The United States has approved providing Syrian rebels with $123 millions in new non-lethal aid.
The United States has approved providing Syrian rebels with 123 millions dollars in new non-lethal defensive aid that have not been part of the assistance package in the past. The non-lethal defensive assistance could include body armour, night vision goggles, armoured vehicles, and advanced communications equipment.
While the Syrian opposition said that the increase in aid was a step forward, the opposition is also saying that the nature of the support coming from the West remains “very limited” compare to their original demand for… “Some tactical weapons to be able to even the playing field and be able to cope with the massive weaponry that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had.”
Everything considered the decision of the United States and its allied not to provide offensive lethal armaments to the rebel is a very good decision since nobody wants to help terrorist and Jihadists, no matter the reason why.
While the US is prepared to provide a major boost in non-lethal military equipment assistance, European nations considered changes to an arms embargo that would allow arms transfers to the Syrian opposition, which would be insane. Why would you provide Terrorists, Islamists and Jihadists with armaments such as drones and missile capability as per their original demand?
To have them turn against you tomorrow!
The United Nations estimates that the fighting in Syria has killed more than 70,000 people.
Michel Ouellette JMD
Public Affairs & Communications
Author, Novelist, and Futurist