Today in the UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has announced that the UK will extend its support for the FSA. He has said that weapons will not be supplied but has confirmed that £5mil worth of aid will be given. This is additional aid to the £27.5mil already contributed.
Mr Hague admitted that supplying aid would not resolve the Syrian crisis. He said however that in the absence of diplomacy it would deal with the "symptom and not the disease". He maintains that this is the right and proper course of action at this moment in time.
The UK is not alone in supporting the rebels. This was also the case in Libya. Whilst both countries needed a regime change, both have experienced or are experiencing civil wars. That means that it should be up to the people of Syria to decide not foreign leaders. The West continues to play the hypocritical card.
It may remain UK policy for now not to send arms to the rebels but what about other countries? There are still many theories that the US is more deeply involved than its administration will admit.
Opinion: Yes there is a humanitarian crisis in Syria. Yes it will be used to instigate more bloodshed and war. Yes the West has a hidden agenda. Yes the West chooses the civil wars it supports carefully. This is done by ignoring the plight of people living under regimes that are "friendly or beneficial" to the West.
Behind the subterfuge of humanitarian crisis the West is becoming embroiled in civil wars around the world. The ordinary citizens of these broken countries are in a no win situation.