Skip to comments.Congressional panels approve arms aid to Syrian opposition
Posted on 07/23/2013 12:10:32 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The House and Senate intelligence committees have approved CIA weapons shipments to opposition fighters in Syria, allowing the Obama administration to move ahead on the stalled program, senior congressional and administration officials said Monday.
Despite ongoing very strong concerns about the strength of the administrations plans in Syria and its chances for success, the House committee reached consensus after much discussion and review, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in a statement.
Both the House and Senate panels voted on the administrations plan last week, officials said.
The agreement allows money already in the CIAs budget to be reprogrammed for the Syria operation, a covert action that President Obama approved early last month. The infrastructure for the program, which also includes training, logistics and intelligence assistance most of it based in Jordan is already in place and the arms would begin to flow within the next several weeks. . .
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This is NUTS... the GOP is dead to me !!!
Quite aside from all other factors, there is the fact that they are on the losing side. That is not the side one wants to back. The Syrian opposition is very disunited, and so never can succeed. Not unless someone else comes in to fight the war for them, like in Libya.
Nothing says “we love you” like arming people who hate us. :)
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Don’t be surprised when Assad launches his payback against US interests
There is no reason to be involved in this conflict
So the GOP-e, the political Judenrats for the MarxoFascists - have rubber-stamped Obama’s demand that we arm Al Qaeda’s allies in Syria.
Our entire Federal Government is now in-league with our avowed Jihadist enemies against We The people, of whom they killed 3,000 on 9-11 and thousands of our troops and civilians since we decided to fight back.
Anyone still stupid enough to think Obama is not a Trojan Horse for Jihadist Islam and every enemy America ever had??
He plans to walk with our enemies on top of our ashes to survey the slaves he leaves alive.
So does this fit into the Al Qaeda prison break in Iraq? Are we going to arm Al Qaeda fighters headed from Iraq into neighboring Syria to fight Assad?
...are there any sane adults in DC to stop this madness??
we need an opposition party in this country
I now think the government is utterly incapable of doing the right thing. Perhaps this has been true for a long time.
Part of arming the rebels- more like invaders- is uniting them by only arming the strongest faction, AQ and starving the rest or paying them to accept AQ command.
How many of those weapons will end up being used against Western interests in terror attacks? Ironic justice would be for a CODEL to be shot down with the same weapons.
The Moslem-in-Chief is arming his people and his minions in Congress are expediting the project.
We've been doing it for at least 4 decades now.
This would explain our "training exercises" coinciding with their attack schedule!
SECRET program to arm the rebels.... which rebels?
they are fighting each other
Next, it will be boots on the ground. These people never quit.
Furlough nurses at Walter Reed, stealing 20% of their pay, but give more Billions to the Muslim murderers.
Pay attention folks. This is exactly what will happen if Immigration “Reform” gets to committee.
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