"While willing to engage with the rebels, Canada is among the few western governments refusing to recognize the opposition rebel coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.
"Our strong concern has been, and continues to be, the number of radical jihadists that have entered parts of the opposition and, in our view, that's not getting better. It is, in fact, getting worse," Baird said.
The UK and France committed to only supplying arms to "moderate" factions within the opposition. Still, the decision to allow the arms embargo to expire came after 12 hours of intense debate among EU member states...."
What moderates? A bit like trying to find a needle in a haystack. And what's to say that these arms don't fall into the hands of less so moderately inclined groups brandishing black flags and imposing the full version of sharia law.
Is there any way that an arm can distinguish a bad guy, the enemy from a civilian.
This is sheer madness