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  • US to increase aid to Syrian rebels after key group merges with al-Qaeda

    04/11/2013 8:01:29 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    For some reason, American politicians in both parties want to see the US intervene to some extent in Syria’s civil war, even after the disastrous intervention in Libya that almost made Mali an al-Qaeda state. Only a French military intervention prevented that outcome, and that may still only be temporary, but more on that in a minute. The Associated Press reports that the Obama administration will increase “non-lethal” aid to Syrian rebels in the near future, although the timing is still murky: Er, this isn’t “military-style” equipment. It’s actual military equipment, and while it won’t kill anyone directly, its use...
  • FIRST ON CNN: White House signs off on new aid for Syrian rebels

    04/10/2013 8:45:34 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/10/2013 | Elise Labott
    President Barack Obama has signed off on a new package of nonlethal aid for Syrian rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN, signaling his administration is cautiously wading further into the conflict. Officials said the White House approved the package at a meeting of the National Security Council last week. The move reflects what officials describe as a ramped-up effort to change the military balance on the battlefield in Syria. It follows a decision by Obama last month to send food and medicine to the rebels, the first direct U.S. support for the armed opposition.
  • U.S. Increases Aid to Syria, Now Totals $210 Million

    12/12/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    The State Department announced today that it had increased aid to help with humanitarian situation in Syria. Today's announcement stated that an additional $14 million of aid would be given, pushing the grand total of aid to Syria to $210 million. "Today, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns announced the United States is providing nearly $14 million in additional humanitarian aid that will provide nutrition support for children, as well as additional emergency medical and winterization supplies to families in need inside Syria," the State Department spokesman said in a statement.