Saturday, 20 April 2013

John Kerry

US prepares $130m military

aid package for Syrian rebels

"The supplies possibly could include body armour, armoured vehicles, night vision goggles and advanced communications equipment."
I don't know what might happen if night vision goggles fall into the hands of al-Qaida.

"Minorities will not suffer"

in post-revolution Syria

"Nabulsi said western states were against a revolution in Syria and in order to delay the victory they produce fake insurgency groups."
The second half of this does tend to reduce the credibility of everything else he's saying, which is a pity.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

In rebel fighter's personal

story, the arc of Syria's war

Only then, with more and better weapons, will the rebels finish Mr. Assad and “end this situation,” adds Abu Omar. “Let God end this soon.”

Monday, 15 April 2013

Syria explained in 5 questions

From spray-paint to civil war:

Syria explained in 5 questions

'In the summer of 2011, thousands of soldiers started to abandon the Assad regime. Coupled with civilian protesters -- who have been arming themselves -- a "rebel" opposition began to form.'