State Department, military and CIA officials are gathering at the White House today for the first in several days of meetings on Syria, centering around the prospect of starting to directly arm rebel fighters.
The move seems ill-timed, with the administration just having endorsed the Geneva Conference aimed at ending the war, only to find out that the rebels are refusing to participate and trying to extort weapons out of the US as a condition for showing up at all.
The timing is mostly about Syrian government forces making some inroads against the rebels, ousting them from the strategically important city of Qusayr and moving on to Aleppo, the big prize in the north of the country.
Though rebel claims that they are on the brink of collapse seem, as always, overstated, some in the Obama Administration seem determined to keep the war going at all costs so they can impose some sort of settlement, and if that means looking even more hypocritical by arming the rebels at the same time they’re trying to organize a peace conference, that is unlikely to be a serious obstacle.
9 thoughts on “White House Meetings Focus on Arms for Syrian Rebels”
The rebels demands.., sorry terrorists demand is USA and England command.., after all there is no single organization in this world who would cooperate with either regimes accept Neo fascism.., either religious one or the hitlerism.
Another question to ask the "rebels," who describe themselves as Jihadists, is why are they attacking Assad while the third holiest city of Islam is occupied?
Shouldn´t that headline read: "White House Meetings Focus on Arms for Syrian Rebels & al Qaida"?
The US has been coordinating the supply of arms from the beginning. Just supplying arms means nothing now.
But which arms? A different brand of rifle? Or MANPADS?
Ah – the Islamic rebels who executed a 15 year old boy for "insulting Mohammed" – and these are who the US and nutcase John McCain want to arm?
U.S. Officials = Zionist
It's also amazing how the American people get no say so in the matter. It's supposed to be the people who decide these matters. Not the political Zionist. This country is so doomed.
They the US have to keep earning the name "THE GREAT SATAN"
Jason, Jason, Jason,
Stop with the lamestream media nonsense. These are not "rebel fighters". These are Al Qaeda terrorists, or better known as the CIA Arab Legions. Time to refer to these feral mass murderers by their proper name and not some idiotic construct that the Asylum States government and its flunkie media whipped up.
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