Kerry appears to confirm US helping train Syrian opposition

Fox News

Secretary of State John Kerry appeared to confirm Tuesday that the U.S. is  training anti-Assad forces in the Syria conflict, saying the hope is to convince  President Bashar Assad to “change his current calculation.”

Kerry, speaking to Fox News in Doha, Qatar, became the first U.S. official to  acknowledge the off-site training on the record. He would not go into detail  about the training, describing it as “one part” of the U.S. effort and something  that “a lot of countries” are doing.

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Obama Gunrunning To Al-Qaeda

Western Journalism

If you were a sitting President and it was discovered that you were openly supporting al-Qaeda—openly supplying them with weapons—what would you do?

Since al-Qaeda is the sworn enemy of the United States, since al-Qaeda has murdered countless Americans, and therefore supporting al-Qaeda would be treason in every sense of the word, of course you would resign or brace for impeachment.

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Cables reveal covert US support for Syria’s opposition

Newly released WikiLeaks cables reveal that the US State Department has been secretly financing Syrian opposition groups and other opposition projects for at least five years, The Washington Post reports.

That aid continued going into the hands of the Syrian government opposition even after the US began its reengagement policy with Syria under President Barack Obama in 2009, the Post reports. In January, the US posted its first ambassador to the country since the Bush administration withdrew the US ambassador in 2005 over concerns about Syria’s involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.

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