Fearing Al Qaeda's Role, US Officials Split Over Syria

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Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to meet with Syrian rebels and favors greater US involvement.
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Apr 18, 2013
 
The West is finally beginning to realize that supporting the rebels is supporting its own worst enemies. Aiding AlQaeda terrorists is beyond insane.
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Apr 18, 2013
 
Kerry is as brain-dead as his predecessor.

We should send Johnny Cakes McCain over there. Maybe they'll keep him.
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Apr 18, 2013
 
General Dempsey acknowledged that last year he had endorsed a proposal by David H. Petraeus, the C.I.A. director at the time, to arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition.

But he said he had rethought that position since then and was no longer sure the United States “could clearly identify the right people” to equip within the ranks of the armed opposition.

“It’s actually more confusing on the opposition side today than it was six months ago,” General Dempsey said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/middl...
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It was confusing six months ago. Today it's bewildering.

This tells me all I need to know. No jihadi-apologists need apply.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

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Apr 18, 2013
 
CAN'T Syria FIGHT her OWN battles??
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Apr 19, 2013
 
mxlplx wrote:
General Dempsey acknowledged that last year he had endorsed a proposal by David H. Petraeus, the C.I.A. director at the time, to arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition.
But he said he had rethought that position since then and was no longer sure the United States “could clearly identify the right people” to equip within the ranks of the armed opposition.
“It’s actually more confusing on the opposition side today than it was six months ago,” General Dempsey said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/middl...
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It was confusing six months ago. Today it's bewildering.
This tells me all I need to know. No jihadi-apologists need apply.
Those AlQaeda terrorists are still coming into Syria. They will get those weapons from the FSA either by choice, or by force.

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