The headline would suggest that the "Syrian rebels" are some sort of cohesive force with a single commander. They are a mish mash of militant groups armed with all sorts of weapons that are not compatible with one another. Some are secular, others religious up to the head and hand severing variety. I find it hard to believe that the US would be so stupid as to arm these polarized factions. It would annoy the Russian, who would have to arm Assad in response. The turmoil that the Arab revolutions have brought after the fall of their dictators. Should show that it best not to interfere in Middle East conflicts. Let them fight it out. without outside help.
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from the article: Obama preparing to arm Syrian rebels, officials say