Obama says Syria crossed 'red line' and will arm rebels

The Obama administration has caved in to hawks in Congress and his administration and will arm the Syrian rebels after the US determined that President Assad crossed a red line by ising chemical weapons. The UN, our NATO allies, and most of the world have known for weeks that the Syrian army has used poison gas against the rebels. It appears now that the president's ill-informed talk of "red lines" has involved the US in a ruinous combination of a civil and sectarian war. CNN: Syria has crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin gas, against rebels, a move that is prompting the United States to increase the "scale and scope" of its support for the opposition, the White House said Thursday. The acknowledgment is the first time President Barack Obama's administration has definitively said what it has long suspected -- that President Bashar al-Assad's forces have used chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war. "The intelligence ...(Read Full Post)