|John Brennan visited Kiev|
White House confirms Russian media reports that CIA director was in Kiev over the weekend:
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|CIA is delivering shipments to rebels|
The United States has begun funneling weapons and technical equipment to rebel fighters in Syria, the Washington Post reported late Wednesday.
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US is considering a plan to use its military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training being done quietly in Jordan, US officials told The Associated Press
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|CIA arming rebels in Syria|
Tne last thing: Defence secretary Chuck Hagel told the Senate foreign relations committee that the CIA was arming rebels in Syria - the first time that has been publicly acknowledged.
Hagel told the committee that President Obama approved plans in June to give lethal aid to Syrian rebels, Hagel and senator Bob Corker, the top Republican on the committee, both referred to the covert aid during a hearing on Obama's request that Congress approve military action against Syria.
Because the aid is "covert" and overseas, it's a fair bet it's coming from the CIA. I can't imagine the aid sitting on a shelf for long after the approval was signed, either. And it's probably a fair bet also that they're showing the rebels how to use the stuff they are handing over - training.
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|No 9/11 Conspiracy Says Stratfor's George Friedman|