This is giving support to the Muslim Brotherhood in their attempt to take over Syria.
Washington Post – U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels
The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.
The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.
The latest effort to provide aid is aimed at supporting rebel fighters who are under the command of Gen. Salim Idriss, according to officials, some of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because part of the initiative is covert. Idriss is the commander of the Supreme Military Council, a faction of the disjointed armed opposition.
The article also says that the shipments would travel through expanded military bases in Turkey and Jordan. Did anyone know that we have expanded military bases in that region?
They ran a test run of 350,000 packets of food supplies to the rebels. Now the next run will be shipping non-lethal weaponry (vehicles, body armor, night vision goggles, etc). Ultimately, the rebels want “antitank and antiaircraft weapons.” They will probably get those in time.