[Marxism] Fwd: Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict? - The Washington Post

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Oct 12 06:43:59 MDT 2015


On 10/12/15 8:19 AM, A.R. G wrote:
> Is this true? I was under the impression that US support for rebels had
> been largely ineffectual. Why would the US give the rebels an effective
> tool like this against the regime?
>
> - Amith

I suspect that the Saudis would have delivered the TOW's whether the USA 
approved or not. Here's a useful article on the technical aspects of 
these weapons that still fail to do anything about Syrian air power.

https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/anti-tank-guided-missiles-pose-serious-threat



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