U.S. Still Hasn't Armed Syrian Rebels

Sep 3, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Wall Street Journal

In June, the White House authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to help arm moderate fighters battling the Assad regime, a signal to Syrian rebels that the cavalry was coming.

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Russia asks Turkey for info on sarin terrorists
Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin.
Russia’s top foreign official Sergei Lavrov tolday said the Kremlin wanted to get clear on the issue of chemical weapons used in Syria, since the allegation had taken on the role of a trading card in the conflict, becoming a focus of constant provocations.
“I do not rule out that some force may want to use it [the rumour] to say that the “red line” has been crossed and a foreign intervention is needed,” the minister said.
“We are still waiting on a comprehensive report from our Turkish colleagues,” he added, citing the incident when a gang of terrorists carrying a canister with nerve gas sarin was arrested inside the Turkish territory about two weeks ago.
Moscow calls to pick side in Syria conflict
Russia’s chief of foreign affairs has urged the international community to finally take its pick and decide whether it is going to side with forces set to topple the Syrian regime or with the ones calling for a nationwide dialogue on Syrian peace.
Speaking at a press conference, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said:“We want that… the international community took off the blinders that make its focus on its immediate urge to overthrow one leader, then unseat another one, while turning a blind eye on the outcome of these actions.”
“Whatever has been happening during this ‘Arab Spring,’ it is clear now that these events are closely connected, so it is important to choose who you are siding with… with those who want to cut the knot without looking back at the suffering nation – or with those who want to solve this problem though dialogue,” Mr. Lavrov said.
Russia urges prompt inquiry into chemical arms use in Syria - Lavrov
All of the possible instances of chemical weapons use in Syria should be established as soon as possible, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
"I would like to support Guido [German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle] regarding the need to urgently establish all of the facts linked to reports about the possible use of chemical weapons by the sides," Lavrov said at a press conference in the Kaliningrad region on Thursday.
A serious mistake was made when the Syrian government's request to investigate the possible use of chemical toxic substances in the city of Aleppo on March 19 was left without any response, but unlimited and unhindered access to any facility on Syrian territory was demanded instead, the Russian minister said.
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The 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Syria is related to the same 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Afghanistan.

The ones in Afghanistan are part of the insurgency that is KILLING American soldiers.

No way to tell WHO should get the weapons and who should not AND how to keep the weapons from being sold to the 'enemy'.

Frankly it doesn't look like U.S. knows what the heck it is trying to do against a country, like Syria that has DONE NOTHING TO US.

What a mess!

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NO ARMS TO SYRIA- PERIOD!!!

Any arms given to the rebels there will guaranteed to be used against Americans at some point in the future, just as they were in Iraq & Afghanistan and any other country we armed.

Will we NEVER learn from our mistakes?

Apparently not.....
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Eleanor wrote:
The 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Syria is related to the same 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Afghanistan.
The ones in Afghanistan are part of the insurgency that is KILLING American soldiers.
No way to tell WHO should get the weapons and who should not AND how to keep the weapons from being sold to the 'enemy'.
Frankly it doesn't look like U.S. knows what the heck it is trying to do against a country, like Syria that has DONE NOTHING TO US.
What a mess!
Well, Iraq did nothing to us, but that didn't stop Bush II
from invading. Saddam was no threat to American security,
but he had to go because Bush and Cheney said so.

What's changed?
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Gary wrote:
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Well, Iraq did nothing to us, but that didn't stop Bush II
from invading. Saddam was no threat to American security,
but he had to go because Bush and Cheney said so.
What's changed?
Nothing has changed.

The United States government is hell bent on killing and destroying other nations (and will use ANY EXCUSE to do so).

It is time to STOP, NOW!!

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Obama is a stinking liar and he got caught red Handed again.
Just like in Benghazi.
The facts would indicate that the Rebels used the gas.
Obama is mentally ill and ill-equipped to be president.
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What's the big surprise here? Obama NEVER follows through. He's all about talk, talk, talk and more talk.

Obama came in with one plan and ONLY one plan: "Mo' free sh*t for my peeps!". That's all he came in to do and all he knows how to do.

As for the rest of it, he's totally clueless. Not one damn part of it makes any sense to him. You might as well be asking your dog to take speak French.
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delete "take"
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buzzer wrote:
delete "take"
We already deleted your take.
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I'll bet the rebels in Syria have some of the
190,000 AK-47s and pistols that went "missing" in
Iraq when Bush was POTUS.
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Eleanor wrote:
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Nothing has changed.
The United States government is hell bent on killing and destroying other nations (and will use ANY EXCUSE to do so).
It is time to STOP, NOW!!
The U.S. intervened in the Balkans to put a stop to
the program of ethnic cleansing being carried out by
the Serbs against the Muslim citizens in Kosovo and it
worked. The ethnic cleansing stopped.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Edmund Burke
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buzzer wrote:
What's the big surprise here? Obama NEVER follows through. He's all about talk, talk, talk and more talk.
Obama came in with one plan and ONLY one plan: "Mo' free sh*t for my peeps!". That's all he came in to do and all he knows how to do.
As for the rest of it, he's totally clueless. Not one damn part of it makes any sense to him. You might as well be asking your dog to take speak French.
Oh, really?

1. Passed Health Care Reform:

2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside.

3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession.

4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012.

6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.

7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring.

8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.

9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.

10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi

11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring.

12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions.

13. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans.

14. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

15. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit

The list goes on and on......
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Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>We already deleted your take.
good one!

Hope you are still feeling jovial after Obama gets us into another half-hearted war. Last time he armed Al Qaeda in North Africa with enough of Kadaffi's conventional arms to last them 10 years. In Syria they'll get stores of poison gas.

Yes, that's "leading from behind" at its finest.
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Where is Marine Corp (sic) Pat when we need him? He can lead the First Battalion Gay Lesbian and Transgendered infantry onto the shores of Syria. Dressed in rainbow colored uniforms and wearing chartreuse feather boas, they will strike fear into the enemy. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.
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Gary wrote:
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Oh, really?
1. Passed Health Care Reform:
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.
10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring.
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions.
13. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans.
14. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.
15. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit
The list goes on and on......
BS. The list is very, very short: "Mo' free sh*t!" That's ALL he's done. That and tell lies and avoid responsibility. Syria is just showing the rest of the world the tiny little man he is.

Most of the crap you posted is like Obama taking credit for the sunrise: it would have happened anyway regardless.

#10 is really a hoot. What he REALLY did was arm Al Qaeda in North Africa to the teeth. Then they kicked his ass in Benghazi so hard he had to home crying and hide behind Hillary's pantsuit. It was pathetic.

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we gave them expired MRE's those can be lethal weapons...
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Gary wrote:
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Oh, really?
1. Passed Health Care Reform:
2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside.
3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession.
4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.
5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012.
6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.
7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring.
8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.
9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.
10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi
11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring.
12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions.
13. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans.
14. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.
15. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit
The list goes on and on......
Except a large middle class tax cut. That seems to not be in the cards.
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Eleanor wrote:
The 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Syria is related to the same 'rebel' freedom fighter IN Afghanistan.
The ones in Afghanistan are part of the insurgency that is KILLING American soldiers.
No way to tell WHO should get the weapons and who should not AND how to keep the weapons from being sold to the 'enemy'.
Frankly it doesn't look like U.S. knows what the heck it is trying to do against a country, like Syria that has DONE NOTHING TO US.
What a mess!
Your right, these morons forget what Osama Bin Laden did with all those weapons we supplied him and his terrorist empire with. They are still being used to kill Americans in Afghanistan today.

They were the Rebels, the oposition back then and they turned the tables on us killing thousands of Americans on 9/11. Same will happen again as both sides in this fight hate us. Same thing happened in Libya as our weapons are now in the hands of Alqueda and other terrorist groups.
Our leaders are morons who will get more innocent people killed.

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Law and Order wrote:
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Your right, these morons forget what Osama Bin Laden did with all those weapons we supplied him and his terrorist empire with. They are still being used to kill Americans in Afghanistan today.
They were the Rebels, the oposition back then and they turned the tables on us killing thousands of Americans on 9/11. Same will happen again as both sides in this fight hate us. Same thing happened in Libya as our weapons are now in the hands of Alqueda and other terrorist groups.
Our leaders are morons who will get more innocent people killed.
yeah, that's not what happened. not even close.

sad you believe the soundbyte version of history.

in fact, when the soviets packed up and left, so did the Us, patting themselves on the back for defeating the big bad ruskies, ignoring the fact that there stood before the Afghans this HUGE, BLOODY civil war for who would rule the war ravaged nation. the factions we gave weapons to used them all up trying to fight the factions that were STILL GETTING AID from the Saudis... guess which factions those were?!?

history is fun!

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woodtick57 wrote:
we gave them expired MRE's those can be lethal weapons...
Actually MRE's never expire.....

They taste that way from the start!

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