Skip to comments.Obama seeks $500 million to train and equip vetted members of Syrian opposition
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.
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So American taxpayers are going to be forced to support a new wave of terrorists.
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.
This nation will be Judged and soon.
Stunning. I guess the first group of terrorists we trained and equipped wasn’t enough?
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.
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.
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.
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
If Obama wants to give money to his Jihadi friends, he can get it from his Facebook Pajama Boy and other cronies.
$500 million for ChristmISIS presents
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....
Sure they make great videos....
ISIS in Syria....pretty much the same as ISIS in Iraq.
Warning graphically ISIS.
Yaa Rabb urHam.
Yaa Rabb urHam.
Yaa Rabb urHam.
(”Lord, have mercy”—Arabic)
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.
#CalamityWillBefallUS ----ISIS' new hashtag threatening America and American Soldiers.
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This particular hashtag #CalamityWillBefallUS is a warning from certain people about the possible consequences of another US attack on #Iraq.
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.
I don’t think running up our credit cards to buy our enemies guns is a good idea.
I thought ISIS is the Syrian opposition.
ChristmISIS presentISIS from ObamaISIS??
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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,
Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.