posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 04:22 PM
If I'm reading this article correctly -
The Pentagon, under the Obama Administration, has a helicopter contract with a Russian company.
This same company is supplying the Syrian Assad regime.
Russia claims the company's arms cannot/will not be used against Syria's civilian population.
They say these arms will only be used in Afghanistan.
Does anyone believe the Russians assurances ??
Does this mean that the Obama administration is really arming both sides in Syria?
Or am I reading this all wrong? (Which could be the case ... it's so convoluted)
Or is this story complete B.S. and just hype?
Senator rips Pentagon over
contract with company arming Syrian regime
A Republican senator blasted the Pentagon after it entered into a new helicopter contract with a Russian company which is supplying the Syrian
regime -- even as the U.S. moves to arm the Syrian opposition.
The contract was announced Monday with Russian arms firm Rosoboronexport, for military helicopters that will go to Afghan security forces. The
Pentagon argues the helicopters are the only option, but Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is adamant that the U.S. find an alternative considering the
company's ties to the Bashar Assad government in Syria.
There is more information at the article, but we can only post a few paragraphs here.