Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

U.S. Officials: CIA Has Been Supplying Arms To Syrian Rebels For Weeks
TPM ^ | September 12, 2013 | KIMBERLY DOZIER

Posted on 09/12/2013 5:20:10 AM PDT by xzins

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama’s decision to arm the rebels.

The agency has also arranged for the Syrian opposition to receive anti-tank weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades through a third party, presumably one of the Gulf countries that has been arming the rebels, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official and two former intelligence officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the classified program publicly.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingpointsmemo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911truthers; antiwardotcom; arableague; armingsyriarebels; barackistan; cia; cia4alqaeda; ciatreason; dnc4alqaeda; iran; israel; lebanon; lewrockwelldotcom; maheralassad; obama4alqaeda; potassiumfluoride; randsconcerntrolls; russia; sarin; sodiumfluoride; syria; syriarebels; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; us; waronterror
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-122 next last
With anti-tank weaponry being considered small arms, one has to specifically ask if that includes Javelins.

And one has to ask if these idiots are channeling stingers.

They are so stupid in Barackistan

1 posted on 09/12/2013 5:20:10 AM PDT by xzins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All

With anti-tank weaponry being considered small arms, one has to specifically ask if that includes Javelins.

And one has to ask if these idiots are channeling stingers.

They are so stupid in Barackistan


2 posted on 09/12/2013 5:20:30 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Who cares that we’re arming al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, and every other islamofascist on the planet?

They should be impeached.

Those are our enemies! They’ve murdered our people for decades now.


3 posted on 09/12/2013 5:21:48 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: xzins

What better way to celebrate the murder of Americans
on 911 and the rape and murder of a US Ambassador
on 911 .... than by giving weaons to the murderers. [/s]


4 posted on 09/12/2013 5:22:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Muslims have been murdering infidels for over 1400 years.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 5:23:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: xzins

I think its been going on for a whole lot longer than that. I have personally believed that it explains the massive ammunition buys of our government.

We have extended the Syrian war far beyond what it should have lasted.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 5:23:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins
U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks at least a year,...

There, fixed it.

7 posted on 09/12/2013 5:24:16 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

traitors in the American administration need to be arrested and tried


8 posted on 09/12/2013 5:27:02 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins
U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks

"several weeks" > 52 weeks

9 posted on 09/12/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I agree. For some reason they’re afraid to go beyond a few weeks.

My suspicion when I put on my tin-foil hat is that Stephens in Libya was channeling stingers and special weapons to the Syrian al Qaeda, he knew it since he was an Obama stooge or he wouldn’t have been in the position, and part of the covert plan he didn’t know was that he and all who knew were to be offed.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 5:27:15 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: xzins

How much of it is the MB diverting to Morsi’s supporters in Egypt?


11 posted on 09/12/2013 5:27:30 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Reports of anti-tank arms surfaced several weeks ago, presumably through Saudi Arabia. But as noted, if the US is helping this would be contrary to Obama’s “public” orders.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 5:28:22 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Weeks ?? How stupid they think we are.
Try a year or more.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 5:29:34 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

We are at war and the president of The United States of America........is on the wrong side.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 5:29:50 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tacticalogic

I’m sure we’re doing that, too.

Hell, we’re probably sending arms to al Qaeda in Afghanistan who are killing our own troops.

The evolving kingdom of Barackistan knows no al Qaeda enemy that it doesn’t want to help


15 posted on 09/12/2013 5:30:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: 11th Commandment
But as noted, if the US is helping this would be contrary to Obama’s “public” orders.

Apparently, then, someone in Syria has come up with rock solid proof of US complicity.

16 posted on 09/12/2013 5:31:51 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: xzins

The CIA has been supplying arms to the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East for at least a year. That was what Benghazi was all about. It’s time the lazy, worthless Republicans blow the lid off the Obama administration cesspool and reveal Hillary Clinton’s role in this debacle.


17 posted on 09/12/2013 5:31:54 AM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 11th Commandment
Reports of anti-tank arms surfaced several weeks ago, presumably through Saudi Arabia.

That's how it works. We give arms to a second party middle man who in turn gives different weapons to the intended third party.
18 posted on 09/12/2013 5:33:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
I have personally believed that it explains the massive ammunition buys of our government.

Especially after the massive buy of ammo in a caliber the US government doesn't even use.

I don't remember the exact caliber that had everyone scratching their heads. Anyone?

19 posted on 09/12/2013 5:34:03 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Through a third party..... hmmmm.....let’s see..... the Saudis...maybe Iran. Would like to know how Putin feels about this. Supposing this info is true, seems like Obama has some explaining to do. Didn’t he say we would not get directly involved in the Syrian civil war? THIS IS INVOLVED! All the sputter about military action against Assad and congressional approval, smoke and mirrors. It’s been going on for weeks BY PROXY!


20 posted on 09/12/2013 5:35:02 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Wcivhy does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack of all Trades

Bump! That was what Benghazi was about..

Take that to Obozo’s front door.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 5:36:45 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Totally Agree. Excellent observation.


22 posted on 09/12/2013 5:37:20 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Wcivhy does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: xzins

We’ve provided stingers to undesirables before, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility. Most likely, the anti-armor weaponry comprises of French MILANs, which are plentiful in the region.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 5:38:24 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fivecatsandadog

Fixed tag line


24 posted on 09/12/2013 5:40:07 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Why does my phone go all wonky every time I say something bad about Obama?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee

see #10


25 posted on 09/12/2013 5:42:25 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: xzins

When airliners start to drop out of the sky thanks to Hussein supplying his bros with Stingers, THEN will Boehner start IMPEACHMENT?


26 posted on 09/12/2013 5:46:03 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dixie Yooper
"several weeks" > 52 weeks

My thoughts exactly. They've taken over our government and have been arming our enemies for the past 5 years while our Congress does nothing.

27 posted on 09/12/2013 5:46:52 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee
The CIA has been supplying arms to the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East for at least a year. That was what Benghazi was all about. It’s time the lazy, worthless Republicans blow the lid off the Obama administration cesspool and reveal Hillary Clinton’s role in this debacle.

....and what is it about the GOP that leads you to believe they even WANT this revealed?

28 posted on 09/12/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by Roccus (Dealing with POLITICIANS is the true war on terror)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: The Sons of Liberty

That wasn’t a streak going UP, it was an explosion going down. The eyewitnesses were just confused due to optical illusions....so said the government

Flight 800


29 posted on 09/12/2013 5:48:19 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee

Good luck with that.I believe there are some high profile republicans in on the rotten stinkin deal too...like McCain, Rodgers and other rinos on Senate Select Committee. That is why the Benghazi investigation is going nowhere IMHO. Obama knew he had to get some republicans in on the treasonous activity to provide cover and McCain was a willing accomplice. They should all be impeached!


30 posted on 09/12/2013 5:48:37 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: xzins
CIA Has Been Supplying Arms To Syrian Rebels...

And they still are losing the battle. That's why they implemented "Plan B". Stage a chemical attack so we can blame Assad and intervene on the rebels behave.

31 posted on 09/12/2013 5:50:23 AM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Leak leak leak .


32 posted on 09/12/2013 5:51:27 AM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

You’re right! The easy part for Hussein and his regime is that Bubba Klinton, liar extraordinaire, has already put together a ready made story for him to tell. Load it up on the teleprompter!


33 posted on 09/12/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Muzzie killing muzzie what's the downside and who am I to stop them ?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire
Good luck with that. I believe there are some high profile republicans in on the rotten stinkin deal too...like McCain, Rogers and other rinos on Senate Select Committee.

Yup, that's why it disgusts me to hear clowns like McCain and Graham screaming for answers on Benghazi when they were the primary cheerleaders pushing to involve us with the Libyan jihadists.

We also shouldn't forget Grover Al Norquist, the muslim money man of the GOP.
34 posted on 09/12/2013 5:57:48 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Yes and Karl Rove too. He is the one that pushed some MB money men on Bush years ago too. He convinced Bush,against his better judgement, that these were so called ‘moderate’ Muslims and a ‘natural’ fit for republican policies. The MB has infiltrated every level of government and politics in both parties.

Term limits is the only way to fix this mess.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 6:02:04 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire

And nothing will change until the infection is destroyed in BOTH parties.


36 posted on 09/12/2013 6:06:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Agree. I am actually more angry with the GOPe than I am with Obama. I knew Obama to be a treasonous Marxist...but when our own party has sold this country down a river...we have institutional corruption by the entire ruling elite. Very disturbing.


37 posted on 09/12/2013 6:17:30 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Kakaze

Anyone that knows his background, upbringing, family and past (and present) ties and associations is not surprised. For the rest....they’re too stupid and apathetic to care. A recipe for the takeover of America by our enemies.


38 posted on 09/12/2013 6:27:27 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: xzins

Were our arms used to murder the busload of Christians?

Were our arms used to commit the war crime of executing captured soldiers?

Just a couple of questions.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 6:37:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
Elizabeth O'Bagy of the Institute for the Study of War, appears to have been prepared and set up to take a fall for McCain, Kerry and Obama, if the need arose. She supplied pro-Syrian opposition propaganda to the Administration and Congress.

She refuses to be interviewed, citing "legal issues" with the Institute. This could be a Benghazi-like situation where important witnesses are sequestered and even implicated in wrong doing by the very people who used her.

40 posted on 09/12/2013 6:37:01 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: xzins

We’ve been arming them since they were fighting the Russian invasion decades ago.

Can’t have a good “conflict” without plenty of weapons.


41 posted on 09/12/2013 6:50:21 AM PDT by Adult Dog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

“traitors in the American administration need to be arrested and tried”

Why? For aiding and abetting our Al Quaeda ‘allies’?


42 posted on 09/12/2013 6:51:01 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: penelopesire; TigersEye

So Rove was behind Bush’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood? Not surprised. I never thought Bush was evil himself. Just overly-cloistered.


43 posted on 09/12/2013 6:52:42 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March

treasonous


44 posted on 09/12/2013 6:53:18 AM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Well, uh, there was that slander of the Minutemen that made me think Bush was evil ... stand self-corrected.


45 posted on 09/12/2013 6:53:57 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

And to think that BO wanted us to fight WITH Al Quaeda tied anti-Christian terrorists ON 9-11.


46 posted on 09/12/2013 6:54:59 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Jack of all Trades

Congress approved this in July 2013.

Nobody was looking at the time...I think the distraction was the Benghazi hearings...


47 posted on 09/12/2013 7:05:07 AM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I know. I am amazed at the lack of outrage in this country.


48 posted on 09/12/2013 7:10:16 AM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: The Sons of Liberty
When airliners start to drop out of the sky thanks to Hussein supplying his bros with Stingers, THEN will Boehner start IMPEACHMENT?

No. How silly. Everyone knows that airliners blow up in mid-air from faulty wiring run through their fuel tanks.< /sarcasm >

49 posted on 09/12/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Dixie Yooper

“U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks”

So it is safe to say then that Obama (and this administration) has blood on his/their hands regarding killing of CHRISTIANS???


50 posted on 09/12/2013 7:34:35 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-122 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson