Have The U.S. and Europe Helped Arm and Empower Islamist Militants in Syria?
One of the primary arguments against arming the Syrian rebels is that their lack of organization and centralized command means that the weapons could fall into the hands of Islamist militants and terrorists in their ranks. This argument is based on a combination of various influences – legitimate concern, an inability of CIA and State Department analysts to think outside the cubicle, groupthink in policy circles, and a natural aversion to such a politically risky policy.
This timidity and lack of leadership will ensure one thing: that Islamist militants get weapons.
And he who controls the weapons controls the revolution.
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