Wednesday, July 24, 2013

House Intelligence Committee approves sending weapons to Syrian rebels

It looks like a done deal now.  With House approval there is little standing in the way of the US arming the jihadists.  The fruits of our unwillingness to identify the real enemy are being eaten with no guilt and the ultimate victim will be global security.

Thank you Obama.  You may not be a Muslim but you continue to show you are acting like one.

From The Washington Free Beacon July 22

U.S. Congressional Hurdles Lifted on Arming Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama should be able to go ahead with a plan to arm the Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, the chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Monday.

“We believe we are in a position that the administration can move forward,” Rep. Mike Rogers, a Republican, told Reuters.

Both Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees had expressed worries about whether the administration’s plan would succeed, delaying weapons deliveries to the Syrian opposition.

The White House announced in June that it would offer military aid to vetted groups of Syrian rebels after two years of balking at directly sending arms to the opposition in the civil war.

But lawmakers held up the project, complaining that the plan might not tip the balance in Syria in favor of forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, and that weapons could end up in the hands of Islamist militants.

Last week, a senior administration official said that members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who had questioned the wisdom of arming the insurgents had tentatively agreed that the administration could go ahead with its plans, but sought updates as the covert effort proceeded.

Now, the House has given at least a cautious go-ahead....

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