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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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To: lowbridge

How in the hell does this guy “waive” parts of laws? It’s unbelievable. I look for him to “waive” the Boland amendment and send a hit squad after Assad.


41 posted on 09/16/2013 6:08:01 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: yldstrk
I hope this comes back to bite him in the butt

I hope it gets his neck stretched!

42 posted on 09/16/2013 6:09:26 PM PDT by thegrump
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Indeed they do. Only the Dims protecting him in the Senate allow his treason to continue. Regan should have done this with the contras. Just waive the law prohibiting support of the freedom fighters...oh wait the Dims would have impeached him. I see...ah no I don’t. Ah....sigh...I am with you.


43 posted on 09/16/2013 6:13:27 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: lowbridge

Congress is just as guilty of Treason as they will do nothing about it.


44 posted on 09/16/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“his own country?”


45 posted on 09/16/2013 6:19:20 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I look for him to “waive” the Boland amendment and send a hit squad after Assad.

They have already attempted to kill him at least two times. That was all tried last year. My guess is Turkey or the Saud's located along the Jordan border will kick the whole thing off.

46 posted on 09/16/2013 6:21:54 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (I think Obama and crew feel that time is being wasted and that we need to get the jump on Russian sh)
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To: lowbridge

As world watches Syria, Egypt launches major campaign against jihadists in Sinai

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3067516/posts

“I am more than sure that the Muslim Brotherhood and its leadership in Egypt were actually encouraged by the Americans — and not just in Egypt,” Mordechai Kedar, a highly respected analyst of Islamic groups, and a former Israeli military intelligence officer, told FoxNews.com. “The State Department sympathized with the Muslim Brotherhood because they wanted Islamists to love America. They will do anything in order to look nice in the eyes of these Islamists.”


47 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:27 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: lowbridge

Pure Treason.


48 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:48 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: DeWalt
His hypocrisy has no limits.,p> The depth of Obama's hypocrisy is exceeded only by the nuclear grade stupidity of the people who believe in him.


49 posted on 09/16/2013 6:22:48 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: Nuc 1.1

sounds like martial law without the declaration


50 posted on 09/16/2013 6:25:06 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

This is the supreme law of the land, which Obama CAN NOT!!!! overturn by executive decision:

Article II, Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.


51 posted on 09/16/2013 6:26:41 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: lowbridge

He’s got more flexibility now that the election is over. :D


52 posted on 09/16/2013 6:33:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: butterdezillion

Those who carry out the arming of these terrorists need to be brought to trial. Maybe Obama is shielded from being arrested while he usurps the office but anybody who carries out his treasonous orders should be held responsible. There is no way that these are lawful orders since they consist of treason, and orders that are known to be unlawful MUST be disobeyed.

The military could show what it was made of if none could be found who are willing to obey these unlawful orders. Same with any civilian who is told to arm these terrorists.


53 posted on 09/16/2013 6:35:50 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: Tzimisce

Yeah, he’s friggin’ Stretch Armstrong.


54 posted on 09/16/2013 6:37:14 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: lowbridge
It isn't just Bathhouse Barry doing this. He reads a script written by others off a teleprompter. The entire Federal Leviathan is 100% behind this, including the GOPe.

Al-CIA-duh has been working for Uncle Scam for thirty years. They attacked the Soviets in the 80's, the Serbians in the 90's, the Lybians in 2011 , and the Syrians for the past two years all at US/NATO's behest.

Some "enemy". They conveniently attack who US/NATO needs to have attacked but can't openly do it themselves. When the target nations dare fight back the Corporate Media declares it a humanitarian disaster and its bombs away. They also make the perfect Boogieman to trick rube America into giving up blood, wealth, and liberty. They are the best enemy money can buy.

55 posted on 09/16/2013 6:38:11 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

IMPEACH HIM!!!


56 posted on 09/16/2013 6:38:16 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: Talisker
Under what authority?

"The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act . . ."

57 posted on 09/16/2013 6:38:53 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: lowbridge

There goes Barry again. Picking and choosing what laws he will follow.


58 posted on 09/16/2013 6:39:51 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Sounds like dictatorship w/o the usurpation. What must go through his head, if anything does.


59 posted on 09/16/2013 6:40:48 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Nuc 1.1

If “we the people” lie flat for the devil, don’t be too surprised if he dances on our backs... and I do not mean to call even Barack a devil, but he is a pretty effective proxy for the devil right now.


60 posted on 09/16/2013 6:43:17 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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