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Menendez offers bill to arm Syrian rebels (additional $250 million funds)
The Hill ^ | May 6, 2013 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 05/07/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT by opentalk

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Monday introduced a bill that would provide arms to vetted rebel groups.

Menendez’s legislation would give arms and military training to opposition groups that had been vetted, as well as provide $250 million for basic services and security in a post-Assad Syria.

The bill also includes new sanctions against those providing arms or oil to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

Menendez’s bill comes as the Obama administration is reconsidering its opposition to providing arms to the Syrian rebels.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; US: New Jersey; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 5:09:26 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Does Menendez favor underage types from other hemispheres?


2 posted on 05/07/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: opentalk

What benefit would we get by putting terrorists who hate us in power, to replace a tyrant who hates us? Why does anyone think this is a good use of $250M?


3 posted on 05/07/2013 5:10:53 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: opentalk
vetted rebel groups

Yea, right.

4 posted on 05/07/2013 5:11:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: opentalk

You mean the rebels who are gassing their own countrymen


5 posted on 05/07/2013 5:11:05 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: opentalk

And in exchange he is going to be the beneficiary of services rendered by underage Syrian prostitutes. /sarc


6 posted on 05/07/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: opentalk

It is Springtime after all.

I would love to see someone remake the song, “Springtime for Hitler”, from the 1968 movie “The producers”, with a modern reflection of the Arab, Fascists and their apologists.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 5:19:39 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: opentalk
According to this corrupt mongrel, we have the funds to send $250 million (plus arms and training) to the al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria, but no money to buy fire trucks for the people in his state of New Jersey.

The local journalist prints his claims like they're gospel, but the Comments section is slamming him unmercifully.

http://ridgewood.patch.com/articles/menendez-highlights-sequesters-threat-to-federal-public-safety-funding

8 posted on 05/07/2013 5:23:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: opentalk

no


9 posted on 05/07/2013 5:27:14 PM PDT by Selene
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To: opentalk

If the rebels are the ones using Sarin, and backed by Al Queda affiliates, arming them would be stupid. While Assad is bad, it doesn’t automatically make his enemies good.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 5:27:40 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: opentalk

Most everyone in Syria are muslims. We are infidels and no matter what we do for them or to them, they will still hate us.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 5:29:37 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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what the F*ck is a vetted Syrian rebel group?


12 posted on 05/07/2013 5:37:39 PM PDT by ldish (obama is finally in season...treason is the reason!!!!!)
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To: opentalk

Democrats favor an armed citizenry as long as they aren’t Americans.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 5:37:45 PM PDT by marron
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To: ldish
Good Al-Qaeda members
14 posted on 05/07/2013 5:41:27 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: ldish

They pass a NICS check. If no disqualifying info is produced in 3 days, they may have their M16s and RPGs - at your expense. /s


15 posted on 05/07/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Pollster1
What benefit would we get by putting terrorists who hate us in power, to replace a tyrant who hates us?

Assad was on good terms with practically everyone. His tyranny, as I understand, was primarily focused on not allowing Muslim fundamentalists to come to power and kill everyone else (as that's what they are doing currently.) I read that Saddam of Iraq had bad children, and Saddam himself was not very kind to his enemies. But Assad was willing to work with Israel, and the USA, and Russia. CIA had their secret interrogations done there. Assad was not a threat. He haven't even said a word when Israel bombed *something* in Syria. Was he a dictator? Yes. But he was a sane dictator.

16 posted on 05/07/2013 5:48:53 PM PDT by Greysard
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I thought we were in a sequester!

No, no more spending, you liberal PUKE. You're proposing to give MORE money to these terrorists who have already used chemical weapons.....

Democrats are such UTTER ignoramuses.

17 posted on 05/07/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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>>>His tyranny, as I understand, was primarily focused on not allowing Muslim fundamentalists to come to power and kill everyone else (as that’s what they are doing currently.)<<<

In fact Saddam was that kind of dictator too. Even his infamous attack on Kuwait was a way to prevent manipulating the oil market by islamist states. Saudis were quick to pull their strings at Washington because it was clear that Saddam could have been kicked their jihadi butts next if he was to get away with both Iran and Kuwait.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 6:19:53 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: ptsal

Hard to believe that POS is still appearing in public.I can remember a time in this country when pervs like him hid in the shadows.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 6:46:45 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: ldish

A vetted Syrian rebel group would be one that’s approved by Obama/Muslim Brotherhood.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 6:48:30 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: opentalk

Why is this pervert still in office?


21 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:05 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: opentalk

ow does one spell no.....NO, quite simple


22 posted on 05/07/2013 6:55:58 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: opentalk

Twas Brillig and the slithy Toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe,
All mimsy were the borogoves
And the momeraths outgrabe.

Beware the Jabberwock, my son,
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jub-jub bird and shun
The frumious Baudersnatch

Stuff like this (above) makes sense
To Dhimmicrats who want to give our money,
That we borrow from Red China, to al-quaeda,
So they can shoot our troops who don’t

Want to be there and follow stupid rules,
In order that we not offend the muzzie savages,
Who shoot them in the back
The first chance they get.

Oh yeah, did they finally find enough money to re-open America’s House to America?


23 posted on 05/07/2013 7:21:35 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: opentalk
Wait. A couple of weeks ago, our existential threat according to McCain and his little Smithers was North Korea.

Tune in next Sunday ... as Captain Queeg tries to start another war. Eventually, he'll succeed.

24 posted on 05/07/2013 7:31:06 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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