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Don’t Arm Syria’s Rebels (by Malou Innocent )

Today in Syria, the foreign frenzy of weapons pouring in has already resulted in a hot mess. Iranian and Russian arms, along with political support from Lebanon and Iraq, are going to the regime in Damascus and the large portion of minority Shia Alawites who support it. Arms and support from Qatar and Saudi Arabia back the majority Sunnis and other anti-Shia Islamist factions. Whatever this regional and international sectarian proxy war morphs into, Washington would do best to stay out of it.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/don%E2%80%99t-...

see also:
http://lynch.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/09/the_arm_the_...
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2106257,00.html




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FFS

After "humanitarian bombing", now it's "humanitarian fanning of a civil war".

War is peace.