U.S. Confident Weapons To Syrian Rebels Won't Fall Into Wrong Hands, But Should They Be? -- CBS
(CBS News) On Thursday, the White House said that President Obama had decided to send weapons to the rebels fighting to overthrow the dictatorship of Bashar Assad in Syria, but the White House did not say what kind of weapons. Now we have new details.
The military aid to opposition forces is intended to show Syria that Mr. Obama meant it when he said the use of chemical weapons was a "red line." It would also shore up the rebels who have suffered recent defeats.
Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the increase would be dramatic, but not to expect dramatic results.
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My Comment: This ex-CIA veteran has a different opinion.