(Reuters) – President Barack Obama can go ahead with a plan for the United States to arm the struggling Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, a key Republican lawmaker said on Monday.
The White House announced in June that it would offer military aid to vetted groups of Syrian rebels after two years of balking at directly sending arms to the opposition.
I’m real curious to see how we vet a rebel group. “Hey guy’s you won’t turn those weapons on us later will you?”. “ Oh no!, don’t worry we’re your friends”. “Hey good to go then.” The rubber stamp firmly pressed.
Freaking insane. This will not end well for the US and it will cost us. It will cost us in money and most likely lives. Looks like John McCain and the President greased the right skids.
As far as I can tell this is not a popular move but then do Americans really pay attention to anything? Well maybe their EBT card balance.
Just ignore the news coming from the front lines in Syria.
(Reuters) – The local commander of a Syrian rebel group affiliated to al Qaeda was freed on Sunday after being held by Kurdish forces in a power struggle between rival organisations fighting President Bashar al-Assad, activists said.