Round Up: Lethal Aid, Human Interest Stories, Lebanon

US Policy and Weapons for Rebels   In Turnabout, Syria Rebels Get Libyan Weapons – NYT During his more than four decades in power, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya was North Africa’s outrageously self-styled arms benefactor, a donor of weapons to guerrillas and terrorists around the world fighting governments he did not like. Even after […]

News Round UP (7 march 2011)

A number of ex-Syrian military hired on in Libya and remain fighting for Qaddafi. This has created numerous accusations that Syria is officially supporting Qaddafi. There is no proof of this, but it has caught on in Twitterland and places like neoconservative journal, Commentary (See Quote below). One Syrian friend wrote: The headlines are: “Al-Jazeera: […]

Syrians demonstrate against Qaddafi; Kerry Pushes Peace; SLT sputters

Video of yesterday’s demonstration in front of the Libyan Embassy in Damascus – About 100-150 Syrians demonstrated in solidarity with Libya’s struggle against Qaddafi in front of the Libyan embassy in Damascus. They called for Qaddafi’s downfall. The demonstrators were chanting “peacefully, peacefully”. One demonstrator wrote to say that a number of the participants were […]