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Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition
http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | JOEL GEHRKE

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; graham; i; impeach; mccain; moderates; moderateterrorists; obama; syria; syrianrebels; wot
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Re: Obama waives ban on arming terrorists

Hummmmm? Maybe this is how Aaron Alexis... another son of Obama, got his gun?

21 posted on 09/16/2013 5:50:01 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: justa-hairyape

They don’t have to hijack, he gave them ManPads in Libya.


22 posted on 09/16/2013 5:50:54 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Dear God,

Intervene.. please.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 5:51:44 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: lowbridge
Ask Ambassador Stevens what happens when you arm terrorists.. Or Smith, or Doherty or Woods for that matter.

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..

24 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:36 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: lowbridge

Al Qaeda is the ENEMY of the United States.

President Obama is guilty of TREASON ! ! !

25 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:42 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: lowbridge

He arms KNOWN terrorists with machine guns and light arms but wants to disarm the people of his own country. Sorry bastard.


26 posted on 09/16/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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28 posted on 09/16/2013 5:53:43 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Talisker

The authority of King Obama! Kneel peasant!


29 posted on 09/16/2013 5:54:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Twelve years after 9-11, We’ve gone from fighting AQ to arming them.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 5:56:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: lowbridge

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.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: lowbridge

Teaparty = extremist, Terrorist= Moderate, got it?


32 posted on 09/16/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: Iron Munro

His hypocrisy has no limits.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 5:58:52 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: lowbridge

Treason.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 6:00:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Sure hope none of these Jihadi’s hi-jack any airplanes.

They don't need to hijack airplanes. "0" will give them fighters and bombers complete with trained pilots and ordnance.

35 posted on 09/16/2013 6:00:30 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: lowbridge

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!


36 posted on 09/16/2013 6:05:08 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: lowbridge

How the h@ll does he take it upon himself ti waive federal law?


37 posted on 09/16/2013 6:06:07 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

All these non rule rules got me corn fused.


38 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: lowbridge

I hope this comes back to bite him in the butt


39 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: austinaero

Sarah Palin was wiser. Let the terrorists fight one another.


40 posted on 09/16/2013 6:07:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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