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US grants Syrian opposition diplomatic status
AlJazeera ^ | May 6, 2014

Posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

The United States has said it will recognise the offices of the main opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) as a diplomatic foreign mission and announced plans for a $27m increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

The announcement came at the start of a visit to Washington on Monday by a Syrian opposition delegation led by Ahmad Jarba, president of the coalition, in his first official visit to the US since the SNC was set up in 2012.

Jarba is set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday.

State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Washington was announcing new measures "to empower the moderate Syrian opposition and to bolster its efforts to help" those in Syria.

The US now recognises the coalition's representative offices in Washington and New York as "foreign missions under the Foreign Missions Act."

The upgrade will facilitate banking and security services for the opposition in the US and help it reach out to Syrians living in the US, Harf said. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; clintons; hillary; kerry; mccain; obama; terrorists
Ahmad Jarba is in Washington to ask for more sophisticated surface-to-air and antitank weapons.
1 posted on 05/06/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sowing.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 8:17:48 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

U.S. recognizes Al Qaeda in Syria.

The exact same guys who were murdering our boys in Iraq.

The exact same Al Qaeda in Syria to whom Benghazi arms flowed with the CIA’s help.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 8:18:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
U.S. recognizes Al Qaeda in Syria.

My thoughts exactly. Next up for Al Qaeda is the U.N. with Obama as the official sponsor.

4 posted on 05/06/2014 8:20:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Uncle Miltie

Let’s put it slightly differently to account for nuances on the ground:

ANY support sent to Syria is co-opted into Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda and other allied Islamists are the core of Assad’s opponents. They can control essentially everything outside of Assad’s patch.

Recognizing (or sending arms to) any of Assad’s opponents supports Al Qaeda indirectly, and KNOWINGLY.


5 posted on 05/06/2014 8:21:05 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The US will assist with the genocide of Syrian Christians.


6 posted on 05/06/2014 8:21:06 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Uncle Miltie

This guy is now implementing stupid on top of stupid on top of stupid.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 8:22:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: InterceptPoint

With al Qaida’s Nusra Front leading, Islamists seize control of Syria-Turkey border crossing

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/03/24/222225/with-al-qaidas-nusra-front-leading.html#storylink=cpy


8 posted on 05/06/2014 8:22:18 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

That’s my take on it.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 8:22:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Uncle Miltie

Radical Islamists ‘control much of northern Syria’
Published: November 07, 2013

CNN claims ISIS has taken control of key entry points into the city of Aleppo.
David Holt / Flickr / Creative Commons
A new survey of Syrian towns by CNN suggests that much of northern Syria has come under the control of radical Islamist groups.

https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2013/10/2803031/


10 posted on 05/06/2014 8:23:13 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: pallis

With Islamists now in firm control of Syria rebellion, civil war might last years

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/12/211529/with-islamists-now-in-firm-control.html#storylink=cpy


11 posted on 05/06/2014 8:23:54 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

It’s been a struggle to figure out which side is worse, but after several years it’s clear that Assad is the lesser of two evils in Syria


12 posted on 05/06/2014 8:24:48 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Uncle Miltie

Good post. We are watching the legitimatization of Al Qaeda by this administration evolving.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 8:25:34 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Psalm 144

Special Report: Syria’s Islamists seize control as moderates dither

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/19/us-syria-rebels-islamists-specialreport-idUSBRE95I0BC20130619


14 posted on 05/06/2014 8:25:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

We need to pray that Assad crushes this rebellion very soon.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

0bama KNOWS any support of Assad’s opposition is effective SUPPORT OF AL QAEDA.

That’s the POINT!


16 posted on 05/06/2014 8:26:22 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a Child Rapist and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Continuing to arm the Muslim Brotherhood, even after the Benghazi debacle.
This is either stupid or treason, or both, so it’s not surprising from Barry & Co.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Obama’s got to take care of his Al-Qaeda buddies. Makes one wonder what Obama was doing on 9/11? Dancing in the streets with Islamist buddies? He sure has proven his dislike of the USA.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 8:34:52 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: InterceptPoint

But...But...the interventionists say that we have to engage in all forms of interventionism, “propping up,” etc.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 8:35:39 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Uncle Miltie

We’ve switched sides in the war on terror.

Maybe it would be easier if Obama issued a decree that we all just kill ourselves.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 8:36:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I think we’ve come to the place where commentators and opposition pols are just cashing in on complaining about our “tyrannical government”. If they’re tyrannical, the founders, the writer of the constitution told us what to do. Constitutional convention? Wrong. Vote in new leadership? Wrong.

We have overt treason, naked tyranny, and religious oppression. They make no attempt to hide it. They’re completely secure in their position and will not be reformed by phone calls and primaries. There’s been a revolution, they’ve thwarted every attempt to passively reign them in. Someone tell me I’m wrong.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 8:36:46 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

al Qaeda bombed and killed Americans, over and over.

No wonder the EXEMPT US Congress fawns over them,
wishing their stupid taxpaying, Constitution-supporting
constituents had a single neck.
.


22 posted on 05/06/2014 8:39:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: demshateGod

I don’t necessarily disagree with your thoughts there. It’s my opinion that if folks stood up to them, they would unleash the military on us without any of the rules of engagement typified by the Afghan theater.

I have always thought of the United States as the last big test on planet earth, could man govern himself in a Christian manner without corruption and ultimately out of control sin?

No.

The verdict is in.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 8:47:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: Uncle Miltie
Infiltration Of The U.S. Government, Part On Cliff Kincaid

....At AIM’s second conference on Benghazi, held at the National Press Club on April 22, retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons stated openly what many have been talking about privately—that the transformation of U.S. policy from opposing to supporting al Qaeda can only be understood in terms of Muslim Brotherhood “penetration into every national security agency of this government,” and “their carte blanche entry into the [Obama] White House

24 posted on 05/06/2014 8:52:16 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yes! Al Qaeda is our friend! They are our ally! That way, when Hillary and Obama were aiding and abetting Al Qaeda, they weren’t committing treason. Sure, Al Qaeda flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and murdered over 3,000 mostly civilian Americans, but can’t we all just get along? Especially if it enriches the Democrats?


25 posted on 05/06/2014 8:56:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Did the U.S. help arm the Benghazi attackers?

Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi claims America’s refusal to negotiate a peaceful transition of power in Libya in 2011 led to the attack that killed four Americans a year later

...The 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans might never have happened if the U.S. government hadn’t facilitated a flow of $500 million worth of weapons into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked rebels during Libya’s 2011 revolution, according to interim findings released this week by the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. 

“The deeper you get, the dirtier it gets,” said retired Navy Adm. Chuck Kubic

26 posted on 05/06/2014 8:56:20 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Qatar, under heat from neighbors, expel Brotherhood leaders to Libya

... Qatar, under pressure from the Arab League, is said to have expelled the Muslim Brotherhood

27 posted on 05/06/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: DoughtyOne

All is not lost.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 9:13:50 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kenmcg

In one of his BS books he stated he would support Muslims politically when he can.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 9:16:19 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: demshateGod

I will take that under advisement. If we got a truly dedicated man in there with a real fire the belly and true Conservatism at his core, it could go a long way.

He would need a House and Senate unlike what we have now. I don’t think a Conservative could pass the right things today over the objections of a Republican House and Senate.

We’ve got some very serious issues...


30 posted on 05/06/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: opentalk

Thanks for link.


31 posted on 05/06/2014 8:59:33 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; Fred Nerks; Candor7

This is a huge clue as to why 0bastard is siding with neo Nazis in Ukraine.

Russia is fighting against AQ in Syria.


32 posted on 05/07/2014 2:44:21 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The US now recognises the coalition’s representative offices in Washington and New York as “foreign missions under the Foreign Missions Act.”

The upgrade will facilitate banking and security services for the opposition in the US

So our tax money will go from us to them to the DNC...


33 posted on 05/07/2014 2:49:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So will we be granting diplomatic status to the Ukrainian opposition?


34 posted on 05/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT by McGruff (Our forefathers were called terrorist by the Brits.)
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To: little jeremiah

Gradually, they will all begin to wake up. The US wanted NATO to recreate Kosovo and Putin wasn’t having it. He will not allow NATO to do in Syria what it did in Libya.

The muslim Tartars will either have to fight for their autonomy without NATO help, or learn to live as a religious minority where they are.

(I belong to a cult and I want my own country, so I’ll get someone to force you to give up a piece of yours!)


35 posted on 05/07/2014 3:26:19 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: little jeremiah

US-made missiles reportedly in hands of Islamist fighters in Syria
Long War Journal ^ | May 6, 2014 | By Lisa Lundquist

Posted on 08 May 2014 05:14:46 AM by Brad from Tennessee

While the opposition Syrian National Coalition, headed by Ahmad Jarba, has been meeting with US officials this week in Washington in an effort to secure further support, including more funding and additional antitank and antiaircraft weapons, news from Syria indicates that some advanced US-made weapons are already being used in various Syrian provinces by rebel fighters.

Over the past few weeks, media reports have stressed that US officials have begun a “pilot program” of providing small quantities of advanced weapons, including TOW missiles, to vetted “moderate” groups, and specifically the Harakat Hazm, which fights in a newly formed coalition called the Southern Front.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3153320/posts


36 posted on 05/07/2014 3:44:21 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: little jeremiah

Obama’s Failed Libyan War
Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Spencer Irvine

Posted on 03 April 2014 05:59:02 AM by Academiadotorg

The Libyan civil war did more harm to the country, its people, economy and its neighbors in North Africa when NATO intervened at the behest of U.S. President Barack Obama, concluded a University of Texas-Austin professor Alan Kuperman. He gave his remarks at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3140189/posts

The country of Libya has seen its oil output fall to one-sixth of what it used to produce and “the government is not functioning.” At one point, the prime minister was kidnapped, was released and fled the country. Also, Kuperman felt that the destabilization of Libya “caused the destruction of the best democracy in Africa: Mali.” After “we overthrew Qaddafi [the pro-Qaddafi militants] fled back to Mali…the largest safe haven in the world for al-Qaeda.” The formerly shining example of African democracy, Mali, soon became a battleground for al-Qaeda fighters.


37 posted on 05/07/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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