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Obama's Syria Policy a Mess
weekly standard ^ | 6/15 | smith

Posted on 06/15/2013 5:25:45 AM PDT by RummyChick

The White House, writes the New York Times, will “begin supplying the rebels for the first time with small arms and ammunition, according to American officials.” USA Today concurs, quoting an unnamed official “knowledgeable about the plans” who “confirmed to USA TODAY that the new assistance would include arming the rebels.” The Wall Street Journal explains that “Obama issued a “classified order directing the Central Intelligence Agency to coordinate arming the rebels in concert with its allies.

However, there are other administration officials who tell the press that the White House is not going to send weapons to the opposition. Josh Rogin at the Daily Beast writes that his source “says that lethal arms are not part of the new items Obama has now authorized.” “The president,” says this official, “has made a decision to provide the Syrian opposition with military items that can increase their effectiveness on the ground, but at this point it does not include things like guns and bullets.”

So is the White House arming the rebels or not? There’s been confusion since yesterday afternoon when Sen. John McCain said on the Senate floor that Obama “will announce that we will be assisting the Syrian rebels by providing them with weapons and other assistance. I applaud the president’s decision.” Shortly after, McCain retracted his remarks, explaining that “the president has not made the final decision on arming.” Afterward, McCain’s spokesman, Josh Rogin reported, said the senator had been told by reliable sources that Obama was planning to arm the rebe

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; genocide; iran; iraq; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; obama; pravda; putinsbuttboys; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; threatmatrix; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 06/15/2013 5:25:45 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

‘The enemy of my enemy is my enemy?’

Can SOMEONE elighten me as to why we have/would continue to arm Islamofacists of ANY stripe?

(Rhetorical!)

It’s to the point where I’m certain America won’t survive this POS, let alone the WORLD. *SHUDDER*

Lord, Hear Our Prayer.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 5:28:30 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: RummyChick
These Americans were murdered never anticipating with their last thoughts
that America would betray them and actually arm their murderers.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 5:29:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: RummyChick

“Mess” is a dog whistle word used by 0bama to indicate yet another issue that is W’s fault.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 5:29:56 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: RummyChick

Must be satire...This guy is going to get a lot of prople killed very quickly.....


5 posted on 06/15/2013 5:30:51 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: RummyChick

It’s the only dog he’s got to wag, and he’s going to wag it.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: RummyChick

Barak, no matter what you do for them, they are not
going to like us.


7 posted on 06/15/2013 5:32:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RummyChick

Looks as though the Russian Reset needs a reset...


8 posted on 06/15/2013 5:39:15 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

One of Reagan’s top CIA people..the one that used to be related to the Boston Bomber’s Uncle..believed that we should arm the Radical Islamists to take on our enemies

Such as the Russians.

He probably still believes it.


9 posted on 06/15/2013 5:43:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

-——Can SOMEONE elighten me as to why we have/would continue to arm Islamofacists of ANY stripe?-——

Syria’s Assad must be toppled. Iran must be weakened.

Think Dubai, think Jubail ....... there’s not Islamic homogenity


10 posted on 06/15/2013 5:43:37 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: RummyChick

Signs the UN Small Arms Treaty one day, sends small arms to Islamofacists the next. Claims access to semi auto weapons is wrong for Americans one day, claims they’re OK for Islamofacists the next. I guess Al Qaida is so far back on it’s heels we need to help it now. Obama’s policies seem to be schizophrenic. He’s in a panic and, yes, he will get our understaffed, under paid, under armed military into a mess and the US into a war.


11 posted on 06/15/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: RummyChick

I’m waiting on my coffee so maybe I’m not understanding all this.

He’s arming them with anything military that isn’t guns or bullet?

He is doing this so that it doesn’t look like he’s letting his red-line be crossed?

Yet he has our people on the border?

This is twisted....


12 posted on 06/15/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RummyChick

George Soros loves Obama’s Syria policy. The Democrat party is a blight on America.


13 posted on 06/15/2013 5:49:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RummyChick

Do words have meanings?

Like, for example, TREASON!


14 posted on 06/15/2013 5:50:26 AM PDT by Balata (*)We came unarmed, last time! (*)Liberals, where's the separation of church and state with Islam?(*)
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To: bert; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ...
"Syria’s Assad must be toppled. Iran must be weakened."

Christians must be religiously cleansed.

I can understand this from obama. I CAN'T understand it from congress.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

15 posted on 06/15/2013 5:53:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: RummyChick

Disarming us while arming our bitterest enemies.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: MestaMachine

——— I CAN’T understand it from congress.——

There is a step noted that was overlooked. That is, the assistance is being given, not to the Syrian Rebels but to the Turks and Arabs giving direct assistance to the rebels.

You also inserted irrelevant statement about cleansing of Christians. That is not an objective.


17 posted on 06/15/2013 6:03:52 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

Bull puckey. THAT is definitely an objective of the so-called rebels. They have already started it.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 6:10:12 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Steely Tom

Punishing his enemies while rewarding his friends.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 6:11:31 AM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: MestaMachine

old story
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/01/leaked-emails-prove-obama-backed-plan-to-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-on-syria-and-blame-it-on-assa.html

U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’ Daily Mail


20 posted on 06/15/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
One of the main reason Obama Syria problem is a "mess" is because he MUST figure in what Putin will do...in response to what Obama does to help the AQ.. err, I mean "rebels"

Putin is not a spineless gutless GOP congress critter nor is he a senile old coot like McCain Obama deals with everyday...

I seriously doubt Obama wants to get in pissing contest with the former head of the KGB...

Unfortunately for us... Obama has no one in his administration but lackeys, political hacks and yes men with virtually no experience in dealing with international relationships...

Maybe Obama should call on Condi Rice...

21 posted on 06/15/2013 6:23:17 AM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: bert; MestaMachine
You also inserted irrelevant statement about cleansing of Christians. That is not an objective.

Name ONE conflict where obama has supported the christian side, or the least radical muslim side.

Elimination of all Christians and Jews IS the de facto ultimate goal of this administration.

I dare you to find one data point in their actions that argues against it.

22 posted on 06/15/2013 6:37:57 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: RummyChick

Should be an easy call for Obama - the Syrian rebels HATE the United States and will help wipe us off the map, once they’re strong enough. So let’s arm them!


23 posted on 06/15/2013 6:39:34 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: RummyChick

What mess?

The result is a larger threat to Israel....which is exactly what Obama wants!


24 posted on 06/15/2013 6:59:16 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: RummyChick
Obama's Syria Policy a Mess

You know, I posted this exact same thing almost a year ago here. But, now that I think about it, the 0bama regime's Syria policy is NOT a mess.

If you look at it from 0bama's perspective, all of the deaths (many Christians), instability on Israel's border(s), the Persians getting a foothold, Hezbollah's intervention, and I could go on, are all good.

Think about it, what better way to pressure Israel (read destabilize), kill Christians, poke Ivan with a stick, make friends with the muslim brotherhood, al-queda, the arabs in general, hasten the caliphate, and get the myriad of his scandals off the front page.

No, it's not a mess, it is going according to plan.

0bama is an enemy of the state.

5.56mm

25 posted on 06/15/2013 7:19:23 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: null and void

You miss the large point. While an Amerocentric view is laudable, the Syrian war is not American and is being prosecuted by others.

We do not have a leadership position.

With regard to Syria, Obama’s action or inaction is not really a big issue outside our boundries.


26 posted on 06/15/2013 8:12:39 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: RummyChick
From the article:That, in a nutshell, is a mess. I wonder if the Limbaugh Theorem fits into any of this?
27 posted on 06/15/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: bert
I think you are missing the larger point.

We're just going to have to agree to disagree on this one as to which point is larger.

We do not have a leadership position.

"Our" leadership is actively aiding forces of ultimate evil in their goal of destroying not just America, but all of Christendom and western civilization.

With regard to Syria, Obama’s action or inaction is not really a big issue outside our boundries.

Unless you happen to think the continued existence of a free civilization on earth is a big deal.

28 posted on 06/15/2013 8:22:31 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
You seem to continue to believe the sky is falling when it is not.

While there are those intent on conquering the world, they are a very small minority and lack the resources for making it happen.

Think Dubai....... the interest in business and money trumps zealotry


29 posted on 06/15/2013 8:34:11 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: bert

On that one, you get an A+,Bert...


30 posted on 06/15/2013 8:38:23 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: MestaMachine; bert; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; ...

Stay out of Syria, Israel can manage it. Otherwise you’re asking for a new Vietnam fiasco!!!


31 posted on 06/15/2013 12:06:01 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: RummyChick

Doublespeak by the Administration. So it’s true. George Orwell was a prophet.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 12:14:35 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: danamco

Dittos!!


33 posted on 06/15/2013 1:05:43 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: blueunicorn6
.................................. FRegards
34 posted on 06/15/2013 7:09:09 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: RummyChick

Obama will do it and say he didn’t do it. Then when he is caught he will blame it on some flunkie, say it wasn’t him but the program will keep going.


35 posted on 06/15/2013 7:13:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: M Kehoe

I hope there is no Korea flare-up, Obama would end up sending weapons to the fat man in Pyongyang if he promised to be nicer.


36 posted on 06/15/2013 7:15:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steely Tom

And that surprises you how?


37 posted on 06/17/2013 3:33:22 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: RummyChick
Obama's Syria Policy a Mess

Now there's a shocker.

38 posted on 06/17/2013 4:12:32 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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