature of the conflict!
    What is obvious is that Obama does not care about any of this!

  5. Milton Finch says:

    The people we are going to be helping have a video online of one of their fighters eating a dead Syrian soldiers’ heart. CNN has a story on it.