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Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels
Sacramento Bee ^ | 6-26-2014 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:51 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

The military training program would deepen the Obama administration's involvement in the more than four-year conflict between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad. If approved by Congress, the program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:51 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

lets see how boner does with the purse strings.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“No?”


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:26 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Citizen Zed

It looks to me like ISIS already has enough money and equipment.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Citizen Zed

There is no “good guy.” There are just different bad guys. I’d say, hell no. Also, stay away from Iran. It’s another scorpion and frog story just waiting to happen.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:47:41 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Citizen Zed

No problem. Take it out of the IRS budget.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:49:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Rebels = ISIS?


7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:50:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Citizen Zed

Obama’s IslamoNazi terrorist gang pals need more training!???
They’ve already demonstrated their expertise at crucifying innocent Christians...

what more learning does Obama want them to have now?


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:51:57 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Secret Agent Man

> lets see how boner does with the purse strings.

They don’t even take the time to print money anymore. They’ll just slide their open ended FedGov MasterCard and say they’re sending the rebels $500M and pocket half of it through their buddies monet laundering networks and still put the taxpayers on the hook for all of it.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:52:11 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Citizen Zed

And yet another O’bummer boon-doggle.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:13 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Citizen Zed
Iraq in particular is buckling amid lightening gains by the Sunni extremist group...

Lightening, nice work McClatchy.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:35 PM PDT by keat
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To: Citizen Zed

No.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:56:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Is this guy insane?


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:58:32 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: plain talk

Heck. This might be a good time for Syria to think seriously about what master they want to serve. If Syria falls, Lebanon would be next. There would be uprisings in Egypt and Jordan.

Think it might be a good time for Assad to either talk to the Israelis or get out of Dodge. What frightens me more than anything is “where are Husseins WMD’s?” I know it was quietly mentioned that ISiS got their hands on it, but that is probably a false flag.

The only other thing I want to know is why in an Arab world where Shiites outnumber Sunnis by a lot they are running scared?


14 posted on 06/26/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Citizen Zed

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

When are we going to get a ____ing clue?
NO
Just NO


15 posted on 06/26/2014 1:00:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Citizen Zed

Not one thin dime. Nothing should be sent. 500 million $ are we insane? This guy is totally inept. My BP has been up twenty points since this idiot came in office. The period of Obama has been “the dark ages” for this country.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 1:00:16 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hmmm....

New armies, to be “...run by intelligence agencies...”?

HE (you know who I mean) is NUTS!


17 posted on 06/26/2014 1:01:08 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Citizen Zed

See this long line of newly acquired equipment for ISIS not getting bombed by United States fighter aircraft?

HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! President Bush would've turned this into the HIGHWAY OF DEATH!!!!

18 posted on 06/26/2014 1:01:17 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hmmm....

New armies, to be “...run by intelligence agencies...”?

HE (you know who I mean) is NUTS!


19 posted on 06/26/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Citizen Zed

Had he asked for this a year ago, he might have gotten it. At this point, things are too far gone in Syria to justify arming the so-called rebels. I think Obama is counting on a “no” answer so he can say “I wanted to aid the Syrian freedom fighters, but the mean, evil Republicans said no.”


20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:02:22 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Pollster1

They looted $400 million from banks.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Citizen Zed

Oh Come On Folks! ... You silly right wingers... This money is for the MODERATE rebels. Both of them.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:25 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Obama fulfills Islamic prophecy.

He is helping to establish the Global Caliphate while destroying the Great Satan from within. Muslims see Obama as a prophetic sign that their time to conquer the world is at hand.

Obama is the John The Baptist of the Islamic “messiah”, whom we Christians would understand to be the end-time Anti-Christ/ false prophet.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Citizen Zed

But he’s kidding, right? ISIS has enough guns and money and has been trained enough at US expense. If you arm and training anybody fighting in Syria you have no guarantee whatsoever that ISIS won’t benefit.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Little Ray

I agree, no.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 1:10:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Citizen Zed

26 posted on 06/26/2014 1:14:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Because Obama is arming, training, funding, hiding, and providing political cover for the Sunnis. That must be the faction he belongs to.

What I can’t figure out is why the military hasn’t named Obama as an enemy combatant and used Obama’s prescribed treatment for “deemed” enemy combatants - those who deserve a drone in their backside because somebody has decided that they are arming, training, funding, hiding, and/or providing political cover for terrorists...


27 posted on 06/26/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT by butterdezillion (Note to self : put this between arrow keys: img src=""/)
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To: All

28 posted on 06/26/2014 1:15:52 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Citizen Zed

Vetted? You are kidding me. Did McCain pose with vetted members of the rebels? Nope. We would be arming the Iraq enemy.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 1:20:33 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Mr. K

Well if you go by the definition of insanity then yes, he is insane.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 1:26:50 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: All

We’all is so bambozzled. I used to support the war on terror, until I realized that USG and NWO-east/NWO-west have turned it into a tool: *hopey-changey* and we’all is the enemies, paying for their facades and our future enslavement.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 1:35:09 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Citizen Zed

“vetted members” of the Syrian opposition?
ya mean the moderate allu akhbar muslims”?
ygbsm

Obama ought to be kissing Assad’s ring


32 posted on 06/26/2014 1:36:54 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Citizen Zed

Silly fools seem real good at killing each other without our help.
Just who the hell is making money by us being involved?


33 posted on 06/26/2014 1:52:30 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Citizen Zed
Barky's Pals:


34 posted on 06/26/2014 1:59:05 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Citizen Zed

Our President is a loon. Assad is the only one besides Iran attacking ISIS right now. Obama is sitting on his but pondering where he will golf next.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 2:17:29 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: GreenHornet

Don’t kid yourself. He may still get it.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 2:22:10 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Citizen Zed

Soooooo, is anyone in the GOP going to say “so you want to give ISIS $500 million?”. CMON!!


37 posted on 06/26/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: sheana
Don’t kid yourself. He may still get it.

Or, if he doesn't, he'll borrow it from other funds. Maybe from Foreign Aid.

38 posted on 06/26/2014 2:25:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Ray76

Maybe Obama is offering matching funds. When it comes to destroying civilization, $400M doesn’t go as far as it used to.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Mr. K
Is this guy insane?

Not insane, evil.

And a traitor who should be removed from office, tried for his crimes, and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

40 posted on 06/26/2014 2:54:55 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Citizen Zed
No no no!!!!

Obama is not fit to be Permanent Latrine Orderly - PLO (”No Time for Sargents”).

He will make the situation worse, get a bunch of Americans killed for nothing, & possibly get us in WWIII.

This is a civil war, as is Iraq. Let them kill each other without our help.

41 posted on 06/26/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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