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Times247 ^ | 6/26/12 | Gracy Howard

Posted on 06/26/2012 6:14:34 PM PDT by lward99

Syrian opposition leaders fear President Obama's re-election campaign has taken precedence over their country’s humanitarian crisis, according to a delegation that visited Washington, D.C., last week.

Representatives from the Syrian National Council, Syria’s largest rebel alliance, and Kurdish opposition leaders met members of Congress and the State Department, but say they hit a "wall" at the White House.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; kurdistan; kurds; obama; rebels; syria; whitehouse
Who needs Syrian rebels when Obama's got Egypt and Iran?
1 posted on 06/26/2012 6:14:52 PM PDT by lward99
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To: lward99

obama needs some “space” until after the election.

2 posted on 06/26/2012 6:23:50 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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Oh come on. There are two easy ways to get action from Obama.

1 - Demonstrate to Obama that the action would result in a 5-10 point election poll swing in his favor.

2 - Have the House of Saud send him a message on his Blackberry.

3 posted on 06/26/2012 6:46:22 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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You forget Syria is an ally of Iran.

The Muslim brotherhood and Iran are the beneficiaries of current Obama policy.

4 posted on 06/26/2012 6:57:11 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: lward99

Like he said, he’s busy with other stuff.

5 posted on 06/26/2012 7:28:18 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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Syria is attacking rebels that have Saudi and CIA backing. It has been reported that the CIA is providing some financial support. And the House of Saud has close connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Alawites are caught between a rock and a hard place.

BTW - The oil sanctions embargo against Iran begins on July 1st. Looks like there might be some real fireworks come July 4th.

6 posted on 06/26/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

If they need to meet with him, they’ll have to take up golf, and eating ice cream.

Thanks lward99.

7 posted on 06/26/2012 7:58:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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There are at least 100 independent militias fighting Al-Assad. Maybe 20, depending on the time of day, belong loosely to the FSA.

There is a beauty contest going on in Jordan and Turkey about which ones to provide weapons and ammunition. The approved militias get training and arms for free. The ones we don’t like are buying AK rounds for $4.00 each out the back door of the Syrian army.

We waited too long and al Qaeda teamed up with the Muslim Brotherhood to mix with some of the more established militias.

The other problem is that the FSA for several months only allowed Syrian Army defectors in. That sent many capable fighters into the arms of AQ and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Now it all has to be rearranged to make sure the jihadists don’t win.

We were not proactive enough and let Jordan and the Saudi’s take the lead instead of a Turkic-Brit-French-CIA coalition.

8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:17:12 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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