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U.S. finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels: sources
Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 4, 2014 7:16pm EDT | By Mark Hosenball and Missy Ryan

Posted on 04/05/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT by Vostok-1

The U.S. government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two U.S. security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of U.S.-backed peace talks.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: rebels; syria; us
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 5:15:45 AM PDT by Vostok-1
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To: Vostok-1

This is not just embarrassing, it’s EVIL!


2 posted on 04/05/2014 5:16:37 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Vostok-1

They can’t resist doing it. More weaponry floating around over there.

McCain is ecstatic I’m sure.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 5:18:15 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Vostok-1

here “we” go
again


4 posted on 04/05/2014 5:18:23 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Vostok-1

This is most likely a result of the meeting with the Saudi masters.

Of course, this issue should be big in the news, but it won’t be.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Vostok-1
But the United States fears supplies of advanced weapons to pro-Western rebels

I wonder if ANYONE in DC understands there are NO pro-Western rebels...

They maybe not are extremist jihadists, but they are not pro western...

Islam is anti-everything to western values...

6 posted on 04/05/2014 5:25:22 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Vostok-1

Prolonging the war is stupid, but then so are Samantha Power and Susan Rice.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 5:25:30 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Vostok-1

First we go to war against AQ, now we arm and train them. These DC folks are on drugs ...

Is this some backdoor way to test our arms against Russian arms? This will not work out well.


8 posted on 04/05/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Vostok-1

More blood on Obama’s hands as he inexplicably continues to prolong this civil war.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 5:33:50 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: Vostok-1

Another outstanding decision from the mac daddy mind numbingly stupid sock puppets shining the light on his stellar foreign policy.

You just can’t make this stuff up even if was the plot of a d rated movie where the actors keep forgetting their lines.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:03 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Vostok-1

How we have changed. Supporting the Wahabbists now. Unfortunately most of America is not aware of the Syrian conflict or who is involved.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 5:37:49 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Vostok-1

Obama and Kerry never understood the real political dynamic in Syria. The Russians have a horrendous problem with jihadists in southern Russia. If nearby Syria becomes an Islamist state, then it will become a haven and base for the jihadists. The Russians support Assad to prevent that. The Saudis want to control an Arabic speaking Sunni confederation comprising of large parts of Syria and Iraq to counter Iran. Post bin Laden al Queda is a Saudi financed international Sunni fighting force deployed for that purpose. Iran wants Syrian locations for mobile ballistic missiles to counter Israel.

Sending more arms to the “rebels” does not enhance the security of the United States and merely prolongs the bloody conflict.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 5:39:27 AM PDT by allendale
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To: PIF

These idiots want a war to jumpstart our economy which worked in the past. Things are very different now. They haven’t considered that we might lose and they might bring it to our shores. Especially with the appeaser in charge who’s ousted everyone he can that’s not a gay sympathizer or won’t fire on its own citizens. I guess he can send in the pink berets for shock value...


13 posted on 04/05/2014 5:47:29 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: lurk
"How we have changed. Supporting the Wahabbists now."

Too much support for Saudi Arabia over the years.

14 posted on 04/05/2014 6:04:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: allendale

So, how is it in Russia’s interests to support Iran?


15 posted on 04/05/2014 6:05:29 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Vostok-1

The Tyrant will arm al Qaeda and then bring them to
America to enjoy themselves in the Lincoln bedroom
with the Moslem Brotherhood, already parked there.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 6:14:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

Bump!


17 posted on 04/05/2014 6:20:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Vostok-1
Appeasing the Saudis....Needling Putin

The rebels are the ones that are killing the Christians. Obama says "Perfect".

18 posted on 04/05/2014 6:21:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Paladin2

Proximity, counterbalance to China and markets especially for armaments. Also the Saudis are the financial and inspirational supporters of the jihadists active in Russia. Russian support of Iran really troubles the Saudis and balances Chinese influence in Iran.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT by allendale
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To: jsanders2001
Right. No jump starting the economy with a war these days (besides, some would say: we can't afford it). If the jihadis came here, it would be the prefect opportunity to declare martial law ...
20 posted on 04/05/2014 6:34:24 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: allendale

Good commentary.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Clown Prince nobama and his Clown Car foreign policy team are at it again. Why doesn’t skerry just give them his medals and get it over with?


22 posted on 04/05/2014 7:18:48 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Vostok-1

Barack Obama is more vulnerable to blackmail than any political leader imaginable. Exposure of his actual birth certificate, college transcripts, non-American passports, or compromising photos of him in bed or out with who knows who or what could destroy his presidency.

Russia’s KGB has all the material necessary to do such a thing; if not, it could expertly manufacture it and cause a great deal of discomfort for Obama.

So, is it any wonder that Vladimir Putin has been able to ‘’convince’’ Obama to do anything Putin has wanted him to do from the beginning of his presidency onward?

In fact, when Obama was involved in his 2012 re-election campaign and temporarily unable to comply with Putin’s demands, Obama was caught on tape promising that after his reelection he would be ‘’more flexible’’ in again doing whatever Putin wanted him to do. And so it has been.

Apparently, the King of Saudi Arabia has now also gotten the goods on Obama and has threatened to expose them. Why else would the King have demanded last week that Obama come personally to Saudi Arabia and why would Obama have complied immediately, and what happened at the meeting except that the King ‘’convinced’’ Obama to finally do his bidding of arming the jihadist rebels in Syria?

So, after 140,000 deaths already in the Syrian war and millions of refuges, we will now see the war escalate into greater horror, with the U.S. now in the middle of it.

And there’s nothing anyone can do about it except shake their heads at the foolishness of pundits wringing their hands over Obama’s disastrous foreign policy. Because this is NOT about foreign policy, which Obama cares nothing about. It’s about HIMSELF — the ONLY thing Obama cares about.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 7:20:04 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Paladin2

> So, how is it in Russia’s interests to support Iran?

For their pocketbooks..They sell them military weaponry...lol


24 posted on 04/05/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Vostok-1

soebarkah foists islamism one way or another.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 7:52:11 AM PDT by onedoug
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