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U.S. pledges $12M to Syria's rebels (Obama to use taxpayer's money to arm possible terrorist)
cbs ^ | 4/1/2012 | ap

Posted on 04/01/2012 4:43:17 PM PDT by tobyhill

A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing belief that diplomacy and sanctions alone cannot end the Damascus regime's repression.

The shift by the U.S. and its Western and Arab allies toward seeking to sway the military balance in Syria carries regional risks because the crisis there increasingly resembles a proxy conflict that could exacerbate sectarian tensions. The Syrian rebels are overmatched by heavily armed regime forces.

The summit meeting of the "Friends of the Syrian People" follows a year of failed diplomacy that seems close to running its course with a troubled peace plan led by U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

Indeed, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other participants at the conference in Istanbul uniformly expressed concern that Annan's plan might backfire, speculating that Syrian President Bashar Assad would try to manipulate it to prolong his hold on power.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: confusion; muslimbrotherhood; obama; syria

1 posted on 04/01/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I’m up for some aid if it increases the moslem on moslem slaughter.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 4:46:27 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

When they get tired of killing each other with our supplied arms then they’ll just turn them on us.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 4:48:50 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill

just when i thought he couldnt get any wores.....HE DOES


4 posted on 04/01/2012 4:51:36 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tobyhill

just when i thought he couldnt get any worSE.....HE DOES


5 posted on 04/01/2012 4:52:10 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: tobyhill

Yeah, kinda like F ghanistan. A couple of midnight beer runs by a certain Sgt. otta help fix things up.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 4:54:30 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: tobyhill

No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still the infidel and he will still hate you.

I don’t have any compassion for people who are taught to hate us and I sure wouldn’t send money or spill our blood for them just to help them out.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 4:57:09 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: dalebert
just when i thought he couldnt get any wores.....HE DOES

Glad you fixed that. For a moment there I thought you were referring to Moochelle's appearance at that kids show awards deelio.

8 posted on 04/01/2012 4:57:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

Amen. Sometimes their 13th century mentality is a benefit.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: bigheadfred

You got it all wrong.

You can now expect an influx of Muslim refugees from Syria into the US while the Syrian Christians are being slaughtered.

Again, the US is backing the wrong horse.


10 posted on 04/01/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

I don’t know that there is a right horse in Syria. Just a lot of horses’ asses. Some are just bigger than others.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 5:03:23 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: umgud

I’ll go with the ‘they are children of God and they deserve
humanitarian help’ argument.

Maybe they do deserve hell but its not my call, it’s for the
final judge of us all to direct each of us to either the fast elevator up or the slow down staircase toward the boiler room.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 5:03:35 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile
they are children of God

Close. But not quite.

Say WHAT?

13 posted on 04/01/2012 5:07:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: umgud
No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still the infidel and he will still hate you.

Absolutely.

14 posted on 04/01/2012 5:16:33 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: tobyhill
The MSM portrays the Syrian uprising as a case of harmless, unarmed civilian protesters against heavily armed military. This shows a different reality — the rebels are also heavily armed, and this is a case of force meeting force. Evil as Assad is; what guarantee do we have that rebels wouldn't be worse, if they grab power?
15 posted on 04/01/2012 5:21:33 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dalebert
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16 posted on 04/01/2012 5:24:32 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
what guarantee do we have that rebels wouldn't be worse

Please check my link in post 13.

17 posted on 04/01/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

There are a lot of horses’ asses all over the muslim world but some of them were not violently anti-Christian.

Saddam Hussein was one of them and Assad is another one.

They are no nice guys, but they are still better than what we replaced them with.

Besides, don’t ever expect nice guys to rule the Middle East — Islam can only be ruled by tyrants. Islam and democracy are anathema.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 5:35:08 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

Right. And it concerns me a lot what you said.

I’m starting to like Obiwan’s plan more and more.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 5:37:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: bigheadfred

So, it seems we’re guaranteed that they’ll be worse.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 5:42:18 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA; SunkenCiv

Everything I’ve read so far seems to indicate that. Sunkenciv has posted and pinged me to many articles covering Syria. Thanks Civ! (Obiwan says hi)


21 posted on 04/01/2012 5:51:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t want another dime of our going overseas, until we have our debt down and our budget balanced so we don’t have to borrow the money from communist china.

Are there any weapons left from the old Iraqi Army? Can we just dump them over the border?


22 posted on 04/01/2012 7:45:08 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: bigheadfred
I bet we could drop 100,000 of these around Syria for less than 500,000.


The FP-45 Liberator was a pistol manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories.

While we are at it, lets drop 500,000 around Iran.

23 posted on 04/01/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:22:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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