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Yoho bill would bar military aid to Syria

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) has introduced legislation to prohibit military assistance in Syria.  If passed, the bill would not allow the distribution of funds to aid opposition forces in Syria.

"Anyone who thinks that arming rebel opposition in Syria is a good idea should learn lessons from our past," Yoho said. "These same policies have created monsters in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the globe.

"The Syrian ‘opposition’ is a mix of groups like the Muslim Brotherhood of Syria and organizations that have pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda. To think we can guarantee any assistance won’t come to the aid of the groups that mean us harm is naïve at best and fatal at worst. I don’t believe arming anyone in Syria makes any American safer."

Levy County is in the district the congressman serves. He also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The bill is H.R. 2503.