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European diplomat ridicules arming of rebels

Posted by seumasach on May 26, 2013

“It would be the first conflict where we pretend we could create peace by delivering arms,” the diplomat said. “If you pretend to know where the weapons will end up, then it would be the first war in history where this is possible. We have seen it in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Weapons don’t disappear; they pop up where they are needed.”

Quoted in ” Divided Europe imperils Syrian arms embargo”

Independent, 26th May, 2013

 

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