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White House rebuffed Clinton-Petraeus plan to arm Syrian rebels
Reuters ^ | Sat, Feb 2, 2013 | Eric Beech

Posted on 02/04/2013 5:39:03 PM PST by haffast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plan developed last summer by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-CIA Director David Petraeus to arm and train Syrian rebels was rebuffed by the White House, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The United States has sent humanitarian aid to Syria but has declined requests for weapons by rebels fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The White House rejected the Clinton-Petraeus proposal over concerns it could draw the United States into the Syrian conflict and the arms could fall into the wrong hands, the Times said, citing unnamed Obama administration officials.

The plan called for vetting rebels and arming a group of fighters with the assistance of some neighboring countries.

Some administration officials expected the issue to come up again after the November U.S. elections, but the plan apparently died after Petraeus resigned because of an extramarital affair and Clinton missed weeks of work with health issues, the Times said.

Clinton, who stepped down as secretary of state on Friday, declined in a recent interview with the Times to comment on her role in the debate over arming the rebels.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: armsyriarebels; benghazi; leonpanetta; libya; stevens; syria; waronterror
"The plan called for vetting rebels and arming a group of fighters with the assistance of some neighboring countries."

Hmmmmmm......Where have I heard something like that before? BENGHAZI!!!!

But no.....the White House "lost interest" in the plan after the Petraeous' affair and Hillary bumped her noggin.(Not because four men died and the little CIA operation in Benghazi was exposed)

Ask the Benghazi 30 who were rescued, if you can find them.

1 posted on 02/04/2013 5:39:19 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast

What we are seeing here is Obama hanging Clinton
out to “twist slowly in the wind”.

We are going to find out it was a rogue operation
by State, Obama knew nothing...but
What difference does it make?


2 posted on 02/04/2013 5:42:44 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: haffast

They voted for it before they voted against it. Flippity flop. Fast and Furious Syrian style. How many of our bought and taxpayer paid for billions of rounds of ammo has been sent over there?


3 posted on 02/04/2013 5:43:35 PM PST by bgill
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To: haffast

Would not put it past this Administration to have executed the rescuee’s to keep them quiet. Out of the frying pan and into the firing squad.

Seriously, isn’t it amazing that they just “disapeared”?


4 posted on 02/04/2013 5:45:46 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: bgill

And how many rounds will come back? With all those missing Manpads, flying in airliners is going to be a bit dicy for years to come.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 5:47:14 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: haffast
Backstage Glimpses of Clinton as Dogged Diplomat, Win or Lose
By MICHAEL R. GORDON and MARK LANDLER
Published: February 2, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/politics/in-behind-scene-blows-and-triumphs-sense-of-clinton-future.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
6 posted on 02/04/2013 5:57:06 PM PST by haffast (Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all. -Abe Lincoln)
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To: tet68

My BS meter is jumping off the scale.

I think Obama is trying to hang Hillary out to dry.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 6:45:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: haffast

I heard on Fox today - I think - that Kerry went and talked with a few of them at the hospital. I wonder if Hillary did that too .. and how did she do that .. maybe a visit to the hospital (with a bumped head) ..??

The rest of us .. we’re not allowed to find out who these people are .. let alone get to talk with them.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 6:55:40 PM PST by The Final Harvest ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks haffast.


9 posted on 02/04/2013 6:57:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: haffast

Saudis are thinking whos Next...... US?
Which will cause them to DO WHAT... in return?


10 posted on 02/04/2013 7:39:46 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: haffast

Thank you for posting this classic Goebbels propaganda drivel from the Ministry of BeeeEsss. The Brits and the Whitiehouse State Dept were up to their eyelids in this pile of goat manure illegal war in Syria. Notice how after the Benghazi assassination of the Ambassador under the watchful eye of Obama, the whole Syria thing went quiet.


11 posted on 02/04/2013 8:51:47 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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