C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition

(The conspiracy theorists like myself have been claiming since the beginning of the destabilization campaign in Syria that the United States was arming the terrorists who have been steadily murdering people. Turns out, once again, the “conspiracy theorists” are correct. But don’t worry, Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton are being careful about who they arm. They are just handing over weapons to the Muslim Brotherhood, you know, the guys who “won” the election in Egypt?)

Eric Schmitt, New York Times

A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said.

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