Great news! Obama wants $500 million to keep arming Syrian rebels...who are connected to Iraq's ISIS
Oh, I’m sorry. Obama doesn’t want to arm the Syrian rebels who are connected to the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) that are pillaging their way across Iraq right now. He wants to “vet” the rebels and only give arms to the “moderate” ones! I wonder what the vetting questionnaire looks like…
President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers to provide more help to Syria’s opposition, asked the U.S. Congress on Thursday to approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
It was the administration’s most tangible move yet to help beleaguered Assad opponents who have been frustrated at a lack of U.S. assistance after Obama stepped back from launching air strikes on Syria nearly a year ago.
Senior Obama administration officials have long debated how best to help rebels in Syria’s three-year-old civil war, which is showing signs of spilling over into neighboring Iraq.
A White House statement said Syrian rebels would be “appropriately vetted” before being given assistance, in what amounts to 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 Syrian rebels. Some members of Congress have accused Obama of being passive and indecisive, allowing Assad to repulse the threat to his government.
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Oh, I get it! He’s under pressure from John McCain…who, by the way, totally knows the difference between the “moderate” Syrian rebels and the radical Jihadist ones who affiliate with al Qaeda. Oh wait…
Yes, that’s John McCain, hanging out with terrorists who kidnapped 11 Shi’ite pilgrims in Syria.
Again, what is this vetting process going to look like? Here’s a suggestion for question #1:
Have you or any of your friends or relatives ever eaten the heart and/or liver of your freshly killed enemy?