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Obama's Move: Arming Syrian Rebels Is Arming Al-Qaida
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 17, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

Posted on 06/17/2013 5:21:41 PM PDT by raptor22

The Mideast: The president opposed arming the Syrian rebels last year on the grounds the arms could find their way into Islamist hands. This year he's changed his mind — but the rebels haven't changed their Islamist spots.

One would have thought that the decision to intervene in the Syrian civil war, a conflict in which the U.S. has no clear strategic interest, would have been announced by President Obama, sans golf garb, sitting behind his desk in the Oval Office, and not by Ben Rhodes, the White House deputy national security adviser for strategic communications.

One would also have thought that, when the decision to aid the Syrian "rebels" was made, some thought would have been given to whom we would be aiding.

Last year, the Wall Street Journal has reported, Obama blocked a proposal backed by Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to arm the rebels, voicing concerns that arms could end up in the hands of Islamists battling Mr. Assad.

The Obama administration's announcement Thursday that it would send more military aid to the rebel Supreme Military Council is another attempt to pick winners and losers, this time in a conflict over which we have no control and little influence and in which other major players have quite different desired outcomes.

In a revealing chart and article published by the Economist magazine, two of the three major fronts — the Syrian Islamic Front and the Syrian Liberation Front — are Islamist, as are 10 of the 12 identified rebel groups.

The only major secular entity on the chart is Gen. Salim Idriss' Supreme Military Command.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; christiangenocide; genocide; ibd; sunni; sunnimoslem; sunnimuslims; sunnis; syria; threatmatrix

1 posted on 06/17/2013 5:21:41 PM PDT by raptor22
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2 posted on 06/17/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: raptor22

Only in Barrys World does this make any sense..but from Juan Mclame to others I see only support and very little blowback from arming the guys who KILLED 3000 of us only 12 years ago
In a real world...we would call this insanity
but none so far.....
and so many things could go wrong
Freegards
LEX


3 posted on 06/17/2013 5:33:53 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: raptor22

This is a continuance of what 0bama was doing in Benghazi.. Arming terrorists. They thanked us by killing us in Benghazi, now 0bama is thanking them for killing Americans by hiring them! What a clusterf*ck and a dishonor to Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods. 0bama is a traitor on so many levels it’s a miracle America is still intact (yes, barely).


4 posted on 06/17/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: raptor22
September 11, 2001 was not the worst Islamic terrorist attack on this country -- November 4, 2008 was.
5 posted on 06/17/2013 5:38:05 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: raptor22

"My fellow Citizens, 12 years from now we will be arming the very terrorist organization that flew the planes into these towers."

Dear NSA, please forward the following comment to President Obama:

Barak Obama, you are an embarrassment and an idiot.

6 posted on 06/17/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


7 posted on 06/17/2013 5:42:10 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

People should not be surprised that a Sunni Moslem allies with a Sunni Jihadist force. Islam is all about Jihad. Everything else comes after the conquest.


8 posted on 06/17/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: raptor22

America wanted a black President. We got one.

Be careful what you wish for.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 5:49:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: raptor22

Every military family, in my opinion, should be raising HELL right now along with We The People!!!


10 posted on 06/17/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


11 posted on 06/17/2013 5:59:08 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: Bryan24

Yes, to most of us he’s an embarassment, an idiot and even a traitor.

But to his masters on the other end of the BlackBerry, he’s a good and faithful servant.


12 posted on 06/17/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
In case you missed it.

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


13 posted on 06/17/2013 6:28:11 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine
You just know this will bite us in the backside.
14 posted on 06/17/2013 6:46:13 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

IBD EDITORIAL PING


15 posted on 06/17/2013 7:03:14 PM PDT by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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The failure of Congress to address the Executive’s treasonous arming of an enemy is complicity.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 7:03:34 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: raptor22

You would not want him to be a total wuss now, would you.


17 posted on 06/17/2013 7:36:51 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer
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To: Ray76

The failure of Congress to address the infiltration of the Muslim BH at top levels of our governmnet is complicity also.


18 posted on 06/17/2013 8:12:09 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: raptor22

Amman/London: Russian President Vladimir Putin, arriving in Britain ahead of an international summit set to be dominated by disagreement over the US decision to send weapons to Syria’s rebels, said the West must not arm fighters who eat human flesh.

“One does not really need to support the people who not only kill their enemies, but open up their bodies, eat their intestines in front of the public and cameras,” Mr Putin said.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/why-arm-cannibal-rebels-in-syria-putin-asks-20130617-2ocsq.html#ixzz2WXIv9IZk

http://www.smh.com.au/world/why-arm-cannibal-rebels-in-syria-putin-asks-20130617-2ocsq.html


19 posted on 06/17/2013 8:48:07 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: arthurus

Just wait til the hand held rockets knock US planes out of the sky, and the neat explosives take down bridges and power poles in the USA. Then Obama’s Jihad will be complete.


20 posted on 06/17/2013 8:51:39 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Fred Nerks
There is a video clip of this man-eating rebel from Glenn Beck's show today. It's disgusting...and these are the ones were arming? Disgusting.

The link to video is here.

21 posted on 06/17/2013 8:57:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long
yes, the US is now officially an ally of Alqaeda and thanks to Obama will be sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to AlQaeda jihadis. Those weapons will be used in America sooner or later -- more likely sooner.

There's our noble peace prize winner.....

22 posted on 06/17/2013 10:57:11 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Venturer
America wanted a black President. We got one.

We got half of one at least.

Be careful what you wish for.

No comment...



23 posted on 06/18/2013 12:24:19 AM PDT by rdb3 (I ain't got no grape jelly! I only have purple.)
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To: Venturer

Agreed. The people asked for it and they now have it. Not once, but, twice. Anyone who voted for this president should take a bow.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 2:39:35 AM PDT by MountainYankee
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To: Diogenesis

“Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.”


25 posted on 06/18/2013 2:17:40 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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