March 1, 2013

U.S. Aims to Salvage Reputation in Syria

Shashank Joshi, BBC News

AP Photo

Piecing together various news reports, it seems that Croatian arms are being purchased by Saudi money, collected by Jordanian aircraft, and smuggled to groups who are almost certainly being vetted by the United States.

Why the shift in policy?

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TAGGED: Syria, Barack Obama, John Kerry


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