Al Jazeera America quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on the newly announced $500 million from the United States for Syria’s moderate opposition:

“Anytime you put weapons in a chaotic environment, you can’t guarantee they stay in the right hands,” said Faysal Itani, a fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington. “It’s a cost-benefit analysis. When you look at the situation holistically, what would you rather have — some weapons falling into the wrong hands or an ISIL state like Iraq?”

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