Fox News confirmed on Saturday that the United States will provide arms and training to Syrian rebels through a CIA program. Former US ambassador, John Bolton, said on America’s News HQ that this is a “mistake.”
Sen. Rand Paul reacted this morning news broke that President Obama would appoint Susan Rice as his next national security adviser, and he questioned whether Benghazi was being used by the U.S. to send arms to Syrian rebels.
The Assad regime in Syria is gaining support from allies including the Russians and Hezbollah, despite protests from the United States government. So what’s the next move for the U.S.?
Sen. John McCain made a surprise trip to Syria over the weekend, visiting the nation's rebels who are currently engaged in an uphill fight against the Syrian army. The trip's timing is critical for the rebels as their weapon supply dwindles and they're losing international legitimacy because of the amount of Al-Qaeda troops who are joining their ranks. They're also continuing to lose ground to the Syrian forces.
Moments ago, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that the Obama administration is “rethinking” its opposition to arming the Syrian rebels, but that the White House has not made a definitive decision.