1. Syria Bears Arms

    Rebel Weapons Made in Libya

    Syrian rebel fighters belonging to the "Martyrs of Maaret al-Numan" battalion leave their position after a range of shootings on June 13, 2013 in the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan in front of the army base of Wadi Deif, down in the valley. At least 93,000 people, including over 6,500 children, have been killed in Syria's civil war, the United Nations said on June 13, 2013, warning that the true death toll could be far higher.  AFP PHOTO DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    What goes around comes around—just not always in the ways you'd expect. Syrian rebels are being supplied with weapons in a multinational aid effort largely funded by Qatar. But in a crazy plot twist, the weapons originated with Muammar Gaddafi's totalitarian government in Libya. At the height of his power, Gaddafi kept stockpiles of arms to send to people fighting governments he didn't like. But in post-Gaddafi Libya the tables have turned, and now the very rebels who ousted the late dictator are using his weapons to help efforts he would have loathed. Talk about revenge.

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