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Obama Meets With Saudi King, Weighs New Syria Aid
ABC News/AP ^ | March 28, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

Posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. official said Friday, as Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia's king that the U.S. is not taking too soft a stance in Syria and other Mideast conflicts.

A key U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia would be likely to cheer a decision by Obama to allow the portable missile launchers into Syria. Saudi officials were dismayed when Obama scrapped plans last year to launch a strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad, and they have been pressing the White House on the issue. The Saudis could play a direct role in sending the systems, known as "manpads," to the rebels fighting Assad's forces.

Manpads are compact missile launchers with the range and explosive power to attack low-flying planes and helicopters. U.S. officials have estimated the Syrian government has thousands.

Word of Obama's potential shift came as Obama was paying a visit to Saudi King Abdullah's desert oasis at the conclusion of a weeklong, four-country trip. The aging monarch has been nervously watching Washington's negotiations with Iran and other U.S. policy developments in the Middle East.

Obama's Marine One helicopter kicked up clouds of sand in his arrival at the king's desert camp outside the capital of Riyadh for a meeting with Abdullah. The president walked through a row of military guards to an ornate room featuring a massive crystal chandelier and took a seat next to the 89-year-old king, who was breathing with the help of an oxygen tank.

Secretary of State John Kerry sat at [the master's feet, er] the president's side for the visit..

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: iran; lebanon; obama; oil; opec; russia; saudiarabia; syria; ukraine
Any chance they may have discussed Saudi oil to Europe to inflict pain on Russia?
1 posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:01 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Giving the Syrian “opposition” the means to shoot down airplanes is insane. I’m shocked that none of the thousands of missiles that have hit the market from the Libyan debacle have found their way into the skies of Europe. But they’re good for years so that will eventually happen.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 2:34:45 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Jim Robinson

Let SA fight their own Whabbist Wars.


3 posted on 03/28/2014 2:35:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

Did he bow to him again and maybe kiss his feet this time?


4 posted on 03/28/2014 2:37:00 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Jim Robinson
President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition

Syrian opposition = Christian slaughtering Al Qaeda foreign mercenaries

Since Turkey's false flag attack plan has been thwarted and ending any chance for direct US/NATO military action I guess Uncle Scam will have to come up with some other way to support its favorite Christian-killers.

5 posted on 03/28/2014 2:37:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

Considering the differing accounts of the recent meeting between this president and the Pope...

I would not believe a damn thing the media, or the president says about this meeting either...


6 posted on 03/28/2014 2:39:01 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Jim Robinson

How Low Can You Go, Pres. Obama? Photographers were probably forbidden from taking any pictures when Obama was expected to kneel before his Master.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:31 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Mr. K

I think the only question is, how deeply did he bow, and did he slobber?


8 posted on 03/28/2014 2:41:50 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Jim Robinson

I just now commented in the Putin call thread that I had the feeling Obama was about to do something stupid in Syria to counter Putin. This just reinforces that.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 2:42:52 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/27/obama-meets-pope-francis-vatican/

This backs it all up...


10 posted on 03/28/2014 2:42:56 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Jim Robinson
more arms for the rebels means more dead Christians at least.

Tell the Saudis to get their a** over there.

11 posted on 03/28/2014 2:43:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson

Nah, makes too much sense.

Obama’s talking points centered around how to curtsey properly.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 2:45:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Did President bow to his Saudi masters LOL!


13 posted on 03/28/2014 2:45:12 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Jim Robinson

The Saudi king look at mac daddy, did a belly laugh and said:;”Do you really believe that I believe even one word of what you said, you have no credibility anywhere in this world, your words are meaningless and you insult my intelligence thinking that I would believe you about anything”.

You are dismissed, now get back in the barrel before the crowd riots.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Jim Robinson

We’ve got no business in Syria.

The Assad regime is in bed with Hezbollah and Iran, and the opposition are the nastiest brand of head-chopping everybody-raping cannibal pedophile muslims on earth.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 2:49:23 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Bump

Syrian Opposition = Wahhabist Thugs inflicting Dhimmitude on the ancient Syriac Christians who haven't been killed yet

16 posted on 03/28/2014 2:52:54 PM PDT by d-back
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To: Jim Robinson

Time to WAG THE DOG again, due to the new polling numbers on Obamacare...but he better be careful - he just might GET BIT this time.


17 posted on 03/28/2014 2:53:10 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Let the sandders support their own for a while.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 3:02:36 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Barry just likes saying “manpads.”


19 posted on 03/28/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What is the name of this weird Tour Obama is on ?


20 posted on 03/28/2014 3:20:07 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
And suddenly Pooty-Poot calls Obama, weird coincidence.
[Zero] is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition... The Saudis could play a direct role in sending the systems, known as "manpads," to the rebels... Manpads are compact missile launchers with the range and explosive power to attack low-flying planes and helicopters. U.S. officials have estimated the Syrian government has thousands.
But why? Everyone *knows* that TWENTY THOUSAND MANPADS were smuggled by the Libyan rebels directly to the Syrian rebels. /sarc

It sure is mysterious that not even one of those 20,000 stolen Manpads has ever been used since the fall of Ghaddafy Duck. Why, it's almost as if the whole story was a crock of BS.

The Syrian rebellion started out with civilians; Assad the mass-murderer immediately started shooting, imprisoning, and torturing people, including children; Syrian armed forces members started to defect, and were supported by the Turks; the US provided and continues to provide humanitarian aid, mostly to refugees in Jordan and Turkey; the Iranian mullahcracy shipped 19,000 of their thug supply to Syria, and imposed upon their proxy terrorists in Lebanon to fight in Syria; career jihadists from around the world (but mostly local) streamed in.

Zero, being an amateur, and Lurch, being a moron (and Plugs, being partial to Iran) thought that a threat of US force against Assad would get the Russians to play ball on the chemical weapons that Assad's armed forces used against civilians in the process of attacking rebels [this is the point where 9/11 truthers start to froth, fall on the floor in petit mal, and stutter "false flag" over and over), which of course didn't work.

Also Lurch resumed the usual anti-Israel push for the "peace process" and Zero and his cadre gave Iran the green light to keep building nuclear weapons; both of these moves were designed to put a wedge between Iran and Assad. ANd of course, that didn't work either.

Thanks JimRob.
21 posted on 03/28/2014 3:20:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: molson209

It’s the Obama squishes in his pants tour.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 3:22:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama Meets With Saudi King, Weighs New Syria Aid

Saudi King Dissses Obama, Sends Him Home Without Any Dinner

23 posted on 03/28/2014 3:24:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Jim Robinson

Now that millions of innocent Syrians have been killed or displaced, and after Obama has spent years listening to pleas to aid the Syrian rebels from two of his most loyal supporters — King Abdullah and John McCain — he’s finally decided to act.

This should give great encouragement to the Ukrainians. Help is on the way from Barack Obama, if you can hold out against the Russians for three years.


24 posted on 03/28/2014 3:27:41 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: Bluestocking

Saudi King summons Obama 2,000 miles to tell him what to do what a Leader we have to represent the US.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 3:31:47 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Mr. K

“Did he bow to him again and maybe kiss his feet this time?”

more likely bend over and dropped his pants. what a bastard.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Jim Robinson

There’s already a quote from Obama:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvAqP6mxg8


27 posted on 03/28/2014 4:02:51 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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