France: We must arm Syrian rebels now
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius addresses members of parliament on March 12, 2013 in Paris.
March 14th, 2013
03:47 AM ET

France: We must arm Syrian rebels now

With the carnage in Syria mounting out of control, there's only one thing left to do, France says: Lift a European Union embargo and start arming rebels.

"We must convince our partners, particularly in Europe, that we have no other choice but lift the arms embargo in favor of the (opposition) Syrian Coalition," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius wrote in an op-ed for the French newspaper Liberation.

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  1. saywhat

    Sure France. The right recipe for more horror.
    Arm Al-Qaeda when we see fit.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Like elsewhere , stir trouble and when it spins out of control lose your marbles altogether.

    March 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. little mister©

    I am need of medical help.
    Im in whyoming swallowed by a sink hole.
    I am eating birdy poop to survive

    March 14, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mark G.

    As long as they do not give them "assault " rifles. Feinstein would be upset. Perhaps some old muskets and maybe a few old winchesters.

    March 16, 2013 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lisa DeLeo

    Why can't I find anything on CNN about the closing of Crprus banks.

    March 18, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • samantha

      look on Aljazeeraenglish

      March 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lisa DeLeo

    Report that the Cyprus government is taking 6.5% of peoples bank accounts and up tp 9.9%. Outrage Could our government do the same???

    Wake up everybody

    March 18, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |