I guess the forces that want the Syrian rebels to win over President Assad have gained an edge in Washington. President Obama, John McCain and whoever else in congress who’s rooting for the rebels to win should be very happy today.
The following was buried in an AP story today about John Kerry’s “trust but verify” method to making sure the Russians keep their word about moving chemical weapons out of Syria in the coming days and weeks.
“The CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama's statement in June that he would provide lethal aid to the rebels. The CIA also has arranged for the Syrian opposition to receive anti-tank weaponry such as rocket-propelled grenades through a third party, presumably one of the Gulf countries that has been arming the rebels.”
The real story here is the United States government backing the Jihadist elements in Syria working to overthrow Bashar al-Assad . When we supplied Osama Bin Ladin in Afghanistan in the 80s against Russian invasion we had a legitimate excuse of ignorance.
Now in 2013 living through all the terrorism of the 1990s culminating with 9-11 and followed up by the last decade of war against this very enemy, who has killed our soldiers and murdered our people, I have only one question for the Obama’s and McCain’s of the world.
What is their excuse this time?