For about a year now Syrian Rebels have been getting weapons training by U.S. Special Ops and CIA personnel at bases in Jordan and Turkey. With Obama's announcement that the Rebels will be getting anti-aircraft and other weapons in the near future, this is giving the Rebels much hope for the future.
The United States has also come out and stated that when training is complete the servicemen at the base in Jordan will be staying on through the near future. Well, it has happened, we are in another regional war and we are going to be involved for the long haul. Problem is that once again this puts us against the Russians. We are backing the Rebels and the Russians are backing the Syrian government. Lovely.