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Saturday, June 15, 2013

White House Says Weapons En Route To Syrian Rebels

The White House said Friday that Syrian rebels should begin to receive shipments of U.S. arms within weeks, but cautioned that imposing a no-fly zone, as some have advocated, isn’t a “silver bullet” to ending the two-year-old civil war.

Ben Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser to President Obama, said the weapons will be “part of the continuum of assistance that we’ve provided” to the Syrian opposition, which is fighting to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Obama announced his decision Thursday to send arms after the U.S. said it had confirmed Mr. Assad’s use of chemical weapons to kill civilians.

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Anonymous said...

These will only end up in the hand of jerks that will use them against up. GREAT DECISION!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't this exactly what the Dumbocrats condoned Bush for?

Anonymous said...

The chemical weapons thing is the same as the WMD in Iraq; a wonderful bedtime story. We are now arming Al-Quaida while denying American citizens of the right to bear arms!