This is nothing new. They are even providing Syria with oil. Lets play a thought game. Would you rather have an extremist government(Al Queda or Muslim Brotherhood) in Syria which will purge thousands of Orthodox Christians,Kurds and Alawites or the current government that protects these minorities? We all know what the Muslim Brotherhood did in Egypt as soon as they gained power. They began to purge the Coptic Christians who were there. It seems that the Obama government is always on the side of the extremists.