Kerry expects immediate US aid for Syria gangs

Kerry expects immediate US aid for Syria gangs
Mon Dec 16, 2013 17:28:24

Secretary of State John Kerry says he expects the continuation of aid to Syrian militants, suspended last week following the seizure of a warehouse by foreign backed militants, to resume very quickly.

“Nobody wants to just build a warehouse up again and have it taken over again. That doesn’t make sense. So we need to make sure of where we’re going,” Kerry said on ABC’s “This Week."

However, in an apparent bid to justify future US military aid to the Syrian insurgents, Kerry said that “No one on America wants to put American troops on the ground. We could get the food in there very quickly if we did that. But that choice isn’t available."

"And no one really wants to go to war in Syria because it’s a huge sectarian, you know, mess, with all kinds of implications. So you have to work with the tools that you have that are permissible.”

Kerry blamed the warehouse takeover on infighting within the opposition.

The secretary of State on Sunday also held out hope that the militant groups in Syrian can be reunited.

“And we’ve had conversations constantly — I’ve talked this week with foreign ministers in the region. We’re working — there’s a meeting that’s going to take place, I think next week. People will be coming together,” he said.

“We are aiming toward the Geneva 2 Conference, which will take place in January, in the latter part of January,” Kerry claimed.

“It’s hard, but that’s the only way you’re ever going to end the fighting and establish some kind of a governance structure that builds a future for the Syrian people.”

According to the report, the huge defeat of the foreign-backed terrorists across the country, has added urgency to the debate over widening US military support to the militants as they admit losing and unable to win without a heavy influx of weapons and other help.


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