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US May Supply Gaddafi Rebels With Weapons
SkyNews ^ | March 25, 2011 | Robert Nisbet

Posted on 03/25/2011 11:53:46 AM PDT by Polybius

Western diplomatic sources have confirmed to Sky News that the US is considering the legality of arming the Libyan rebels.

One of the unintended consequences of United Nations' Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

It requires all UN members to "immediately take the necessary measures" to prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government - with no exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.

But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; libya; obama
Great!

A "top commander of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan" is trying to kill Americans in order to establish a radical Islamist republic there and we are sending arms to his brother, Abu, so that he can try to establish a radical Islamist republic in Libya and gain control of the Billions of dollars of oil revenue that Libya brings in.

This is the Charlie Foxtrot that happens when the American electorate is dumb enough to elect an Affirmatice Action candidate as President of the United States.

During a break from the fighting, Abu Sultan explained that he is no stranger to bloody battles. He traveled to Iraq in 2003, incensed by the U.S.-led invasion.His brother Hassan blew himself up near a U.S. Marine vehicle, killing the Americans. Abu Sultan called home to tell his mother, and Hassan was celebrated as a martyr in the eastern Libyan city of Ajdabiya. Another brother, Abu Sultan said, has become a top commander of al-Qaeda, and is based in Afghanistan.

1 posted on 03/25/2011 11:53:48 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Polybius

Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links (Obama supports Al-Qaeda)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2694625/posts


2 posted on 03/25/2011 11:56:56 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: Polybius

Obama arms al-Qaeda.

IMPEACH this bastard.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 11:57:03 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


4 posted on 03/25/2011 11:57:54 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Polybius
Obama sent guns to Mexico that killed LOE. Why not arm al-Qaeda?

And Obama’s not a muslim. (sarc)

5 posted on 03/25/2011 11:58:36 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Polybius
Maybe the Pentagon is looking for ways to more cheaply transfer assets from one theater of operations to another.

The only problem with this method is we'll get the bullets back before the rifles.

6 posted on 03/25/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Polybius

Nothing like arming your enemies.


7 posted on 03/25/2011 12:02:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

One big problem with this. The Rebels are back by AQ and given a choice, I have a feeling the rebels would be more loyal to them, then us.


8 posted on 03/25/2011 12:02:35 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Polybius

>>> US May Supply Gaddafi Rebels With Weapons

I am fuzzy on the legality.

Does it require Congressional consent? Or Congress can only use committees to ‘investigate’ after the fact?


9 posted on 03/25/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Polybius

Disarming Americans and arming Mohammedans. The Kenyan sure doesn’t leave you wondering whose side he is on.


10 posted on 03/25/2011 12:03:41 PM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: Venturer

Reminds me a bit of what happened in Afghanistan when the Russians were there.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 12:03:45 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Venturer

Reminds me a bit of what happened in Afghanistan when the Russians were there.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 12:04:03 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

You would have thought we learned our lesson after arming “the rebels” in Aghanistan when the Ruskies were there.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 12:06:04 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: faucetman

what’s he gonna do? smuggle them in?


14 posted on 03/25/2011 12:08:07 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Polybius

Gad save us from this insanity.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 12:14:11 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: Polybius

Where is my U.S. Government supplied AK47 and Ammo?

Too bad Lybia didn’t have a Second Amendment.


16 posted on 03/25/2011 12:16:01 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Nachum
"You would have thought we learned our lesson after arming “the rebels” in Aghanistan when the Ruskies were there."

First thing I thought as well when I saw the headline.

Look how well that worked out for us!

17 posted on 03/25/2011 12:21:25 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Polybius; Cronos; Kenny Bunk

Heck, why don’t we fly in jihadis from Iraq and Afghania too.

Can you imagine the reaction in places like Israel and India, under daily and constant threat from jihadis.

What’s next, arming Talibs directly (without Paki assistance using American money as is the case now) and taking on Karzai?

WowoWOW!


18 posted on 03/25/2011 12:32:10 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Polybius

We know nowhere nearly enough about who these ‘rebels’ are or what they would do with power were they to get it. This is no time to be sending weapons into that country.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: Venturer

OBAMA IS ARMING AMERICA’S ENEMIES NOT HIS.

does anyone still had any doubt where obama’s loyalty lies.

This is the reason that our founding fathers required that both parents be American citizens. NO mixed loyalty


20 posted on 03/25/2011 12:33:16 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Polybius

so the serbian christians were left unarmed to die.

DC has no problem arming islam with the rope to hang us.


21 posted on 03/25/2011 12:34:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Venturer

OBAMA IS ARMING AMERICA’S ENEMIES NOT HIS.

does anyone still had any doubt where obama’s loyalty lies.

This is the reason that our founding fathers required that both parents be American citizens. NO mixed loyalty


22 posted on 03/25/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Venturer

OBAMA IS ARMING AMERICA’S ENEMIES NOT HIS.

does anyone still had any doubt where obama’s loyalty lies.

This is the reason that our founding fathers required that both parents be American citizens. NO mixed loyalty


23 posted on 03/25/2011 12:38:00 PM PDT by omegadawn (qualified)
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To: Sir Napsalot

“Does it require Congressional consent?”

Not at all. They just have to NOT tell Obama what is going on.


24 posted on 03/25/2011 12:42:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Isn’t this what Jimmy Carter did in Afghanistan? These idiots are alike for different reason.


25 posted on 03/25/2011 12:46:15 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Polybius

Not the first time, since Condi Rice and W handed millions of dollars worth of weapons to the Palestinians a few years back.


26 posted on 03/25/2011 12:50:37 PM PDT by dainbramaged ( I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live-Socrates)
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To: jwparkerjr
We know nowhere nearly enough about who these ‘rebels’ are or what they would do with power were they to get it. This is no time to be sending weapons into that country.

Exactly. Or getting into the "Let's overthrow Gadhafi" chess game at all unless you have thought out the moves beyond "Pawn to King 4".

Barack Obama has not thought out the chess game beyond the extremely naïve notion that you can:

1.) Topple Gadhafi so that

2.) America can then Cut & Run so that

3.) The Democracy Fairy can wave her Magic Wand and everybody lives happily ever after

That goes for Sarah Palin too:

"So what our president said at first, that our mission is to see Qaddafi go, he's got to go, but then we're told by one of his top advisers, the president's top advisers, saying, Well, no, really, Qaddafi is probably going to prevail on this. He's probably going to prevail over the opposition. And then our president changes the tune again, saying, Well, it's not our mission to oust Qaddafi. A lot of confusion. I would like to see, of course, as long as we're in it -- we better be in it to win it. And if there's doubt, we get out. Win it means Qaddafi goes and America gets to get on out of there and let the people of Libya create their own government.".... Sarah Palin

"(President Obama / Governor Palin), what about the fact that al Qaeda has been flooding Libya with radical Islamist fighters in order to be the only warring faction with the necessary "boots on the ground" to secure the final control over Libya? You specifically expect to "get out" and leave a power vacuum in Libya that al Qaeda is already mobilized to fill? It will turn over Libya and it's oil wealth over to the Islamic radicals just as surely as Jimmy Carter's blundering with another dictator turned Iran over to the Islamist fanatics."

"Umm ... What do you mean by "boots on the ground"? What's an "Islamist"? What does al Qaeda have to do with any of this and the Democracy Fairy?"

27 posted on 03/25/2011 12:55:06 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: scooby321

They are of the Left. The Left is comprised of idiots, and morons that believe they can make something work that has failed to work thousands of times throughout history for reasons anyone NOT of the Leftist impaired mentality can easily understand.

There was a time “intellectual” did not come with the word “challenged” permanently attached.


28 posted on 03/25/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Polybius

What we should do right now is cut a deal with MO-AM-R that we will drop this thing and go away in exchange for all the $15.00 a B oil he can provide us.

We will never never ever change the moslems. There will never be a representative republic or democracy in any of those countries so why waste our time? There is no reason to fund or arm so-called “rebels”.

If this does not work step on them all very hard and take their oil. Including the Saudi family. Screw them! Take away their cash flow and stop them from spreading their stupid butt sniffing “religion” (it is not a religion) around the world.

Still not work for ya? Then lets pave paradise (starting with mecca and medina) and put up a parking lot.


29 posted on 03/25/2011 1:26:51 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: omegadawn

This is the reason that our founding fathers required that both parents be American citizens. NO mixed loyalty
.........................................................
Amen.

Obama has a lot of Mixed Loyalties, Political ideologies,Hatred of Britain,Hatred of his mother and her race.


30 posted on 03/25/2011 3:04:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Polybius
I don't like it when we sell weapons to Islamists, I like it even less when we give them weapons. There should be at least two conditions:
31 posted on 03/25/2011 5:38:01 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Polybius
I don't like it when we sell weapons to Islamists, I like it even less when we give them weapons. There should be at least two conditions:
32 posted on 03/25/2011 5:38:12 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Polybius
Affirmative Action Candidate

Imagine what would have happened if Jackie Robinson couldn't play ball.

33 posted on 03/25/2011 6:29:17 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (America might survive Obama. But it cannot survive with the kind of people who would vote for him.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Didnt Reagan have some issues with his program to arm rebels. And those were folks who liked America.


34 posted on 03/26/2011 2:30:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Gator113
Obama arms al-Qaeda.

IMPEACH this b***

Yes, we spent $1 billion already -- and we're deep in debt and we're spending money to HELP AlQ?? IMPEACH the .....

35 posted on 03/28/2011 1:44:52 AM PDT by Cronos (Palin+Jindal: 2012)
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To: onedoug

I have a feeling that God will help us — the actions of Ohbummer are galvanising conservatives across the country. See the near decimation of Dimocrats in 2010. We have to keep up the momentum for 2012. My allegiance is already plain (see my tagline), but it’s even simpler “Obummer OUT, first”


36 posted on 03/28/2011 1:47:08 AM PDT by Cronos (Palin: 2012)
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To: longtermmemmory; kronos77
the serbian christians were left unarmed to die.

Yes, Clintoons cigar war. And now we see the Kosovar Moslems paying us back (Frankfurt....).

37 posted on 03/28/2011 1:48:10 AM PDT by Cronos (Palin: 2012)
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To: DannyTN

They’ll say yes to both and then not do them (Taqiyyah — lying to infidels like us is not lying... and not a sin in the Moslem’s eyes)


38 posted on 03/28/2011 1:49:18 AM PDT by Cronos (Palin: 2012)
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