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That reminds me of Afghanistan when the Stingers arrived. Air superiority disappeared almost overnight.
The company who admitted selling the truck mounted SA-24 Grinch to both Libya and Syria stated the weapons required separate trigger mechanisms for use as MANPADS, and these were not supplied to Libya.
Libya was different which we cant compare Syria to Libya, nor is Syria going to be another Libya, nor another Afghanistan.
I have been noticing this line of argument for several months now.
That’s the message from US officials tonight, who say the president is now considering several options for deeper intervention into the ever worsening civil war, including the possibility of directly arming certain rebel factions.
Up until now the US has just been playing the role of facilitator, with the CIA smuggling other nations’ arms into Syria for them throughvarious intermediaries. Officials say no decision has been made yet on whether or not to move directly into arms supplying.
Syria says it has secured the road
leading to Damascus International
Airport, hours after heavy clashes
between militants and government
forces in the area led to the closure of