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Published on May 22, 2013
A US Senate committee has voted for a bill to arm the Syrian rebels, who are trying to topple President Assad's regime. It's the first time in two years of the ongoing civil war that America's lawmakers have agreed to give the battling opposition lethal support. However the bill still has a long way to go, before it could come into force. Author and historian Gerald Horne believes Washington has learned nothing from its past mistakes.