He's a bit of a madman, eh? Troops to Muslim Brotherhood Egypt, troops to Jordan, troops in Africa, arms to jihadists in Libya and to the savages in Syria.
He can appease, arm, aid the jihadists across the world -- but empowering these devout slaughterers will not spare us. See: Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
U.S. has secretly provided arms training to Syria rebels since 2012 By David S. Cloud and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times LA Times, June 21, 2013 (thanks to Lookmann)
CIA agents and special operations troops have trained the rebels in anti-tank and antiaircraft weaponry in Jordan and Turkey.
WASHINGTON — CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and antiaircraft weapons since late last year, months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming them, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders.
The covert U.S. training at bases in Jordan and Turkey, along with Obama's decision this month to supply arms and ammunition to the rebels, has raised hope among the beleaguered Syrian opposition that Washington ultimately will provide heavier weapons as well. So far, the rebels say they lack the weapons they need to regain the offensive in the country's bitter civil war.