Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Opening the Southern Front

Congress has approved arms shipments to Syrian rebels. I'm a little shocked that we managed to do this while John Kerry works with his new partner in Geneva.

Actual weapons are going to rebels in southern Syria:

Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.

The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets.

Good. No anti-aircraft missiles, however. Also good.

This would be the southern front I spoke of not too long ago.

I have my shopping list of what the rebels should get.