Skip to comments.Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help “moderate” Syrian rebels
Posted on 06/27/2014 2:30:01 AM PDT by markomalley
Doesnt Obama know that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has bulldozed the part of the Syria/Iraq border that it controls? Doesnt he know that there are no significant forces in Syria that want a secular state, but only various bands of pro-Sharia Islamic supremacists? Doesnt it occur to him how incoherent it is to want to arm these people in Syria and fight against them in Iraq? For there is no significant difference between the rebels fighting Assad and the extremists fighting Maliki.
Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels, Reuters, June 26, 2014:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater U.S. backing for Syrias opposition, on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
A White House statement said rebels would be vetted before being given assistance, in an effort to assuage concerns that some equipment provided to the Syrian opposition might ultimately fall into the hands of U.S. enemies.
Obama has been under strong pressure from some lawmakers, such as Republican Senator John McCain Of Arizona, to increase assistance to the rebels in Syrias three-year-old civil war. Some lawmakers have accused Obama of being passive and indecisive for months, allowing Assad to repulse a threat to his government.
Obamas request for $500 million followed through on a promise he made in late May in a foreign policy speech that he would ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and brutal dictators.
Was it not enough to give them MANPADs, SAMs and sarin?
Not enough for the First Moslem Tyrant by Fraud, apparently.
That’s okay...he’ll just take back all the NG Apaches and ship them to the rebels if he doesn’t get the money. It is for Allah and Chaos.
Just think about that term, ‘moderate Syrian rebels’.
Yes we will thanks be Allah behead those infidels but in moderation’. Ehehehehe
Take a hike Zero...
Wait’ I thought obama has a “pen”, “phone” and EO authority....
Just call up his lackeys at treasury and cut his muzzie homies a check..../ s
That damn constitution keeps getting in his way....
This is what got Christopher Stevens and the other 3 Americans killed in Benghazi,now he is doing it out in the open.
“When the winds change, I will side with the Muslims”.....Barack Obama.....in his first book.
Now will Congress, with the active madness of John McCain, assist Obama in further arming terrorists who will kill all the Christians they can immediately reach and then come for the US?
Thought even human rights groups condemn ISIS...?
Congress should have one meaty response:
“Under no circumstances!”
I’m sure there are a myriad of better uses for $500 million. Better treatment for our veterans is a leading candidate!
obamites got a lot of experience vetting the good muslim radicals from the bad ones
This nonsense is killing me!
It’s like this idiot is shoving the whole country into a wood chipper, grinding us down day by day, preparing us as fodder for the fire, as mulch for to be the retainers of communism.
No one is willing to stop the destruction, just moan and cry while we are all ground up into tiny insignificant pieces.
Why doesn’t POTUS CLOWN just do a signing statement and take the money?
I’m surprised he’s even asking. He’s been diverting funds to his pet initiatives for years... why ask now?
Assad keeps peace in his corner of the world.
Let Syria be...