Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Syrian rebels to start receiving US weapons amid anxiety from Congress

Apparently Gen. Martin Dempsey is wrong about how we've learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Source: Guardian

The top US military officer warned senators on Monday that taking military action to stop the bloodshed in Syria was likely to escalate quickly and result in "unintended consequences". Alluding to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that once the US became embroiled militarily in the Syrian civil war, "deeper involvement is hard to avoid".

He said: "We have learned from the past 10 years, however, that it is not enough to simply alter the balance of military power without careful consideration of what is necessary in order to preserve a functioning state."

Armed Rebels Massacre Entire Population of Christian Village in Syria

Source: Assyrian International News Agency (AINA)

The armed rebels affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) raided the Christian-populated al-Duvair village in Reef (outskirts of) Homs near the border with Lebanon….and massacred all its civilian residents, including women and children.

See also this post on the Infowars blog for photos they claim were taken after the attacks.