October 9, 2013
Why U.S. Should Back Islamists in Syria
Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic
The Associated Press
For more than two years, the U.S. and its allies have embarked on a quixotic effort to mold the political and military opposition, an effort that has only grown less effective over time. Repeatedly, the rebels were promised greater support and more arms, but it was usually a case of too little too late, if at all. After the U.S.-Russia deal on chemical weapons, Syria's rebels had even less reason to count on Western support.
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