As U.S. Moves to Arm Syrian Rebels, Questions Raised About Reports of Chemical Weapons Attack | Democracy Now!

The Obama administration is reportedly close to begin arming Syrian rebels with «lethal weaponry» in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad. The Washington Post reports President Obama will make a final decision in the coming weeks on what one official described as «assistance that has a direct military purpose.» Syrian rebels have already asked Western backers for anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles.