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President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria
The New American ^ | 6-14-2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. - Opinion/Editorial

Posted on 06/14/2013 4:13:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing

June 14, 2013

President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

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As The New American has chronicled since it was first proposed, the National Defense Authorization Act purportedly authorizes the president of the United States to deploy the armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of providing support to terrorists. Section 1021 of the NDAA reads in relevant part:

Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C.1541 note) includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons (as defined in subsection (b)) pending disposition under the law of war.

A covered person under this section is any person as follows:

A person who was a part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, including any person who has committed a belligerent act or has directly supported such hostilities in aid of such enemy forces.

And, finally:

Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

A plain reading of Section 1021 reveals, then, that anyone who is found to have “substantially supported” al-Qaeda or associated forces can be detained by the military until the end of the War on Terror.

If the laws passed by Congress apply only to the American people and not to the president or members of Congress themselves (15 senators recently voted to arm Syrian rebels), then the United States has become an aristocracy, whose ruling class is not governed by the laws they pass.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armsyriarebels; obama4911attacker; obama4alqaeda; obama4islam; obamaalqaeda; obamaswar; obamasyria; obamavsamerica; syriarebels; syriaredline

1 posted on 06/14/2013 4:13:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Sailing, good to see ya!

.... pretty soon some Regime or RiNO duckspeaker will show up offering to explain to us why Obama isn't jihadi himself.

He's going to have to talk awfully fast: I'll be heading to the men's room.

3 posted on 06/14/2013 4:17:08 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: smoothsailing

And exactly how many Americans are the Al-Qaeda thugs responsible for killing? And we punish (reward) them by giving them aid in support of their latest escapade.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 4:19:52 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: smoothsailing











6 posted on 06/14/2013 4:20:05 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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Word.


7 posted on 06/14/2013 4:21:36 PM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: smoothsailing
Think back to where you were and try imagining any part of that headline on September 12, 2001.
8 posted on 06/14/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: smoothsailing

MILLER: Rand Paul demands answers on U.S. gunrunning in Benghazi Monday, June 10, 2013
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/10/miller-rand-paul-demands-answers-gunrunning-bengha/?page=all


9 posted on 06/14/2013 4:24:41 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: Irenic

Bill Clinton Warns Obama Risks Looking Like ‘Total Fool,’ ‘Wuss’ On Syria 8:01 am, June 13th, 2013
http://www.mediaite.com/online/bill-clinton-warns-obama-risks-looking-like-total-fool-wuss-on-syria/


10 posted on 06/14/2013 4:27:09 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: smoothsailing
An impeachable offense, IMO.

al Qaeda has murdered thousands of Americans and now we're sending arms and support to them.

Further words fail me.

11 posted on 06/14/2013 4:29:47 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

The US Congress of Traitors backs this Treason,
AND they gave ISLAM immunity from ObamaCARE as well.

I would not trust them to do anything except
cash their checks and run to their brothels.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 4:31:15 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: lentulusgracchus

US troops on Syria border as Obama arms rebels

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/middleeast/article3791863.ece


13 posted on 06/14/2013 4:31:38 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: smoothsailing; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
Where is the warrant for his arrest? Where us the military that is supposed to arrest him? Where is justice? Where is the outrage? There is an enemy hiding in plain sight doing everything enemies do and we blink it away as if we don't see it.

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


14 posted on 06/14/2013 4:36:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
al Qaeda has murdered thousands of Americans and now we're sending arms and support to them.

this is insanity, jaz.

Latest headline at Drudge has American troops on the Syrian Border.
15 posted on 06/14/2013 4:39:50 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Irenic
Bill Clinton Warns Obama Risks Looking Like ‘Total Fool,’ ‘Wuss’ On Syria 8:01 am, June 13th, 2013

As true as it might be, this statement by a former President is totally irresponsible.

I understand that Clinton and Obama are involved in the political equivalent of a cat fight. But this is one little boy chiding another little boy -- egging him into an action that would involve the lives and limbs of military men and women.

Clinton remains a very unserious man, more interested in personal gratification than the country's well-being.

16 posted on 06/14/2013 4:47:37 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: smoothsailing
How sweet of him!

Providing AID AND COMFORT to our enemies!

17 posted on 06/14/2013 4:53:37 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: okie01

National Defense Authorization Act purportedly authorizes the president of the United States to deploy the armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of providing support to terrorists.
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It is the President of the United States giving support to Terrorists. The military should arrest him.


18 posted on 06/14/2013 4:53:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: smoothsailing

Both sides suck, but you know the suckier side by which side Obama chooses to support.

I have a sick feeling about all this. We should stay clear of this one.


19 posted on 06/14/2013 4:56:03 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: smoothsailing
..but going into Iraq was a mistake. LOL! Oh and by the way, make sure you withdraw American troops from Iraq before going into Syria. Another "LOL!". 0bamadumbazz.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 4:58:13 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: smoothsailing

Ahhhh, yes...

Just another Fast and Furious type operation...

Something tells me I hope my nephew and his company rotate back here to the states on time...

He’s in Jordan right now...


21 posted on 06/14/2013 5:08:47 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: okie01

As true as it might be, this statement by a former President is totally irresponsible.
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I think it is more self serving. If we go in and arm the Syrian rebels and get knee deep in all this, Benghazi will be less of a threat to Hillary in 2016.

Don’t you find it interesting that Rand Paul brings gun-running and Benghazi back up and out comes Billy boy goading on the Won?


22 posted on 06/14/2013 5:12:08 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: smoothsailing
This is now beyond insanity...



23 posted on 06/14/2013 5:12:18 PM PDT by rdb3 (I ain't got no grape jelly! I only have purple.)
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To: smoothsailing
Obama’s Vietnam!!! The Russians have made it clear they intend to protect Assad. Wonder has Rockefeller been over visiting Assad of recent days? And I thought JFKerry could talk to anybody.
24 posted on 06/14/2013 5:12:33 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Irenic

I always wondered what the Wus thought about Obama.


25 posted on 06/14/2013 5:16:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: jazusamo

Exactly!

And the Syrian leadership is just as bad. We should simply sit this one out, unless it spills over.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: lentulusgracchus

I think that Al-Qaeda is now infiltrated the US White House. This is very alarming that the ones who want to kill us are arming.

Where is our Patriot elected officials? Where is the Republican party and the Rat party member’s who are still Americans first.

We are declining nation.


27 posted on 06/14/2013 5:22:36 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: Irenic
As true as it might be, this statement by a former President is totally irresponsible.
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I think it is more self serving.

It's both, of course. Irresponsible and self-serving. Bill Clinton's never been anything other than self-serving.

28 posted on 06/14/2013 5:23:22 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: smoothsailing

What did Zero get his Nobel Peace prize for?


29 posted on 06/14/2013 5:32:37 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: 23 Everest

a goat and some shiny beads


30 posted on 06/14/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: doc1019
He has the two stooges, Graham and Mccain providing political cover for his treason. Leave it to these jerk-offs to give free weapons to terrorist groups we've been at war with for the last ten years.
31 posted on 06/14/2013 5:43:46 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Diogenesis

So can I tell the Government that I am Muslim so I can have exempion status as well.


32 posted on 06/14/2013 5:54:40 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: smoothsailing

It’s time for states to move against this muslim-loving traitor before he kills all of us.


33 posted on 06/14/2013 6:01:21 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Benwhatzi?


34 posted on 06/14/2013 6:07:17 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: smoothsailing
Great strategic thinking.

An Al-Qaeda dictatorship on Israel's border.

What could go wrong?

35 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:50 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: smoothsailing

Fast and Furious 2.0. What could possibly go wrong?


36 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:56 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: smoothsailing

So, the Jack@$$ in Chief brags about killing the head terrorist, Osama Ben Bad, and now he arms the very bunch of murdering izzlumic thugs that were Ben Bad’s soldiers. This is like killing Rommel, but arming the Nazi armies in their fight with the Brits in Africa.


37 posted on 06/14/2013 6:20:34 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: peeps36
Re: “Two stooges, Graham and McCain”

Don't forget to thank the "Conservatives" at Commentary Magazine and The Weekly Standard.

Those guys have been working overtime for two years trying to destroy Assad.

Because a Syria controlled by Al-Qaeda is WAY better than Assad, right?

38 posted on 06/14/2013 6:24:34 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: RetiredArmy

Exactly. Kill Rommel, and then refuel and reload his Panzers so they can avenge him. It’s insane.


39 posted on 06/14/2013 6:34:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: zeestephen
An Al-Qaeda dictatorship on Israel's border. What could go wrong?

Much of the Israeli leadership consider al-Qaeda preferable to Assad. The Israeli fear of Iran and Hezbollah is that great. That opinion is not universal in Israel and in any case should not affect American decisions about what is best for America.

40 posted on 06/14/2013 10:37:39 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MestaMachine

It’s worse than a terrible nightmare.


41 posted on 06/14/2013 10:46:42 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I think the time stamp on your argument is far too recent.

Bashar Assad has been in power since 2000.

Except for the nuclear reactor in 2007, he's never directly provoked a serious confrontation with Israel.

No one can say where Syrian A-bombs might have ended up, but who can blame Bashar for thinking like the Iranians and the North Koreans and the now murdered Gaddafi.....

When you have “The Bomb” no one tries to kill you.

The problem with Syria began AFTER the “Arab Spring.”

After Obama publicly warned the Egyptian military to stay out of the power struggle in Cairo, after Obama signed Gaddafi's death warrant, the Islamic Brotherhood was guaranteed command of Egypt and large portions of Libya.

It was just a question of time before the The Brothers in Syria revolted - AGAIN - against the Assad family.

You know what should really worry you, Colonel?

Look at the Westerners who hate Assad.....

Obama, Reuters, BBC, AFP.

Jew haters, Israel haters, top to bottom.

Assad is a tyrant and an evil man.

But the enemy of my enemies is my friend.

42 posted on 06/15/2013 12:43:57 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Exactly.

These Americans were murdered never anticipating with their last thoughts
that America would betray them and actually arm their murderers
against Christians worldwide.


43 posted on 06/15/2013 5:03:14 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: MestaMachine

Our dear friends have a son who is a Marine in Afghanistan. Has risked his LIFE for several years. Lost many good friends (some to “friendly” Taliban “local guides” who turned out to be Islamist traitors.)

It is infuriating and heartbreaking what this traitorous Islamic communist mole in the Whitehouse is doing to our country and our military. What has happened to us?

And NO ONE will stand up to him!


44 posted on 06/15/2013 8:34:39 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: MestaMachine

Well, as I have said many times....remember the military swore an OATH to the Constitution, NOT to a p_Resident hmmmm. ‘Nuf said!!!


45 posted on 06/15/2013 11:48:08 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: 23 Everest; smoothsailing
What did Zero get his Nobel Peace prize for?


46 posted on 06/15/2013 4:00:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: castlegreyskull
So can I tell the Government that I am Muslim so I can have exempion status as well.

Tell them that you are Muslim, and a distant relative of Barack Obama, and they will make it retroactive back to your birth.

47 posted on 06/15/2013 4:01:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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