Skip to comments.Exclusive: U.S. secretly providing training for Syrian rebels (Obama Contras)
Posted on 06/21/2013 11:55:09 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
WASHINGTON CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons since late last year, months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming them, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders.
The covert U.S. training at bases in Jordan and Turkey, along with Obamas decision this month to supply arms and ammunition to the rebels, have raised hopes among the beleaguered opposition that Washington ultimately will provide heavier weapons as well. So far, the rebels say they lack the weapons they need to regain the offensive in Syrias bitter civil war.
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I recall that after Iran-Contra that a bunch of laws were passed to make this much more difficult, I wonder if Obama is violating any of these laws?
WHAT THE FLIPPIN FK!!!!!!!!
“But arms shipments from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries, provided with assent from the Americans, took months to arrive and included less than the rebels had expected”
So our troops have been training terrorists that took thousands of our troops lives and thousands of American lives on 9/11 by order of POTUS and no one sees this as treason.
I wonder if Obama is violating any of these laws?
every time he wakes up in the WH
Good Hunting... from Varmint Al
Brilliant! Just brilliant!
Treason confirmed ping!!
Time to IMPEACH!!
My opinion, and its pure conjecture and some reading in the area, but Benghazi was the locus of the shipping of arms from Libya to Syria...the outpost was a CIA black bag op...and that is WHY THEY created the cover story of the video...because we wanted the world to think we were neutral or whatever.
Now, they got caught maybe the truth will come out somewhere...its all illegal IMHO...but Obama will never take the fall some dork of an underling will do it for him...for a rich reward later if prison is involved ...
Which reminds me. Ed Markey voted against funding the Contras after kissing Ortega’s ass.
Obama and his staff are such juvenile liars.
#1 covert action Pres in us history. By far.
Any idiot foolish enough to take the fall for Bammy forgets that a 9mm bullet is a cheaper payoff than big bucks after prison. It would be the same as signing your own death warrant with the history of the pack of criminals we call the executive branch.
The guy has been committing treason since day one, but because we no longer have a Repub. party but a RINO party, he gets away with it. Don’t forget: His very first day in office January 20th 2009, the very FIRST thing he did above everything else, was try and close down Gitmo. Above EVERYTHING else, his #1 priority was assisting terrorists and he’s never stopped since then. And they’re not doing too bad are they? Now they control Egypt and Libya: Two formerly neutral countries are now in the hands of the Islamo Nazis with Syria next. So now instead of one Iran, we got 4 Irans who will be threatening Israel and the US non stop.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
If I am to believe this article, we've been supplying training with heavy weapons, but not supplying heavy weapons. Are we that stupid? Perhaps. The obvious assumption is that we've been supplying weapons, financing unknown, but there have been no reports of the rebels confronting Syrian tanks or aircraft. Doesn't fit. That we've been training the terrorists in Jordan and Turkey is old news, I suspect the heavy weapons part is fabrication, but who knows.
It’s islamism. And our so-called “conservative” House doesn’t give a damn either.
We are training Al Queda how to shoot down our own airliners with the Libyan MANPADS that we gave to them.
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