Stop the shipment of arms to Syrian RebelsWe oppose recently announced plans to intervene in the ongoing civil war in Syria by providing lethal assistance to Syrian opposition forces.
We believe providing arms to Syrian opposition forces will exacerbate the conflict, embolden extremist forces, and Americanize a civil war. Despite the incredible skill and dedication of our military and intelligence personnel, we are not confident that the administration can effectively vet, deliver and maintain the chain of custody on arms to groups in Syria given the circumstances and composition of opposition forces.
The conflict in Syria, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives, is an unspeakable human tragedy, and deserves our attention and deliberation. We stand by the Obama Administration’s decision to provide non-lethal, humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people. However, we believe that providing weapons to opposition forces will represent a dangerous escalation of U.S. involvement.
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