“It’s premature to take a decision to arm the opposition movement in Syria because I would challenge anyone to identify for me the opposition movement in Syria at this point,” General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.
“There’s indications that al-Qa’ida is involved and that they are interested in supporting the opposition.
“I mean, there’s a number of players, all of whom are trying to reinforce their particular side of this issue. And until we’re a lot clearer about who they are and what they are, I think it would be premature to talk about arming them.”
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