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Obama OKs Chemical Weapons Aid to Syria (waives ITAR)
ABC ^ | 9/16/2013 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 09/18/2013 2:55:38 AM PDT by markomalley

President Obama has formally authorized American shipments to Syria of non-lethal equipment and supplies specifically aimed at countering the threat of Bashar al-Assad’s chemical weapons as the world waits for them to be neutralized.

In a signed order, Obama today waived prohibitions of such shipments by the Arms Export Control Act, determining that the assistance is “essential to the national security interests of the United States.”

The materials — including chemical weapons-related personal protective gear and medical supplies — will be sent to “vetted” members of the Syrian opposition, international aid groups inside Syria, and any other organizations working to “prevent the preparation, use, or proliferation of Syria’s chemical weapons,” an administration official said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: obama; obamasyria; syria; syriachemicalweapons; syriarebels; syriawar

1 posted on 09/18/2013 2:55:38 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Obama WILL find some way to give WMD’s directly to Al Quaida.

Endgame.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 3:02:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: markomalley

Treasonous Bastard......I’m right on both counts.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 3:09:45 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: markomalley

Our safety and the safety of our children have been directly threatened by this juvenile, not to mention their futures stolen and sold into slavery to the state. How much longer will the people allow this to continue?


4 posted on 09/18/2013 3:09:47 AM PDT by ggrrrrr23456
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To: Hardraade

Probably labeled as “medical supplies.”


5 posted on 09/18/2013 3:45:14 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: markomalley

Treason.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 3:50:20 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: markomalley

This gear has three uses.
1-Protection against chemical attack by Assad.

2-Protective gear that allows the rebels to safely work with the dangerous chemicals to create their own WMD.

3-Allow the rebels to safely use their own chemical weapons without fear of exposure.


7 posted on 09/18/2013 3:57:36 AM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: markomalley

Much like Clinton’s blunders allowed 9/11 to occur during Bush43, Obama’s malfeasance will allow the attacks to take place during a subsequent administration.

Then, liberals will ignore today’s actions and, instead, return to the “connect the dots” theme.


8 posted on 09/18/2013 4:02:07 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Bobalu
"3-Allow the rebels to safely use their own chemical weapons without fear of exposure."

WE HAVE A WINNER!

9 posted on 09/18/2013 4:04:29 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: markomalley
Of course he did.

pRes_ _ent Obama's ONLY real Oath is to al Qaeda.


"Army Major (Hasan) Played Role in Presidential (Obama) Transition"


10 posted on 09/18/2013 4:52:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: markomalley

Makes sense. Obama has to send protection to his rebels so they can use the chem weapons they have...

The world is blind.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 4:56:51 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: markomalley

MOPP gear (Mission Oriented Protective Posture) in Syria is virtually useless. It is basically non-breathing suits that totally enclose the body, and with face mask and hood, place the individual in a chemical safe posture.

It’s downside is that it’s miserable. And on a hot day it is a prescription for the failure of bodily functions, so far as I’m concerned. I hated being at MOPP 4 level (totally suited up).

My opinion is that it’s deadly above about 80 degrees.

They can send all the MOPP suits they want, but if one micro-droplet of nerve gas can kill, and if being in that suit for too long can render combat ineffective, then we’ll find that it really doesn’t help much.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 4:58:19 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Bobalu

“3-Allow the rebels to safely use their own chemical weapons without fear of exposure.”

BINGO you win the prize this is exactly what he wants in my opinion also


13 posted on 09/18/2013 5:06:15 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: jimjohn

And yet, not one Congressman will put a stop to this.


14 posted on 09/18/2013 5:28:13 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: ggrrrrr23456
How much longer will the people allow this to continue?

They don't just "allow" it, they financially support it with their tax payments. So it will continue until enough people find the fortitude to stop supporting it. Active resistance is illegal, you can't refuse to pay and not expect reprisal. Passive resistance is legal: don't work enough to reach the threshold of income required to pay income taxes. Unfortunately very, very few people are willing to make such short term personal sacrifice for the nation they claim to love; to endure temporary hardship to rid America of a government they claim to loathe.

Give notice that you will no longer work to support the current system. Then go on strike as promised because they absolutely don't care what you say...only that you pay.

15 posted on 09/18/2013 5:43:26 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: bgill
And yet, not one Congressman will put a stop to this.

Well then. Vote for a different bunch! Don't forget to pay your taxes. They can't even keep the lights on in Congress without tax money.

16 posted on 09/18/2013 5:46:27 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: markomalley
Won't these materials enable the opposition (AlQueida) to use chemical weapons more efficiently? Protective suits, antidotes, etc. NO ONE is talking about THEIR chemical weapons.
17 posted on 09/18/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: markomalley

We have to be mindful of 0’s thinking vis-a-vis aid to Syrian rebels. His thoughts can be summed by his “thanking God”. Yes, he is quite thankful to God that he can help out this way.

Of course, while he thinks this, he doesn’t think it in the English tongue, but rather in the tongue of the rebels to receive this aid, the translation of thankfulness to God: “Alahu Akbar”.


18 posted on 09/18/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: markomalley
The materials — including chemical weapons-related personal protective gear and medical supplies — will be sent to “vetted” members of the Syrian opposition...

I don't know who is going to be "vetting" the Syrian rebels but I hope it's not the same person who vetted Aaron Alexis.

19 posted on 09/18/2013 6:57:10 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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20 posted on 09/18/2013 7:27:49 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: markomalley

Gas Masks for Al Qaeda!


21 posted on 09/18/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: HomeAtLast

Minimum wage and inflation will keep mosr in tax brackets.


22 posted on 09/18/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by lavaroise
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To: liberalh8ter

using this chemical weapons attack as an excuse to aid hid friends in Allah.


23 posted on 09/18/2013 8:02:55 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: lavaroise
Minimum wage and inflation will keep most in tax brackets.

If we'd had those things in 1770's, I guess we'd still be speaking British.

24 posted on 09/18/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: Bobalu
This gear has three uses. 1-Protection against chemical attack by Assad.

2-Protective gear that allows the rebels to safely work with the dangerous chemicals to create their own WMD.

3-Allow the rebels to safely use their own chemical weapons without fear of exposure.

4-Allow Iran to assess the equipment to determine the vulnerability of U.S. troops in the field to chemical weapons during future engagements.

25 posted on 09/18/2013 9:39:25 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: markomalley

This will allow them to repackage CW into new delivery systems, and to clean up after they do this.

One big barrier to making improvised CW devices is the exposure of the makers to the agent.

I expect a new class of improvised device being deployed.


26 posted on 09/18/2013 10:38:21 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Bobalu

That will be a 2 and 3.
Middle east is training ground, don’tcha know?


27 posted on 09/18/2013 5:03:29 PM PDT by SisterK (Alex Jones is starting to make sense these days)
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To: the_Watchman
This gear has three uses.

1-Protection against chemical attack by Assad.

2-Protective gear that allows the rebels to safely work with the dangerous chemicals to create their own WMD.

3-Allow the rebels to safely use their own chemical weapons without fear of exposure.

4-Allow Iran to assess the equipment to determine the vulnerability of U.S. troops in the field to chemical weapons during future engagements.

5- Allow the Chinese and Russians to mass produce state of the art equipment (I guess Blumb will get the contract)

28 posted on 09/19/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: markomalley
Well...they just got a load of raw materials....

Germany defends chemical sales to Syria TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Sep 2013 08:55 CET | (The Local/tsb)

Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:04:28 AM by Olog-hai

Germany sold tonnes of chemicals to Syria which were capable of being put to military use. …

The chemicals sold have a dual use—they can be used for both military and non-military purposes. They include hydrogen fluoride, ammonium hydrogen fluoride and sodium cyanide. The export of the chemicals is restricted but not illegal, the Süddeutsche newspaper reported, as they are used in industry. …

29 posted on 09/19/2013 6:43:48 AM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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