Obama Trying to Buy Allies in Syrian Revolution

The news is out -- President Obama is not just watching the gory events unfold in Syria. The president signed an intelligence finding permitting the CIA to help the opposition with $25 million's worth of non-lethal assistance, possibly including communications, logistics, and intelligence.  Public acknowledgement of the finding follows a New York Times story that the CIA was "helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive weapons to fight the government ... and to keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with al Qaeda"[1]. The Times added that "by helping to vet rebel groups, American intelligence operatives in Turkey also hope to learn more ... and establish new ties to fighters who may be the country's leaders one day."  Learning on the job, are they? This is starting to look familiar, and not in a good way.  Aside from the appalling fact that more American intelligence information has found its way into the press, it...(Read Full Article)

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