Ever wanted to fund a civil war from your couch–and deduct it from your taxes? Well now you can! You can Paypal money for Syrian rebels to purchase arms through a US based non-profit called Syrian Support Group. Directly funding armed groups who are killing people is often forbidden, as it involves directly funding armed groups who are killing people, but in this case an exception was made.
We’re looking at the first dictator to be toppled through charitable giving… as well as what comes in the aftermath. Brutal treatment of pro-Assad captives has already been documented and Al Qaeda is on the scene lending their always-helpful hand in the matter. Want that on your dime?
Syrian Support Group’s FAQ addresses this by stating they will only give cash for weaponry to “those military councils that have adopted the [Free Syrian Army’s] Proclamation of Principles.” Judging from the way things went down in Libya and every other armed conflict ever I’m thinking there will be some not-so-principled activity going on in this lawless war zone. In fact, I’d put money on it.
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