AP: “CIA delivering light weapons to Syria”

In a stunning turn of events for the first time ever (excluding the last 100 years) the US is providing foreigners with munition and arms (Syrian rebels to be exact)…. An attack by the US on Syrian rebels for carrying weapons and being terrorists may be on the horizon….  The Associated Press reports:

The CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama’s decision to arm the rebels.

The agency has also arranged for the Syrian opposition to receive anti-tank weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades through a third party, presumably one of the Gulf countries that has been arming the rebels, a senior U.S. intelligence official and two former intelligence officials said Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the classified program publicly.

The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal first reported the lethal aid.

See the cycle?  We give out weapons.  They these weapons are used against American interests.  Then it is a matter of national security and we must declare war on terror.  ”May be on the horizon” indeed.

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