Sunday, June 16, 2013

Syrian Rebels Will be Supplied With Weapons From Secret CIA Bases In Jordan And Turkey

Areas in Syria with a rebel presence. Source: News reports. Gene Thorp/The Washington Post.

CIA Preparing To Deliver Rebels Arms Through Turkey and Jordan -- Washington Post

The CIA is preparing to deliver arms to rebel groups in Syria through clandestine bases in Turkey and Jordan that were expanded over the past year in an effort to establish reliable supply routes into the country for nonlethal material, U.S. officials said.

The bases are expected to begin conveying limited shipments of weapons and ammunition within weeks, officials said, serving as critical nodes for an escalation of U.S. involvement in a civil war that has lately seen a shift in momentum toward the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria experts cautioned that the opposition to Assad remains a chaotic mix of secular and Islamist elements, highlighting the risk that some American-provided munitions may be diverted from their intended recipients.

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My Comment: The CIA operatives who will responsible for this program will have their work cut out for them.

Update: CIA to arm, train Syrian rebels; Hagel says US jets, missiles brought to Jordan will stay -- FOX News

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