Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria

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    WASHINGTON — Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/15/w...nt-to-syrian-rebels.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

    Gotta wonder if these were the weapons in Lybia.
     
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    Signals - both to Assad & Iran...
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