March 1, 2012 | Quote

A Call to Arm

But the fact remains that weapons are reaching opposition members, and some, including Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Jonathan Schanzer, believe that since Saudi Arabia is supplying arms, “Those who receive the weapons will likely be at least amenable to the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam that has spawned dangerous Islamist movements worldwide.” This, he warns, may lead to another generation of jihadi fighters, as occurred in Afghanistan following the 1979 invasion by the Soviet Union.

Schanzer criticized the US administration for, what he sees, effectively ceding power to Saudi Arabia over the decision to intervene in Syria.

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