but we are funding Syrian rebels
As far as I'm aware the Free Syrian Army aren't involved in terrorist attacks on mainland Britain and Northern Ireland, so there is a significant
difference between the two.
The American funding of the IRA was disgraceful and the blood of innocent victims will remain on their hands for ever.
From what I read, this "civil" war now has religious and ethnic characteristics, and the increased strength of radical Islamic groups suggests that
the alternative to Assad's regime may be a hell of a long way from being democratic.
Britain just cant help sticking their nosey beaks into affairs that have nothing do with us,
Once the oil runs out the Middle East will become a very different place, and the billionaire sheikhs and Western-style playboys will be replaced by something much more akin to the Taleban. Our experience in Afghanistan proves that there isn't much we can do about that, so we might as well get used to leaving the Middle East to stew in its own juice.