Mark Mardell, the BBC’s North America Editor, on the US, the UK and Syria

Which brings us back to “arming the rebels” and allied concepts like a no-fly zone.

Enthusiasts insist it isn’t that difficult – find the right sort of rebels and give them the weapons they need. But as one insider put it to me: “What if we give the minority we trust the good stuff and five miles down the road they run into a road block and Islamist nutters take it off them? How does that help?”

No-one has any particularly good answers to this conundrum. We’ll see today if the two leaders can come up with anything that squares the circle.

Mark Mardell noting one problem with the idea that sending more foreign weapons into Syria will somehow solve the countries problems.

The full article is here.

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