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U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels
The Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2013 | Ernesto Londoo and Greg Miller

Posted on 09/11/2013 7:50:47 PM PDT by John W

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.

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1 posted on 09/11/2013 7:50:47 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

This I believe is absolutely wrong.


2 posted on 09/11/2013 7:52:15 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: John W

Insane if true.


3 posted on 09/11/2013 7:52:49 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: rovenstinez

Wrong for the US to be doing or the report is wrong?


4 posted on 09/11/2013 7:54:21 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W

Wonderful. We are arming the evil. Figures.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 7:55:43 PM PDT by madison10
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To: madison10

All by design, Comrade. All. By. Design. *SPIT*


6 posted on 09/11/2013 7:56:34 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: John W

And this is what ambassador Stephens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Can’t spell his last name died for.
Sickening.


7 posted on 09/11/2013 7:56:37 PM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: madison10

Go Spetsnaz.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 7:56:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: John W

***...a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.***

0 wants war, and won’t stop until he gets it.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 7:57:11 PM PDT by Paulie
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To: John W
So let me get this straight. Obama just agreed to work with Assad to deliver his WMD to 'international inspectors' while at the same time works against Assad by arming those fighting against him? Yeah, that's gonna work. Assad and Putin now point out to the rest of the world how they tried to do the right thing by surrendering their weapons, except the US is making it impossible to comply because of the al Qaeda rebels they are arming.

We have not yet begun to realize just how badly Kerry and Obama got played by Putin and Assad.

10 posted on 09/11/2013 7:58:05 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: John W

Christmas came early for al queda. Thank you Santa-bama.


11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:58:36 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: John W

you gotta be kidding me. wtf.

If this country still had an exceptional future ahead, this would be widely protested by an overwhelming majority.

sadly...


12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: John W

On 9/11 I’m reading a story about the US arming the people who attacked us just 12 years ago?


13 posted on 09/11/2013 7:59:46 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: waxer1

Gotterdammerung? I pray not.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: John W

Putin will not allow Assad to lose. 0bama will come out looking like even more of a jackass.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:03:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: John W

Just because he slipped up a d embarrassed USA doesn’t mean he’s got any intention of making nice- nice. He still wants to overthrow the Syrian government and turn that nation over to his terrorist friends. Just like he’s done to several other countries already. We need to get over the “Incompetence discussions” He is not that at all. Take just one step back and you can see the next world Islamic caliphate “well under construction” Indeed he’s made remarkable progress at it (At American taxpayer expense. )


16 posted on 09/11/2013 8:10:02 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (E)
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To: John W

Lets send more weapons into the black hole of Mehico, while were at it.

Next, lets hand out chain saws to the cannibal community and pass laws to protect their culture.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 8:13:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: John W

The stupid is very strong with this administration.


18 posted on 09/11/2013 8:15:23 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Proud2BeRight

On 9/11 I’m reading a story about the US arming the people who attacked us just 12 years ago?


This x100. I don’t even know what planet I am on anymore.


19 posted on 09/11/2013 8:18:31 PM PDT by blastbaby
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To: Delta 21

Clown Prince nobama and his Clown Car administration have no equals ...in arrogance and self-love.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 8:20:13 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Hoodat
So let me get this straight.

Please pardon my cynicism, Hoodat, but I'd be surprised if even the innermost conspirators have any very clear idea what the straight facts in all this might be.

21 posted on 09/11/2013 8:23:27 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: rovenstinez
This I believe is absolutely wrong.

This I believe is high treason.

That there should be such a revelation today, of all days, is horrifying. Who would have believed, a dozen years ago, that the president would be sending aid to our enemies?

22 posted on 09/11/2013 8:28:47 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: John W

How is the CIA delivering them? And what about the 26y/o who wrote the thesis that McCain and the other guy quoted from...wasn’t she fired?

I think the Sauds want the Shiite, Christians and all other minorites cleansed whether it’s feet first or otherwise.


23 posted on 09/11/2013 8:30:05 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: John W

The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked

just like those guns that were sent to mexico were tracked?


24 posted on 09/11/2013 8:30:25 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: John W

August 6, 2011 CH-47D (Mission Name “Extortion 17”) shot down by “a one in a million hit” by an “RPG” (not a shoulder fired-
infrared seeking missile) at approx. 2:00a.m. local (it’s dark outside and RPG’s aren’t really meant for 200-300yd. range in the dark)
Among those killed in the crash were 25 special operations forces, including 15 members of SEAL Team 6, five National Guard troops,
and eight Afghan nationals. 7 of the Afghan nationals are replaced at the last minute, Flight Manifesto was not even updated. Why a CH-47D built in 1960, last modified in 1985 (upgrade to “D”) instead of an MH-47? Why would a minimally armed cargo Hilo without other air assets or pre-insertion clearing of landing site be sent into an area where a Taliban force, known to exceed 100, was actively engaged with Army Rangers (i.e. HOT LZ) for over 3.5 hours be sent in?

September 9, 2011 Israeli Embassy attacked in Cairo, first floor ransacked.

October 20, 2011 Libyan “Civil War” ends

March 28, 2012 Ambassador (to Libya ?) Cretz begins to send cables requesting extra security assets.

May 1, 2012 Obama reports “al-Qaeda Defeat” see:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57425645-503544/obama-defeat-of-al-qaeda-within-our-reach

May 22(?), 2012 Ambassador Stevens arrived in Tripoli as the U.S. Ambassador to Libya (or is to the interim Libya?).

June 6, 2012 Benghazi “Mission” attacked with IED, hole blown in wall.

????? ??, 2012 Benghazi “Annex” personnel attempt to round up some of Gadafi’s good stuff which include shoulder fired guided missiles (anti-armor and anti-air) plus heavy machine-guns, RPG’s, explosives, ammo, and other “good” stuff to “make sure it is secure” (of course not to give any to the “Syrian opposition”).

September 6, 2012. The “Al Entisar”, a rather small Libyan cargo ship on a “humanitarian mission” and reportedly carrying weapons bound for Syrian rebels, docked at Iskanderun, Turkey (approx. 35 miles from the Syrian border).

September 11, 2012 @approx 2:00p.m., Egyptian Embassy in Cairo “stormed by angry mob”. American flag pulled down and burned, replaced with flag with Arabic characters meaning “There is but one God who is Allah and Muhammad is his messenger” commonly used by al-Qaeda and their Buddies.

September 11, 2012 @approx. 8:30p.m., Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin leaves Benghazi mission (no protest going on). Why is the Turkish Consul General meeting the U. S. Ambassador to Libya in Libya, and at Benghazi instead of Tripoli? Isn’t there a “Mission” or, maybe, a Consulate(?), Embassy(?), Ambassador(?) in Turkey somewhere? I thought Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi to open a school or something . . . ?

September 11, 2012 @ approx. 9:42p.m., the “Mission” (also known as “Villa C”) was attacked by heavily armed terrorists

September 11, 2012 @ 9:59p.m. DOD orders drone diverted to Benghazi, @11:10p.m., unarmed drone arrives overhead at Benghazi “Mission”, live feed via satellite to White House, State Dept., Dept. of Defense, etc “Situation Rooms”.

September 12(?), 2012 @within hours of the attack, Mitt Romney politicizes the Benghazi Tragedy.

September 12, 2012 Obama meets with Sec. of State Clinton @ State Dept. (Bldg.), C-17 leaves Tripoli with 4 bodies and survivors @7:17pm local, Obama (in Air Force One) goes to fund raiser in Las Vegas (arrives @ 6:50pm local), C-17 arrives at Ramstein Air Base@11:19pm local (approx. 4 hrs. flight-time).

(Note: for brevity, many details left out)

November 6, 2012 (US) Election held

. . . and NOW we’re sending weapons?


25 posted on 09/11/2013 8:31:53 PM PDT by HippyLoggerBiker
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To: John W

FOUL
Arming Al Quaeda is morally deprived, wicked, and insane.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 8:38:59 PM PDT by SisterK (warrior)
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To: John W

Glad to see the apparatchiks are using the money they extort from TAXPAYING AMERICANS to good use


27 posted on 09/11/2013 8:45:58 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: waxer1

I have very little doubt that we probably delivered the gas delivery system to AQ and the MB. The gassing was staged and set up IMO to blame Asad. Probably some CIA operative or our ambassador didn’t like it the arms dealing, maybe they were gonna whistle blow, and they were rubbed out, scrubbed, gone. Most likely the weapons were delivered with the “go ahead” by everyone of those R’s who were saber rattling, ie McCain and the gang of morons.

Somehow, Benghazi fits into this whole picture.

Tinfoil hat time? I dunno, just my feeling about not trusting this government anymore.


28 posted on 09/11/2013 8:49:59 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: ottbmare
This I believe is high treason.

By Article III, Section 3 definition, it most certainly is.

29 posted on 09/11/2013 8:52:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Trust but verify. If you can't verify, trust no one but God.)
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To: John W
U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels

ah, then fire for effect, rebels in the open.

30 posted on 09/11/2013 8:52:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: John W

FWIW here’s a snippet from the wiki page on the Syrian civil war:

“On 13 June, a government official states that the Obama administration, after days of high-level meetings, has approved providing lethal arms to the Supreme Military Council...a rebel command structure that includes representatives from most major rebel groups, and excludes the Islamic extremist elements. The decision was made shortly after the administration concluded that the Assad government used chemical weapons on opposition forces, thus crossing the ‘red line’ drew by Obama earlier in 2012. The arms will include small arms and ammunition, and possibly anti-tank weapons...”

Apparently the decision was made last June. The article goes on to state that CIA-trained people have been inserted into the conflict.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war


31 posted on 09/11/2013 9:05:57 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: John W

This story is a “LIMITED HANG-OUT”:

They’re making this prominent disclosure simply in order to imply that they HAVE NOT been supplying ALL KINDS OF BAD STUFF to the “rebels” for QUITE SOME TIME already.

It’s a smart type of LIE.


32 posted on 09/11/2013 9:08:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: EternalVigilance

Fire for effect with that!!

That son-of-a-bitch in the Whitehouse has got me pissed right now !!!


33 posted on 09/11/2013 9:11:03 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: John W

Benghazi

It’s all there, the coverup, the deceptions, the hiding of several personnel (and others) from the public and from the news media ... all in order to prevent the Americn public from knowing, that

OBAMA WAS ARMING THE AXIS OF TERRORISM

... which could not be known BEFORE THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2011.

He committed a crime: fraud.

He intentionally defrauded the United States and our people, and our Constitution.


34 posted on 09/11/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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“Oh, we just started arming the ‘activists’ after Assad used chemical weapons on his own women and children.” Lies upon lies upon false flags upon lies. Of course the US was in at the ground floor of this thing but they’re trying to position themselves as concerned onlookers, just like with Egypt and Libya.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjRuQs606tk


35 posted on 09/11/2013 9:34:35 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: John W

Starting a pool for the length of time it will take for these weapons to be used against US citizens and/or soldiers.


36 posted on 09/11/2013 9:40:59 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: esoxmagnum

You are probably close. I”ll buy it.


37 posted on 09/11/2013 10:04:51 PM PDT by waxer1 (A Republic if you can keep it--Benjamin Franklin. Well we lost it.)
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To: John W

“One Year Later: Why We Were In Benghazi”
http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/09/11/One-Year-Later-Why-We-Were-in-Benghazi

excerpt:

In August 2012, NBC reported a possible game-changer in the Syrian revolution. A small cache of Russian surface-to-air missiles had made their way to rebels. NBC’s report identifies the weapons as precisely the type of Russian-made missiles which had gone missing in Libya. The fact that, according to NBC, they turned up in Turkey suggests they might have been part of the Libya-to-Qatar-to-Turkey arms pipeline which the CIA had been involved with since January 2012.

A month later, just three days after the 9/11 attack in Benghazi, the Times of London reported that a Libyan ship carrying 400 tons of weapons including “SAM-7 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles” docked in Turkey. This was the largest known shipment of weapons to Syria at the time. The ship’s captain, Omar Mousaeeb, was from Benghazi.


38 posted on 09/11/2013 10:05:50 PM PDT by baysider
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To: HomeAtLast

What is not highlighted in the article, but of utmost importance to discern, is that our ‘Regime, led by ‘resident 0, is aiding muslim brotherhood-based rebels. Nowhere is it stated any aid flowing to the more Copt-based rebels... that is, rebels who would be more aligned to a non-marxist leaning United States.


39 posted on 09/11/2013 10:20:03 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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If it is indeed a fact the “rebels” poisoned their own, this admin wouldn’t let it be known.


40 posted on 09/11/2013 10:21:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: John W

Next thing you know, they’ll be destroying oil facilities with those weapons.


41 posted on 09/11/2013 10:22:40 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: John W
Perhaps the only good news is that this administration is imploding so badly (Syria,Recall in Colorado, backlash from ObamaCare,Benghazi, FastandFurious, etc) that this may insure Republican majority in the Senate, and probably more importantly, the the development of the TEA Party, etc, as an alternative to the Democratic and Republican Parties...

I sense Americans are getting really fed up with what is going on...

42 posted on 09/11/2013 10:25:41 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: John W

So we’re arming Al-Qaeda in Syria, and soon may be providing them an air force as well, complete with cruise missiles.

The world must be upside down. That’s the only explanation for this madness.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 10:26:33 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

On 9/11 I’m reading a story about the US arming the people who attacked us just 12 years ago?


And we are still at war with


44 posted on 09/11/2013 10:36:05 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Proud2BeRight

All this because McCain refused to make Obama’s muslim — oh, I mean, Christian — faith a campaign issue.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 10:39:09 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: John W
"The CIA (Muzzie Brennan) has begun delivering weapons to rebels Al Qaeda in Syria.."

Maybe 0bama should just come out and tell the American people he was arming Al Qaeda in Benghazi Libya, too. Why keep it secret any longer?

0bama has been supplying and funding ENEMIES OF THE U.S. in Libya, Egypt and Syria. It's pretty obvious there's been a coup d'etat on the American government. It's not American anymore!

46 posted on 09/11/2013 11:29:12 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: John W

But...but... isn’t this illegal and unconstitutional ? Oh, wait...it doesn’t matter anymore.


47 posted on 09/11/2013 11:44:57 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: John W

Are U.S. taxpayer dollars being used to help the ‘rebels’ persecute and kill Christians in Syria, Egypt, ... WHY??? This is unacceptable.


48 posted on 09/11/2013 11:47:30 PM PDT by golas1964
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To: barmag25
If this country still had an exceptional future ahead, this would be widely protested by an overwhelming majority. sadly...

I see a Catch-22. We have no future because the sheeple aren't even paying attention to the things that matter.
49 posted on 09/12/2013 12:01:56 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: John W
limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked


50 posted on 09/12/2013 12:44:53 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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