Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Besides Elsid they are already getting small arms and rocket propelled grenades through Saudi Arabia, who gets them from us. So really Obamas announcement is all just grandstanding and means nothing on the ground in Syria. They already have shoulder fired weapons and small arms. They need a no fly zone to set up rebel bases in free from attack. They need air power called in to help them advance on key installations.
But..... like i said i don't think Obama wants them to win, at least not yet.
U.S. officials are expected to meet with Gen. Salim Idriss, head of the rebel Supreme Military Council, over the next two days to discuss details of military assistance that Washington can provide. Rebel leaders said Idriss will urge the U.S. officials to offer a wider range of support.
“We welcome the decision, but it is a late step. And if they send small arms, how can small arms make a difference?” said Louay al-Mokdad, political and media coordinator for the Free Syria Army. “They should help us with real weapons, antitank and antiaircraft
, and with armored vehicles, training and a no-fly zone