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.
Barry >> Pelosi >> Leland Yee
Was Yee given orders to sell those launchers?
Never underestimate the ability of an idiot to double down on his moronicity.
Obama and this hated, EXEMPT Congress wanted to
give MANPADs to al Qaeda before. But they only got the
video of the Ambassador gang-raped.
So, they want to do it again, now.
WHAT DAMN SIDE IS THE pOTUS and the hated EXEMPT Congress on?
Exactly! And ‘rebels’ is a nice word for diabolical, murdering muslims!
During the Vietnam War, Joan Baez had her tax money exempt from the military, since she objected to the war. Can we have our tax money exempt from going to muslims?
“Obama considers sending anti-aircraft weapons to Syrian opposition”
Just Obama following orders from the Saudis!
Didn’t they already supply enough from the covert gun-running chain in Benghazi?
Odd, that this happens the day after he meets his master (Saudi King).
What happened was the King made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
That means that he has already did it.
And every other son of a bitch that voted for him. And worship the ground that he pisses on.
A good number of those who call themselves Christians voted for the son o a bitch that occupies the White House, twice, Condor. The blood of the slaughtered Christians is also on the head of every Obama voter. Because they support the slaughter of the Christians over there.
There is dumb.
If it was done out of stupidity, I would not be so furious. But this is being done out of sheer evil and intended to change the balance of power in the world. The Soros Administration is using many ways to destroy Western civilization, especially the USA.
How is this stuff not far worse than Iran-Contra? I think comparison should be made by someone with some authority who can stick to their guns. I know it’s just magical thinking...like anything will happen other than lawlessness, corruption and empowering Islam.
You are correct. Nothing will be done.
So glad I have my religious faith to sustain me.
Stupid is as stupid does. Life is like a box of chocolates, with an occasional cat turd disguised as a candy kiss.
Actually I think that was the intent, but it went FUBAR.
The 30,000 MANPADS were in Libya and the whole Benghazi set up was to get them to Syria...
Some local terrorist entity did not want that to happen...
He’s going to send “manpads”. I guess Boner doesn’t want to give up his “kneepads”.
I have to admit there are a few airplanes I wouldn’t be upset about being “what you said”.
Most Western sources are putting the current percentage of rebel fighters who are members of al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda splinter groups or groups who share al-Qaeda’s ideology at about 75%.
The weapons the CIA already funneled to the supposedly secular rebels have been used by ISIS in Fallujah, Iraq to attack US made armored vehicles operated by the Iraqi army.