Tuesday, May 28, 2013

EU failure will allow UK, France to arm Syrian rebels

Britain and France are free to supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad from August, after attempts to renew an EU arms embargo on Syria failed on Monday.

After a marathon negotiating session in Brussels, EU governments failed to bridge their differences and let a ban on arming the opposition expire, with France and Britain scoring a victory at the expense of EU unity.

Britain and France have made a commitment not to deliver arms to the Syrian opposition "at this stage," an EU declaration said. But EU officials said the commitment effectively expires on August 1.


How long before they come out with the excuse that it would be to risky to arm the rebels and send in troops instead? Our governments can hardly be seen arming the terrorist groups, or can they?