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Obama seeks $500 million to train and equip vetted members of Syrian opposition
USNEWS ^ | 06/26/14 | julie pace

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. grapples for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

The military training program would boost the Obama administration's involvement in the conflict between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and opposition forces. The program would supplement a covert train-and-assistance program run by U.S. intelligence agencies.

The Senate Armed Services Committee has already approved a version of the sweeping defense policy bill authorizing the Defense Department to provide "equipment, supplies, training and defense services" to elements of the Syrian opposition that have been screened. The Senate could act on the bill before the August recess.

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


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; isis; syria
The Hubris of our Government even in the light of full knowledge amazes me and makes me consider if indeed ISIS is a direct product of our working hands.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:40:50 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper

So American taxpayers are going to be forced to support a new wave of terrorists.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:43:28 PM PDT by all the best
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To: winoneforthegipper

I just saw this on Yahoo news. Our government wants to arm Terrorists..oh, wait, they already have been.. I am lving in Upside Down Biazarro World.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:45 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
We should be helping the secular government of Syria fight the Christian slaughter ISIS fanatics but it seems the reverse is true. And its not just Obama. CONgress, our allies, our intelligences agencies, and military totally support it.

This nation will be Judged and soon.

4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:44:49 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Stunning. I guess the first group of terrorists we trained and equipped wasn’t enough?


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:45:03 PM PDT by livius
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To: winoneforthegipper

No. No more charitable gifts to Obama’s buddies. When did money sent to the middle east EVER get used for the intended purpose? When was it ever effective? The closest comparison I can think of is the US stimulus.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:46:41 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: winoneforthegipper

We can not even vet Obama, and now we are going to vet a bunch of bearded barbarians?

What will we do? Ask them for BC, driver’s license, HS diploma and which mosque they attend?

And they will all tell the truth, right? Why not support Assad — he is anti-ISIS, for sure.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:54:53 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: winoneforthegipper

Where is McCain? He sure has been quiet after the syrian terrorists he and obama support went to Iraq and started to lop heads off by the hundreds.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: livius

But to know that the only ones bombing ISIS in Iraq is Syria. Then to know Israel is bombing Syria basically aiding the very Group that is establishing the Caliphate...well “stuned” does not quite cover my head scratching....lol


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:57:04 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

If Obama wants to give money to his Jihadi friends, he can get it from his Facebook Pajama Boy and other cronies.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

$500 million for ChristmISIS presents


12 posted on 06/26/2014 1:02:26 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 353FMG

But-but-but-

Aren’t we supposed to be SUPPORTING the formation of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant Caliphate?

After all, this is how we are going to be standing up against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Or was that Israel? I get so confused by all these “I” countries over there....

Iraq, Iran, Israel, India....


13 posted on 06/26/2014 1:03:09 PM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: House Atreides

Sure they make great videos....

ISIS in Syria....pretty much the same as ISIS in Iraq.

Warning graphically ISIS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZtFJwuIAmM


14 posted on 06/26/2014 1:14:40 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto; Ad Orientam; antonius; aposiopetic; arielguard; bad company; blinachka; ...

Yaa Rabb urHam.
Yaa Rabb urHam.
Yaa Rabb urHam.

(”Lord, have mercy”—Arabic)


15 posted on 06/26/2014 1:20:53 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

This is what happens when our mediots and $inators hate America so much, they will pretend that the Sunnis aka ISIS in Syria are the good guys.

Our vets can’t get medical care, and our Sunni President want 500 Millions to train his buddies, the ISIS serial killers, who hate America.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 1:39:44 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: winoneforthegipper
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3172725/posts

#CalamityWillBefallUS ----ISIS' new hashtag threatening America and American Soldiers.

ISIS TWITTER accounts ^ | 06/26/13 | self Posted on 6/26/2014 1:39:42 PM by winoneforthegipper

We say to the U.S. Government and swear to God that we we will enter the White House and come to your cities #CalamityWillBefallUS Expand

Abu Umar ‏@AbuUmar8246 1h

This particular hashtag #CalamityWillBefallUS is a warning from certain people about the possible consequences of another US attack on #Iraq.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Bump.

The last time we funded the “moderates” in Syria, the bad kids marched right in, kicked their keysters, and stole the lunch money and military goodies we had given them.

Expect a repeat performance, except Barry knows full well what is happening.

18 posted on 06/26/2014 1:45:50 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I don’t think running up our credit cards to buy our enemies guns is a good idea.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: winoneforthegipper

I thought ISIS is the Syrian opposition.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:50:42 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: gaijin

ChristmISIS presentISIS from ObamaISIS??

21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: nikos1121

That’s my understanding too.. Someone in our government needs to just say, in plain English, that Obama has been building and reinforcing ISIS’s march across the Middle East, all along.. Glenn Beck called this one, long ago.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:57:11 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: winoneforthegipper
A gift from Barky to his pals.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Such hypocrisy by Obama who wants to do nothing as ISIS wages war in Iraq but maybe not since Obama has aligned with Arab spring terrorists.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 2:08:35 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: winoneforthegipper
..and makes me consider if indeed ISIS is a direct product of our working hands.

Starting to look that way. And the decision to take down Assad will probably end up being the biggest mistake ever in US foreign policy.

25 posted on 06/26/2014 2:21:32 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: nikos1121
I thought ISIS is the Syrian opposition.

Was. Is. Could have been. Might have been. Should have been. Used to be. Was the most effective opposition. Was labelled a terrorist group. Helping the Sauds and Turks. Currently attacking Assad. Is attacking Iraq. Oh. Heck.

What difference does it make ?

26 posted on 06/26/2014 2:24:50 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Assad ....... ISIS

Assad ....... ISIS

Can someone tell me exactly why we need to depose Assad, knowing full well that ISIS will take over Syria?

Barak Obama continues to invent ways of being stupid.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: minnesota_bound

Where is McCain? Cringing in fear that someone won’t produce the photos of him shaking hands with ISIS leaders in Syria. Bet you those photos exist.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 3:08:14 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: winoneforthegipper

These “vetted” forces will inevitably and invariably be more aligned with ISIS than any western interest.

Even if the “vetted” succeed, what’s to stop ISIS from taking over in the eleventh hour and literally decapitating the leadership of the “vetted”.

Note here they use the word “opposition”...we can’t even call these sweet pees rebels anymore as they are utterly suspect.

WHY is the focus now Syria when any achievement of the so called “vetted opposition” naturally takes pressure off ISIS -allowing them to pursue other goals elsewhere.

What if...what if...Obama’s foremost goal is to topple as many governments as possible...by any and all means...to include ISIS.

I don’t even think Obama care veil his intent anymore, he knows the November elections will be a disaster and he has until January to reek as much havoc as he can. After that he’ll sit back, take the criticism, veto everything corrective action with some trivial rationale, all while watching suffer very really consequences.

In a word: SPITE!


29 posted on 06/26/2014 3:17:26 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: winoneforthegipper

Giving more money to Syrian rebels results in more death and destruction. We’re probably doing this for Israel, let them pay for it and anyone else (Saudis) who don’t like Assad, who is the leader of a sovereign nation. I’m tired of all this national building and regime change.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 4:24:32 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Bryan24

If we could just hold our noses and let Assad do what is required to clear his nation of terrorists, we’ll be better off.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: winoneforthegipper

Prayer for Peace in Syria

 

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 6:01:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Ummmmmm, NO!


33 posted on 06/26/2014 6:42:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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