Skip to comments.Obama's Syria Policy a Mess
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? Theres 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 presidents decision. Shortly after, McCain retracted his remarks, explaining that the president has not made the final decision on arming. Afterward, McCains 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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‘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?
It’s to the point where I’m certain America won’t survive this POS, let alone the WORLD. *SHUDDER*
Lord, Hear Our Prayer.
“Mess” is a dog whistle word used by 0bama to indicate yet another issue that is W’s fault.
Must be satire...This guy is going to get a lot of prople killed very quickly.....
It’s the only dog he’s got to wag, and he’s going to wag it.
Barak, no matter what you do for them, they are not
going to like us.
Looks as though the Russian Reset needs a reset...
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.
-——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
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.
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....
George Soros loves Obama’s Syria policy. The Democrat party is a blight on America.
Do words have meanings?
Like, for example, TREASON!
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.
Disarming us while arming our bitterest enemies.
——— 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.
Bull puckey. THAT is definitely an objective of the so-called rebels. They have already started it.
Punishing his enemies while rewarding his friends.
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