Apparently the only way to protect civilians is to give weapons to terrorists.
Apparently the only way to protect civilians is to give weapons to terrorists. And apparently the only civilians the European Union is interested in protecting are Sunni Muslim civilians, rather than the Christian civilians they are kidnapping and murdering. And once they actually get their hands on EU weapons, the "Brave Syrian People" (TM) can begin kidnapping and killing Christian civilians with weapons from Christian countries.
The UK pushed heavily for not maintaining the arms embargo, just as it pushed heavily for the Libyan War. The UK's Foreign Secretary sold the measure as a way of sending a message to Assad rather than a plan to send arms to the Syrian Jihadists, but that is an obvious ploy. This isn't about sending a message, it's about sending weapons. And anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.
Sanity came from unexpected places like Finland and Austria, but it did no good. The key players got their way, just as they got their way in Libya.
So this is a win for Turkey and Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood. It's a win for the lunatics at the helm of foreign policy in London and France who are once again out-obamaing Obama.