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White House now wants to arm Syrian Rebels
Posted by: John McCain ()
Date: September 09, 2014 10:29PM

White House seeks to boost Syrian rebels


The White House is circulating a proposal for new authority to arm and equip Syrian rebels, deepening U.S. involvement in the battle against Islamic militants.

The move would force lawmakers to take a position on a key element of the White House’s soon-to-be-unveiled strategy to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. President Barack Obama will lay out a detailed plan against ISIL during a primetime speech to the nation on Wednesday night as the growing turmoil in the Middle East increasingly dominates the national debate ahead of the midterm elections.

The language the administration is considering would prop up Syrian rebels without committing the U.S. to sending ground troops into Syria.

“Without an anomaly, the Department of Defense’s ability to begin a program to train and equip appropriately vetted Syrian opposition fighters would be delayed, affecting the Administration’s overall efforts to degrade ISIL and help bring about an end to the conflict,” according to a copy of the White House summary obtained by POLITICO.

The issue was raised at a private White House meeting Tuesday between Obama and congressional leaders, sources said.


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Re: White House now wants to arm Syrian Rebels
Posted by: Mrs Red Sharpie ()
Date: September 09, 2014 10:50PM

There is no line. It's the stupid strategy stupid.

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Re: White House now wants to arm Syrian Rebels
Posted by: iLester ()
Date: September 09, 2014 11:30PM

ISIS was always about arming FSA to beat Assad after the funding bill was defeated. The ISIS territory will be ceded to FSA under the cover of defeating a bad jihadist with a good jihadist. FSA will get about 10x more funding than they asked for.

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