Obama Admin Announces Military Pay Cuts, Gives $102 Million To Foreign Terror Group
April 21, 2013
Despite the organization being linked to Al-Qaeda and after having several pictures surface online of fighters grilling a decapitated human head, the United States pledged to give Syrian opposition forces $123 million in new defense aid – doubling the aid previously pledged by the Obama Administration.
The announcement was made early Sunday morning by Secretary of State, John Kerry, who is meeting in the Turkish capital with opposition leaders.
“We want to see the coalition lead the way by ramping up its ability in order to be able to provide assistance, deliver services and respond to the needs of the Syrian people,” Kerry said.
He added that the Syrian opposition and foreign backers have agreed that all future aid to rebels will be channeled through opposition’s supreme military command.
The move comes just days after the Obama Administration announced of its plans to send American troops to the nation of Jordan in an effort to guard against the escalating civil war in neighboring Syria.