Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hagel/ Dempsey: "we can no longer identify the right people!"

"...In contrast, Mr. Hagel and General Dempsey provided a less encouraging assessment of the Syrian opposition and of the military situation inside Syria during an afternoon hearing of Mr. Levin’s committee.General Dempsey acknowledged that last year he had endorsed a proposal by David H. Petraeus, the C.I.A. director at the time, to arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition.
But he said he had rethought that position since then and was no longer sure the United States “could clearly identify the right people” to equip within the ranks of the armed opposition.
“It’s actually more confusing on the opposition side today than it was six months ago,” General Dempsey said. ..."

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