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Syrian opposition fighters obtain US-made anti-tank missiles
WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karen DeYoung

Posted on 04/17/2014 3:38:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

Syria's opposition fighters have been supplied with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, the first time a major American weapons system has appeared in rebel hands.

It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, which are capable of penetrating heavy armor and fortifications and are standard in the U.S. military arsenal. The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, among other countries, and the Pentagon approved the sale of 15,000 of the weapons to Saudi Arabia in December. Both countries aid Syrian opposition groups.

U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute that the rebels have them.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abouttime; antiwardotcom; iran; jihad; lebanon; lewrockwell; longoverdue; missiles; putinsbuttboys; randsconcerntrolls; russia; syria; waronterror
What could possibly go wrong?
1 posted on 04/17/2014 3:38:53 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

The EXEMPT and their beloved antiAmerican Tyrant
has armed al Qaeda with this.

This is treason against the American people, folks.
Just like the MANPADS.
Just like the Sarin.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 3:43:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Timber Rattler

We know damn well how they obtained them...CIA smuggling and endorsed by Baraq Hussein Obama (his new Muzzie name; not real name)


3 posted on 04/17/2014 3:44:24 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Timber Rattler

Why not, it turned out really well in Afghanistan. /s


4 posted on 04/17/2014 3:52:19 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Diogenesis

Yep....BHO and his religion of peace.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 3:53:55 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Timber Rattler

WE, America, land of the free and the home of the brave, are supporting and arming the very same cannibal throat cutters who flew airplanes into the buildings of New York and Washington.

And maybe 1% of America even knows it is happening.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 4:04:18 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Timber Rattler

Via Benghazi?


7 posted on 04/17/2014 4:04:34 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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Huh.

I thought only AMERICAN SAMs were given to the terrorists, by AMERICANS, to shoot down AMERICAN aircraft through Bengazi.

Didn’t know they also gave AMERICAN anti-armor rockets away through Bengazi.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 4:05:48 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: Timber Rattler

http://time.com/57313/syrian-rebels-are-seen-with-u-s-made-weapons/

Syrian Rebels Appear to Have a New Type of U.S.-made Anti-Tank Weapon
, Time


9 posted on 04/17/2014 4:16:02 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Timber Rattler
"It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, "

Absolutely incredulous. Of course anyone paying attention knows damn well how the rebels obtained the wire guided missiles.

Tin soldiers and Obama coming,

We're finally on our own.

This summer I hear the drumming,

Four dead in Benghazi

10 posted on 04/17/2014 4:16:38 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: Timber Rattler

When are the Congressional hearings to commence on the newest criminal abomination by this regime ?


11 posted on 04/17/2014 4:29:48 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Timber Rattler

The missiles must have fallen off a truck.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 4:37:10 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: lurk
And maybe 1% of America even knows it is happening.

If even THAT much... There simply seems to be no educating Americans as to why this is a dangerous development. They've forgotten about 9/11 and have resumed their long holiday from history.

They just don't care.

13 posted on 04/17/2014 4:48:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Uncle Scam and the Soviet EU are funding and arming Christan slaughtering Al Qaeda foreign mercenaries to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria. What does that say about the people Uncle Scam and the Soviet EU are supporting in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Ukraine.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 5:48:27 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Call your Congressman and request their position on arming Al Qaeda with American weapons. Let them know how you feel about it.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 5:55:50 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Timber Rattler

1. Both sides in that war are American haters and will do anything to destroy the US and any American - that is a given.

2. Some of those weapons will be transferred to another place in the world where they can accomplish #1.

3. Whoever caused that sale to happen has aided an enemy and is a traitor - whether an Obama appointee at DOD or in the Senate.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:32 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Timber Rattler

It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles...
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The missiles took the scenic route: Benghazi (Libya), Turkey, Syria. That removes the “un” from unclear.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:46 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I think it’s too late for the rebels.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 6:22:01 AM PDT by struggle
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To: opentalk

Your link is blocked as a “phishing page” on my computer.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 6:30:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

It is from Time.com


20 posted on 04/17/2014 6:36:14 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Timber Rattler

“What could possibly go wrong?”

Well, we can expect these anti-tank missiles killing Americans in Abrams tanks, and all our armored vehicles somewhere sometime in a future conflict.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 6:40:44 AM PDT by wildbill (O)
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To: opentalk

Regardless of where it’s from our corporate firewall doesn’t like it. Of course if it’s from Time maybe they’re on to something.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 6:50:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga
Somewhat unrelated

http://nypost.com/2014/04/15/former-time-editor-sworn-in-at-state-department/

Former time editor sworn in at state dept

23 posted on 04/17/2014 7:01:47 AM PDT by opentalk
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