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U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising
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Posted on 11/01/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT by chessplayer

ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the Syrian National Council, or SNC, should no longer be considered the “visible leader” of the opposition. That made official what has been the increasingly obvious sidelining of an opposition group led mostly by middle-age Syrian expatriates.

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1 posted on 11/01/2012 6:09:09 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Pfffff ........ Smart Power.

A bit underwhelming, wouldn’t you say?


2 posted on 11/01/2012 6:11:29 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: chessplayer

No connection at all to the Benghazi betrayal?
No ma’am, just a coinky-dink

To think we the people have entrusted losers like Mrs Bill Clinton and obama and his passport cleaners promoted to security advisors, to sort out the good guys from the bad guys in the islamo world


3 posted on 11/01/2012 6:12:51 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: chessplayer

We already armed them.

Is something about Benghazi about to come out??

One can only hope.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 6:13:34 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: chessplayer

WOW! Did they finally realize that backing Al-Qaida wasn’t such a good idea? What a joke of an Executive Branch!


5 posted on 11/01/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: chessplayer

This way Obama can throw his full support behind the Muslim Brotherhood which was the plan all along. Obama doesn’t want a legitimate government in Syria or anywhere else. He wants the same global Caliphate that the MB wants.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 6:15:04 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: silverleaf

We’ve been saying that extremists would take over since the Tunisian uprising something like 2 years ago.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 6:15:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

Ruh roh! They’ve (opposition group) got our weapons, so no more support is necessary...in other words, no more gun running by the Bowbama admin!


8 posted on 11/01/2012 6:15:47 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: chessplayer

what a joke


9 posted on 11/01/2012 6:16:34 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chessplayer

Duh. They’re finally figuring it out? After most of the middle east is under militant Islamist control, compliments of Obama and Hillary...just what Obama hoped to accomplish.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

I am just wondering what this Whitehouse considers a “legitimate revolution.” Those are some chilling words right there.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 6:18:48 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: chessplayer

0bama supplied al Qaeda in Syria with Ghaddafi’s weapons, including MANPADS (man-portable anti-aircraft missiles).

Ambassador Stevens was assassinated for his trouble of helping do that.

NOW they want to declare al Qaeda in Syria a problem?

Katie bar the door!

(Wait, the horses are already out of the barn!)


12 posted on 11/01/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: txrefugee

So little time, so much American fire power to redistribute...


13 posted on 11/01/2012 6:20:30 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: chessplayer
U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising

Last minute desperate attempt by the 0bama regime to fool the sheeple into thinking they know what they're doing.

14 posted on 11/01/2012 6:21:13 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: austinaero

nobama and his loser minions consider what they are doing to America to be a “legitimate revolution”. What detestable, corrosive losers...


15 posted on 11/01/2012 6:21:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: chessplayer

Clinton/Obama have determined that al Qaeda
ALREADY has the 20,000 MANPADS and other chemical
weapons the Obama Regime sent to them.

Another DNC/Obama - “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”


16 posted on 11/01/2012 6:21:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That doesn’t make sense.

If the Ambassador supplied weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria, why would Al Qaeda in Libya want to kill him?.

By the way...... the weapons in question were not smuggled, they were transported.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 6:23:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: chessplayer; RummyChick

When you read the article, you see that this has nothing to do with “yanking support” from a terrorist group. The people in the SNC are mostly older exiles still living outside of Syria, and don’t seem to be very radical at all, for the most part. Hillary’s objection to them is that they aren’t “respected” by the “militants” and “on-the-ground activists and fighters.” In other words, they’re probably too moderate.

So instead of trying to forge a moderate alliance and looking for a political solution to the problems with Assad, she’s promoting even more fragmentation and enhancing a situation in which the “on-the-ground activists and fighters” (read Islamist militants) will have even more power. In a few months, if they get rid of Assad, even the people who didn’t like him are going to be yearning for his return, because they’re sure not going to like the AQ government they’re going to get thanks to our complete mishandling of the whole thing.

And we’re going to wish for him back, too, because at least he had a stable government and we could, to some extent, put pressure on him. But when we turn Syria into another lawless state, we’ll have no leverage.

Our foreign policy should be governed by what’s best for the US, but under the Dems, it never is.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 6:26:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: chessplayer

The only real democratic government in the area that embraces Western ideals of freedom is Israel. Obama is perfectly content to bow down to any Islamist group that pops up, while ignoring our only true friend in the region.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 6:26:15 AM PDT by Stevenc131
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To: chessplayer; ColdOne; penelopesire; hoosiermama; SE Mom; MestaMachine; LucyT; ...

PING!


20 posted on 11/01/2012 6:26:24 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chessplayer

They’re yanking support because their gun running operation in Benghazai was exposed and they are trying to limit damages (hat tip, Glen Beck).


21 posted on 11/01/2012 6:28:32 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: bert

AQ in Libya is thought to have attacked that particular facility because some of the weapons were being stored there and they wanted to get their hands on them (and probably did).

They spent hours looting the place.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 6:28:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: Eagle of Liberty

What a joke of an Executive Branch!

i dont think its as much a joke as it is their view of how they want to remake the world. its the same idea as thinking that obama has been trying to create jobs. he’s been trying to “transform america”, (he told us),into a socialist utopia, and he hasnt made “mistakes” on the economy he just made “incorrect assumptions” on how the american people would accept socialism.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 6:31:24 AM PDT by willywill
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To: Dr. Thorne
Yep. You're 100% spot on. As such, Barry's actions should be grounds for Impeachment. Which may be is likely to be a moot point in a few days.

That being said, Impeachment may be out, but Obama being tried for Treason for his aiding and abetting sworn enemies of the USA is still in play as that doesn't have an expiration date that he can duck(1)

. (1) unless he moves to Cuba, China, Russia, or Venezuela on the morning of January 21, 2013 ;-)

24 posted on 11/01/2012 6:34:59 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: RummyChick

Yep. Benghazi cover.

“We do NOT support the known extremist groups we’re supposed to be at war with, and whom we’ve heavily armed anyway at the cost of the Benghazi four.”


25 posted on 11/01/2012 6:36:33 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: cripplecreek

“We’ve been saying that extremists would take over since the Tunisian uprising something like 2 years ago.”

Dead on right!! Most of us here on FR have been calling the “Arab Spring” an inside AQ/MB job traitorously promoted by the Illegal and his accomplices, with the mindless help of a lot of so-called “conservatives,” including far too many of the Fox News Channel talking heads.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 6:36:39 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: chessplayer

Can you say “CYA”?

I knew you could.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Dr. Thorne

bttt

The significance of the Obama Administration admitting its involvement, somewhat exceeds its also admitting which side of “the Syrian opposition” that the Obama Administration is favoring.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 6:44:32 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: chessplayer

re: “The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution.”

Reactions to this statement:

- WAY too little, WAY too late.
- The Muslim jihadists laugh at Obama for his stupitidy - or, they are high-fiving with him for his active
support.
- Obama has truly made the U.S. into a joke in regard to
foreign policy. The world now knows that we won’t
protect our intelligence assets, our own embassy
personnel, we won’t stop Iran’s nuclear arms
developmentor North Korean weapons development -

The world now knows that Obama will sacrifice any American or any American interest if it is conducive or convenient to his ideology, or, at best, if it is simply inconvenient to him politically.


29 posted on 11/01/2012 6:53:57 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: livius; maggief

Bingo Bump to your post livius!!

From a Breitbart article on the subject:

“Sec. of State is now saying that those in charge of the opposition need to be replaced by people more representative of those who are doing the actual fighting.”

Weren’t we just reading a week or so ago in press accounts that radical Islamists and Al Qeda groups were indeed doing most of ‘the actual fighting’??

What a total mess these leftist clowns have made in the middle east!!


30 posted on 11/01/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: chessplayer

That is unexpected - not that Al Qaeda is leading the uprising but that we finally withdrew support.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 7:03:57 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: livius

Let’s pray that no loose chemical weapons were being stored there.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 7:04:54 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: chessplayer
Seriously, HOW many times does the government have to play factions with these people only to have them turn around and point the guns we gave them at US before they learn??

It's like watching Lucy hold the football for Charlie Brown, forcryinoutloud!

33 posted on 11/01/2012 7:05:08 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: penelopesire

Related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2937636/posts

Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons


34 posted on 11/01/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT by maggief
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To: bert
If the Ambassador supplied weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria, why would Al Qaeda in Libya want to kill him?.

This is my question and the $64,000 question that separates this story from a massive cover-up a questionable clandestine operation to cover-up of incompetence for election purposes.

Based on stories today, Obama (via Hillary) has now separated the US from Al-Qaeda back leaders in the Syrian Opposition. This is significant because this provides motive to the operatives in Libya to attack the consulate.

Although this news is almost 2 months after the attack, that does not mean this decision was just made... it was already made and delayed because of the attack.

Somehow though Russian sources, our operation became exposed. As I have posted, this is a drug deal gone bad. Obama pulls out of the arrangement, but a big problem exist, we have arms to be shipped to Syrian. So the Libyans attack the consulate primarily to capture the weapons surrendered to US Operation for shipment to Libya. We don't call in for help because it is a deal gone bad, i.e,. you don't call the cops because someone stole your drugs.

Everything posted can be backed except the idea weapons were on site. Even if weapons were not there, it does not mean the Libyans though that. (It maybe the weapons were delivered but the Libyans did not know that).

35 posted on 11/01/2012 7:15:14 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: chessplayer

This is an attempt to mitigate the consequences of the Libyan-Syrian “fast and furious” program that got Amb. Stevens killed.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 7:16:17 AM PDT by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: maggief

Thanks for posting that article. I think it is very important that we don’t forget this bit of the puzzle. Could also explain why stand down orders were given...wouldn’t want a bunch of chemical weapons going up in a toxic cloud of smoke.

*shudders*


37 posted on 11/01/2012 7:21:19 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: bert

There’s the big question.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 7:41:58 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: penelopesire

“What a total mess these leftist clowns have made in the Middle East.”
That was their plan. They have buddies who make billions off of rebuilding Missle Eastern countries. Wake up people! The presidency and Secretary of State jobs and pensions don’t pay enough for “higher calling” people like Obama and Hillary. This was a big money making operation for them.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 7:47:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

The extremist have been driving the bus since it left the station. now I guess its CYA time.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 7:48:23 AM PDT by DeWalt
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To: penelopesire

Yes indeed! Hillary is completely out of her depth and doesn’t even seem to realize that she manages to contradict herself twice in one sentence. But I guess dealing with Obama would have that effect on one. (Although I was never impressed by Hillary’s supposed smarts to begin with; all she ever did in her life was marry a powerful climber and cover up his messes to enable him to keep on climbing, hardly the “feminist” dream!)


41 posted on 11/01/2012 8:24:04 AM PDT by livius
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To: 11th Commandment

Reread the articles.

Hillary did NOT separate the US from the AQ-backed leaders, but actually separated us from a group of more or less moderate opponents of Assad on the grounds that they were ineffective in building a coalition. She then said that we need to give more support to the “activists” who are “on the ground and doing the fighting,” and with few exceptions, at this point in the game, that would be a combination of run-of-the-mill Islamists and outright AQ backed groups.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 8:27:10 AM PDT by livius
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To: blueunicorn6

I believe it was their plan too. But I truly believe it is a mixture of ideology and dirty money. These dem leaches and politicians are always out to enrich themselves at taxpayers expense. They also get huge dollars playing crony capitalists and then more money goes into their coffers.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:04 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 11th Commandment

What you’ve written does make sense and explain it, but I keep looking at Obama’s motives to overthrow governments in the Middle East. I’m thinking Hillary just said, “We received your message from Benghazi. We will stop.” Why didn’t 150 guys in Benghazi just overrun both facilities? There’s a big difference in military terms between an “attack” and a “raid”. This looks like a raid. Why just a raid?


44 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Eagle of Liberty
"WOW! Did they finally realize that backing Al-Qaida wasn’t such a good idea?"

No. Hillary just can't afford another Benghazi-like attack anywhere else. It'll cramp her plans for 2016.

45 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:25 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: bert
If the Ambassador supplied weapons to Al Qaeda in Syria, why would Al Qaeda in Libya want to kill him?.

Why would Al Qaeda work with Obama after he killed the founder of Al Qeada, Osama Bin Laden ? Lots of things make no sense when it comes to the Obama/Hillary regime.

My best guess, it was not Al Qaeda. They are always the go to group in the international blame game. The number 1 suspect, given all the circumstances, this was payback from Assad for the attempted assassination of Assad by the Hillary/Obama regime. They took out the apparatus that was acquiring the loose weapons in Libya that were being transported to the Syrian rebels. That fits the entire scenario, IMHO.

46 posted on 11/01/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

———this was payback from Assad.......

interesting thought.


47 posted on 11/01/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert
Could be much worse then that. Perhaps the opening shots in World War III. Some of the attackers were dressed like Afghani’s according to a witness. That brings up the possibility that an Afghan tribe was hired or perhaps some Iranians were involved in some way. Or perhaps some military regulars were trying to disguise themselves as Afghani’s to shift blame. Lots of possibilities in that region.
48 posted on 11/01/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

On my mind is a balmy tropical day in Hawaii.......

The compound coming under mortar fire is the new $35 million Obama compound. That will be the Al Qaeda revenge for Bin Ladin.

When considering likely future events, that seem probable


49 posted on 11/01/2012 10:23:10 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert
Obama was not buried at sea after the raid. He is dead, but the entire story has many problems. IMHO.
50 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:24 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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