Those who argue that we should not supply arms to the insurgency because they might fall into the wrong hands are confused. Arms are being delivered into the 'wrong hands' all the time, and have been for the past two years. The Assad regime is being supplied by
Jihadist rebel factions are being supplied by donors in the Gulf. In fact, only
those that we wish to ultimately prevail - the more moderate rebel forces - run
out of ammunition and weaponry on a regular basis. Russia
Fears have also been expressed that supplying arms to the insurgents would strengthen al Qaeda-affiliated groups such as Jabhat al Nusra. Again, this is looking at the conflict through the wrong end of the telescope. Jabhat al Nusra is clearly a rising force within the insurgency, comprising a significant and effective minority that is by no means representative of the rebellion as a whole. But its rise has been encouraged in large part by the failure of Western powers to provide adequate assistance to the broader insurgency.
Since it has attracted a disproportionate level of support relative to the other factions, Jabhat al Nusra's resulting strength and effectiveness has attracted opportunists and true believers alike. It benefits not only from the disillusionment and cynicism bred by the lack of Western support, which feeds conspiracy theories of Western collusion with Assad, but also from the despair engendered by stalemate and seemingly endless suffering. Ominously for
its relative success has given it a great deal of legitimacy with the wider
population as a consequence Syria
I underlined and highlighted the above!
I have been saying similar to this for long times, but anyway post again here it is such eloquently tell the EU is become aimless drunken parrot, who sings “em..bar…go..bar…em..bar...go…!