Skip to comments.US committed to providing non-lethal aid to Syria opposition
Posted on 04/21/2013 2:58:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will double its non-lethal assistance to Syria's opposition as the rebels' top supporters vowed to enhance and expand their backing of the two-year battle to oust President Bashar Assad's regime. The additional aid, which brings total non-lethal US assistance to the opposition to $250 million since the fighting began, highlighted the United States' support for a political solution to the crisis in Syria, Mr Kerry said.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Kerry’s treason continues.
How about sending them the US Congress instead of aid?
That would qualify as "lethal" aid... and would be cruel.
We’re giving them money to spend on “on lethal” aid so they can spend more of their own money on the lethal stuff ... makes a lot of sense!
Correction: We’re giving them money to spend on NON-lethal things so they can spend more of their own money on lethal stuff!
It’s a short excerpt, because the source is AP (better safe than sorry).
US readies aid package for Syria rebels
John Kerry, US secretary of state, expected to pledge $130m in non-lethal assistance during “Friends of Syria” summit.
Kerry Says U.S. Will Double Aid to Rebels in Syria
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and SEBNEM ARSU
Published: April 20, 2013
Syria opposition voices frustration with international backers
One senior opposition figure said arms were already being sent from some countries but acknowledging this at the meeting would provide cover for countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar to openly help the rebels. “The world must know if they don’t agree on our right to receive weapons this will be the last meeting the opposition attend. We will not attend any meetings after this,” he told Reuters.
Britain and France renew efforts to lift arms embargo on Syrian rebels
Syria: Negotiated political settlement is the only option
A negotiated political settlement is the only option despite failed regional intervention and the lack of vision shown by the main opposition
By Haytham Manna
Published: 20:00 April 21, 2013
[snip] ...it is clear the dictatorship is not serious in calling for a negotiated political solution. President Bashar Al Assad is confident that the oppositions political forces no longer represent real power, neither in the arena of military confrontation nor in the eyes of most Syrians. All regional and international attempts to unify the military factions have failed to create a command with a defined political programme. Qatari and Turkish actions in forming an interim government and giving Syrias Arab League seat to the SNC have produced a major rift between the Saudi and Qatari positions, and this is reflected in the military field. The Saudis, ironically, support the more secular forces, while the Qataris support the Islamists. [/snip]
Russia said this was not a good idea a month ago as it only explodes the situation.
Syrian rebels told by West to unify and reject extremism
Syrian opposition rejects extremism in nod to Western demands
April 20, 2013
Mariam Karouny and Nick Tattersall | Reuters
Syrian opposition calls on Hezbollah to withdraw fighters from supporting regime
Clashes in Syria; rebels seek foreign intervention
Assads Forces Break Through Rebel Blockade of Military Bases
Syria army seizes Jdiadet al-Fadl ‘killing dozens’
hmmm, Assad or the Muslim Brotherhood? I think I will eat pop corn and meditate.
It was nice of Russia to help create the problem by going all-in to support the dictatorship. Iran has trained 50,000 paramilitary thugs, and they’re not going to accept any “negotiated” settlement. Assad will have to be assassinated to leave office. He started the bloodshed (if one doesn’t count the massacres carried out by his father), and now every jihadist faction on Earth appears to be fighting inside Syria, or recruiting proxies (as Iran has done, training Syrian thugs and employing the Hizzies from jihadist occupied Lebanon), all fighting each other. The main combat phase may go on for two or three more years, but there will be no more unified faux-nation of Syria.
It is supposed to be non-lethal aid. I can't speak for ya'll, but those barstards are killing me.
More 'Arab Spring' type nonsense.
Who are we giving money to?
Exactly who, or what, is "Syria's opposition" ?
Who are the 'rebels' trying to overthrow the Bashar Assad government?
They are really Obama's old pals, known to most of us as Al-Qaeda.
Unlimited supply of pressure cookers... The stupidity of the administration continues.
a quarter of a billion US TAXPAYER dollars in “nonlethal aid”
to al Qaeda
who the gods destroy, they first make crazy
Just what is the surprise in those Cracker Jack boxes? Ambassador Stevens would certainly like to know.
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