Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Will President Obama Reverse His Position On Supplying Weapons To Syria's Rebels

Obama Could Revisit Arming Syria Rebels As Assad Holds Firm -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Obama rebuffed four of his top national security officials who wanted to arm the rebels in Syria last fall, he put an end to a months of debate over how aggressively Washington should respond to the strife there that has now left nearly 70,000 dead.

But the decision also left the White House with no clear strategy to resolve a crisis that has bedeviled it since a popular uprising erupted against President Bashar al-Assad almost two years ago. Despite an American program of nonlethal assistance to the opponents of the Syrian government and $365 million in humanitarian aid, Mr. Obama appears to be running out of ways to speed Mr. Assad’s exit.

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Update #1: Obama said open to U-turn on arming rebels -- UPI
Update #2: Obama to change course on Syria? -- WND

My Comment: I have seen zero signs from the White House that they may change their position on this issue .... and it is a viewpoint that is also now shared by most (if not all) of Syria's rebels.

1 comment:

Nicholas Darkwater said...

Valerie Jarrett told him 'no'.