Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad idea!

Via BBC:

The UK could start arming Syrian rebels, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned MPs.

Speaking during a statement on the latest situation in Syria on 10 January 2013, Mr Hague said he would ask the European Union to lift its arms embargo to the country.

This would pave the way for the government to start arming the Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, although Mr Hague said the UK would focus its efforts only on moderate political forces.

He told MPs: “Clearly the best outcome for the Syrian people would be a diplomatic breakthrough, bringing an end to the bloodshed and establishing a new Syrian government able to restore stability.