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Obama plots deployment of U.S. military advisers to Syria
Washington Times ^ | 5/27/14 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 05/29/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT by Nachum

In a move that would expand America’s involvement in Syria’s civil war, President Obama is close to authorizing the U.S. military to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups, according to reports.

U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal Tuesday that the new military program would supplement a small training effort led by the CIA, which Mr. Obama authorized a year ago.

At the White House Tuesday, Mr. Obama declined to answer a reporter’s question about the U.S. sending more advisers to train the rebels.

In a commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday, Mr. Obama is expected to give his backing for the new training effort by saying he intends to increase support to the armed Syrian opposition, including by providing them with training, the Journal reported.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advisers; jordan; military; militaryadvisers; syriawar
Wow, what a coincidence. Samantha wanted UN troops on Israel's border years ago...
1 posted on 05/29/2014 6:23:06 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The compromised McCain and Graham will be beside themselves.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 6:25:05 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Nachum

Soros must have found some money in Syria.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 6:26:22 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Obummer will just ship it to him.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:01 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Nachum

Hildebeast in the WH today...
Benghazi hearings coming...
weapons to Syria...
advisors to Syria...
National Security concerns


5 posted on 05/29/2014 6:28:50 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Nachum
Obama is setting those guys up the bomb. He's sending them to Mogadishu ..... he hopes.

He might as well hang signs around their necks: "I'm an American, please kill me."

6 posted on 05/29/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Nachum
Obama advisor calls for the invasion of Israel

And now Obama wants money to train and arm unnamed people in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt.
7 posted on 05/29/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nachum

WW3 alert.

WW3 is a possible way to place blame for a total economic collapse somewhere other than at the feet of democrats.

They will be happy to rule over the rubble.

That sounds so unbelievable, that people with such a low regard for human life exist..... but just look at their religious zeal when it comes to snuffing out the lives of the unborn. Never doubt that they are monsters who are capable of anything.


8 posted on 05/29/2014 6:32:25 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: lentulusgracchus

“He might as well hang signs around their necks: “I’m an American, please kill me.”

Send the women and the gaylords, surely they will prove themselves.


9 posted on 05/29/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Nachum

What is the freakin upside here? This appears to be one of the stupidest things we have ever done. This is insane. We’re gonna give MILITARY TRAINING to Al Qaeda linked fighters?

This is simply STUPID.


10 posted on 05/29/2014 6:45:30 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Nachum

Well see, he just got done announcing he was going to dial back the meddling. He always does the opposite of what he announces.


11 posted on 05/29/2014 6:47:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Nachum

To fight for our enemy? TREASON!!


12 posted on 05/29/2014 6:49:20 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Nachum

Obama plots.

Period.


13 posted on 05/29/2014 6:52:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


14 posted on 05/29/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Nachum

“moderate Syrian rebels” ??? there’s a new group there?
or (much more likely) is this just how they’re trying to sell further aid and weapons to the same “Syrian rebels” he’s been arming and supporting all along, you know, the IslamoNazis who burn down Christian churches and crucify Christian people....

birds of a feather.... elections have consequences....
the American public voted for this (twice)

pray for (Syria and) America.
Pray for America.


15 posted on 05/29/2014 6:56:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Nachum

That’s how that other Democrat president, JFK, started Vietnam...


16 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jet Jaguar
It's not enough that he destabilized Egypt and Libya, installed the Muslim Brotherhood, an avowed Islamist terrorist organization, in power in Egypt, drew meaningless red lines in the sand, and dithered while our men at Benghazi were slaughtered?

Now, he's going to commit our forces and materiel to support the Syrian rebels, Al Qaeda surrogates, who are burning Christian Churches and routinely putting Christians to death?

He's nothing but a traitor and his administration is a carbuncle on the Body Politic.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 05/29/2014 7:11:13 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

” .... train moderate Syrian rebels ... “

Yeah, sure. Moderate rebels? That’s another word for moderate terrorists.

If there were rebels in the USA fighting the government, do you believe our government would call them moderate?

Hussein Obama just feels like he needs to do more for his muslim brotherhood terrorist pals.


18 posted on 05/29/2014 7:12:47 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Nachum

Syrian moderate rebels. Uh-huh. And those who supported Cliven Bundy are domestic terrorists.


19 posted on 05/29/2014 8:51:24 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: Nachum

“moderate Syrian rebels”

indeed

the ones that aren’t focused on killing westerners

yet


20 posted on 05/30/2014 2:28:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Nachum

Sounds like he is going to go public with what he has been doing from Bengazi,running Moderate jihadists with weapons from Bengazi through Turkey to depose Assad


21 posted on 05/30/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Tennessee Nana

You got that right Nana, and we will have a high KIA rate to boot. More wounded. VA hospitals are at capacity now, can’t take care of the Vets now correctly.

0 Wants the VA Scandals which just keep exploding in his face to go away, just start another war. Cause there is another VA Scandal just waiting to hit in a few months when TRICARE LIFE Veterans start to refill their last round of meds they were FORCED to get from Express Scripts.

How many are going to be RIPPED OFF? how many charged for meds they did not order? How many had their meds stolen out of the mailboxes, the USPS just stuffed their meds in, NO PHOTO ID SIGNED for. We have a lot of teens and kids, having access to that and pills don’t mix with out a disaster in the making. Then you have the meth maker, and the common drug thieve. Just waiting for you unprotected MEDS. It will force many to get a PO Box.

If you go base route it is a hours long wait, or a second trip. Refills come out of Pensacola, FL 5 days. ES 2 weeks for first fill or refills. DO NOT LET THEM CON YOU INTO AUTO PAY WITH EITHER BANK OR CREDIT CARD! YOU COULD LIVE TO REGRET IT.

The 4/14/2014 DOD MANDATE THAT ALL 65 YR OLD TRICARE LIFE RETIREES USE EXPRESS SCRIPTS FOR THEIR DAILY MEDS. or Base dispensary which is not Senior FRIENDLY. VERY CUMBERSOME process.

We had to scramble to get paper scripts, when we already had scripts refills at our family owned Pharmacy we’d used 30 yrs.

HOW EXPRESS SCRIPTS GOT THIS VERY LUCRATIVE DOD TRICARE CONTRACT IS A MONEY PALM GREASING DEAL IT HAS IT WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. THEY HAVE DEFRAUDED US THE USA TAX PAYERS OF HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AS IT IS AND YOU GIVE THEM THE MILITARY TRICARE LIFE CONTRACT?

PLEASE SOME ONE WITH MORE SKILLS THAN I HAVE FIND THE MONEY TRAIL!
Express Scripts Accused Of Defrauding State And Consumers Out Of Millions Of Dollars
http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/express-scripts-accused-defrauding-state-and-consumers-out-millions-dollars

NY attoney general sues Express Scripts, Benefits firm accused of inflating prices, keeping up to $100 Million
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5601076/ns/business-corporate_scandals/t/ny-attorney-general-sues-express-scripts/#.U381ECh7SMQ

Express Scripts Extortion Scheme Widens
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/09/express_scripts_breach.html

Express Scripts complaints
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/rx/express_scripts.html

ES Customer Service ranking
http://www.customerservicescoreboard.com/Express+Scripts

Express Scripts RIP OFF
https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/directory/express-scripts

ES buys out Medco
29 Billion
http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20120402/NEWS/304029961


22 posted on 05/30/2014 4:21:18 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

Tricare PRIME
http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130802/BENEFITS06/308020011/DoD-silent-major-changes-Tricare-Prime
2 links
Starting Oct. 1,

Air Force MiCare
http://www.military.com/military-report/air-force-micare?ESRC=miltrep.nl

DoD silent on major changes to Tricare Prime
http://www.armytimes.com/article/20130802/BENEFITS06/308020011/DoD-silent-major-changes-Tricare-Prime

Proposed TRICARE FEE CHANGES
http://www.military.com/benefits/tricare/retiree/proposed-tricare-fee-changes.html

State Side Tricare Service Centers Closing April 1
http://m.military.com/daily-news/2014/01/14/stateside-tricare-service-centers-closing-april-1.html

CBO: The military is getting squeezed for domestic spending cash
http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/26/cbo-the-military-is-getting-squeezed-for-domestic-spending-cash/


23 posted on 05/30/2014 4:25:10 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
TN's RINO lamar alexander and 6 other RINOS voted for the gutting of Military Pensions.


24 posted on 05/30/2014 4:32:40 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: cripplecreek

Senior Vets should be shot
http://www.redflagnews.com/headlines/va-supervisor-older-veterans-should-be-shot-in-the-head-to-save-money


25 posted on 05/30/2014 4:34:24 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Nachum

Rebels have already reported that they are being trained in Qatar. So, what’s up?


26 posted on 05/30/2014 7:02:05 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: GailA

Ive always had my VA meds sent to my PO Box address..

The problem in the last couple of years with meds from the VA is that the local VA clinics don’t have pharmacies any more to fill emergency prescriptions..

If you have a life threatening situation or pain where you need the meds the doctor prescribed today too bad..

you have to wait 2, 3 weeks for the meds to come in the mail..


27 posted on 05/30/2014 7:52:56 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GailA

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

will Alexander vote to cut his pension from being a senator ???


28 posted on 05/30/2014 7:54:41 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Or you could fill the prescription yourself at a local pharmacy.


29 posted on 05/30/2014 8:02:54 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

No more than he would his pensions for Gov of TN and University Dean! There has to be more pensions in their I just don’t know of them.

TX Sen croyn has 3 state pensions, and none of them he worked over 6 yrs.
cronyn 3 state pensions
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/sen-john-cornyn-discloses-3-texas-pensions-as-supplemental-income.html/


30 posted on 06/01/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Part of the DOD MANDATE EXPRESS SCRIPTS on Tricare Life, lets you get ER scripts, antibiotics if they are a 1-2 time fill, or a pain med for after surgery at a regular pharmacy. No waiting, you do have to pay the co-pay.

Millington Naval Base lost the doctors and hospital when it went from a training base to BUPERS. Now all we have is a dispensary, that is NOT senior friendly.


31 posted on 06/02/2014 6:45:43 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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