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Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE

Posted on 09/16/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by lowbridge

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.

The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."

Those two sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section 40(d): "The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism," Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; graham; i; impeach; mccain; moderates; moderateterrorists; obama; syria; syrianrebels; wot
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1 posted on 09/16/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Twelve years after 9-11, We’ve gone from fighting AQ to arming them.


2 posted on 09/16/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: lowbridge

Under what authority?


3 posted on 09/16/2013 5:31:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: lowbridge

0bama admits arming terrorists.

Great.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 5:31:28 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: lowbridge

How about the arms he already gave them before his unlawful tyrannical waiver?

Impeachable? Yes.


5 posted on 09/16/2013 5:33:09 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: lowbridge

Money and ammo are both fungible. There is no such thing as arming only the non-terrorist side of this thing in Syria.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 5:34:30 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: lowbridge
While this may make sense to 0bama's more monarchical followers, his "waiving" bits of established federal law that tend to get in the way of his programs is at the least questionable and at the most outrageously unconstitutional. Not that it will stop him.

The press should be screaming and it isn't. Congress should be criticizing bitterly and it isn't. And so it is quite out in the open now: 0bama will sell whatever he likes to whomever he announces is "vetted", and we have already seen what his idea of non-terrorist is - those would be the ones with the decapitation knives. Why bother to write laws at all?

7 posted on 09/16/2013 5:35:15 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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8 posted on 09/16/2013 5:35:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: lowbridge

Obummer never hesitates to waive a law he doesn’t agree with, now he chooses to arm enemy terrorists.

Impeach the bastard.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 5:36:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: lowbridge
"vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Yeah, that's the ticket, investigate Al Qaeda. Another Zip Pinhead "brilliant" suggestion.

1. How can anyone investigate an unknown in a foreign country in 2 or 3 days?
2. Who has the authority to request probable non-existant records on these Arabs with an IQ of 75?

10 posted on 09/16/2013 5:37:19 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: lowbridge

So we are arming terrorists who have killed Americans and will kill them again with the approval of POTUS with cover from some of the GOP. What happened after 9-11-01? We have been conquered from within.


11 posted on 09/16/2013 5:37:39 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: lowbridge

According to Article III, Section 3, it’s treason.


12 posted on 09/16/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: lowbridge

And what is the definition of High Treason?


13 posted on 09/16/2013 5:37:53 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Aiding and abetting and they need to start impeaching as soon as the first weapons arrive.


14 posted on 09/16/2013 5:38:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: EternalVigilance

How the hell can he just “waive” whatever law gets in his way with ZERO repercussions? WTF? How is this happening??????


15 posted on 09/16/2013 5:40:02 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: lowbridge

I don’t understand “waiving” of law. Well, more precisely, I don’t understand the majority opposition party’s compete testicular enervation in light of it.


16 posted on 09/16/2013 5:42:03 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

It’s ok to ship arms to known terrorists. But it is imperative to restrict arms to American citizens.


17 posted on 09/16/2013 5:45:20 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: EternalVigilance

You got it first. Hell with impeachment, charge him and jail him. And any one who follows these orders. If I was Isreal I would be threatening to bomb the U.S.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 5:45:25 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Sure hope none of these Jihadi’s hi-jack any airplanes.


19 posted on 09/16/2013 5:46:06 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: lowbridge

This is why we usually shoot traitors before they become president.


20 posted on 09/16/2013 5:46:37 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: lowbridge; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists

Hummmmm? Maybe this is how Aaron Alexis... another son of Obama, got his gun?

21 posted on 09/16/2013 5:50:01 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: justa-hairyape

They don’t have to hijack, he gave them ManPads in Libya.


22 posted on 09/16/2013 5:50:54 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Dear God,

Intervene.. please.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 5:51:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: lowbridge
Ask Ambassador Stevens what happens when you arm terrorists.. Or Smith, or Doherty or Woods for that matter.

The more impeachable offenses 0bama gets away with, the worse his offenses become. Just like a little kid. This one, under the thick layer of fog from a Navy Yard shooting, too..

24 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:36 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: lowbridge

Al Qaeda is the ENEMY of the United States.

President Obama is guilty of TREASON ! ! !

25 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:42 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: lowbridge

He arms KNOWN terrorists with machine guns and light arms but wants to disarm the people of his own country. Sorry bastard.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

‘Cuz we have a radical muzzie sympathizer in the WH.


27 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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28 posted on 09/16/2013 5:53:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Talisker

The authority of King Obama! Kneel peasant!


29 posted on 09/16/2013 5:54:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Twelve years after 9-11, We’ve gone from fighting AQ to arming them.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 5:56:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lowbridge

Obama is fricking insane!

Why the hell is he still trying to arm the terrorists?

I thought he was busy with the Latino party at the Whitehouse and would leave Syria alone for the time being.

Poor Syrian Christians. It looks like Obama won’t rest until they are all dead.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: lowbridge

Teaparty = extremist, Terrorist= Moderate, got it?


32 posted on 09/16/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Iron Munro

His hypocrisy has no limits.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 5:58:52 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Treason.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 6:00:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Sure hope none of these Jihadi’s hi-jack any airplanes.

They don't need to hijack airplanes. "0" will give them fighters and bombers complete with trained pilots and ordnance.

35 posted on 09/16/2013 6:00:30 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: lowbridge

So, the fact Obama “waived” this provision tells the world that OBAMA KNOWS HE IS ARMING TERRORISTS! Otherwise, he would have simply said (in his snottiest fashion),,that his rebels aren’t terrorists.

OBAMA IS ADMITTING ARMING TERRORISTS!


36 posted on 09/16/2013 6:05:08 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: lowbridge

How the h@ll does he take it upon himself ti waive federal law?


37 posted on 09/16/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

All these non rule rules got me corn fused.


38 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

I hope this comes back to bite him in the butt


39 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: austinaero

Sarah Palin was wiser. Let the terrorists fight one another.


40 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

How in the hell does this guy “waive” parts of laws? It’s unbelievable. I look for him to “waive” the Boland amendment and send a hit squad after Assad.


41 posted on 09/16/2013 6:08:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: yldstrk
I hope this comes back to bite him in the butt

I hope it gets his neck stretched!

42 posted on 09/16/2013 6:09:26 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Indeed they do. Only the Dims protecting him in the Senate allow his treason to continue. Regan should have done this with the contras. Just waive the law prohibiting support of the freedom fighters...oh wait the Dims would have impeached him. I see...ah no I don’t. Ah....sigh...I am with you.


43 posted on 09/16/2013 6:13:27 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: lowbridge

Congress is just as guilty of Treason as they will do nothing about it.


44 posted on 09/16/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“his own country?”


45 posted on 09/16/2013 6:19:20 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I look for him to “waive” the Boland amendment and send a hit squad after Assad.

They have already attempted to kill him at least two times. That was all tried last year. My guess is Turkey or the Saud's located along the Jordan border will kick the whole thing off.

46 posted on 09/16/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: lowbridge

As world watches Syria, Egypt launches major campaign against jihadists in Sinai

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3067516/posts

“I am more than sure that the Muslim Brotherhood and its leadership in Egypt were actually encouraged by the Americans — and not just in Egypt,” Mordechai Kedar, a highly respected analyst of Islamic groups, and a former Israeli military intelligence officer, told FoxNews.com. “The State Department sympathized with the Muslim Brotherhood because they wanted Islamists to love America. They will do anything in order to look nice in the eyes of these Islamists.”


47 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:27 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: lowbridge

Pure Treason.


48 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: DeWalt
His hypocrisy has no limits.,p> The depth of Obama's hypocrisy is exceeded only by the nuclear grade stupidity of the people who believe in him.


49 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Nuc 1.1

sounds like martial law without the declaration


50 posted on 09/16/2013 6:25:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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