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White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks
Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman

Posted on 06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT by edpc

In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition.

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."

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"The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition. That will involve providing direct support to the SMC. That includes military support. I cannot detail for you all of the types of that support for a variety of reasons," Rhodes said. The assistance is "aimed at strengthening the effectiveness of the SMC on the ground."

Aw, here we go........

1 posted on 06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT by edpc
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To: edpc
"These people of the Free Syrian Amry need weapons and heavy weapons to counter tanks and aircraft, they need a no-fly zone."

“Just providing arms is not enough,” McCain said.

Said the guy who posed with known terrorists and wasn't aware of it.

2 posted on 06/13/2013 3:40:41 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: edpc

At least we’ll know what weapons will be used to kill us.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 3:41:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: edpc
Just like the WMD in Iraq !

What poetic justice for all those progressive retards.

4 posted on 06/13/2013 3:41:33 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: edpc

Drudge has his siren up.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:01 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: edpc
WAR!!!!!! So sayeth the front page of Drudge
6 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:03 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: edpc

So the US is on the side of terrorists? Didn’t the Prism thingee alert those pinheads in WDC that these people are terrorists?


7 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: edpc

The Left loves wars when they are in Power.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:26 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: edpc

What could possibly go wrong?

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9 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:47 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: justa-hairyape

Oh you can bet since its their savior Obama they will NEVER think he is lying about WMD’s..remember in the mind of a progressive only Republicans lie about weapons of mass destruction, since Obama is saying it it must be true


10 posted on 06/13/2013 3:42:56 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: justa-hairyape

MSNBC will say the 100,000 Syrian’s murdered mean more than the 400,000 under Saddam in Iraq and that this is humanitarian. Although...both are essentially the same war.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 3:43:29 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: edpc

Oh.... I see.... Obama has now completely morphed into George W. Bush...


12 posted on 06/13/2013 3:43:29 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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To: edpc
"Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes.."

He's the brother of Candy Crowley's boss, David Rhodes, President of CBS.. "Grab the transcript, Candy".. Yeah right.. No, that wasn't scripted.. Nahhhhh.. Whatever CBS told us about Benghazi, we're supposed to believe yeah right.

13 posted on 06/13/2013 3:43:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: My Favorite Headache

How odd that 0bama didn’t give TWO SH!TS about our brave men under attack by TERRORISTS in Benghazi.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 3:45:39 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: edpc

Boots on the ground soon, if we aren’t already there.

Sad. How does Dear Leader know which muslims to side with?


15 posted on 06/13/2013 3:45:42 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: edpc

Isn’t the same thing Reagan did with the Contras? And LW activists cried and screamed out. now they are silent when Obama does it. Such Hypocrites


16 posted on 06/13/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: edpc

FUBO.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 3:46:35 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: edpc

Now we can stop worrying about all the scandals, pesky IRS, the MSM will be broadcasting the war show 24/7.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 3:46:56 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: edpc

Why?


19 posted on 06/13/2013 3:46:59 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: edpc

So far the Obama administration is aiding jihadist in Egypt, Lybia, Ft Hood and now Syria.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 3:47:23 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: edpc
Neville Chamberlain was tougher than obama. Absolutely Pathetic.
21 posted on 06/13/2013 3:47:26 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: edpc

They mean to AlQaeda


22 posted on 06/13/2013 3:47:58 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

This is DELICIOUS!!!!!!! Rabid Progressives who LOATHED BUSH for being a war monger...hahahhaha...welcome to YOUR IRAQ. Let’s see...100,000 killed in Syria so far. 450,000 were murdered in Iraq if not more and they had chemical weapons used on them as well. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO this one is justified now? Yep....Obama has just become everything they said Bush was. Suck it up kids.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 3:48:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

You mean the “rebels” didn’t get enough of the missing “manpads” in Libya?


24 posted on 06/13/2013 3:48:48 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Southack

Now, now, it isn’t war until Congress declares it. Besides, Mr. Nobel Peace Prize wouldn’t suggest it to Congress. This is merely “aid”, don’cha know.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 3:48:56 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: austinaero

Military advisors are in Jordan and Israel now. No doubt they already slipped across, especially when they escorted John McCain into Syria, remember? Hell, we’re already there fighting.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 3:48:58 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: My Favorite Headache

I think I’d prepare for Russia to one-up the US on this. They could bring in enough air defense to really knock the US back a step or two.


27 posted on 06/13/2013 3:49:27 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: edpc

Challenging Obama, Bill Clinton urges US action in Syria
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4391739,00.html


28 posted on 06/13/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: edpc

Ask EVERY Obama voter you know if undeclared wars times infinity is what they thought they were voting for...

And watch them stammer and stutter something about “Palin... Romney... Unqualified...” The TV programming hasn’t conditioned them to deal with this.


29 posted on 06/13/2013 3:50:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: edpc

I guess it is going to have to be a whole kennel of “wag the dogs” to get public’s mind off an epic and historic flood of presidential criminal scandals.


30 posted on 06/13/2013 3:50:27 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: muir_redwoods
Why?

The cynic in me says: To get the multiple scandals off the front page.

The realist in me says: It's somebody else's call and a decision with which he's being told to play along. I think that's been the case with this empty suit since his campaign.

31 posted on 06/13/2013 3:50:35 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: realcleanguy

And where are the Russians and Iranians on this?
I don’t expect them to sit still while Obama
rams it up their butt.


32 posted on 06/13/2013 3:51:45 PM PDT 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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“after confirming that his government used chemical weapons” this is totally made up! It WAS proven the REBELS used chemical weapons! If using chemical weapons is the justification for giving heavy arms doesn’t the Syrian gov’t meet the same criteria since the rebels used chem? I don’t care for Assad but this is continued propaganda to justify direct removal(drone?) of Assad to install the Muslim Brotherhood! Is there only a remnant that understands that Israel is being INTENTIONALLY surrounded by muslims and once Jordan falls to the muslim brotherhood Obama-muslim and everyone else will withdraw from Israel!? Psalm 83, I hope Israel takes back all the promised land.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 3:53:04 PM PDT by Duke of Milan
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To: austinaero

Why would any conservative enlist in the military of an islamic fraud ?


34 posted on 06/13/2013 3:54:05 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: tet68

“And where are the Russians and Iranians on this?”

That is a very good point. We’ll have to see, especially whoever wins the Friday election in Iran.

If we go into Syria, that will definitely put Putin and Russia in an awkward position.

The thing is, Obama is so gung-ho about Syria, yet he did NOTHING when Khamenei/Ahmadinejad pulled a Tiananmen Square after the rigged election back in 2009 and slaughtered tons of people.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 3:55:08 PM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: edpc

Obama’s foreign policy has been a series of mistakes, except one, restraint in Syria. Now there are no exceptions to mistakes and failures.

Choosing the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, both groups who like to kill Americans and Christians is an error, possibly of catastrophic proportions.


36 posted on 06/13/2013 3:56:32 PM PDT by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
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To: edpc

Al-Qaeda now being armed by us.
Can the House refuse to fund it? Not with Boner at the helm.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: edpc; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ...
Somebody needs to stop this insanity right in its tracks.


38 posted on 06/13/2013 3:58:44 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: edpc
And I'm supposed to believe anything this corrupt, lying administration says...?


39 posted on 06/13/2013 4:00:24 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: wk4bush2004

I would think if it looked like the US and the rebels
were fixing to throw Assad out, Hezzbullah would do
it’s best to drag Israel into it.

Not a good situation at all.


40 posted on 06/13/2013 4:00:25 PM PDT 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: edpc

Could Syria ignite World War 3? That’s the terrifying question as the hatred between two Muslim ideologies sucks in the world’s superpowers
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341340/Could-Syria-ignite-World-War-3-Thats-terrifying-question-hatred-Muslim-ideologies-sucks-worlds-superpowers.html


41 posted on 06/13/2013 4:01:12 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: conservativehistorian
possibly of catastrophic proportions.

That IS the goal.

42 posted on 06/13/2013 4:01:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: pepsionice

While I really hope the Putins stay out, their air defense while good has been exposed several times by the guys from Whiteman AFB. While it was the IAF that took out the Syrian nuke program, the air defenses fell to a visitor from Missouri.


43 posted on 06/13/2013 4:01:58 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: conservativehistorian

Well, Christians have been returning to their homes in places the Syrian military has chased al qaeda out. We can’t have that under obama.


44 posted on 06/13/2013 4:02:20 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: conservativehistorian

Even if you oppose Assad, Obama naturally waited until the rebels are losing.


45 posted on 06/13/2013 4:02:52 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: My Favorite Headache

46 posted on 06/13/2013 4:03:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: edpc
Aw, here we go........


47 posted on 06/13/2013 4:04:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: edpc

It’s echoing in my mind how many Freepers predicted this weeks or even months ago


48 posted on 06/13/2013 4:04:44 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: MestaMachine; LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; ...

That was no way to ping a list. PING!


49 posted on 06/13/2013 4:05:54 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: justa-hairyape
These are the Iraqi WMDs.
50 posted on 06/13/2013 4:06:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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