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UPDATE 1-U.S. plans medical, food aid for Syria fighters-sources
Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:22pm EST | Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Michael Roddy

Posted on 02/27/2013 6:23:48 PM PST by Pan_Yan

* Shift would help fighters with non-lethal assistance

* Steps intended to show greater support to Syria opposition

* State Department has no comment; no monetary figures given (Adds quotes, background)

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to provide medical supplies and food aid to Syrian fighters, a policy shift to directly help those opposing President Bashar al-Assad's forces on the ground, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States continues to oppose providing lethal assistance and said it also will not provide such items as bullet-proof vests, armored-personnel vehicles and military training for now.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabspring; kerry; missioncreep; syria
Just waiting for that UN resolution so we can start giving direct air support ...
1 posted on 02/27/2013 6:23:57 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

So we’re going to lay off and/or not train US soldiers and stop air defense for our southern border because of the sequester, and are telling diabetic seniors that they can’t have any diabetes meds but we’re going to arm and provide medical care for the extreme Islamists trying to take power in Syria?

Sounds exactly like what Obama told the Egyptian ambassador in January of 2010, after one year as a foreign enemy combatant in our White House - that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda and that the Muslim world needed to be patient with him because once he got Obamacare passed he would go to work on the Muslim agenda.

The agenda which all sects of Islam agree on is the destruction of the US and Israel and the institution of worldwide sharia. Everything Obama has ever done serves those 2 goals.

2 posted on 02/27/2013 6:45:39 PM PST by butterdezillion
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3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:47:36 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Pan_Yan

If you feed and bandange a military force, you are helping them as much as if you gave them rifles. Obastard.

4 posted on 02/27/2013 7:25:02 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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