Skip to comments.Libya rebels will receive $25 million from U.S.
Posted on 04/20/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT by Species8472
Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and al Qaeda, the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafis regime from power.
The presidents proposed actions would provide urgently needed nonlethal assistance to support efforts to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack in Libya, said Joseph E. Macmanus, acting assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, in an April 15 letter. A copy of the letter, sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was obtained by The Washington Times.
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He is nothing if not stupid. It stands to reason that whatever aid you give them frees up other resources to buy weapons and ammo. This is basic logic.
Time to layoff 25 million worth of policemen and teachers.
If we have to borrow the money from China to give to them, let China give it to them.
Does anyone think this “nonlethal aid” will not be used for lethal purposes?
What a waste of tax money.
Nice. But we’re broke.
As John Adams said, we hope for liberty for all peoples, but we are custodians only of our own.
Maybe when Iraq repays us for ousting Sadaam, we can
afford to help out another rebel movement.
I heard today that some are calling for Kadafffi to be charged with war crimes.
how can people be accused of “war crimes” when there’s no “war” going on?
Yup. It will. See your FReepmail in a few.
Apparently the CIA was in Libya and signed off on this. In a related development, the head of Yeman complained that women participating in demonstrations was unIslamic. The next demonstration there were large quantities of women taking part. Perhaps women (empowered by Facebook, Twitter, etc.) will keep the men from highjacking these movements for fundamentalism.
The commies always claimed that we’d sell them they rope they’d use to hang us. Now were giving it away!
the undocumented pRes_ _ent Obama:
"They will invest in nukes and shoulder missiles against American civilians."
They gave an extra $100+ million to Egypt and its going Sharia...
do you think their massive foreign aid will be stopped??
“I heard today that some are calling for Kadafffi to be charged with war crimes.”
The same people who put him at the head of the UN “Human Rights” commission. The worldwide political class is a joke. I just want to be left alone.
You must be one of those 'troublemakers' that they warned us about...
The MB must be short on cash.
This is wonderful! First we spend billions trying to kill al Qaeda, now we’re giving them $25 million in personal payoffs.
Shaazam! Al Qaeda is our friends! It’s magical that way.
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