US to Provide $60 Million for Syrian Opposition by VOA News February 28, 2013U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday announced $60 million in additional aidto the Syrian opposition and also for the first time an unspecified amount of non-lethalaid to some of its military forces.The announcement came in Rome where Kerry attended a meeting with the Syrianopposition leaders and officials from dozens of countries supporting them.Kerry said the $60 million will enable the opposition to provide services in areas itcontrols and help build its local support. Militant groups have filled that role in someareas, raising concerns in the West.The military aid — combat rations and medical supplies — will be the first provided by the United States directly to the opposition military council.Kerry said the international community is committed to working with the Syrianopposition 'with peace as a first resort.''They are the legitimate voice of the Syrian people. And that stands in very stark contrastto the rule of Bashar al-Assad, who long ago lost his legitimacy and who is out of timeand who must be out of power,' said Kerry.The Syrian opposition wants weapons, and was hoping for at least equipment like body armor and armored vehicles. The United States is concerned about any supplies beingpassed to the militants, who have many of the most effective fighting units.Concern over militants At a news conference Thursday, after what is called the Friends of Syria meeting, Kerry referred to the concern about militants, and the balance the international community istrying to strike between pressing for an end to the Assad regime and not strengtheningthe extremists."We can't risk letting this country in the heart of the Middle East be destroyed by viciousautocrats or hijacked by the extremists,' he said. 'In supporting the Syrian OppositionCoalition and the Free Syrian Army, we reject both of those choices."Kerry has said the United States wants to 'change the calculation' Syrian PresidentBashar al-Assad is making as he clings to power and orders increasingly brutal attackson civilian areas."What we're doing today is part of a whole, and I am very confident that that whole isgoing to have the ability for President Assad to realize he better start measuring moreeffectively what his future is, what his choices are and what kinds of weapons he uses,'
NATO Rats are - again, as in Libya - causing chaos violence in death in aonce orderly and stable nation: Syria