US-Funded South Syria Offensive

 
The last few days of the Geneva II peace talks took place under the shadow of US arms transfers to Syrian rebels, with a lot of fear that the US was trying to undermine the deal. The talks ended with no deals, but a plan to resume mid-February.

Rebels are reporting that virtually the moment the talks ended, the US started pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to rebel commanders in Jordan. The money was given on condition that they “pressure Assad”  http://www.thenational.ae/world/syria/cash-boost-for-syrian-rebels-to-pressure-assad in between the talks. ....... more ......... by Jason Ditz  http://news.antiwar.com/2014/02/05/syria-rebels-us-increased-aid-after-geneva-talks/ m

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