backdoor deal

U.S. Sends Arms to Syrian Rebels

Surprise? The U.S. Congress has reportedly been secretly approving deliveries of small arms to "moderate" Syrian rebel groups and has voted to continue doing so until the end of September. The weapons, mostly light arms but also anti-tank rockets, have been moved into the southern part of the country via Jordan. Congress has long been hesitant on providing lethal aid due to the concern it would end up in the hands of extreme jihadist militants.