US officials: CIA has been delivering light weapons to Syrian rebels for weeks

  • Article by: KIMBERLY DOZIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 12, 2013 - 7:04 AM

WASHINGTON — The CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama's decision to arm the rebels.

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firefight41Sep. 12, 13 7:04 AM

Obama is a hypocrite. When there is a fire all he does is add fuel to it.

darkcircleSep. 12, 13 7:33 AM

Arming the Syrian rebels has proved to be a joint effort between Republican and Democratic leaders. This will be a great move to signal to Russia that we won't be bullied. Allow this to continue to offset the large shipments of arms being sent directly from Russia to the Syrian government. Direct the U.N. Council to send an International team to disarm the Syrian government. Tell Assad the Democratic lead United States will not tolerate anymore violations of International Law from the Syrian government or grass root conservative groups.

peoplewatchrSep. 12, 13 7:46 AM

Did the CIA get background checks on the rebels before sending them the weapons? Funny how this administration has different values regarding US citizens.

guacamoleoleSep. 12, 13 7:55 AM

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today — my own government. For the sake of those boys, for the sake of this government, for the sake of the hundreds of thousands trembling under our violence, I cannot be silent.” MLK

honeybooSep. 12, 13 8:02 AM

We have the Attorney General hand out assault weapons to Mexican drug gangs and now the CIA giving arms to militant Islamists. Yep, I'd say America is finished.

firefight41Sep. 12, 13 8:07 AM

Tell Assad the Democratic lead United States will not tolerate anymore violations of International Law from the Syrian government or grass root conservative groups. ************** What international law did the Syrian government violate?

firefight41Sep. 12, 13 8:08 AM

How long will it be before those weapons are used against American troops?

EleanoreSep. 12, 13 8:19 AM

Is there any new way today that the current party administration could make this situation more dangerous, act in a more lawless manner, and basically defy Americans and our rule of law? If so don't let them know because they seem to be looking for new ways to transgress every line that has been set down for them.

dogmanSep. 12, 13 8:25 AM

February 2012... 'As the violence in Syria continues to worsen, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that the United States must find a way to help the demonstrators — including by helping provide military equipment. “Right now we should be finding ways to help the people who are being slaughtered as we speak,” McCain said on CNN.'

darkcircleSep. 12, 13 8:58 AM

The Statute of the International Court of Justice prohibits the use of chemical weapons from a government entity unto its citizens. If you disagree with such a law then send Assad an e-mail and fill out an application for initiation within the Syrian government. At the same time you have the liberty to deny any association with your Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and John McCain. But just remember that you will be in opposition to American soldiers who support the President's proposals to avoid military force. The Attorney General would find pride in citing you for treason.


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