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Syrian opposition gets
US diplomatic mission

Al Jazeera [Doha, Qatar] *, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/5/2014 5:47:14 PM

The United States has given the approval for the main Syrian opposition bloc to open a formal diplomatic mission in Washington. The State Department also announced plans to increase non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition by $27 million. Ahead of the first official visit by the head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, Monday´s move aims "to empower the Syrian moderate opposition," a senior US administration figure told reporters. Washington, which is already the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to Syria, is boosting its non-lethal support and speeding up military deliveries to what it sees as moderate rebels,

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And just when you thought that 0bama couldn´t possibly pick a side with the Syrian civil war. He goes with Al Qaeda, no matter what their terrorist dresses in. We don´t negotiate with terrorist. 0bama does and brings them on our soil. Like that final quote from "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "Madness! Madness!"

      


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