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Army’s plans to support Syrian rebels

Posted By admin On December 11, 2012 @ 10:06 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Richard Norton-Taylor
London Guardian [1]
Dec 11, 2012

Britain’s military chiefs have drawn up contingency plans to provide Syrian rebels with maritime, and possibly air, power in response to a request from David Cameron, senior defence sources said on Monday night.

However, they said the UK would act only if the US did so and made it clear that British chiefs of staffs are seriously worried about the consequences of intervening in the Syrian crisis.

Military sources have privately been expressing growing concern about pressure from Downing Street.

Officials compared it to the pressure applied by Cameron before Britain and France took the lead in the campaign of air strikes on Libya early last year.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/11/british-forces-support-syria-rebels

[2] UK ‘may arm’ Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-may-arm-syrian-rebels.html

[3] Russia denies it is switching support to Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-denies-it-is-switching-support-to-syrian-rebels.html

[4] Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-authorizes-secret-u-s-support-for-syrian-rebels.html

[5] Britain in secret talks with Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/britain-in-secret-talks-with-syrian-rebels.html

[6] Free Syrian Army Gen. Salem Idris Yet To Hear From D.C. About Promised “Military Support”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/free-syrian-army-gen-salem-idris-yet-to-hear-from-d-c-about-promised-%e2%80%9cmilitary-support%e2%80%9d.html

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