FWIW here’s a snippet from the wiki page on the Syrian civil war:
“On 13 June, a government official states that the Obama administration, after days of high-level meetings, has approved providing lethal arms to the Supreme Military Council...a rebel command structure that includes representatives from most major rebel groups, and excludes the Islamic extremist elements. The decision was made shortly after the administration concluded that the Assad government used chemical weapons on opposition forces, thus crossing the ‘red line’ drew by Obama earlier in 2012. The arms will include small arms and ammunition, and possibly anti-tank weapons...”
Apparently the decision was made last June. The article goes on to state that CIA-trained people have been inserted into the conflict.
What is not highlighted in the article, but of utmost importance to discern, is that our ‘Regime, led by ‘resident 0, is aiding muslim brotherhood-based rebels. Nowhere is it stated any aid flowing to the more Copt-based rebels... that is, rebels who would be more aligned to a non-marxist leaning United States.