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Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria
by Jon Queally for Common Dreams, reposted on MintPressNews:
An analysis of new data (pdf) collected by a group which tracks weapons in global conflict zones has found that a large proportion of the munitions now being used by ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria are from U.S. manufacturers, either captured on the battlefield or sold to them by supposed U.S. allies.
US Senate Approves $500 Million to Arm Syrian Militants
by Jon Queally for Common Dreams:
Despite loud warnings from many quarters—including foreign policy experts, the anti-war left and dissenting CIA analysts—that such a move could prove disastrous, the U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve $500 million in government funds to help arm, train, and support so-called moderate military forces inside Syria.