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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Twelve years after 9-11, We’ve gone from fighting AQ to arming them.
Under what authority?
0bama admits arming terrorists.
How about the arms he already gave them before his unlawful tyrannical waiver?
Money and ammo are both fungible. There is no such thing as arming only the non-terrorist side of this thing in Syria.
The press should be screaming and it isn't. Congress should be criticizing bitterly and it isn't. And so it is quite out in the open now: 0bama will sell whatever he likes to whomever he announces is "vetted", and we have already seen what his idea of non-terrorist is - those would be the ones with the decapitation knives. Why bother to write laws at all?
Obummer never hesitates to waive a law he doesn’t agree with, now he chooses to arm enemy terrorists.
Impeach the bastard.
Yeah, that's the ticket, investigate Al Qaeda. Another Zip Pinhead "brilliant" suggestion.
1. How can anyone investigate an unknown in a foreign country in 2 or 3 days?
2. Who has the authority to request probable non-existant records on these Arabs with an IQ of 75?
So we are arming terrorists who have killed Americans and will kill them again with the approval of POTUS with cover from some of the GOP. What happened after 9-11-01? We have been conquered from within.
According to Article III, Section 3, it’s treason.
And what is the definition of High Treason?
Aiding and abetting and they need to start impeaching as soon as the first weapons arrive.
How the hell can he just “waive” whatever law gets in his way with ZERO repercussions? WTF? How is this happening??????
I don’t understand “waiving” of law. Well, more precisely, I don’t understand the majority opposition party’s compete testicular enervation in light of it.
It’s ok to ship arms to known terrorists. But it is imperative to restrict arms to American citizens.
You got it first. Hell with impeachment, charge him and jail him. And any one who follows these orders. If I was Isreal I would be threatening to bomb the U.S.
Sure hope none of these Jihadi’s hi-jack any airplanes.
This is why we usually shoot traitors before they become president.
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.
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.
I hope it gets his neck stretched!
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.
Congress is just as guilty of Treason as they will do nothing about it.
“his own country?”
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.
As world watches Syria, Egypt launches major campaign against jihadists in Sinai
“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.”
sounds like martial law without the declaration
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