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C.I.A. Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition
New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | ERIC SCHMITT

Posted on 06/21/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT by Seizethecarp

WASHINGTON — A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

The C.I.A. officers have been in southern Turkey for several weeks, in part to help keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, one senior American official said. The Obama administration has said it is not providing arms to the rebels, but it has also acknowledged that Syria’s neighbors would do so.

By helping to vet rebel groups, American intelligence operatives in Turkey hope to learn more about a growing, changing opposition network inside of Syria and to establish new ties. “C.I.A. officers are there and they are trying to make new sources and recruit people,” said one Arab intelligence official who is briefed regularly by American counterparts.

American officials and retired C.I.A. officials said the administration was also weighing additional assistance to rebels, like providing satellite imagery and other detailed intelligence on Syrian troop locations and movements.

The administration is also considering whether to help the opposition set up a rudimentary intelligence service. But no decisions have been made on those measures or even more aggressive steps, like sending C.I.A. officers into Syria itself, they said.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: cia; leaks; obama; syria
Let's just tell our enemies exactly where our CIA operatives are and what they are doing! /s
1 posted on 06/21/2012 8:53:59 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp

Another Obama ‘operation’ about to go upside down.


2 posted on 06/21/2012 8:55:39 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: Seizethecarp

The RATs know their ship is going down but before they jump overboard they intend to do as much damage as they can.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 8:58:25 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Seizethecarp
We're supporting the al-Qaeda surrogates?

OK, then let me make a first for FR.

Go Russia!!! Kick the USA in the butt!! Send those military supplies and help protect the Syrian Christians!

There, I said it.

4 posted on 06/21/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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To: Seizethecarp

We’ll be treated to articles later telling us that 90% of the guns found after killings in Syria are American-made, so our 2nd Amendment rights must be voided.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 9:00:16 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Seizethecarp

This bastard pos president seems to get his kicks from killing anyone who is trying to protect our country whether it be CIA, a Pakistani whistleblower or border agents. He needs to go -—NOW. It will be too bad if we even have to wait until Nov.


6 posted on 06/21/2012 9:03:02 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Parmy

This is what the CIA does. It probably comes as no surprise. HOWEVER, it shouldn’t be in the media.

I have to wonder if Obama wasn’t behind the covert guys getting caught last year in the Hezbollah /Iran situation.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57329186/major-cia-network-unraveled-by-hezbollah-iran/


7 posted on 06/21/2012 9:06:12 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Seizethecarp
Let's just tell our enemies exactly where our CIA operatives are and what they are doing! /s

Poison Photo-Drop .. decision to release photographs .. will imperil nation .. its defenders.
Tue May 12 09:52:58 2009 · 13 of 21
null and void to Sergeant Tim

Before he is done I fully expect him to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone anywhere in the world who has ever provided any information to agency workers.

The damage to US intel will last multiple generations.

I will refrain from making any comments or speculation about self-preservation instincts of wet work operatives.

8 posted on 06/21/2012 9:08:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1248 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: marshmallow
There are no good guys here, but Obama is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other transnational Islamists. The Christians and other minorities in Syria will be slaughtered if the Syrian government falls.
9 posted on 06/21/2012 9:09:45 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: dead
I don't understand why we don't just let ALL the arms cross the border into Syria, especially if they end up in the hands of AQ. That way, when they show up at the scene of terroristic attacks, we can trace them to the leaders of AQ.

(/s)

10 posted on 06/21/2012 9:10:01 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms for the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Seizethecarp

This is ok to release, but Documents pertaining to a DOJ coverup aren’t? Sickening Mr. Obama.


11 posted on 06/21/2012 9:12:34 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Seizethecarp
Let's just tell our enemies exactly where our CIA operatives are and what they are doing! /s

Maybe they could pass out brochures with their names and faces to make it a little more obvious. Why stop at location and operations?
If Oboma is going to use U.S. intelligence for his campaign, why not do it right and go all the way? If a few members get killed, Oboma could look REALLY brave.

12 posted on 06/21/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Seizethecarp

allah akbar barack hussein

allah akbar


13 posted on 06/21/2012 9:20:16 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Seizethecarp

Think of the damage that could be done if our enemies learn the identity of Deep Vanity Fair Cover operative Valerie Plame! Someone will have to do time.


14 posted on 06/21/2012 9:30:17 AM PDT by webheart (King of the Run-On Sentence)
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To: Seizethecarp

I wonder what Petraeus is thinking? Can he do anything about this?


15 posted on 06/21/2012 9:33:31 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Seizethecarp

This means we are at war with Syria.

Russia and others are free to support the other side with what it needs.


16 posted on 06/21/2012 9:43:16 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Seizethecarp
Nothing helps out the Syrian opposition like sabotaging the formerly secret operation supposedly designed to assist them by leaking the details to the ever eager beavers at the NYSlimes.

The WH strikes another blow for freedom. I wonder if this manages to get any agents killed? Who cares? As long as Zero looks "tough." It's interesting that this story should appear only a couple of days after Putin gave Zero a dressing down over Syria. Gee, I wonder if this is just another one of those remarkable coincidences.

17 posted on 06/21/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Seizethecarp
1. "Yeah we made Stuxnet with Israel.."

2. "Yeah we averted the airliner bombing with our AQ INFORMANT" (the guy was still in place, effective and his cover was blown...also he was a BRITISH asset and Obama didn't know jack s*it about him)

It's IMPOSSIBLE for me to believe Obama didn't intent Fast and Furious, in view of all this.

When Obama's political ambitions involve a risk of death to others, he has NO PROBLEM WITH IT.

18 posted on 06/21/2012 9:54:04 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Seizethecarp

Start with this guy and work up ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Panetta


19 posted on 06/21/2012 9:59:02 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: null and void

Double crossing guys in the field has a way of never paying off-——no matter how long it takes. The guys who might be lost tend to have friends, family, co-workers and those memories are forever.


20 posted on 06/21/2012 10:15:09 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Seizethecarp

Regretably, the CIA was mostly taken over by liberal Ivy Leaguers many years ago. They are doing Obama’s will here, supplying weapons to Muslim fanatics and terrorists.

The Syrian government is not nice, and has often been our enemy, but the opposition is far worse.

In this case, Putin is more on the right side than we are, not that his intentions are good.


21 posted on 06/21/2012 10:15:34 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity; xzins
This means we are at war with Syria.

Actually it means that we are at war with Russia.

22 posted on 06/21/2012 10:23:52 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: P-Marlowe

We have always been at war with Oceania.


23 posted on 06/21/2012 10:26:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: bmwcyle

Huh?


24 posted on 06/21/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (Virgil Goode! Because everyone else is Bad!)
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To: Cicero
Regretably, the CIA was mostly taken over by liberal Ivy Leaguers many years ago. They are doing Obama’s will here, supplying weapons to Muslim fanatics and terrorists.

I hate to side against the CIA, but you're right. They've been fiddling around where they don't belong and aiding the wrong sides ever since the Cold War ended. Maybe it's time to cut their funding along with the rest of the alphabet bureaus that need cutting.

Here's an idea, maybe the CIA could concentrate on muslim terrorists coming in from Mexico and to Detroit from Canada instead of giving al Queda freekin' weapons to use against Christians.

25 posted on 06/21/2012 10:34:46 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil.)
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To: P-Marlowe

He made a reference to George Orwell’s novel, 1984.


26 posted on 06/21/2012 10:36:36 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Poorly. We are Oceania.
27 posted on 06/21/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1248 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: Seizethecarp

I wonder how many CIA agents have died because of the NYT. That number, whatever it is, is about to rise again.


28 posted on 06/21/2012 11:18:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Seizethecarp
This does not help Obama. It makes him look weak.
Of course we have the CIA committing treason as policy here, helping Al Qaeda.
29 posted on 06/21/2012 11:25:10 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Seizethecarp
Just make sure our CIA operatives are from the south.
I'd like to see a Southern Baptist caliphate set up in Syria.


30 posted on 06/21/2012 11:27:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Seizethecarp; All

31 posted on 06/21/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Seizethecarp

Pardon me I have to take a barack Obama.


32 posted on 06/21/2012 11:45:26 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: Seizethecarp

I think we should be supplying both sides and then encouraging them to fight to the last man.


34 posted on 06/21/2012 12:18:37 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day. Another small provocation. Another step closer.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Has not this danged administration done enough with cra**y arms sales? 82 billion to Saudis? Billions ot Egypt that orders Hamas via M-B Hood to fire rockets, Israleli gas lines continuously sabotaged, US jouranlist(s) brutally raped, Copts brutally murdered, Libya sodomized and murdered by vigilantes after Obama decides on his own if anyone is going to kill anyone it's going to be him via Tomahawks and the US Navy

More? Ivory Coast, Somalia, looking for Kony in Uganda( He's dead jim), nothing in say Nigeria, bombing in Yemen and Somali this week, Obama's "kill List and UAV's killing alleged" top al-Qaeda" in Afghanistan, war is over in Afghanistan yet we are still having our soldiers killed,20 SEAL's murdered and no repurcusions AFTER they killed Osama( Obama spiked the football, Oh yeah Honduras...more??

I have no confidence, ZERO Confidence any organized group will get arms save the muslime B Hood filtered probably also to Hizbollah. meanwhile does not russia have veto power in the UN to STOP any American engagements in Syria?

35 posted on 06/21/2012 3:40:15 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: fella
The RATs know their ship is going down but before they jump overboard they intend to do as much damage as they can.

I'm starting to believe the folks who are saying Obama intends to get us into war in Syria and Iran before the election.
36 posted on 06/23/2012 12:21:16 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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