This must be something of a joke or are they taking us for fools. The US has been from the start involved in the support of the rebels, albeit trough their "client" states Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Perhaps the US wants now to make it more official. Providing letal weapons? Are the weapons at the the disposal of the rebels not letal? or are the US talking about sophisticated weapons? In the sense the war is already regional with the intervention (indirectly) of Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Will we seen a more direct confrontation? Hopefully the US will be thoughtful of the consequences of arming further the rebels, but I am afraid it will not. In any case, more weapons delevery to rebels will only prolong the war. I am ABSOLUTELY NOT a defender of the Syrian regime, but the alternative present by the rebels seems to be worse.
Five people hurt in fire at Germany refugee station (Reuters)