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Originally posted by Swills
reply to post by lynxpilot
The US has been involved with the Syrian civil war since day one. The US and the west are accused of instigating the war and later funneling the terrorists in to create more division and chaos. The homegrown rebels long ago feared their cause was overrun by terrorists and nothing's changed, in fact its only getting worse but that won't stop DC from sending these "rebels" million upon millions of dollars and not to mention the things we don't know that is all classified, aka the CIA.
What little support the West provides to the rebels is just enough to keep them hoping they will be able to out gun the radicals when Assad falls. People who thnk Syria needed to be removed to deal with Iran are fooling themselves. Assad would have complained and shut up because in the end with people like him keeping power is all he cares about. Now chaos. And chaos is never good for any strategic situation.
A crude oil embargo placed on Syria by EU member states has been eased in a move that will allow the purchase of the natural resource from areas held by groups opposing the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said that the United States would double its non-lethal aid to opposition forces in Syria to $250m.
Kerry urged other foreign backers to make similar pledges of assistance with the goal of reaching $1bn in total international support.