December 4, 2012

Back the Syrian Rebels, But Don't Intervene

P.J. Crowley, The Daily Beast

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The U.S. may soon formally recognize the Syrian rebels battling the Assad regime. But that doesn’t mean intervention is around the corner.

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TAGGED: United States, Free Syrian Army, Syria

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