Secretary Hillary Clinton Says Russians Are Supplying Assad Regime With Attack Helicopters
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused the Russians of supplying the Syrian government with helicopters which she fears will be used against its civilians. Secretary Clinton said, “We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria, which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically.”
Senator John Cornyn wrote a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about the Russian arms deal with the Pentagon. He stated, “I remain deeply troubled that the DOD would knowingly
do business with a firm that has enabled mass atrocities in Syria.”
Recent amateur video shot near the city of Homs captures helicopters firing on civilian areas. Today the U.N. peacekeeping chief declared that Syria is enveloped in a civil war. Jennifer Griffin reported that neither the United States nor the United Nations have imposed an arms embargo on Syria which would prevent Russia from resupplying the Assad regime.