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Congress secretly approves U.S. weapons flow to 'moderate' Syrian rebels
Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2014 | Mark Hosenball

Posted on 01/29/2014 11:18:41 AM PST by Uncle Miltie

Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European security officials.

The weapons, most of which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels via Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets.

The deliveries do not include weapons such as shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles, known as MANPADs, which could shoot down military or civilian aircraft, the officials said. (Snip)

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; islamicterrorists; moderatesyriarebels; secret; syriarebels; syriawar; syriaweapons; terrorists
You always knew we were supplying Al Qaeda in Syria. This confirms it.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 11:18:41 AM PST by Uncle Miltie
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To: Uncle Miltie

If only we had supplied weapons to Japan and Nazi Germany, they would not have attacked us...


2 posted on 01/29/2014 11:21:53 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
400 missiles stolen in benghazi
3 posted on 01/29/2014 11:22:55 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Uncle Miltie

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGgggggggggggggghhhh!

i hate that everyone stands for this.

when will we elect real americans


4 posted on 01/29/2014 11:23:24 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r

Sending weapons to Al Qaeda had to go through Boner’s House.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 11:24:05 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"A U.S. official familiar with recent developments said national security officials and members of Congress are more confident that weapons delivered to southern Syria are going to, and remaining in, the hands of moderate rebels rather than militant jihadist factions."

So we KINDA think maybe we aren't immediately and directly sending arms to Al Qaeda. But we're not sure.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 11:26:07 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie; All

So...McCain’s buddy....the one who ate another Muslim in a YouTube video...now has US weapons? Just awesome /sarc

Next...Soros folks in Ukraine will get some weapon bling...


7 posted on 01/29/2014 11:34:00 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Uncle Miltie

After Lockerbie Reagan ordered airstrikes against Kaddafi, who later went on a decades-long hobby of buying up MANPADS big-time. Right before the fall Libya had 21,000,of them.

Intel Ops are always more quiet if they don’t require huge amounts of outside funding, so why not help knock off Syria with barely guarded muzziles laying around in Libya..?

BENGAZI: MISSILES FOR MUZZIES


8 posted on 01/29/2014 11:35:37 AM PST by gaijin
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To: Uncle Miltie
'lec'tricly they keep a baseball score ...

and the beat goes on ...

9 posted on 01/29/2014 11:36:33 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

yes and the end of it and criminal proceedings begin there as well...

this is not going to end well for US.

t


10 posted on 01/29/2014 11:37:32 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: gaijin
"BENGAZI: MISSILES FOR MUZZIES"

Notice that NOBODY in Washington has admitted what 30 CIA guys were doing in Benghazi?

They were shipping anti-aircraft missiles to Al Qaeda in Syria, of course. That's so toxic, it may not be spoken.

11 posted on 01/29/2014 11:39:34 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

John McCain's so-called friends in Syria, who he is caught on camera with, are the very same criminals who have been kidnapping and beheading innocent people. They are Al Qaeda murderers and these are McCain's friends, for whom he wants to bomb the innocent people in Syria.

12 posted on 01/29/2014 11:51:08 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“which are moving to non-Islamist Syrian rebels”

My,,, I had never heard of the non-moslem faction challenging the Syrian government.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 12:08:03 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TexasCajun

They weren’t stolen. That was ambassador Stevens job to funnel weapons to Syria through Turkey. And it blew up in their face. And that’s why no rescue mission came. Secret missions don’t get the instant response a normal embassy attack gets.

And now a decade after 911, we have a culturally moslem president, assisting Al Qeida, and flying airstrikes on their behalf.

Keep your powder dry.


14 posted on 01/29/2014 12:11:35 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Next...Soros folks in Ukraine will get some weapon bling...”

Now you’ve done it. Don’t you know? The Ukraine protests are the heirs of Jefferson and Madison, yearning to be more like the EU oligarchy. And its all tied into the cold war somehow. And Russia is about to invade Europe,, or something like that.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 12:15:10 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: gaijin

“Intel Ops are always more quiet if they don’t require huge amounts of outside funding, so why not help knock off Syria with barely guarded muzziles laying around in Libya..?”

Very unkind of you to notice that! Nice to see some have taken the blinders off.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 12:16:46 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
How can we know that all the GOV/non military ammo purchases stay in this country?
17 posted on 01/29/2014 12:26:57 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Uncle Miltie

There is no such thing as a moderate Syrian rebel.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 12:28:22 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Uncle Miltie

The arms came through the Benghazi CIA station that was attacked.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 1:36:55 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: Uncle Miltie

I’ve always said we should send a rifle to everyone in Asia Minor. Give them weapons and without regard to who the bleep they are, just make sure EVERYONE gets at least one. Let them settle their centuries old grudges now and forever. If they’re killing each other they are not bothering us. We’ll know they have been successful when they knock off the Soddy royal family. By my count they are still 25 million short of thinning the herd to a civilizeable level. The Syrians are doing their part so far. They just need more weapons and ammo. The only mystery to me is why somebody thinks it has to be a secret?


20 posted on 01/29/2014 2:00:43 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Well, our government was designed to keep secrets from the people. Check your pocket Constitutions. Secret legislation, secret courts, secret executive actions in unison are what make America great. It’s a formula for liberty.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 2:20:14 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Uncle Miltie

And when the “moderate rebels” are defeated, who will take their weapons?

Those that will use them against us.

This is insanity, and Zero and the Congress-cretins bare the consequences.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 2:31:43 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: DesertRhino
They weren’t stolen. That was ambassador Stevens job to funnel weapons to Syria through Turkey

No, they were stolen by Syrian/Iranian supported terrorist to keep them from the intended Obama supported Anti-Syria terrorist.

23 posted on 01/29/2014 2:48:47 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Uncle Miltie

And just yesterday on the Hill was a congressional hearing in which Clapper explained the rising strength of Al Queda and their franchises around the globe.

During that hearing they explained there are MANY westerners in Syria learning skills and becoming battle hardened with intentions of returning to Europe and AMERICA to carry out missions in the west. The ‘face’ of Al Queda is changing from the typical middle eastern profile...to one of a westerner.

Clapper reported that the threat is just as high as it was in 2001. Or I submit it is even worse as we’re not going to know what we’re looking for...

I am going to be hard pressed when the next attack takes place on American soil to not be conspiratorial as we have only ourselves to blame for providing supplies and likely training to the very terrorists who will slaughter us on that day.


24 posted on 01/30/2014 3:26:33 AM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: DesertRhino

Yeah well you know how violent and intolerant those Coptics are. /sarc


25 posted on 01/30/2014 8:09:11 AM PST by Patriot95
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