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Obama May Send “Lethal” Arms to Syrian Rebels

President Obama is preparing to make good on his “red line” threat by sending lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition, the Washington Post is reporting. But the action, if it occurs, isn’t imminent.

From the story:

President Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive U.S. leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, according to senior administration officials . . .

Officials did not specify what U.S. equipment is under consideration, although the rebels have specifically requested anti-tank weapons and surface-to-air missiles.

Insertion of U.S. troops is opposed by Syria’s neighbors and by the American public in a series of recent polls. It remains highly unlikely barring a spillover of the conflict into major regional instability, significant chemical weapons use, or indications the weapons are falling into the hands of al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants fighting alongside opposition forces.

A final decision is not likely for weeks, according to the report.

28 Responses to Obama May Send “Lethal” Arms to Syrian Rebels

  1. HOLD ON A MINUTE!!!!!
    Wait, let’s get this straight…The President says that Chemical Weapons have been used…BUT, he’s not sure who used them. So if Assad didn’t use them, then it could be a rebel force.
    AND YET, without knowing all the facts about the rebels we are planning to arm them, EVEN THOUGH THEY MIGHT BE – according the President – the VERY PEOPLE who used chemical weapons!!!!!!

    And we give them weapons and we don’t even take credit for it, and thus the people of Syria think we are their biggest enemies.


    • Do you remember “Kinetic Military Action”? “Man-Caused Disasters”? “Overseas Contingency Operations”? Fort Hood being a “Workplace Violence Incident”?

      Why NOT “Non-Lethal Arms”? My son has a plastic sword they can borrow…

      Thats all it IS with this guy. Words, words, words…

    • “He just cleared crazy Uncle Joe to head over to Syria with his shotgun.” – Otis Driftwood

      Can he use the Obama special one, with the side breaching and the ability to hit flying targets when pointed dead level?

      Anyway, here’s Joe singing as he marches off to war;

      (Biden singing)
      “Goin’ to Tishreen Palace, gonna load my shotgun
      Wait by the door and light a cigarette
      They wants a fight, well now they’ve got one
      And they ain’t seen me crazy yet
      Make my boss look bad by ignoring his bluster,
      And killing folks as Sunni as he!
      I’m gonna show them what Crazy Joe’s made of
      Gunpowder and (oops a little) pee!”
      (Apologies to Miranda Lambert)

  2. “Obama May Send “Lethal” Arms to Syrian Rebels” – Keith Koffler

    Sunni Obama’s been kinda on the fence on this one. While he is rather fond of burnishing his “tough on Muslim” image every time an opportunity arises for him to kill a hated Shi’ite instead of a blessed Sunni, Assad muddies the water by being an Alawite. Without Hilz around to explain to him what an Alawite is (Kerry doens’t even know the proper names of countires, so it’s probably “Syriastan” to him), and the fact that Syria is majority Sunni and the army is majority Sunni, and Assad is married to a Sunni, Obama’s not sure if he should “pull the trigger” or not.

    And, our “defender of women” Prezzy might have a little ‘splainin to do to his feminist cohort if he were to beat Assad down to the point where the rebels unleash THIS “charm offensive”;
    “An Islamic cleric has cleared the path for rebels in Syria, who are trying to oust President Bashar Assad, to rape women, so long as they’re non-Sunni.

    “Salafi Sheikh Yasir al-Ajlawni, who hails from Jordan but who lived in Damascus for 17 years, sent a message via YouTube: It’s a “legitimate fatwa” for Muslims waging war against Mr. Assad and trying to put in place a Sharia government to “capture and have sex with” Alawites and other non-Sunni, non-Muslim women, Human Events reports. Mr. Assad is part of the Alawites sect.
    In the video, the cleric called non-Muslim women by their Arabic term, “melk al-yamin,” Human Events reports. The term is from the Koran and refers to non-Muslim sex slaves, Human Events says.”
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    Hopey doesn’t have much of an issue with it personally (they’re Shi’ite, after all, and therefore subhuman apostates to him – plus he has little interest in women himself, although you can sympathize to a degree with THIS if Michelle is the woman in his life), but he DOES have to OCCASIONALLY do something to try to keep his coalition of the dysfunctional together. After all, the only thing that unites militant feminist NOW members, jihadi Muslims, and Hollywood actors together in the Democrat party is a shared hatred for America; tip the scale by killing ONE sacred cow (NOT a reference to NOW, but maybe should be…) and you might have trouble with keeping the whole thing glued together until it’s too late…

    THIS is what all the Presidential angst is about, nothing more. As with Benghazi, it takes awhile to determine the most IMPORTANT part –

    What Is Best For OBAMA?

    Until we do THAT, we do NOTHING.

    So, good luck, Alawite ladies of Syria, once the Obama-supplied troops come for ya. I know it’s cold comfort, but he’s be raping US for YEARS.

    As for Obama, he’ll kill some Shi’ites somewhere when he’s d@mn good and ready, whether they have something to do with chemical weapons or whatever or not; but, FIRST, political calculus; THEN, useless, self-serving action,

    It’s the Obama way.


  3. Let’s REALLY teach Syria a lesson they’ll NEVER forget! Let’s drop something on them that will vex their nation for GENERATIONS! Something that will wreck their economy, hopelessly sunder their peoples, weaken them militarily, and cause them to NEVER want to mess with us AGAIN!

    Let’s send them Obama.

    He’ll do all that, and more. He has Sunni chops, it’s a Sunni nation, and he’s MUCH more arrogant than the Assad family ever was! And he’s proved time and again he’s not shy about killing Sunni Muslims!

    For his part, the “dictator” thing has ALWAYS been a fond wish of his. Add to this the fact that he won’t have to deal with Conservatives and White people any more, and he should LOVE it!

    Except for that Benny guy on the other side of the border. We already KNOW how Obama feels about him.

    So does the Muslim world. That’s how we’ll get them to TAKE this Trojan horse. Then, we just sit back and wait until he wrecks their heath care system…

    And won’t they just eat Moochie up! Her regal temperment will fit right into Damascus high society. Just keep that wighat off her, and she could pass for Obama’s burly, big-hipped brother – so she wouldn’t even need a burqua…

    Obama would enjoy being able to stomp on Arab Muslims for making fun of his not-Arab Muslim background, too. Bonus.

    Good fit all around. THEY get punished, Obama gets minimized, and WE get rid of Obama!

    You’re welcome…