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Obama: US recognizes Syria's main rebel group
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2012 | MATTHEW LEE

Posted on 12/11/2012 3:48:42 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Syria's main opposition group the sole "legitimate representative" of its country's people Tuesday, deeming the move "a big step" in the international diplomatic efforts to end Syrian President Bashar Assad's embattled regime.

Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council "is now inclusive enough" to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; spreadingsharia; syria; threatmatrix

1 posted on 12/11/2012 3:48:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

that is evil


2 posted on 12/11/2012 3:52:43 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
imagine a scenario such as this one coming to the US today. It's unlikely because most other countries governments are anti capitalist but say if it did, which side would you think the average American would be on?
3 posted on 12/11/2012 3:59:02 PM PST by drypowder
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To: yldstrk

Maybe they will now be sent F16’s and latest-generation tanks by nobama?


4 posted on 12/11/2012 3:59:24 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Liars gotta lie. But we don't gotta believe'em.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

5 posted on 12/11/2012 4:06:49 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this a big time mistake

it is a civil war in progress - both sides are proclaimed enemies of the US and Israel - one is secular, the other Islamist, and both sides hate you and me - the US should keep their hands off.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 4:08:46 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Exalted Supreme Ruler of the World, the Honorable Muslim King Barack Hussein Obama declares..... blah, blah, blah.....

Just think, in a little over a month from now, we will have only 4 more years of this bastard son of a communist whore. Actually, I don’t see this arrogant ass leaving, even after 4 more years....


7 posted on 12/11/2012 4:17:06 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The next step may be Russia's to make... I have a Perfectly Serious Question: Is it possible that ∅ believes in the 12'th mahdi? You know, that well thing and all??
8 posted on 12/11/2012 4:21:52 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: elpadre
I agree. I think it was Daniel Pipes that said the good news is the Islamists are killing each other.
9 posted on 12/11/2012 4:23:09 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama said the newly formed Syrian Opposition Council “is now inclusive enough” to be granted the elevated status, which paves the way for the greater U.S. support for the organization.”
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not attend the Dec. 12 meeting of the Friends of Syria in Morocco due to a lingering stomach ailment.

Clinton was expected to make news at the event by formally recognizing the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the new opposition leadership organization put together last month in Doha with the help of the State Department, as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. That designation would pave the way for the U.S. to increase its aid to the Syrian opposition....

Mustafa Sabbagh, secretary general of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, said in Bahrain that he thinks the U.S. will recognize his council as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in Morocco....

See post and thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2967671/posts?page=4#4


10 posted on 12/11/2012 4:25:50 PM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There is no way this Syria thing is going to end well /incredibly obvious statement.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 4:26:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is that the AlQada terrorist faction that Obama has been not so secretly arming with Libyan weapons?


12 posted on 12/11/2012 4:27:33 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: C210N

...all players in DC evil


13 posted on 12/11/2012 4:33:19 PM PST by ptsal (E)
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To: yldstrk

No kidding, and since this is America land of the free I will not say anything mean about oboma because I do not want my name on a list so I pray that God helps the man with some divine discomfort


14 posted on 12/11/2012 4:38:42 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh good... now we are on the side of the good guys... you know the one’s gouging the eyes out of the Orthodox priests before they kill them. Where is Human Rights Watch on this one?
15 posted on 12/11/2012 4:43:07 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: MestaMachine

Who would have thought, that in just a little over ten years after 911, we would have a black Marxist (maybe even muslim) President named Hussein, who would be arming Al Qeda with our tax dollars all over the Middle East?

It is like living in an alternate ugly universe these days. When are the American people going to wake the hell up?


16 posted on 12/11/2012 4:48:15 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: elpadre
the US should keep their hands off.

Obama, our first Muslim President, isn't just a Muslim, he supports Muslim terrorism.

Arab Spring? It's about overthrowing governments and replacing them with Muslim radicals.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood firmly in control. US $$ dumped to support a radical government.

Libya: Rebels given US weapons to overthrow Ghadafi. Rebels include Al Qaeda.

Iraq: US Troops pulled not for US sake, it's for terrorist attacks for government overthrow.

Syria: Obama is dumping weapons to rebels. Same as Libya.

Americans: Obama thinks they are idiots.

17 posted on 12/11/2012 6:19:25 PM PST by politicianslie (Most Americans can't even recognize massive election fraud. Our first Muslim President laughs at you)
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To: politicianslie
Americans: Obama thinks they are idiots.

Well, they did let him get re-elected.

18 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:30 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The President of the US is allied openly with Al Queda now operating in Syria with USA taxpayer funding and USA provided arms. Goal is Islamic republic for Syria. I hope Syria defeats Al Queda. They are our only hope - how about them apples?


19 posted on 12/11/2012 6:47:30 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Video: US declares core of Syrian resistance an AQ affiliate
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2967755/posts


20 posted on 12/11/2012 9:08:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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