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Kerry: Don’t Worry, Syrian Extremists Getting Only a Few Weapons


Our secretary of state reassures us:

DOHA, Qatar — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the Obama administration is confident that the vast majority of weapons being supplied to Syrian rebels by U.S. allies are going to moderates and not finding their way to extremists.

“You can’t guarantee that one weapon or another may not fall in that kind of a situation into the hands that you don’t want it to,” he said. “But, in terms of fundamental balance of battlefield tactics and of effort, I think it is pretty clear that the prime minister shares a belief in trying to do what we need to do rapidly and to try to effect this through the SNC.”

In other news, the vast majority of guns purchased by the Department of Justice are not finding their way to Mexican drug cartels.

Tags: John Kerry , Syria


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