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U.S. Offers Training and
Other Aid to Syrian Rebels

New York Times, by Mark Landler & Michael R. Gordon

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/27/2013 10:06:59 PM

Washington - The United States is significantly stepping up its support for the Syrian opposition, senior administration officials said on Wednesday, helping to train rebels at a base in the region and for the first time offering armed groups nonlethal assistance and equipment that could help their military campaign. (Snip) The offer of nonlethal assistance is expected to come from Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting on Thursday in Rome with opposition leaders. Mr. Kerry is also expected to raise the prospect of direct financial aid, though officials cautioned that the White House

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More parsed words from the 0bamaNation. Because we are coming in to the "fight" so late, Sharia led terrorist have infiltrated and lead most of the Assad fight, no matter what pockets or groups make up the opposition now . So, whether we give them "training or weapons," it will come back sooner, that later, to bite US in the butt. And, Israel will suffer for this, as well.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 2/28/2013 12:36:14 AM     (No. 9200154)

Since the US has not promised weapons or ammo the only training will be close order drills. Big Deal!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/28/2013 1:18:56 AM     (No. 9200172)

It appears that Obama had to offer the Syrian opposition leaders direct assistance in order to have them attend the Rome meeting with Kerry. While Obama and Kerry will only use the term non-lethal assistance, it would appear that we are getting deeper into another Sunni versus Shia versus al-Qaeda conflict. Since whatever Obama touches goes badlly for the US, our involvement will surely end in chaos, lies and cover-up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/28/2013 4:13:48 AM     (No. 9200254)

This is Barry & Lurch making sure the U.S. assists another country into falling into the hands of Al Quida.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 2/28/2013 7:03:33 AM     (No. 9200380)

Maybe Bammy could require the Seals to train the Taliban too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aud, 2/28/2013 10:37:26 AM     (No. 9200827)

Here we go again.

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