February 28th, 2013
07:00 AM ET

U.S. giving $60M more to Syrian opposition

The United States will provide an additional $60 million in assistance to the Syrian opposition over the coming months, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday.

Kerry announced the aid after he met with Syria's national opposition coalition leader, Moaz Al-Khatib in Rome.

The funds will enable the opposition group to help local councils and communities in liberated areas expand the delivery of basic goods and essential services.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I pay taxes. I'd like to know how it will help me to give money to a group trying to overthrow the government of Syria.
    Will the price of my car's gasoline go down if Syrian rebels win? Will it be less likely that North Korea will try to nuke California?
    What's in it for me?

    February 28, 2013 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      JIF: You and I are wrong! It appears that OUR country doesn't have any problems with money!? OUR "elected children", obviously think that WE, the people, are OK! MAYBE we want to get some free sand from them or think that by giving them OUR money they will be our friends? NOT!

      February 28, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      But @ ronvan,
      The USA economy is getting better every day. You just haven't noticed yet.
      Let me give you an example: we are developing a new Leisure Class.
      See, see?

      February 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  2. lou50

    just think we have to borrow 24 million of that from the chinese and we can't make our interest payments now. The Federal Government is to stupid to be allowed to spend money. We need to defund them and see how that works. But then we now have more people working for the government and on welfare than are working in the private sector so the end is in sight.

    February 28, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. codemanx

    Hilarious....meanwhile his boss is telling everyone because of the sequestor all of the horrible things that will happen and be unable to do. Oh but $60 mil to Syria, sure no prob, here ya go.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Herewe Goagain

      Exactly. Its all LIES.

      February 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Herewe Goagain

    The warrior nation is looking for fresh meat.

    February 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    That $85 billion could be elliminated by doing just ONE thing and it wouldnt hurt any american citizen. STOP GIVING ALL FOREIGN AID!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. What the...

    If you read the article you would see that this $60 million is in addition to $50 million of aid already promised. That's $110 million total (so far).

    February 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mr Dalloway

    And what about the American people?

    February 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 1608®

    I'd like to know where the Republican l
    outrage is.

    February 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • alienmom

      Well since you are a Dem make your own outrage and contact your representative,since he/she is not doing their job either.I don't care ,write all of them ,but make your voice be heard.

      March 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ what the, yea i did notice the MORE part so i assumed this wasnt the first time. And @ 1608 yea where is the outrage. I dont know about everyone else but myself, im tired of my tax dollars going to all these countries while our own is in such a financial mess.

    February 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alienmom

    let's see and Kerry is giving Egypt $190 million immediately because they are in extreme need.And this country and it's people who pay for this aid and NOT in extreme need? Write your congressmen and make this stop .If you say nothing you cannot complain!

    March 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. alienmom

    Name ONE country that we have given aid to that has ever come to our aid.The military " help" we supposedly get in return is minimal at best.More like a stab in the back to us.The % of countries that ever return the aid $ is minimal again.

    March 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |