In lieu of no fly zone Qatar sends shoulder fired missiles
Since Russia and Obama have effectively blocked a no fly zone by the West, for the rebels to have a fair shot against the Assad regime they need an effective means of dealing with his air force. Without the missiles their cause is looking hopeless. This story indicates the rebels have had some success in shooting down a Syrian chopper.
In an effort that underlines its outsize role in the region, Qatar is using a shadowy arms network to move shoulder-fired missiles to Syria, ignoring American warnings that they could fall into terrorist hands.