Skip to comments.Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
Posted on 09/16/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by lowbridge
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah.
The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act, announced today that he would "waive the prohibitions in sections 40 and 40A of the AECA related to such a transaction."
Those two sections prohibit sending weaponry to countries described in section 40(d): "The prohibitions contained in this section apply with respect to a country if the Secretary of State determines that the government of that country has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism," Congress stated in the Arms Control Export Act.
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Hummmmm? Maybe this is how Aaron Alexis... another son of Obama, got his gun?
They don’t have to hijack, he gave them ManPads in Libya.
The more impeachable offenses 0bama gets away with, the worse his offenses become. Just like a little kid. This one, under the thick layer of fog from a Navy Yard shooting, too..
President Obama is guilty of TREASON ! ! !
He arms KNOWN terrorists with machine guns and light arms but wants to disarm the people of his own country. Sorry bastard.
The authority of King Obama! Kneel peasant!
Twelve years after 9-11, Weve gone from fighting AQ to arming them.
Obama is fricking insane!
Why the hell is he still trying to arm the terrorists?
I thought he was busy with the Latino party at the Whitehouse and would leave Syria alone for the time being.
Poor Syrian Christians. It looks like Obama won’t rest until they are all dead.
Teaparty = extremist, Terrorist= Moderate, got it?
His hypocrisy has no limits.
They don't need to hijack airplanes. "0" will give them fighters and bombers complete with trained pilots and ordnance.
So, the fact Obama “waived” this provision tells the world that OBAMA KNOWS HE IS ARMING TERRORISTS! Otherwise, he would have simply said (in his snottiest fashion),,that his rebels aren’t terrorists.
OBAMA IS ADMITTING ARMING TERRORISTS!
How the h@ll does he take it upon himself ti waive federal law?
All these non rule rules got me corn fused.
I hope this comes back to bite him in the butt
Sarah Palin was wiser. Let the terrorists fight one another.
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