Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Syria: Obama Administration is Arming–and Training Militarily?–Radical Islamists

In a new development, as indicated by statements from Secretary of State John Kerry and other sources, the Obama Administration is not only syria1arming but now training Syrian rebels. We know that the weapons are going to radical Islamists–both Muslim Brotherhood and smaller groups.
We don't know from which groups these people now being trained militarily by the CIA in Jordan. It has been suggested that these are only Syrian army defectors who are thus likely not to be from radical Islamist groups including the Brotherhood. But is that selectivity certain? Finding out who is receiving this military training–which they are sure to use for other purposes in future–should be a priority in the national debate and in questions from Congress.
In the 1980s the United States was convulsed by a scandal because the Reagan Administration was providing arms–through Saudi Arabia–and training to the pro-American Contra group in Nicaragua that were fighting against the Marxist regime there. It was alleged that the Contras participated in some torture and killing of civilians. Well, today the Obama Administration is doing the same strategy–with Saudi and Qatari help–in Syria, with much more likelihood of atrocities by those it is helping. On top of that, those being helped are largely anti-American and radical Islamist. Yet there is no serious concern being raised.

Read more:  http://www.rightsidenews.com/2013031132155/editorial/world-opinion-and-editorial/syria-obama-administration-is-arming-and-training-militarily-radical-islamists.html

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