US May Give Direct Aid to Syria Rebels
Washington Post: Expected policy shift does not include weapons
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Free Syrian Army fighters take their positions in Idlib province, Syria, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

(Newser) – The Washington Post reports that the US is poised to give direct aid to Syrian rebels for the first time. That doesn't mean weapons, however. Think body armor, military vehicles, humanitarian assistance, and maybe military training. John Kerry is expected to hash out the details this week and next as he meets with foreign counterparts—and leaders of the Syrian opposition—during his overseas trip. Earlier, the Times reported that Saudi Arabia is buying weapons in Croatia and funneling them to the opposition.

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19_56_19_55
Feb 28, 2013 7:08 AM CST
NO we don't need a wider conflict than it is now. When we start sending aid and weapons boots on the ground are next. Washington needs to get Americans job's and I don't mean war jobs. HANDS OFF SYRIA.
1492
Feb 27, 2013 3:42 PM CST
Babylonia all over again.....Nothing we can do will ever stop the killing of these Muslim people against each other. Go back to the days of Alexander the Great....John Kerry is another victim by your leave. He has no business there. 1942
gssusarr
Feb 27, 2013 9:51 AM CST
And where do we get the money to do so? Stop the Nation Building and take care of this Nation!!