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Qatar gives Libyan arms to Syrian rebels

July 7, 2013

Weapons used during the rebellion against Qaddafi have been spirited out of Libya by agents of Qatar.  The arms are smuggled through Turkey across the Syrian border.  The guns transferred by Qatar are said to be going to fighters who are more extreme and Islamist than the rebels being supported by the Obama administration.

Take a listen to NPR’s four-minute interview with one of the New York Times journalists who reported on the story:

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7 comments

  1. Reblogged this on oogenhand and commented:
    More extreme than those supported by Obama? Well errr….civil war between extremists and even more-extremists?


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  3. […] Management of the failed gunrunning operation from Libya to Syria appears to have been since been transferred to Qatar. […]


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  6. […] the weapons that the Croatian dealer is transferring to Syria may have originated from Libya (see here and here).  And this isn’t the first time that European countries have been used for […]


  7. […] are sold at relatively low prices, a real business opportunity for traffickers.”  Indeed, that seemed to be the case after the Libyan uprising against Qaddafi as well:  many of the Libyan weapons have wound up […]



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