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Exclusive: Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels
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Posted on 08/01/2012 4:20:00 PM PDT by Perdogg

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

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


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Syrian rebels include Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, but rebels been rebels since I don't know when....
1 posted on 08/01/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

How “secret” is it if it is being splashed all over the internet. You have to wonder about the IQ of journalists. Then again...no you don’t.


2 posted on 08/01/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT by mort56
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To: Perdogg

What a secret, huh?


3 posted on 08/01/2012 4:23:18 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Perdogg
Our own Jihadist-in-Chief.

How nice.

4 posted on 08/01/2012 4:23:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Perdogg

Leaking from behind!


5 posted on 08/01/2012 4:24:32 PM PDT by black_diamond
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To: Perdogg
"Syrian rebels include Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, but rebels been rebels since I don't know when...."

Obama has a choice between the bad, the worse and staying out and picks the side that will be a threat to the US. Obama is expanding the drive for the Greater Caliphate and will get a lot of Christians killed in Syria and Egypt, and then the transnational Islamists will move against Europe and the US.

6 posted on 08/01/2012 4:28:00 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Perdogg

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! it’s a secret.


7 posted on 08/01/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Perdogg
Oboma is helping his brothers build a caliphate in the middle east. He's trying to start WWIII. He believes his brothers should rule the world (with him in charge, of course.).

"He is the one we have been waiting for" - Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam

8 posted on 08/01/2012 4:30:30 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Truth29

The “October surprise” is most likely an Islamist attack on US soil sponsored by Obama’s Al Queda soldiers.

Remember the “truthers”? Then remember how liberals love to project their intentions. This is just the kind of crap he would use to retain power - killing Americans means NOTHING to him.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 4:33:22 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: concerned about politics
Oboma is helping his brothers build a caliphate in the middle east. He's trying to start WWIII. He believes his brothers should rule the world (with him in charge, of course.).

One wonders if he will renounce his citizenship and move there. After all, if he loses, Moochele won't be proud of her country any more.

10 posted on 08/01/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Perdogg

I guess it’s not a secret anymore.


11 posted on 08/01/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: MestaMachine

It would be a secret if the fraudster in chief didn’t use it to try to bolster his tough guy image on foreign policy. Everything is about him and his reelection.


12 posted on 08/01/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Perdogg

US has a very bad track record of supporting one type of terrorists over another type. Is anyone expecting any different this time around?

The best thing to do is wait it out and arm Israel.


13 posted on 08/01/2012 4:41:36 PM PDT by sagar
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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14 posted on 08/01/2012 4:42:02 PM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Perdogg

Secretly? Seriously? This is secretly?

This Resident is such a glory hound.

Hey Mr. Resident, secretly means it takes place and we don’t know about it. You know, like all the private info about the Osama Bin Laden hit. That stuff is supposed to be top security, eyes only. Only a nine year old child would let that out. And sure enough, you did.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 4:43:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Perdogg
There is a law against assassination of foreign leaders. what is the legality of our government overtly overthrowing foreign leaders? Screw the politics. I don't like the smell of our government of any political stripe just overthrowing governments. I didn't like Iraq but at least there was a history of UN sanctions, congressional approval and lots of public discourse
16 posted on 08/01/2012 4:43:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Perdogg

"I just made another gutsy call,
but you didn't hear it from me!"

17 posted on 08/01/2012 4:43:19 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (This too, shall pass, unless we're in Harry Reid's Senate and "this" is a budget.)
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To: Truth29

If the world isn’t careful, this could happen when its least expected,

Isaiah 27:13
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”


18 posted on 08/01/2012 4:43:40 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: Perdogg

This is garbage. This damned idiot is getting us into a war where we have no interest in helping EITHER side. And does anyone ever stop and think? As we depose and kill leaders across the middle east, that someone might want some revenge?
Obama is of course, endangering himself, but typical for this SOB, he is endangering the people in our government who are far less protected than he.

We are way out on thin ice here, november cannot come fast enough.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 4:44:11 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Perdogg

It’a a double secrat authorization!

And it’s your fault for trusting him, anyway!


20 posted on 08/01/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Perdogg

300 word edit from my soon-to-be-nuked/frozen thread:

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

...officials have said that there have been noticeable improvements in the coherence and effectiveness of Syrian rebel groups in the past few weeks ... previously characterized Assad’s opponents as a disorganized, almost chaotic, rabble.

‘NERVE CENTER’

...[A]long with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Turkey had established a secret base ... in Adana, a city in southern Turkey about 60 miles from the Syrian border, which is also home to Incirlik, a U.S. air base where U.S. military and intelligence agencies maintain a substantial presence.

NBC News reported that the Free Syrian Army had obtained nearly two dozen surface-to-air missiles, weapons that could be used against Assad’s ... aircraft. Syrian ... forces have employed such air power more extensively in recent days.

U.S. government sources said they could not confirm the MANPADs deliveries, but could not rule them out either.

... memoranda would have to be signed by Obama to authorize other specific clandestine operations to support Syrian rebels.

OVERT SUPPORT

The State Department said ... the U.S. government had set aside a total of $25 million for “non-lethal” assistance to the Syrian opposition. A U.S. official said that was mostly for communications equipment, including encrypted radios.

Some U.S. lawmakers, such as Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have criticized Obama for moving too slowly to assist the rebels and have suggested the U.S. government become directly involved in arming Assad’s opponents.

While U.S. and allied government experts believe that the Syrian rebels have been making some progress against Assad’s forces lately, most believe the conflict ... could go on for years.


21 posted on 08/01/2012 4:46:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1289 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Perdogg

This should piss off Obama’s Chinese and Russian masters.


22 posted on 08/01/2012 4:48:49 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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23 posted on 08/01/2012 4:50:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: null and void

Obviously the joint chiefs don’t mean squat, that or they’re in the tank with brother zero. Where’s Congress?


24 posted on 08/01/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Perdogg.
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels...
Zero's going to help 'em? Those poor rebel bastards.


25 posted on 08/01/2012 4:52:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Perdogg

Has any one noticed we have been supporting the enemy?


26 posted on 08/01/2012 4:54:26 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Perdogg
Secret support?
How frigging secret is it when Reuters is telling the world about it?
Is this another “security leak” to show us how tough Lil Barry is?
Secrets do not appear on the news wires. At least they did not back in the dim past.
They were exposed 10, 20, 30 years later.
27 posted on 08/01/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government,...

Why is that in the best interests of our sovereign nation?

Is "The One" bucking for another cold war with the Russians?

28 posted on 08/01/2012 5:02:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Is this another Obama White House leak?????

wake up Congress...because we voters will replace ALL of you next...

29 posted on 08/01/2012 5:03:02 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Truth29

Exactly. Obama has the blood of a lot of Christians on his hands already and it’s only going to get worse.


30 posted on 08/01/2012 5:04:27 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: haircutter
lol
obama lets another leak fly...and wants ALL his History to remain under ‘lock and key’
this clown is a joke...
31 posted on 08/01/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Perdogg

At least he’s consistent.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 5:06:00 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Perdogg

What do they plan to do with Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?


33 posted on 08/01/2012 5:09:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: bmwcyle

Barack Obama’s entire foreign policy for the last 3.5 years has been pro-Communist imperialist, pro-Islamic imperialist.

He has sh!t on our allies countless times.

He’s a bigger crapweasel than Jimmuh Carter was.


34 posted on 08/01/2012 5:11:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: SpaceBar

This is just a CIA op right now. They dont get an opinion until Barry wanna use the SEALs.

Sshhh ! Its a secret!


35 posted on 08/01/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: butterdezillion
Obama has the blood of a lot of Christians on his hands already and it’s only going to get worse.

And apparently the only reason he failed to support the Iranian uprising, is because their were not enough Christians for his Islamic brothers to kill in Iran.

With regards to Syria, it was fairly evident that the rebel uprising in Damascus was an orchestrated Tet Offensive type of campaign. Its climax was the terrorist bombing of the Syrian leadership. Assad was not killed and the Damascus uprising was squashed.

Now the Globalist Caliphate Media are crying about a possible massacre in Aleppo.

36 posted on 08/01/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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He had a different way to get the Iranian Christians/dissidents. They fled to an Iraqi town just across the border (cant’ remember the name off-hand), where they gave up their weapons in return for a promise that they would be protected by coalition and Iraqi forces from Iranian retaliation. When the US pulled out of Iraq the Iraqi forces abandoned those unarmed people. I didn’t hear whether the Iranians came in and slaughtered them, but it was the perfect setup for that very thing.

At this point any non-terrorist in these Muslim countries who actually trusts the US is nuts. We have a foreign enemy combatant in our White House and he would betray everybody he knows in order to advance his communist-Islamist agenda of destroying the US and Israel and instituting worldwide sharia.

We’re asking Afghanistanis to report their terrorist neighbors, when they’ve seen in broad daylight how the US told the terrorists when we were going to leave Iraq and then left the terrorists to take vengeance on anybody who had trusted the government of George W Bush - not knowing the US public was evil and stupid enough to betray them by putting into our own White House a puppet of the same Soros who says he wants the US to lose the war on terror.

I have always been proud of my country, but since about this time four years ago I don’t even recognize her any more. I hope and pray that Israel knows that the Lord is the only one fighting on her side at this point, and that Christians in Muslim countries know that America under Obama is no friend of freedom AT ALL.


37 posted on 08/01/2012 5:35:37 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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38 posted on 08/01/2012 5:40:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: butterdezillion
So the Iranian rebel uprising was a genuine uprising, while the rebel uprising in Syria is an orchestrated insurgency. That explains Obama’s support for the later and lack of support for the former.
39 posted on 08/01/2012 5:41:11 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Perdogg

Beware of Hosenball. He was DGI agent-of-influence Phil Agee’s co-worker before they were thrown out of England as security risks.

No way to know if he left the Left but he has access to a lot of classified information. Perhaps he is one of Obama’s propaganda conduits.

I think he still writes for Time Magazine, or was it Newsweek?


40 posted on 08/01/2012 5:51:40 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: justa-hairyape

The following is my understanding. If I’m mistaken I hope somebody will correct me.

The insurgency in Iran was genuine. But Iran is already under sharia so Obama had no need or desire to change anything there.

In Syria the people rebelling are the die-hard Islamists who seek sharia. Hence, Obama’s support.


41 posted on 08/01/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

That pretty much sums it up. Another freeper on the other thread had an excellent point : that on the same day that the WH leaked that they were supplying the insurgents in Syria with missle launchers, Panetta was giving a public statement that the Syrian military needed to stay in control to secure the WMDS.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?


42 posted on 08/01/2012 6:50:37 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Perdogg

Wonderful. And if Assad is overthrown, the rebels will turn on us. But what the hell,,,as long as King Barack looks “tough.”


43 posted on 08/01/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: penelopesire
Here is the report about Panetta. Excerpt follows in italics.

US: Syria military must remain intact

Washington - Government forces in Syria should be held together when President Bashar Assad is forced from power, the US defence secretary said on Monday, warning that the mistakes of the Iraq war must not be repeated.

This is one of the major problems when you try to remove someone through a third party surrogate force. You really have no control of the situation on the ground. It will be far worse then Iraq. Sure, we disbanded Saddam's forces, but we replaced them with a stronger US force. In Syria, we will replace a strong force with a weak terrorist force. So Obama/Hillary's genius plan is to keep the Syrian forces together, the same forces who had their commander killed in a terrorist bombing. Another one of the brilliant DINO plans. Expect the RINO's under Romney and his right hand man McCain, to ride to the rescue and send thousands of US troops into the breach.

44 posted on 08/01/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Thank you for the link. It is so unbelievble and disconcerting on so many levels. It’s like one hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing in this administration.


45 posted on 08/01/2012 8:12:49 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Perdogg

Billions more taxpayer dollars wasted arming the enemy?


46 posted on 08/01/2012 8:21:02 PM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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To: penelopesire

And on the same day as this.....

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/video-said-to-show-execution-by-syrian-rebels-stirs-debate/?comments#permid=1


47 posted on 08/01/2012 10:22:23 PM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Perdogg

We are giving these more weapons to kill Christians with as could be predicted. Another upcoming victory for “democracy” should really help our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Al Queda really should be armed by us, what a great idea.


48 posted on 08/01/2012 10:23:15 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Perdogg

It is the same as Egypt. Replace the government in Syria with an extreme Islamic one. Obama has it all planned. After Syria then it will someone else.


49 posted on 08/01/2012 10:27:01 PM PDT by Revel
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To: chessplayer

If The Disaster showed up dressed and armed like Rambo he still wouldn’t look “tough.”

He, at best, could look like a female weightlifter.


50 posted on 08/01/2012 10:30:37 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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