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U.S. Still Hasn´t Armed Syrian Rebels
Wall Street Journal, by ADAM ENTOUSand NOUR MALAS

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Posted By:FlyRight, 9/3/2013 7:22:09 AM

In June, the White House authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to help arm moderate fighters battling the Assad regime, a signal to Syrian rebels that the cavalry was coming. Three months later, they are still waiting.The delay, in part, reflects a broader U.S. approach rarely discussed publicly but that underpins its decision-making, according to former and current U.S. officials: The Obama administration doesn´t want to tip the balance in favor of the opposition for fear the outcome may be even worse for U.S. interests than the current stalemate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 9/3/2013 7:30:38 AM     (No. 9503149)

What kind of carp is this? It would be Zero´s ideal accomplishment if he could help his Muslim rebel brothers more. After all, don´t these writers even know he has been running guns, etc., illegally to his Al Quaeda brothers through Libya? Or do they choose to ignore it? After reading the opening paragraph, I could go no further. These writers are idiots!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: spincut, 9/3/2013 7:57:11 AM     (No. 9503185)

This story is obviously a White House feed, designed to give the impression that Obama is not blindly arming Al Queda rebels, when he most certainly is. People say Obama is not really trying to further Islamist goals, and I would hope that is true. But if he WERE actually an Islamist, trying to further Al Queda, how would his actions be any different than they have been?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/3/2013 8:19:27 AM     (No. 9503220)

Who authorized the Billion given to the rebels for "humanitarian" needs? Does the Oval Office need to be put on a list with Hamas, Hezbolah and others supporting terrorist organizations. This most likely was in addition to all of the arms Amb. Stevens and the CIA were sending to al qaeda from Lybia.
A select committee needs to be formed to investigate Benghazi and Syria NOW.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 9/3/2013 9:58:38 AM     (No. 9503404)

"Moderate" Al Qaeda? That would be laughable, except that I do believe the author is serious.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/3/2013 9:58:49 AM     (No. 9503405)

pure propaganda

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/3/2013 10:46:35 AM     (No. 9503485)

When did the president get authority to choose sides, arm forces within sovereign countries? This administration is way out of control. We can´t have a fool entangling the American people in every scuffle that goes on in the world, and in this instance, with 80% disapproval polls. These policies could get turned on us one day. How would the liberals like it if the Russians decided to start arming conservatives to retake America?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nina584, 9/3/2013 10:54:34 AM     (No. 9503498)

The Wall Street rag is competing with the nyt for the bottom of the bird cage.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 9/3/2013 11:01:49 AM     (No. 9503509)

Why not? Special Forces have trained cartel employees and we arm Mexican gangs.

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