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House Intel chairman: We shouldn't arm Libyan rebels
The Hill ^ | 3/30/11 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 03/30/2011 6:38:11 PM PDT by Nachum

The U.S. shouldn't arm Libyan rebels because there's no telling whose hands those weapons could eventually reach, the chairman of the House Select Intelligence Committee said. “As we publicly debate next steps on Libya, I do not support arming the Libyan rebels at this time," Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in a statement Wednesday. "We need to understand more about the opposition before I would support passing out guns and advanced weapons to them. It’s safe to say what the rebels stand against, but we are a long way from an understanding of what they stand for."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: chairman; democrats; globaljihad; house; intel; intelligence; libya; libyan; michigan; mikerogers; obama

1 posted on 03/30/2011 6:38:16 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 03/30/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

all the television footage I’ve seen on the Libyian Rebels tells my untrained eye that these Rebels don’t know jack about weapons or combat tactics. They’re seen firing into the air and driving their vehicles back and forth along the road. (Seen a guy risk his life dodging mortar rounds retriving a plastic toy gun.)
If you give a Rebel a weapon..
He’s gonna need a trainer.
And if you send in a trainer,
the trainer is gonna need support.
If you send in support,
You’re gonna need supplies.....
on and on and on....

(I know too much ‘If you give a pig a pancake’)


3 posted on 03/30/2011 6:49:17 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Nachum
Thank Heavens someone is speaking out. But where is the rest of the Republican Leadership? We're spending billions on this Libyan military intervention, and we're arming our most dangerous enemies! Al Qaeda must be thrilled. Meanwhile, we're cutting Medicare and the cost of living increases on social security, but funding this lunacy. We're throwing the elderly under the bus. Where is the outrage? America first!!
4 posted on 03/30/2011 6:49:57 PM PDT by GOPBlonde
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To: Nachum
If we are going to be involved, what the Hell. I don't want to deny my fellow Americans a DCM rifle, but I think I remember a cache of M-1 Garands being taken off the disposable property list.

We would have no problem getting a few sneaky Petes NCOs and maybe some Gunnery Sergeants to teach a few of those kids to shoot these:

We must make then know, if and when they turn on us, we will have no choice but to nuke them. We will lose the weapon either way.

I hope the stories about the rebels' expressions of gratitude are true. I hate when a good feeling turns out to be based on something I am embarrassed to admit I ever believed.

5 posted on 03/30/2011 6:52:32 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

Should be no harm in arming the libyan al-qaida mustlim-brotherhood rebels. After all, we’ve been giving million$ of ton$ of arms to Hamas in Gaza, and they never been used against us... or Israel, right?


6 posted on 03/30/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: griswold3
(I know too much ‘If you give a pig a pancake’)

I gotta know the rest of that one. I'll trade you. Why should you take two Mormons fishing? If you take only one, he will drink all your beer.

7 posted on 03/30/2011 6:56:32 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

Seems like this would be a great opportunity for a GOP candidate for President to stand up and define this mission, and ask questions about the “rebels”.

Where is Sarah Palin? I saw Michelle Bachman on the Today Show this morning, and she ate Matt Lauer’s breakfast for him. It was an impressive performance by Bachman. Presidential, one might say...


8 posted on 03/30/2011 6:57:12 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Nachum
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) said in a statement Wednesday. "We need to understand more about the opposition before I would support passing out guns and advanced weapons to them. It’s safe to say what the rebels stand against

But it's in no way clear what they stand for.

Please, let's not be naive.

9 posted on 03/30/2011 6:57:16 PM PDT by Sax
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To: Nachum
The Obama Doctrine:

Arm the Libyan people while disarming the American people.

10 posted on 03/30/2011 6:58:31 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Since Obama Bin Lyin, the Economy Bin Dyin...)
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To: Carling
Bachman

She is one strong women. I would hate to be her husband, always telling me to shut up and make her some pie. And I do it.

11 posted on 03/30/2011 7:00:00 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Diogenesis; bert

ping


12 posted on 03/30/2011 7:01:16 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: kbennkc

If you give a pig a pancake
is a children’s book.
There’s also
‘If you give a mouse a cookie’
‘If you give a moose a muffin’
and on and on and on.


13 posted on 03/30/2011 7:02:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: Nachum
Just Obama being Obama.

Oposer poses for photos1sm

14 posted on 03/30/2011 7:06:08 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: kbennkc

I have a nice M-1 carbine. But a Garand would be grand too.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 7:08:28 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: griswold3

“”all the television footage I’ve seen on the Libyian Rebels tells my untrained eye that these Rebels don’t know jack about weapons or combat tactics.””

They know as much as the reporters - some gal last week reported that they were rounding up and “recuperating” the weapons of the military!!!! UGH!!!


16 posted on 03/30/2011 7:12:42 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Nachum
"...there's no telling whose hands those weapons could eventually reach"

Mr. Rogers, I think we can safely make some educated guesses on this. It sure won't be a good day in the neighborhood if we sell arms to our enemies.

17 posted on 03/30/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kbennkc

Why would you give ‘dem rebels the finest combat rifle ever know to man?


18 posted on 03/30/2011 7:42:10 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner
I personally am not optimistic, but someone has decided to make them our cause. I am worse than Rush I want Obama to fail in every way except where he has committed our brothers and sisters wearing the uniform.

I don't know what he should have done , but I can imagine President George H.W Bush has tremendous remorse for creating hope among the anti Saddam forces and not being able to prevent their slaughter..

Hell what do I know, I wanted all the targets in North Viet Nam engaged by our wonderful Navy's artillery and missile delivery systems and McCain could have just stayed out to sea.
I would just as soon nuke them if they will not let Ann Coulter convert them to whatever she is.

19 posted on 03/30/2011 8:05:54 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: magslinger; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Thanks Nachum.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 8:26:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Yep!

Obama to push gun-control measures

Obama signals willingness to arm Libyan rebels

21 posted on 03/30/2011 11:55:50 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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