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.
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.
Yessir, Obama got the riot act from our Saudi masters. They want something now or.........................maybe like the last time.
Don’t we love arming terrorists?
To the liver eaters.
That filthy koranimal is no king, you filthy sympathizer.
Those of you who dwell in the constant darkness of ignorance can never be saved by the light of truth
And this will not make “news” and the left will never admit that hussein is building up al quaeda.