Skip to comments.Obama considers sending anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian opposition
Posted on 03/28/2014 9:32:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf
President Barack Obama may authorize the shipment of new air defense systems to rebel forces in Syrias ongoing civil war, a new Associated Press report states.
Citing an unnamed US official, the AP stated Obama is mulling over the idea of sending man-portable air-defense systems, also known as MANPADs, to Syrian opposition groups, a move that would mark a notable shift compared to the White Houses past statements.
As RT reported last month, the Obama administration has been interested in employing new ways to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad and boost the opposing rebels, who have lost ground in the conflict over the last few months.
Officials then stated the US would send anti-tank rockets and humanitarian aid to the opposition, but noted MANPADs portable missile-launchers would not be part of the package, due to fears they could land in extremist hands and potentially be used to take down commercial airliners.
And I knew the Saudi's were angry that Obama didn't follow through with the attack on Syria, but MANPADS TO AL QUAEDA???
this is merely an excuse for al quaeda to use the MANPADS obama gave them in libya
It is all that higher education he has. He KNOWS what is the best thing to do. Giving MANPADS to anyone in the Middle East except Israel is the same as handing them over to terrorists. Our Glorious Leader strikes again.
These people are operating SLAUGHTER HOUSES for Christians. Obama is aiding war crimes. He needs to be arrested. HIM AND JOHN MCSHAME!!!!!
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
He already did, in Benghazi.
MANPADs to Al Qaeda, MRE’s to Ukrainians?
MANPADs to Al Qaeda, MREs to Ukrainians?
Yep, that’s our brilliant young president. I wonder how long it will take the despicable Little Lindsey Graham and the “gotta be in the news” Juan McCain to weigh in and say it’s a wonderful idea.
He is Beelzebama, the Caliph of Corruption...he is the most vile person that has ever occupied the WH!
"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
To the same bastards...oy vey
Hussein is bad news.
I am off to bed and the wife says she hates it when I scream in my sleep.
Obaba sending anti-aircraft missiles to the A.Q. etc terrorists....smooth move!
Send them a suitcase nuke too while you are at it?
Give you an excuse to declare Martial Law and yourself as Dictator For Life if they are used for another 9/11 here.
There is dumb.
There is stupid.
And beyond that, there is Obaba.
and beyond that there is me screaming in my sleep
but at least i can blame you for just this one
So war is ok for the US and not Russia
He is a tard, never been a real president always trying to up one the real leaders in the world. Also, his vice Biden the “dud” and those other chearleaders that never had a day in the game. Mclame needs to go home and do a hand stand on the toilet and cut from right to left. It is amazing to see thisw country out of control with these ass clowns.
wait...so Zero wants to send rocket launchers to Syrian rebels, but he’s not going to get his way..while on the other coast, we got a Dem being busted for trying to traffic in, yes, folks, rocket launchers. Not saying anything is fishy but you just can’t make this stuff up.