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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
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
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.
He’s got more flexibility now that the election is over. :D
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.
Yeah, he’s friggin’ Stretch Armstrong.
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.
"The president, citing his authority under the Arms Export Control Act . . ."
There goes Barry again. Picking and choosing what laws he will follow.
Sounds like dictatorship w/o the usurpation. What must go through his head, if anything does.
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.