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State department breaks with Obama over Syria

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Sure, if you want to believe it.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/embarrassing-break-dozens-state-department-011538364.html An 'embarrassing' break: Dozens of State Department officials just revolted against Obama's Syria policy

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We are aware of a dissent channel cable written by a group of State Department employees regarding the situation in Syria," State Department spokesman John Kirby told The Wall Street Journal.

"We are reviewing the cable now, which came up very recently, and I am not going to comment on the contents," he said.

The officials who signed the document "range from a Syria desk officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs to a former deputy to the American ambassador in Damascus," and have all been involved in formulating or carrying out the administration's Syria policy.

That policy has largely emphasized defeating the Islamic State over bolstering Syria's anti-Assad rebel groups.

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The CIA-backed factions of the Free Syrian Army — the majority of which are Arab and battling forces loyal to Assad — have at times clashed with Pentagon-trained fighters associated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, who are predominantly Kurdish and focused on defeating the Islamic State.

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