October 30, 2012
Arm Syria Rebels for Political Solution
Emile Hokayem, The National
Critics of the weaponisation strategy assert that more weapons only mean more violence (as if all violence were equal) and that it would be impossible to constrain the military behaviour of those receiving weapons. Its proponents respond that this is the moral thing to do given the violence visited upon the Syrian people by the Assad forces and that it would establish a military balance that would over time favour the rebels.