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  • ‘Don’t arm maniacs’: London’s mayor opposes weapon support for Syrian rebels

    06/17/2013 1:27:53 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 8 replies
    RT ^ | 06/17/2013 | RT
    Arming the Syrian rebels would be “pressing weapons into the hands of maniacs and Al-Qaeda thugs,” London’s mayor has warned. His is the latest call in a wave of rhetoric urging the UK prime minister not to provide the Syrian rebels with weapons. Writing for British publication The Telegraph, Boris Johnson wrote that the UK must not use Syria as “an arena for muscle flexing.” “We can’t use Syria as an arena for geopolitical point-scoring or muscle-flexing, and we won’t get a ceasefire by pressing weapons into the hands of maniacs,” wrote Johnson. He joins a number of prominent British...
  • Iran to ‘deploy 4,000-strong force’ to Syria as US military set to stay in Jordan

    06/17/2013 1:33:30 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 06/16/2013 | RT
    Iran will deploy 4,000 Revolutionary Guards to Syria to bolster Damascus against a mostly Sunni-led insurgency, media reported. Meanwhile, US F-16s and Patriots will stay in Jordan – speculatively, to help establish a no-fly zone to aid Syrian rebels. The deployment of the first several-thousand strong military contingent was reported by The Independent on Sunday who quoted Iranian sources tied to the state’s security apparatus. The sources said the move signals Iran’s intention to drastically step up its efforts to preserve the government of President Bashar Assad. The Islamic Republic’s heightened military commitment could reportedly extend to the opening up...
  • US troops on Syria border as Obama arms rebels

    06/14/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by mykroar · 137 replies
    The Times Middle East ^ | 6/14/2013 | The Times Middle East
    Three hundred US Marines have been deployed to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels. A Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, designed to protect Jordanian territory from attack by Assad missiles, has also been moved into the area.
  • Obama Supports Al Qaeda

    06/14/2013 2:55:52 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 16 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/13/2013 | Matt Drudge
    "Syrian 'rebels' pledge loyalty to Al-Qaeda...".... "WAR: USA TO PROVIDE MILITARY SUPPORT TO SYRIA 'REBELS'" !!!
  • President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria

    06/14/2013 4:13:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    The New American ^ | 6-14-2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. - Opinion/Editorial
    June 14, 2013 President Obama OKs Shipment of Arms to Al-Qaeda in Syria Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. ..... As The New American has chronicled since it was first proposed, the National Defense Authorization Act purportedly authorizes the president of the United States to deploy the armed forces to apprehend and indefinitely detain anyone suspected of providing support to terrorists. Section 1021 of the NDAA reads in relevant part:Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C.1541 note) includes the authority...
  • We probably would have said that Assad had crossed the “red line” even if we didn’t have evidence

    06/14/2013 9:59:19 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 11 replies
    An unusually damning Kinselyan gaffe, tucked away by Politico inside a story about how circumstances in Syria have supposedly forced Obama’s hand on intervention or something. You would think, in light of the endless criticism of Bush over Iraq, government officials would studiously avoid the impression that they’re using WMD claims as a pretext for intervening in a Middle Eastern country. But here we are: “The decision was ultimately driven by the discovery Assad used [chemical weapons] but there were a number of other factors in place that were also important,” conceded an administration official with direct knowledge of the...
  • U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator

    05/06/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.
  • Obama Admin Announces Military Pay Cuts, Gives $102 Million To Foreign Terror Group

    04/20/2013 10:58:43 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    Despite the organization being linked to Al-Qaeda and after having several pictures surface online of fighters grilling a decapitated human head, the United States pledged to give Syrian opposition forces $123 million in new defense aid – doubling the aid previously pledged by the Obama Administration. The announcement was made early Sunday morning by Secretary of State, John Kerry, who is meeting in the Turkish capital with opposition leaders. -snip Dave Frederick, a defense analyst is baffled by the administration’s behavior. “This is a true embarrassment for our country and something the Obama Administration should be very ashamed of. In...
  • Obama Aide On Syria's Assad: 'If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, What’s That Got Do Do With Us?'

    05/05/2013 7:19:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Obama Aide On Syria's Assad: 'If He Drops Sarin On His Own People, What’s That Got Do Do With Us?' Daniel Halper May 5, 2013 10:12 AM President Barack Obama got ahead of himself and his advisers when he said that Syria using chemical weapons would cross a "red line," the New York Times reports. “How can we attack another country unless it’s in self-defense and with no Security Council resolution?” an unnamed Obama administration official tells the paper. “If he drops sarin on his own people, what’s that got to do with us?” But they concluded that drawing a...
  • The Editors: Al-Assad has crossed the red line. What does that mean for the U.S.?

    05/03/2013 7:20:43 AM PDT · by National Review · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | May 3, 2013 | National Review
    Al-Assad Crosses the Red Line President Obama has made a memorable contribution to the annals of worthless diplomatic ultimatums with his infamous “red line” warning to Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons. It would be “totally unacceptable,” a “game-changer,” and bring “consequences.” He said all of this apparently believing he could scare Assad off using such weapons and giving nary a thought to what he would do if Assad defied his threats.
  • Rogers: Iran and North Korea Are Watching Obama’s Red Line on Syria [US Threats Turning Into A Joke]

    04/28/2013 8:16:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2013
    Rogers: Iran and North Korea Are Watching Obama’s Red Line on Syria By Patrick Brennan April 28, 2013 On ABC’s This Week, Representative Mike Rogers argued that the president’s presentation of a “red line” on Syria’s use of chemical weapons — which Rogers and other congressmen argue has been confirmed this week — has put him in a serious bind, because “more than just Syria, Iran is paying attention to this, North Korea is paying attention to this. The options aren’t huge, but some action needs to be taken.” “It can’t be a dotted line; it can’t be anything other...